1970 United States Senate election in Mississippi
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Nominee John C. Stennis William Richard Thompson
Party Democratic Independent
Popular vote 286,622 37,593
Percentage 88.40% 11.60%

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County results
Stennis:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

U.S. senator before election

John C. Stennis
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

John C. Stennis
Democratic

The 1970 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John C. Stennis won re-election to his fifth term, easily defeating independent candidate William Richard Thompson.

General election

Results

General election results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John C. Stennis (incumbent) 286,622 88.40% Decrease11.60
Independent William Richard Thompson 37,593 11.60% N/A
Total votes 343,364 100.00%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1970" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - MS US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1970".