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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1972

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1972

November 7, 1972

Nominee Edward Brooke John J. Droney
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,505,932 823,278
Percentage 63.53% 34.73%

Results by town. Red indicates towns carried by Edward Brooke, blue indicates towns carried by John J. Droney.

Senator before election

Edward Brooke

Elected Senator

Edward Brooke

The United States Senate election of 1972 in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 1972 with the incumbent Republican Senator Edward Brooke defeating his challengers.


  • Candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
    • Socialist Workers 1.3
  • Results 2
    • Primaries 2.1
    • General election 2.2
  • External links and references 3




Socialist Workers



Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. Droney 215,523 45.05
Democratic Gerald O'Leary 169,876 35.51
Democratic John P. Lynch 92,979 19.43

General election

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward Brooke 1,505,932 63.53 +2.85
Democratic John J. Droney 823,278 34.73 -4.01
Socialist Workers Donald Gurewitz 41,369 1.75 +1.41

External links and references

  • Race details at
  1. ^ John Droney at
  2. ^ Edward Brooke at

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