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1964 United States Senate election in New Mexico

The 1964 United States Senate election in New Mexico took place on November 3, 1964. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Edwin L. Mechem sought re-election to a full term, but was defeated by Democrat Joseph Montoya.

United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1964

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  Joseph M Montoya.jpg Edwin Mechem.jpg
Nominee Joseph Montoya Edwin L. Mechem
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 178,209 147,562
Percentage 54.7% 45.3%

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County results
Montoya:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Mechem:      50-60%

U.S. Senator before election

Edwin L. Mechem
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Joseph Montoya
Democratic

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General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph Montoya 178,209 54.70
Republican Edwin L. Mechem (inc.) 147,562 45.30
Majority 30,647 9.41%
Total votes 325,771 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NM US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 3, 1964" (PDF). Office of the U.S. House Clerk. Retrieved 16 March 2014.

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