1978 United States Senate election in Idaho

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1978 United States Senate election in Idaho

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Nominee James McClure Dwight Jensen
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 194,412 89,635
Percentage 68.44% 31.56%

Idaho Senate Election Results by County, 1978.svg
County Results
McClure:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. senator before election

James McClure
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

James McClure
Republican

The 1978 United States Senate election in Idaho took place on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Republican Senator James McClure was re-elected to a second term in office, defeating little-known Democrat Dwight Jensen.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James McClure (incumbent) 194,412 68.44% Increase16.18
Democratic Dwight Jensen 89,635 31.56% Decrease13.96
Total votes 284,047 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=5300
  2. ^ Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1979). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.