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Parents > United States > North Carolina > Senate Class II
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 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, 1985 - 12:00pm
Turnout 22.35% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler February 06, 2004 06:46pm
Data SourcesOriginal county returns in the Office of the Secretary of State
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/07/1972
NameJesse A. Helms Votes795,248 (54.01%)
Term01/03/1973 - 01/03/1979 Margin117,955 (+8.01%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/06/1984
NameJesse A. Helms Votes1,156,768 (51.66%)
Term01/03/1985 - 01/03/1991 Margin86,280 (+3.85%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
May 09, 1978 NC US Senate - D Primary Luther H. Hodges Jr.
D 650,942
May 30, 1978 NC US Senate - D Runoff John R. Ingram
D 450,692
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Name (I) Sen. Jesse A. Helms Commissioner of Insurance John R. Ingram (W) Luther H. Hodges Jr. (W) Others (W) John McNeill Smith, Jr. (W) E. Lawrence Davis III (W) William Sherwood
PartyRepublican Democratic Independent Other Independent Independent Libertarian
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Uncertified Votes619,151 (54.50%) 516,663 (45.48%) 128 (0.01%) 128 (0.01%) 35 (0.00%) 18 (0.00%) 14 (0.00%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -102,488 (-9.02%) -619,023 (-54.48%) -619,023 (-54.48%) -619,116 (-54.49%) -619,133 (-54.49%) -619,137 (-54.49%)
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