1950 Nebraska gubernatorial election

The 1950 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1950, and featured incumbent Governor Val Peterson, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee, former state Senator Walter R. Raecke, to win a third and final two-year term in office.

1950 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nominee Val Peterson Walter R. Raecke
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 247,081 202,638
Percentage 54.9% 45.1%

1950 Nebraska gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Peterson:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Raecke:      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

Val Peterson
Republican

Elected Governor

Val Peterson
Republican

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter R. Raecke 27,249 32.05
Democratic Terry Carpenter 26,057 30.65
Democratic Frank B. Morrison 20,242 23.81
Democratic Harry R. Swanson 9,405 11.06
Democratic Henry L. Fillman 2,048 2.41
Democratic Write-in 17 0.02

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Peterson (incumbent) 93,689 69.63
Republican Ernest A. Adams 29,571 21.98
Republican A. B. Walker 11,274 8.38
Republican Write-in 28 0.02

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1950[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Peterson (incumbent) 247,081 54.94%
Democratic Walter R. Raecke 202,638 45.06%
Write-in Others 1 >0.01%
Total votes 449,720 100.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lincoln Voters Slow in Starting Despite Ideal Day". Lincoln Evening Journal. August 8, 1950. Contenders were former Rep. Terry Carpenter of Scottsbluff, Atty. Frank B. Morrison of McCook, former Secretary of State Harry R. Swanson, ex-Legislator Walter R. Raecke of Central City, and Henry L. Fillman, York farmer and insurance man. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ "Walter R. Raecke, 1895-1960". nebraskahistory.org. Nebraska State Historical Society. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ a b c Frank Marsh (Sr.). "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election August 8, 1950, General Election November 7, 1950" (PDF). Retrieved September 28, 2017.