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  MN US Senate - Special Election
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Parents > United States > Minnesota > Senate Class I
OfficeSenate
Type Special Election
Filing Deadline July 21, 1978 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 07, 1978 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 07, 1978 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1979 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1983 - 12:00pm
Turnout 40.94% Total Population
ContributorEric
Last ModifiedSesel November 16, 2012 05:38am
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Description Special election to fill the remainder of the Hubert Humphrey's term. Humphrey died in office in January 1978.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won01/25/1978
NameMuriel Fay Humphrey Votes1 (100.00%)
Term01/25/1978 - 11/07/1978 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/1982
NameDavid F. Durenberger Votes949,207 (52.60%)
Term01/03/1983 - 01/03/1989 Margin108,806 (+6.03%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 12, 1978 MN US Senate - Special D Primary Robert E. "Bob" Short
Sep 12, 1978 MN US Senate - Special R Primary David F. Durenberger
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Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
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Name David F. Durenberger Robert E. "Bob" Short Paul Helm Christine Frank Frederick Hewitt (W) Others  
PartyRepublican Democratic American Socialist Workers Libertarian Independent  
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Uncertified Votes957,908 (61.47%) 538,675 (34.57%) 45,402 (2.91%) 11,397 (0.73%) 4,116 (0.26%) 878 (0.06%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -419,233 (-26.90%) -912,506 (-58.55%) -946,511 (-60.74%) -953,792 (-61.20%) -957,030 (-61.41%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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Entry Date 01/01/1978 01/01/1978 01/01/1978 01/01/1978 01/01/1978 --  
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