1972 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1972

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Nominee Walter Mondale Phil Hansen
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 981,320 742,121
Percentage 56.67% 42.86%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Walter Mondale
DFL

Elected U.S. Senator

Walter Mondale
DFL

The 1972 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 7, 1972. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Walter Mondale won re-election.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Ralph E. Franklin
  • Tom Griffin
  • Richard "Dick" Leaf
  • Walter F. Mondale, Incumbent U.S. Senator since 1964

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Walter Mondale (Incumbent) 230,679 89.88%
DFL Tom Griffin 11,266 4.39%
DFL Richard "Dick" Leaf 7,750 3.02%
DFL Ralph E. Franklin 6,946 2.71%
Total votes 256,641 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Phil Hansen

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Hansen 165,093 100.00%
Total votes 165,093 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Walter Mondale (Incumbent) 981,320 56.67%
Republican Phil Hansen 742,121 42.86%
Industrial Government Karl H. Heck 8,192 0.47%
Total votes 1,731,633 100.00%
Majority 239,199 13.81%
Turnout   97.63
DFL hold

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