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Parents > United States > New Hampshire > Senate Class III
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1974 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 05, 1974 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 05, 1974 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1975 - 12:00pm
Term End August 08, 1975 - 12:00pm
Turnout 30.28% Total Population
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Last Modifiednystate63 October 26, 2004 12:24am
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Description Race between popular first district congressman Louis Wyman and former state insurance commissioner John Durkin. Durkin took advantage of a huge flaw in the Republican's armor: he had introduced Ruth Farkas to the people at C.R.E.E.P. (who recieved an Ambassadorship to Luxembourg after contributing $250,000 to the committee). The resulting election was well within the margin of error: the Secretary of State claimed Durkin had a 10 vote lead, the Republican ballot commission claimed Wyman had a 2 vote lead.

The Democratic US Senate tried to seat Durkin, but were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster. The election was rerun in September 1975, and Durkin won handily.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/05/1968
NameNorris H. Cotton Votes170,163 (59.29%)
Term01/03/1969 - 12/31/1974 Margin53,347 (+18.59%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/31/1974
NameLouis C. Wyman Votes1 (100.00%)
Term12/31/1974 - 01/03/1975 Margin1 (+100.00%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 10, 1974 NH US Senate - R Primary Louis C. Wyman R 80,419
Sep 10, 1974 NH US Senate - D Primary John A. Durkin D 44,682
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Name Rep. Louis C. Wyman John A. Durkin Carmen C. Chimento  
PartyRepublican Democratic American  
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Uncertified Votes110,926 (49.66%) 110,924 (49.66%) 1,513 (0.68%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -2 (-0.00%) -109,413 (-48.98%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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