ⓘ 1976 United States Senate elections

                                     

ⓘ 1976 United States Senate election in West Virginia

The 1976 United States Senate elections was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Democratic Jimmy Carters presidential election and the United States Bicentennial celebration. Although almost half of the seats decided in this election changed parties, Carters narrow victory did not provide coattails for the Democrats, and the balance of the chamber remained the same.

It was the first election in which the libertarian party competed, candidates in 9 of the 33 contested seats. No special election in this election cycle.

Starting in 2018 is the first and only time both the leader of the party resigned from the Senate in the election cycle since the creation of the position.

                                     
  • The 1976 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 2, 1976 Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy won re - election to
  • The 1976 United States Senate election in Texas was held on November 2, 1976 Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen won re - election to a second
  • in the United States Senate defeating Democratic candidate Governor Thomas P. Salmon. United States Senate elections 1976 Primary Election Results
  • The 1976 United States Senate election in Ohio took place on November 2, 1976 Incumbent Republican senator Robert Taft, Jr. ran for re - election to second
  • The 1976 United States Senate election in Indiana took place on November 2, 1976 Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Vance Hartke ran for re - election to
  • The 1976 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 2, 1976 Rather than seek a fifth term, incumbent United States Senator Mike Mansfield
  • The 1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 2, 1976 Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey won re - election to
  • The 1976 United States Senate election in Michigan took place on November 2, 1976 Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Philip Hart decided to retire instead
  • The 1976 United States Senate election in Hawaii took place on November 2, 1976 Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Hiram Fong decided to retire instead