1950 Nevada gubernatorial election

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1950 Nevada gubernatorial election

← 1946 November 7, 1950 1954 →
  Charles H. Russell (Nevada Governor) 2.jpg Vail Pittman (Nevada Governor).jpg
Nominee Charles H. Russell Vail M. Pittman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 35,609 26,164
Percentage 57.65% 42.36%

Governor before election

Vail M. Pittman
Democratic

Elected Governor

Charles H. Russell
Republican

The 1950 Nevada gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1950. Incumbent Democrat Vail M. Pittman ran unsuccessfully for re-election to a second term as Governor of Nevada. He was defeated by Republican nominee Charles H. Russell with 57.65% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 5, 1950.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vail M. Pittman (inc.) 17,963 57.47
Democratic Roland H. Wiley 8,605 27.53
Democratic Clem Malone 3,340 10.69
Democratic Simon W. Conwell 954 3.05
Democratic Charles Wilton Pipkin 397 1.27
Total votes 31,259 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles H. Russell 8,453 54.26
Republican Fred C. Horlacher 3,485 22.37
Republican Ed Bender 2,234 14.34
Republican Walter J. Richards 1,061 6.81
Republican Ralph Morgali 346 2.22
Total votes 15,579 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Charles H. Russell, Republican
  • Vail M. Pittman, Democratic

Results[edit]

1950 Nevada gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Charles H. Russell 35,609 57.65%
Democratic Vail M. Pittman (inc.) 26,164 42.36%
Majority 9,445
Turnout 61,773
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.