ⓘ 1974 United States Senate election in Nevada

                                     

ⓘ 1974 United States Senate election in Nevada

The 1974 United States Senate election in Nevada was held on November 4, 1974. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Alan Bible decided to retire instead of seeking a fourth full term. Republican nominee Paul Laxalt won the open seat.

Paul appears 1967-1971 former Governor and former Vice-Governor of the state of Nevada 1963-1967, won by less than 700 votes, becoming one of the few bright spots in a bad year for Republicans. He beat Harry Reid, Vice-Governor of Nevada since 1971 and a former Legislative Assembly 1968-1970.

The Bible had resigned three weeks earlier on 17 December 1974, and one day later the Governor of Nevada Mike OCallaghan Democratic appointed appears to finish the term. When there is a retirement in 1986, Harry Reid has taken the place, he lost in this election.

                                     
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