1970 United States Senate election in California
Tunney: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70% Murphy: 40–50% 50–60%
1970 United States Senate election in California was held on November 3, 1970.
Incumbent Republican Senator
George Murphy lost re-election to a second term to Democratic Congressman John V. Tunney. Republican primary [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Robert Amequista Robert R. Barry, former U.S. Representative from New York and unsuccessful candidate for Representative from California in 1966, 1967, and 1968 Katharine Marros George Murphy, incumbent Senator Norton Simon, billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Results [ edit ] Democratic primary [ edit ] Candidates [ edit ] Results [ edit ]
1970 Democratic U.S. Senate primary results  Party Candidate Votes % Democratic John V. Tunney 1,010,812 41.58% Democratic George Brown Jr. 812,463 33.42% Democratic Kenneth Hahn 417,970 17.19% Democratic Eileen Anderson 60,977 2.51% Democratic Arthur Bell Jr. 48,878 2.01% Democratic Leonard Kurland 43,923 1.81% Democratic Louis Di Salvo 35,829 1.47% Total votes 2,430,852 100.00 General election [ edit ] Results [ edit ] See also [ edit ] References [ edit ]