ⓘ 1974 United States Senate elections

                                     

ⓘ 1974 United States Senate election in Washington

The 1974 United States Senate elections were held in the wake of the Watergate scandal, Richard M. Nixons resignation from the presidency, and Gerald Fords subsequent pardon of Nixon. Economic issues, specifically inflation and stagnation, were also a factor that contributed to Republican losses. Democrats made a net gain of three seats from the Republicans, as they defeated Republican incumbents in Colorado and Kentucky and picked up open seats in Florida and Vermont, while Republicans won the open seat in Nevada. Following the 1974 elections, the Democratic caucus controlled 60 seats and the Republican caucus controlled 39 seats.

Democrats won an additional seat in 1975, when Democrat John A. Durkin won a special election in new Hampshire, which took place after the election of 1974 resulted in two recounts and a prolonged dispute in the Senate.

                                     
  • The 1974 and 1975 Elections for United States Senator in New Hampshire, first held November 5, 1974 and held again September 16, 1975, were part of the
  • The 1974 United States Senate election in Ohio took place on November 3, 1974 It was concurrent with elections to the United States House of Representatives
  • The 1974 United States Senate election in Vermont took place on November 5, 1974 The incumbent Republican Senator, George Aiken, did not run for re - election
  • The 1974 South Carolina United States Senate election was held on November 5, 1974 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of South Carolina. Incumbent
  • The 1974 United States Senate election in Oklahoma was held November 3, 1974 Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Henry Bellmon narrowly won re - election to
  • re - election to a third term. Gaylord Nelson, incumbent U.S. Senator since 1963 Tom Petri, State Senator since 1973 United States Senate elections 1974 and 1975
  • The 1974 United States Senate election in Arizona took place on November 5, 1974 Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater decided to run for
  • The North Carolina United States Senate election of 1974 was held on November 5, 1974 as part of the nationwide elections to the Senate Incumbent Democrat
  • The 1974 United States Senate election in Maryland was held on November 5, 1974 to elect one of Maryland s members to the United States Senate Incumbent