1964 United States Senate election in Nebraska

The 1964 United States Senate election in Nebraska took place on November 3, 1964. The incumbent Republican Senator, Roman Hruska, was re-elected by a wide margin over Raymond W. Arndt. His victory overperformed Barry Goldwater, the Republican presidential nominee, who lost the state by 5% in the presidential election. This was the only election in the 1964 United States Senate elections in which the Republicans won by double digits.

1964 United States Senate election in Nebraska

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Nominee Roman Hruska Raymond W. Arndt
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 345,772 217,605
Percentage 61.37% 38.62%

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County results
Hruska:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Arndt:      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Roman Hruska
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Roman Hruska
Republican

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Raymond W. Arndt, founder of Columbus Engineering and Habco Manufacturing[1]

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raymond W. Arndt 65,988 99.28
Democratic Scattering 476 0.72
Total votes 66,464 100

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roman Hruska (Incumbent) 130,831 99.60
Republican Scattering 521 0.40
Total votes 131,352 100

ResultsEdit

1964 United States Senate election in Nebraska[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roman Hruska (Incumbent) 345,772 61.37 +5.73
Democratic Raymond W. Arndt 217,605 38.62 -5.74
N/A Scattering 24 0.00 N/A
Majority 128,167 22.75 +11.57
Turnout 563,401
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Raymond William Arndt (1906-1976) - Find A Grave". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska (primary election). Available at: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/previous-elections
  3. ^ Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska (general election). Available at: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/previous-elections