1970s

1972

Sanders wins 2 percent of the vote in his first statewide race, a special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Vermont.

Sanders wins 1 percent of the vote in his second run for statewide office during a gubernatorial election.

1974

In his second campaign for the U.S. Senate, Sanders attracts 4 percent of the vote.

1976

Sanders gets 6 percent of the vote in a race to replace Gov. Thomas Salmon.