1964 United States Senate election in Minnesota

The 1964 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 3, 1964. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy defeated Republican challenger Wheelock Whitney, Jr., to win a second term.

1964 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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Nominee Eugene J. McCarthy Wheelock Whitney, Jr.
Party Democratic (DFL) Republican
Popular vote 931,363 605,933
Percentage 60.34% 39.26%

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County results
McCarthy:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Whitney:      50-60%

U.S. senator before election

Eugene J. McCarthy
Democratic (DFL)

Elected U.S. Senator

Eugene J. McCarthy
Democratic (DFL)

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Eugene J. McCarthy (Incumbent) 245,068 90.47%
Democratic (DFL) R. H. Underdahl 14,562 5.38%
Democratic (DFL) Joseph Nowak 11,267 4.16%
Total votes 270,897 100.00%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wheelock Whitney, Jr. 161,363 100.00%
Total votes 161,363 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Eugene J. McCarthy (Incumbent) 931,363 60.34%
Republican Wheelock Whitney, Jr. 605,933 39.26%
Industrial Government William Braatz 3,947 0.26%
Socialist Workers Everett E. Luoma 2,357 0.15%
Total votes 1,543,600 100.00%
Majority 325,430 21.08%
Democratic (DFL) hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MN US Senate - D Primary Race - Sep 08, 1964".
  2. ^ https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/sessions/electionresults/1964-09-08-p-man.pdf
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - MN US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1964".