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United States Senate election in Illinois, 1968

The 1968 United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 5, 1968 to elect one of Illinois's members to the United States Senate. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator and Minority Leader Everett Dirksen won re-election to his fourth term.

United States Senate election in Illinois, 1968
← 1962 November 5, 1968 1974 →
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Nominee Everett M. Dirksen William G. Clark
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,358,947 2,073,242
Percentage 53.01% 46.59%

Senator before election

Everett M. Dirksen

Elected Senator

Everett M. Dirksen


General electionEdit


  • William G. Clark (D), Illinois Attorney General
  • Everett M. Dirksen (R), incumbent U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader


United States Senate election in Illinois, 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everett M. Dirksen (incumbent) 2,358,947 53.01
Democratic William G. Clark 2,073,242 46.59
Socialist Labor Louis Fisher 17,542 0.39
Independent Write-in candidates 26 0.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 4,449,757 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

See alsoEdit