1976 United States Senate election in Maryland

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United States Senate election in Maryland, 1976

← 1970 November 2, 1976 1982 →
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Nominee Paul Sarbanes John Glenn Beall Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 772,101 530,439
Percentage 56.6% 38.9%

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County Results

Sarbanes:      40–50%      50–60%      70–80%

Beall:      40-50%      50–60%      60-70%

U.S. Senator before election

John Glenn Beall Jr.

Elected U.S. Senator

Paul Sarbanes

The 1976 United States Senate election in Maryland took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Glenn Beall Jr. ran for re-election to a second term, but was defeated by Democratic challenger Paul Sarbanes.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Sarbanes 772,101 56.55%
Republican John Glenn Beall Jr. (incumbent) 530,439 38.85%
Independent Bruce Bradley 62,750 4.60%
Majority 241,662 17.70%
Turnout 1,365,290
Democratic gain from Republican

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