United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1968

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United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1968
Pennsylvania
1962 ←
November 5, 1968
→ 1974

  RichardSchweiker.jpg JosephSClark.jpg
Nominee Richard Schweiker Joseph S. Clark, Jr.
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,399,762 2,117,662
Percentage 51.9% 45.8%

Pennsylvania Senatorial Election Results by County, 1968.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Joseph S. Clark, Jr.
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Richard Schweiker
Republican

The 1968 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Joseph S. Clark, Jr. sought re-election to another term, but was defeated by Republican nominee Richard Schweiker.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Richard Schweiker 2,399,762 51.90
Democratic Joseph S. Clark, Jr. (incumbent) 2,117,662 45.80
Constitution Frank W. Gaydosh 96,742 2.09
Socialist Labor Benson Perry 7,198 0.16
Socialist Workers Pearl Chertov 2,743 0.06

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PA US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 3 July 2012.