United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1964

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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1964
Massachusetts
1962 ←
November 3, 1964
→ 1970

  Ted Kennedy, 1967 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Ted Kennedy Howard J. Whitmore, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,716,907 587,663
Percentage 74.26% 25.42%

Massachusetts Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg

County Results

Senator before election

Ted Kennedy
Democratic

Elected Senator

Ted Kennedy
Democratic

The United States Senate election of 1964 in Massachusetts was held on November 3, 1964 with the incumbent Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy defeating his challengers. Much of the campaign-appearance burden on behalf of Ted Kennedy fell on his wife, Joan, because of Ted's serious back injury in a plane crash.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

  • Ted Kennedy - Incumbent Senator elected in 1962 to the unexpired term of John F. Kennedy.

Republican[edit]

Socialist Workers[edit]

  • Lawrence Gilfedder - Candidate for Lt. Governor in 1948. Ran for Governor in 1952 and 1954. Ran for Senate in 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, and 1970.[2]

Prohibition[edit]

Results[edit]

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edward M. Kennedy 1,716,907 74.26 +21.3
Republican Howard J. Whitmore, Jr. 587,663 25.42 -19.08
Socialist Labor Lawrence Gilfedder 4,745 0.21 -0.03
Prohibition Grace F. Luder 2,700 0.12 +0.05

External links and reference[edit]

  1. ^ Howard J. Whitmore, Jr. at ourcampaigns.com
  2. ^ Lawrence Gilfedder at ourcampaigns.com
  3. ^ Grace F. Luder at ourcampaigns.com