1970 United States Senate election in Virginia

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Nominee Harry F. Byrd Jr. George Rawlings Ray L. Garland
Party Independent Democratic Republican
Popular vote 506,237 294,582 144,765
Percentage 53.5% 31.2% 15.3%

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County and Independent City Results
Byrd:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Rawlings:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%      70-80%
Garland:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%

U.S. senator before election

Harry F. Byrd Jr.
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry F. Byrd Jr.
Independent

The 1970 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr. was re-elected to his first full term after winning a race 4 years earlier to finish the remainder of his father's term.

Candidates

Results

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1970[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Harry F. Byrd Jr. (Incumbent) 506,237 53.54% +53.54%
Democratic George C. Rawlings, Jr. 294,582 31.15% -22.15%
Republican Ray L. Garland 144,765 15.31% -22.07%
Write-ins 30 <0.01% -0.02%
Majority 211,655 22.38% +6.46%
Turnout 945,614
Independent gain from Democratic

See also

References

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1970" (PDF). Clerk of the House of Representatives. p. 35.