1958 United States Senate election in California
The 1958 United States Senate election in California was held on November 4, 1958.
Incumbent Senator William F. Knowland opted not to run for re-election, choosing instead to run for election as Governor. Incumbent Governor Goodwin Knight exchanged places with Knowland and lost to U.S. Representative Clair Engle in the midst of a national landslide for the Democratic Party. This was one of a record twelve seats Democrats gained from the Republican Party.
- George Christopher, Mayor of San Francisco
- William Jolley
- Goodwin Knight, Governor of California
- Alexander Williamson
|Democratic||Clair Engle (cross-filing)||173,845||10.80%|
|Republican||Alexander D. Williamson||53,273||3.31%|
|Republican||Goodwin Knight (cross-filing)||385,170||17.51%|
|Republican||George Christopher (cross-filing)||221,783||10.08%|
|Write-in||Jesse M. Ritchie||892||0.02%||N/A|
|Write-in||Ray B. Pollard||281||0.01%||N/A|
- "CA US Senate - R Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
- "CA US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
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