1976 United States Senate election in Arizona

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United States Senate election in Arizona, 1976

← 1970 November 2, 1976 1982 →
  Dennis DeConcini, official portrait.jpg Sam Steiger Congressional photo.jpg
Nominee Dennis DeConcini Sam Steiger
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 400,334 321,236
Percentage 54.0% 43.3%

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U.S. Senate election results map.
Blue denotes counties won by DeConcini.
Red denotes those won by Steiger.

U.S. Senator before election

Paul Fannin

Elected U.S. Senator

Dennis DeConcini

The 1976 United States Senate election in Arizona took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican senator Paul Fannin decided to retire instead of seeking a third term. Democrat Dennis DeConcini won the open seat.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis DeConcini 400,334 54.01%
Republican Sam Steiger 321,236 43.34%
Independent Bob Field 10,765 1.45%
Libertarian Allan Norwitz 7,310 0.99%
Independent Wm. Mathews Feighan 1,565 0.21%
Majority 79,098 8.68%
Turnout 741,210
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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