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1968 United States Senate election in Oregon

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The 1968 United States Senate election in Oregon was held on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Wayne Morse was seeking a fifth term, but narrowly lost re-election to 36 year-old Republican State Representative Bob Packwood in a very close race.[1]

United States Senate election in Oregon, 1968

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  RWPackwood.jpg Wayne Morse.jpg
Nominee Bob Packwood Wayne Morse
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 408,646 405,353
Percentage 50.2% 49.8%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Wayne Morse
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Packwood
Republican

Contents

Democratic primaryEdit

The general primary was held May 28, 1968.[2] Incumbent Senator Wayne Morse defeated former Representative Robert B. Duncan.

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary for the United States Senate from Oregon, 1968[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wayne Morse (incumbent) 185,091 49.03%
Democratic Robert B. Duncan 174,795 46.30%
Democratic Phil McAlmond 17,658 4.68%
Total votes 377,544 100.00%

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Packwood 408,646 50.20%
Democratic Wayne Morse (incumbent) 405,353 49.80%
Total votes 813,999 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit