1968 United States Senate election in New York

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United States Senate election in New York, 1968

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  Jacob Javits.jpg Paul O'Dwyer 1968 (5874062127) (cropped).jpg JamesLBuckley.jpg
Nominee Jacob Javits Paul O'Dwyer James L. Buckley
Party Republican Democratic Conservative
Popular vote 3,269,772 2,150,695 1,139,402
Percentage 49.68% 32.68% 17.31%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jacob K. Javits
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jacob K. Javits
Republican

The 1968 United States Senate election in New York was held on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jacob Javits defeated Democratic challenger Paul O'Dwyer and Conservative Party challenger James Buckley in a three-way race.

Major candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

While Javits did not face any challengers for the Republican nomination, he did face a minor one when seeking the Liberal Party of New York's nomination.

Liberal Party Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jacob K. Javits 10,277 72.14%
Liberal Murray Baron 3,969 27.86%
Total votes 14,246 100.00%

Democratic[edit]

Democratic Party Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul O'Dwyer 275,877 36.14%
Democratic Eugene Nickerson 257,639 33.75%
Democratic Joseph Y. Resnick 229,893 30.11%
Total votes 763,409 100.00%

Conservative[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jacob K. Javits 2,810,836
Liberal Jacob K. Javits 458,936
total Jacob K. Javits 3,269,772 49.68% -7.70%
Democratic Paul O'Dwyer 2,150,695 32.68% -7.46%
Conservative James Buckley 1,139,402 17.31% +15.27%
Peace and Freedom Herman Ferguson 8,775 0.13% +0.13%
Socialist Labor John Emanuel 7,964 0.12% -0.02%
Socialist Workers Hedda Garza 4,979 0.08% -0.23%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY US Senate - L Primary Race - Jun 18, 1968". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY US Senate - D Primary Race - Jun 18, 1968". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY US Senate Race - Nov 05, 1968". www.ourcampaigns.com.