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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
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Claiborne Pell
Democratic

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

Candidates

Republican primary

Candidates

General election

Results

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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