Humphrey: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80% 80–90%
|Elections in Minnesota|
The 1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey won re-election to a fifth term.
|Democratic (DFL)||Hubert H. Humphrey (incumbent)||317,632||91.3%|
|Democratic (DFL)||Dick Bullock||30,262||8.7%|
|Ind.-Republican||Richard "Dick" Franson||32,115||23.0%|
|Ind.-Republican||John H. Glover||13,014||9.3%|
|Ind.-Republican||Roland "Butch" Riemers||9,307||6.7%|
|Democratic (DFL)||Hubert H. Humphrey (incumbent)||1,290,736||67.51%|
|Socialist Workers||Bill Peterson||9,380||0.49%|
|Libertarian||Robin E. Miller||5,476||0.29%|
|Democratic (DFL) hold|
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