1978 United States Senate Election in Texas
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1978 United States Senate Election in Texas
United States Senate election in Texas, 1978

← 1972 November 7, 1978 1984 →
  John Tower.jpg Bob Krueger.jpg
Nominee John Tower Bob Krueger
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,151,376 1,139,149
Percentage 49.8% 49.3%

U.S. Senator before election

John Tower
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Tower
Republican

The 1978 United States Senate election in Texas was held on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Tower won re-election to a fourth term.

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Senator Tower was unopposed for re-nomination.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Krueger 853,460 54.67
Democratic Joe Christie 707,738 45.33
Total votes 1,561,198 100.0

General election

Results

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Tower 1,151,376 49.79%
Democratic Bob Krueger 1,139,149 49.26%
Raza Unida Luis Diaz de Leon 17,869 0.77%
Socialist Workers Miguel Pendas 4,018 0.17%
Independent Write-ins 128 0.01%

See also

References

  1. ^ "TX US Senate- D Primary". OurCampaigns.com.
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=5309

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