1972 United States Senate election in Texas

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United States Senate election in Texas, 1972

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  John Tower.jpg Barefoot Sanders.jpg
Nominee John Tower Barefoot Sanders
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,822,877 1,511,985
Percentage 53.4% 44.3%

U.S. Senator before election

John Tower
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Tower
Republican

The 1972 United States Senate election in Texas was held on November 7, 1972. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Tower won re-election to a third term.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Tower 1,822,877 53.4%
Democratic Barefoot Sanders 1,511,985 44.3%
La Raza Unida Flores Amaya 63,543 1.9%
Socialist Workers Tom Leonard 14,464 0.4%

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