1976 United States Senate election in Utah

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1976 United States Senate election in Utah

← 1970 November 2, 1976 1982 →
  Orrin Hatch 1977 congressional photo.jpg Frank Moss.jpg
Nominee Orrin Hatch Frank Moss
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 290,221 223,948
Percentage 55.59% 42.89%

U.S. Senator before election

Frank Moss

Elected U.S. Senator

Orrin Hatch

The 1976 United States Senate election in Utah took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Frank Moss ran for re-election to a fourth term but was defeated by his Republican opponent Orrin Hatch. 40 years after the election, Hatch was the longest-serving Republican Senator, having been re-elected for seven terms before retiring following the 2018 election.

Major Candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Orrin Hatch 290,221 55.59%
Democratic Frank Moss (Incumbent) 223,948 42,89%
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Republican gain from Democratic Swing

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