1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1976

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Nominee Hubert H. Humphrey Jerry Brekke
Party DFL Independent-Republican
Popular vote 1,290,736 478,602
Percentage 67.51% 25.03%

 
Nominee Paul Helm
Party American
Popular vote 125,612
Percentage 6.57%

Minnesota Senator Election Results by County, 1976.svg
Humphrey:
  Democrat >= 50%
  Democrat >= 60%
  Democrat >= 70%
  Democrat >= 80%

U.S. Senator before election

Hubert H. Humphrey
DFL

Elected U.S. Senator

Hubert H. Humphrey
DFL

The 1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey won re-election to a fifth term.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Hubert H. Humphrey (Incumbent) 317,632 91.3%
DFL Dick Bullock 30,262 8.7%
Total votes 347,894 100.0%

Independent-Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Jerry Brekke, College professor[2]
  • Richard "Dick" Franson
  • John H. Glover
  • Bea Mooney
  • Roland "Butch" Riemers

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent-Republican Jerry Brekke 76,183 54.5%
Independent-Republican Richard "Dick" Franson 32,115 23.0%
Independent-Republican John H. Glover 13,014 9.3%
Independent-Republican Roland "Butch" Riemers 9,307 6.7%
Independent-Republican Bea Mooney 9,150 6.5%
Total votes 139,769 100.0%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Hubert H. Humphrey (Incumbent) 1,290,736 67.51%
Independent-Republican Jerry Brekke 478,602 25.03%
American Paul Helm 125,612 6.57%
Socialist Workers Bill Peterson 9,380 0.49%
Libertarian Robin E. Miller 5,476 0.29%
Communist Matt Savola 2,214 0.12%
Total votes 1,912,029 100.00%
Majority 686,522 35.91%
Turnout   90.55
DFL hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minnesota Election Results 1976 (Primary Election)" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Wf4yAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LYUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7042,3318275&dq=jerry+brekke&hl=en
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1976election.pdf
  4. ^ https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/sessions/electionresults/1976-11-02-g-sec.pdf