New York state election, 1956

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The 1956 New York state election was held on November 6, 1956, to elect a U.S. Senator, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.

Nominations[edit]

The Republican state convention met on September 10 at Albany, New York, and nominated New York State Attorney General Jacob K. Javits.[1]

The Democratic state convention met on September 10 at Albany, New York, and nominated Mayor of New York City Robert F. Wagner, Jr., for the U.S. Senate.[2]

The Liberal Party endorsed the Democratic nominee, Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr., for the U.S. Senate.[3]

On October 1, a movement was launched to vote for General of the Army Douglas MacArthur as a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate.[4] On October 2, MacArthur disavowed the campaign, and stated that he was not a candidate.[5]

Result[edit]

The Republican candidate was elected.

1956 state election result
Ticket / Office U.S. Senator
Republican Jacob K. Javits 3,723,933
Democratic Robert F. Wagner, Jr. 2,964,511
Liberal Robert F. Wagner, Jr. 300,648

Sources[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ G.O.P. UNANIMOUS; ...JAVITS IS NAMED FOR SENATE RACE in NYT on September 11, 1956 (subscription required)
  2. ^ Wagner's Address Accepting Democratic Senatorial Nomination in NYT on September 11, 1956 (subscription required)
  3. ^ STEVENSON PUTS RACIAL 'CLIMATE' UP TO PRESIDENT; ...Wins Liberal Nomination, With Mayor Wagner Party Nominates Slate in NYT on September 12, 1956 (subscription required)
  4. ^ WRITE-IN STATE VOTE FOR M'ARTHUR URGED in NYT on October 2, 1956 (subscription required)
  5. ^ M'ARTHUR DISAVOWS BID; General Repeats He Is Not Candidate for Senate in NYT on October 3, 1956 (subscription required)

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