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1958 United States Senate election in Minnesota

United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1958

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Nominee Eugene J. McCarthy Edward John Thye
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 608,847 535,629
Percentage 52.95% 46.58%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Edward John Thye
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Eugene J. McCarthy
DFL

The 1958 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 4, 1958. Democratic U.S. Representative Eugene McCarthy defeated incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Edward John Thye, who sought a third term.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Eugene J. McCarthy 279,796 75.65%
DFL Hjalmar Petersen 76,340 20.64%
DFL Hans R. Miller 13,736 3.71%
Total votes 369,872 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Republican primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward John Thye (Incumbent) 224,833 91.81%
Republican Edward C. Slettedahl 13,734 5.61%
Republican Mrs. Peder P. Schmidt 6,332 2.58%
Total votes 244,899 100.00%

General election

Results

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Eugene J. McCarthy 608,847 52.95%
Republican Edward John Thye (Incumbent) 535,629 46.58%
Socialist Workers William M. Curran 5,407 0.47%
Total votes 1,149,883 100.00%
Majority 73,218 6.37%
DFL gain from Republican

See also

References