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1964 United States Senate election in Minnesota

United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1964

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Nominee Eugene J. McCarthy Wheelock Whitney, Jr.
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 931,363 605,933
Percentage 60.34% 39.26%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Eugene J. McCarthy
DFL

Elected U.S. Senator

Eugene J. McCarthy
DFL

The 1964 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 3, 1964. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy defeated Republican challenger Wheelock Whitney, Jr., to win a second term.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Eugene J. McCarthy (Incumbent) 245,068 90.47%
DFL R. H. Underdahl 14,562 5.38%
DFL Joseph Nowak 11,267 4.16%
Total votes 270,897 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Republican primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wheelock Whitney, Jr. 161,363 100.00%
Total votes 161,363 100.00%

General election

Results

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Eugene J. McCarthy (Incumbent) 931,363 60.34%
Republican Wheelock Whitney, Jr. 605,933 39.26%
Industrial Government William Braatz 3,947 0.26%
Socialist Workers Everett E. Luoma 2,357 0.15%
Total votes 1,543,600 100.00%
Majority 325,430 21.08%
DFL hold

See also

References