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1964 United States Senate election in West Virginia

The 1964 United States Senate Election in West Virginia was held on November 3, 1964 alongside the 1964 United States presidential election. Incumbent Senator Robert Byrd won re-election in a landslide.

1964 United States Senate election in West Virginia

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Nominee Robert Byrd Cooper P. Benedict
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 515,015 246,072
Percentage 67.67% 32.33%

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Results of the election by county

U.S. Senator before election

Robert Byrd

Elected U.S. Senator

Robert Byrd


West Virginia Presidential Election Results 1964

Incumbent Senator Robert Byrd ran for a second term in this election. President Lyndon B. Johnson also ran for re-election. Johnson won West Virginia by a very large margin. Johnson was also re-elected President of the United States in 1964 . Democrats also gained two seats in the Senate in the 1964 United States Senate elections.


1964 West Virginia United States Senate General Election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Robert Byrd (Incumbent) 515,015 67.67% +8.48%
Republican Cooper P. Benedict 246,072 32.33% -8.48%


  1. ^ "WV US Senate". Retrieved January 12, 2019.