1978 United States Senate election in Kentucky

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1978 United States Senate election in Kentucky

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Nominee Walter Huddleston Louie Guenthner Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 290,730 175,766
Percentage 60.98% 36.87%

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County results
Huddleston:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Guenthner:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

U.S. senator before election

Walter Huddleston
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Walter Huddleston
Democratic

The 1978 United States Senate election in Kentucky took place on November 7, 1978. Incumbent U.S. Senator Walter Huddleston was re-elected to a second term. As of 2021, this is the last time the Democrats won the Class 2 Senate seat in Kentucky.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louie Guenthner Jr. 14,218 47.21%
Republican Oline Carmical 9,346 31.04%
Republican Thurman Jerome Hamlin 6,550 21.75%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter Huddleston (incumbent) 89,333 75.62%
Democratic Jack Watson 13,177 11.15%
Democratic William Taylor 8,710 7.37%
Democratic George Tolhurst 6,921 5.86%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter Huddleston (incumbent) 290,730 60.98%
Republican Louie Guenthner Jr. 175,766 36.87%
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - KY US Senate - R Primary Race - May 23, 1978". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - KY US Senate - D Primary Race - May 23, 1978". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1979). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.