Weicker: 30–40% 40–50% 50–60%
|Elections in Connecticut|
The United States Senate election of 1970 in Connecticut was held on November 3, 1970. Republican Lowell Weicker defeated Democratic candidate Joseph Duffey and incumbent Thomas J. Dodd who ran this time, as an independent. Dodd entered the race at the last minute and split the Democratic vote, allowing Weicker to win with only 42% of the vote.
|Democratic||Edward L. Marcus||35,715||19.64%|
|Independent||Thomas J. Dodd (incumbent)||266,497||24.46%|
|Republican gain from Democratic|