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United States Senate election in New York, 1974


United States Senate election in New York, 1974

United States Senate election in New York, 1974

November 5, 1974

Nominee Jacob K. Javits Ramsey Clark Barbara A. Keating
Party Republican Democratic Conservative
Popular vote 2,340,188 2,171,232 822,584
Percentage 45.32% 38.23% 15.93%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jacob K. Javits

Elected U.S. Senator

Jacob K. Javits

The 1974 United States Senate election in New York was held on November 5, 1974. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits won against Democratic challenger Ramsey Clark in a three way election.


  • Major candidates 1
    • Republican 1.1
    • Democratic 1.2
    • Conservative 1.3
  • Results 2
  • References 3

Major candidates


  • Jacob K. Javits, incumbent U.S. Senator since 1957 and former U.S. Congressman (1947–1954)


Democratic Party Convention results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lee Alexander 58.70%
Democratic Allard K. Lowenstein 39.90%
Democratic Ramsey Clark < 1%
Democratic Abraham Hirschfeld < 1%
Totals ' 100.00%
Democratic Party Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ramsey Clark 414,327 47.97%
Democratic Lee Alexander 255,250 29.56%
Democratic Abraham Hirschfeld 194,076 22.47%
Totals 863,653 100.00%


The convention used a weighted voting system. Cohn was eligible to seek a primary, but opted not to.

Conservative Party Convention results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Barbara A. Keating 22,723 61.81%
Conservative Roy Cohn 14,041 38.19%
Totals 36,764 100.00%


General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jacob K. Javits 2,098,529
Liberal Jacob K. Javits 241,659
total Jacob K. Javits 2,340,188 45.32 - 4.36
Democratic Ramsey Clark 1,973,781 38.23 + 5.55
Conservative Barbara A. Keating 822,584 15.93 - 1.38
Socialist Workers Rebecca Finch 7,727 0.15 + 0.07
American William F. Dowling 7,459 0.14 + 0.14
Socialist Labor Robert E. Massi 40,37 0.08 - 0.04
Communist Mildred Edelman 3,876 0.08 -
American Labor Elijah C. Boyd 3,798 0.07 + 0.07


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