1976 United States Senate election in Michigan

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United States Senate election in Michigan, 1976

← 1970 November 2, 1976 1982 →
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Nominee Don Riegle Marvin Esch
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,831,031 1,635,087
Percentage 52.5% 46.9%

U.S. Senator before election

Philip Hart

Elected U.S. Senator

Don Riegle

The 1976 United States Senate election in Michigan took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Philip Hart decided to retire instead of seeking a fourth term. Democrat Don Riegle won the open seat.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald W. Riegle, Jr. 1,831,031 52.46% {{{change}}}
Republican Marvin L. Esch 1,635,087 46.85%
Libertarian Bette Jane Erwin 8,842 <1%
Human Rights Theodore G. Albert 7,281 <1%
Socialist Workers Paula L. Reimers 3,399 <1%
Socialist Labor Frank Girard 2,554 <1%
U.S. Labor Peter A. Signorelli 2,218 <1%
Majority 195,944 5.61%
Turnout 3,490,412
Democratic hold

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