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United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1972

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1972

November 7, 1972

Nominee Claiborne Pell John Chafee
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 221,942 188,990
Percentage 53.7% 45.7%

U.S. Senator before election

Claiborne Pell

Elected U.S. Senator

Claiborne Pell

The 1972 United States Senate election in Rhode Island took place on November 7, 1972. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell successfully sought re-election, defeating Republican John Chafee.

Democratic primary


Republican primary


General election


General election results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Claiborne Pell (inc.) 221,942 53.68
Republican John Chafee 188,990 45.71
Independent John Quattrocchi 2,041 0.49
Socialist Workers Patrick M. DeTemple 458 0.11
Majority 32,952 7.97%
Total votes 413,431 100.00
Democratic hold


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