1970 United States Senate election in Arizona

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United States Senate election in Arizona, 1970

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Nominee Paul Fannin Sam Grossman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 228,284 179,512
Percentage 55.98% 44.02%

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U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes counties won by Fannin.
Blue denotes those won by Grossman.

U.S. Senator before election

Paul Fannin

Elected U.S. Senator

Paul Fannin

The 1970 United States Senate election in Arizona took place on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Paul Fannin decided to run for reelection to a second term, running unopposed in the Republican primary. Fannin defeated Democratic nominee Sam Grossman in the general election.

Republican primary[edit]


Democratic primary[edit]


  • Sam Grossman, businessman
  • John Kruglick, doctor
  • H. L. Kelly


Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Grossman 78,006 65.24%
Democratic John Kruglick 27,324 22.85%
Democratic H. L. Kelly 14,238 11.91%
Total votes 119,568 100.00

General election[edit]

United States Senate election in Arizona, 1970[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Paul Fannin 228,284 55.98%
Democratic Sam Grossman 179,512 44.02%
Majority 48,772 11.96%
Turnout 407,796
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

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