ⓘ 1970 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

                                     

ⓘ 1970 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

The 1970 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 3, 1970. The incumbent Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy defeated his challengers. This was Kennedys first election run since the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident. Kennedy won 62.2% of the vote, down from the 74.3% that he won in the previous election in 1964, indicating that Chappaquiddick did affect his popularity.

This last election, where Ted Kennedy lost a Massachusetts district. Spaulding was carrying Barnstable, Dukes, Franklin and Nantucket counties.