1978 United States Senate election in Rhode Island

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United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1978

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Nominee Claiborne Pell James Reynolds
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 229,557 76,061
Percentage 75.1% 24.9%

Rhode Island Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Claiborne Pell
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Claiborne Pell
Democratic

The 1978 United States Senate election in Rhode Island took place on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell successfully sought re-election, defeating Republican James G. Reynolds.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Claiborne Pell (Incumbent) 69,729 87.01%
Democratic Raymond J. Greiner 6,076 7.58%
Democratic Francis P. Kelley 4,330 5.41%
Majority 63,653 79.43%
Total votes 80,135 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • James G. Reynolds

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Claiborne Pell (inc.) 229,557 75.11%
Republican James Reynolds 76,061 24.89%
Majority 153,496 50.22%
Total votes 305,618 100.00%
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RI US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "RI US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 2, 2014.