1966 United States Senate special election in Virginia

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United States Senate special election in Virginia, 1966

← 1964 November 8, 1966 1970 →
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Nominee Harry F. Byrd Jr. Lawrence M. Traylor John W. Carter
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 389,028 272,804 57,692
Percentage 53.3% 37.4% 7.9%

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County and Independent City Results


Byrd:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Traylor:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%

     70-80%

U.S. Senator before election

Harry F. Byrd Jr.
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry F. Byrd Jr.
Democratic

The 1966 United States Senate special election in Virginia was held on November 8, 1966 alongside the other U.S. Senate election in Virginia. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd Sr. had retired the previous year due to health reasons, and his son Harry F. Byrd Jr. had been appointed to replace him. Byrd defeated Republican Lawrence M. Traylor and independent candidate John W. Carter, and was able to finish the rest of his father's term.

Results[edit]

United States Senate special election in Virginia, 1966[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Harry F. Byrd Jr. (inc.) 389,028 53.30% -10.50%
Republican Lawrence M. Traylor 272,804 37.38% +18.35%
Independent John W. Carter 57,692 7.90%
Independent J.B. Brayman 10,180 1.39% -1.91%
Write-ins 135 0.02% +0.01%
Majority 116,224 15.92% -28.85%
Turnout 729,839
Democratic hold

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