R. Vance Hartke

Offices

U.S. Senate
Class 1
In office
Jan 3, 1959 to Jan 3, 1977

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
R. Vance Hartke spent 18 years, 5 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1958–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
56.47%
R. Vance Hartke*, Democratic, 973,636 votes
42.43%
Harold Willis Handley, Republican, 731,635 votes
 1.10%
John Stelle, Prohibition, 19,040 votes
Out of 1,724,311 votes casts, the margin of victory was 242,001 (14.04%)
1964–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
54.33%
R. Vance Hartke (i)*, Democratic, 1,128,505 votes
45.33%
David Russell Bontrager, Republican, 941,519 votes
 0.27%
J. Ralston Miller, Prohibition, 5,708 votes
 0.06%
Casimer Kanczuzewski, Socialist Labor, 1,231 votes
Out of 2,076,963 votes casts, the margin of victory was 186,986 (9.00%)
1970–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1970
50.12%
R. Vance Hartke (i)*, Democratic, 870,990 votes
49.88%
Richard L. Roudebush, Republican, 866,707 votes
Out of 1,737,697 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,283 (0.24%)
1976–U.S. Senate (Class 1) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1976
58.76%
Richard Lugar*, Republican, 1,275,833 votes
40.46%
R. Vance Hartke (i), Democratic, 878,522 votes
 0.66%
Don L. Lee, Independent, 14,321 votes
 0.12%
David Lee Hoagland, U.S. Labor, 2,511 votes
Out of 2,171,187 votes casts, the margin of victory was 397,311 (18.30%)
In the 4 races we have results for, R. Vance Hartke had a record of 3-1. That includes a record of 3-1 in 4 general elections.