1978 United States Senate election in Michigan

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United States Senate election in Michigan, 1978

← 1972 November 7, 1978 1984 →
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Nominee Carl Levin Robert P. Griffin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,484,193 1,362,165
Percentage 52.1% 47.9%

Michigan Senate Election Results by County, 1978.svg
County results
Levin:      50–60%      60–70%
Griffin:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Robert P. Griffin

Elected U.S. Senator

Carl Levin

The 1978 United States Senate election in Michigan was held on November 7, 1978.

Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Robert P. Griffin ran for re-election to a third term, but was defeated by the Democratic candidate, and President of the Detroit City Council Carl Levin.





General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carl Levin 1,484,193 52.1% N/A
Republican Robert P. Griffin (Incumbent) 1,362,165 47.8% -4.29%
Independent Others 272 0.01% -52.13%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Parker, Randy; crickets chirp (July 7, 2003). "Our Campaigns: MI U.S. Senate". Our Campaigns.