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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1976


United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1976

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1976

November 2, 1976

Nominee Ted Kennedy Michael Robertson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,726,657 722,641
Percentage 69.3% 29.0%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Ted Kennedy

Elected U.S. Senator

Ted Kennedy

The 1976 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy won re-election to his third full term.

Major candidates


  • Ted Kennedy, incumbent U.S. Senator elected in 1962 and reelected in 1964 and 1970.


  • Michael Robertson, businessman[1]


General election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edward M. Kennedy 1,726,657 69.31 +7.15
Republican Micheal S. Robertson 722,641 29.01 -7.99
Socialist Workers Carol Henderson Evans 26,283 1.06 +0.52
U.S. Labor H. Graham Lowry 15,517 0.62
All others 157 0.01
Total votes 2,491,255 85.55%%


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