1978 United States Senate election in Maine

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United States Senate election in Maine, 1978

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  Senator William Cohen (R-ME).jpg William Dodd Hathaway.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee William Cohen William Hathaway Hayes Gahagan
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 212,294 127,327 27,824
Percentage 56.59% 33.94% 7.42%

United States Senate election in Maine, 1978.svg
County Results
Cohen:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. Senator before election

William Hathaway
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

William Cohen
Republican

The 1978 United States Senate election in Maine was held on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Democratic United States Senator William Hathaway decided to run for re-election to a second term, but was defeated by William Cohen, the Republican nominee and the United States Congressman from Maine's 2nd congressional district.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Independent[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Maine, 1978[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican William Cohen 212,294 56.59% +9.83%
Democratic William Hathaway (Incumbent) 127,327 33.94% -19.29%
Independent Hayes E. Gahagan 27,824 7.42%
Independent John J. Jannace 5,553 1.48%
Independent Plato Truman 2,116 0.56%
Majority 84,967 22.65% +16.19%
Turnout 375,114
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 2, 2014.