1966 United States Senate election in Texas

The 1966 United States Senate election in Texas was held on November 8, 1966. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Tower was re-elected to a second term in office over Democratic Attorney General of Texas Waggoner Carr.

1966 United States Senate election in Texas

← 1961 (special) November 8, 1966 1972 →
  John Tower (cropped).jpg Waggoner Carr.jpg
Nominee John Tower Waggoner Carr
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 842,501 643,855
Percentage 56.42% 43.12%

1966 United States Senate election in Texas results map by county.svg
County results
Tower:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Carr:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      90–100%

U.S. senator before election

John Tower
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Tower
Republican

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1966 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Waggoner Carr 899,523 79.88%
Democratic John R. Willoughby 226,598 20.12%
Total votes 1,126,121 100.00%

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1966 United States Senate election in Texas[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Tower (Incumbent) 841,501 56.39%
Democratic Waggoner Carr 643,855 43.15%
Constitution James Baker Holland 6,778 0.45%
Write-in All others 45 0.00%
Majority 197,646 13.24%
Turnout 1,492,179
Republican hold


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - TX US Senate Race - Nov 08, 1966".