Republican Party presidential primaries, 1960

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Republican Party Presidential Primaries, 1960
United States
1956 ←
March 8 to June 7, 1960
→ 1964

  VP-Nixon.png George Bender.jpg Cecil H. Underwood 1955.jpg
Nominee Richard Nixon George Bender Cecil Underwood
Party Republican Republican Republican
Home state California Ohio West Virginia
States carried 11 0 1
Popular vote 4,975,938 211,090 123,756
Percentage 86.63% 3.68% 1.45%

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Nominee James M. Lloyd Nelson Rockefeller
Party Republican Republican
Home state South Dakota New York
States carried 1 0
Popular vote 48,461 30,639
Percentage 0.84% 0.53%

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Results map by state.

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower

Republican presidential candidate-elect

Richard Nixon

The 1960 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1960 U.S. presidential election. Incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1960 Republican National Convention held from July 25 to July 28, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois.

In seeking the nomination, Nixon faced no formidable opposition. He swept the primaries without difficulty.

Republican candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

Withdrew during primaries[edit]

Declined to run[edit]

Statewide contests by winner[edit]

Statewide contest won by candidates

Richard M. Nixon George H. Bender Cecil Underwood James M. Lloyd Nelson Rockefeller Unpledged
March 8 New Hampshire 89.28% - - - 3.76% -
April 5 Wisconsin 100% - - - - -
April 12 Illinois 99.94% - - - - -
April 19 New Jersey - - - - - 100%
April 26 Massachusetts 85.96% - - - 6.58% -
April 26 Pennsylvania 98.15% - - - 1.27% -
May 1 Washington, D.C. - - - - - 100%
May 3 Indiana 95.40% - - - - -
May 3 Ohio 70.48% 29.52% - - - -
May 10 Nebraska 93.82% 0% 0% 0% 2.56% 0%
May 10 West Virginia - - 100% - - -
May 20 Oregon 93.06% - - - 4.10% -
May 24 Florida 100% - - - - -
June 7 California 100% - - - - -
June 7 South Dakota - - - 100% - -
  • Italics - Write-In Vote

Total popular vote results[edit]

Primaries total popular vote results

See also[edit]