1976 United States Senate election in Nebraska

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United States Senate election in Nebraska, 1976

← 1970 November 2, 1976 1982 →
  ZorinskyE(D-NE).jpg John Y. McCollister.jpg
Nominee Edward Zorinsky John Y. McCollister
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 313,805 279,284
Percentage 52.89% 47.07%

U.S. Senator before election

Roman Hruska

Elected U.S. Senator

Edward Zorinsky

The 1976 United States Senate election in Nebraska took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican senator Roman Hruska decided to retire instead of seeking another term. Democrat Edward Zorinsky won the open seat.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward Zorinsky 313,805 52.89%
Republican John Y. McCollister 279,284 47.07%
Write-in candidate Lenore Etchison 58 0.01%
N/A Others 163 0.03%
Majority 34,521 5.82%
Turnout 593,310
Democratic gain from Republican

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1976" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 25 February 2013.