1960 United States Senate election in West Virginia

The 1960 United States Senate election in West Virginia was held on November 8, 1960. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph won re-election to a full term.

1960 United States Senate election in West Virginia

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  Jennings Randolph headshot.jpg Cecil H. Underwood.jpg
Nominee Jennings Randolph Cecil H. Underwood
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 458,355 369,935
Percentage 55.3% 44.7%

1960 United States Senate election in West Virginia results map by county.svg
County results
Randolph:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Underwood:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. senator before election

Jennings Randolph
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jennings Randolph
Democratic

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on May 10, 1960.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidateEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic Party primary results[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennings Randolph (incumbent) 275,064 100.00%
Total votes 275,064 100.00%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidateEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican Party primary results[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cecil H. Underwood 160,106 100.00%
Total votes 160,106 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultEdit

United States Senate election in West Virginia, 1960[5][6][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jennings Randolph (incumbent) 458,355 55.34%
Republican Cecil H. Underwood 369,935 44.66%
Write-ins 2 0.00%
Total votes 828,292 100.00%
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Virginia". Voting Information. Washington, D.C.: Prepared by Office of Armed Forces Information & Education, Department of Defense. January 1960. p. 92. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 160.
  3. ^ "1960 Primary Election – Official Returns of the Democratic Party" (PDF). West Virginia Secretary of State. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  4. ^ "1960 Primary Election – Official Returns of the Republican Party" (PDF). West Virginia Secretary of State. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  5. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 99.
  6. ^ "1960 General Election – Official Election Returns" (PDF). West Virginia Secretary of State. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  7. ^ "WV US Senate, 1960". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  8. ^ Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (1961). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 8, 1960" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.

BibliographyEdit

  • Congressional Elections, 1946-1996. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-248-4.