1960 United States Senate election in Alabama

The 1960 United States Senate election in Alabama was held on November 8, 1960.

1960 United States Senate election in Alabama

← 1954 November 8, 1960 1966 →
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Nominee John Sparkman Julian Elgin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 389,196 164,868
Percentage 70.2% 29.8%

1960 United States Senate election in Alabama results map by county.svg
County results
Sparkman:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Elgin:      50-60%      60-70%

U.S. senator before election

John Sparkman
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

John Sparkman
Democratic

Incumbent Senator John Sparkman was re-elected to a third term in office over Republican Julian Elgin.

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1960 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sparkman (Incumbent) 335,722 83.08%
Democratic John G. Crommelin 51,591 12.77%
Democratic Zeke Calhoun 16,792 4.16%
Total votes 404,105 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Sparkman (Incumbent) 389,196 70.24%  12.23
Republican Julian Elgin 164,868 29.76%  12.23
Write-in All others 8 0.00% N/A
Total votes 554,072 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AL US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - AL US Senate Race". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 17 June 2020.