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United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1976


United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1976

United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1976

November 2, 1976

Nominee Harrison Schmitt Joseph Montoya
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 234,681 176,382
Percentage 56.8% 42.7%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Joseph Montoya

Elected U.S. Senator

Harrison Schmitt

The 1976 United States Senate election in New Mexico took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Joseph Montoya ran for re-election to a third term, but was defeated by Republican Harrison Schmitt.


  • Major candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Results 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Major candidates




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Harrison Schmitt 234,681 56.82% +9.69%
Democratic Joseph Montoya (inc.) 176,382 42.70% -10.17%
La Raza Unida Ernesto B. Borunda 1,087 0.26%
American Independent Matt Dillion 906 0.22%
Majority 58,299 14.11% +8.36%
Turnout 413,056
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


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