1972 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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1972 United States Senate election in New Jersey

← 1966 November 7, 1972 1978 →
  Clifford P Case.jpg Paul J. Krebs.jpg
Nominee Clifford P. Case Paul J. Krebs
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,743,854 963,573
Percentage 62.46% 34.51%

U.S. Senator before election

Clifford P. Case
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Clifford P. Case
Republican

The 1972 United States Senate election in New Jersey was held on November 7, 1972. Incumbent Republican Clifford P. Case defeated Democratic nominee Paul J. Krebs with 62.46% of the vote. As of 2019, this is the last time the Republicans won the Class 2 U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on June 6, 1972.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul J. Krebs 135,000 43.16
Democratic Daniel M. Gaby 86,213 27.56
Democratic Joseph T. Karcher 51,321 16.41
Democratic Henry Kielbasa 40,235 12.86
Total votes 312,769 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clifford P. Case 187,268 70.13
Republican James W. Ralph 79,766 29.87
Total votes 267,034 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Clifford P. Case, Republican
  • Paul J. Krebs, Democratic

Other candidates

  • A. Howard Freund, American
  • Charles W. Wiley, Independent
  • Jules Levin, Socialist Labor

Results[edit]

1972 United States Senate election in New Jersey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Clifford P. Case 1,743,854 62.46%
Democratic Paul J. Krebs 963,573 34.51%
American A. Howard Freund 40,980 1.47%
Independent Charles W. Wiley 33,442 1.20%
Socialist Labor Jules Levin 10,058 0.36%
Majority 780,281
Turnout 2,791,907
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1972 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1972. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "1972 General Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1972. Retrieved March 20, 2019.