United States Senate election in Oregon, 1968

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
United States Senate election in Oregon, 1968
Oregon
1962 ←
November 5, 1968 → 1974

  RWPackwood.jpg Wayne Morse.jpg
Nominee Bob Packwood Wayne Morse
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 408,646 405,353
Percentage 50.2% 49.8%

Oregon 1968 US Senator.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Wayne Morse
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Packwood
Republican

The 1968 United States Senate election in Oregon was held on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Wayne Morse was narrowly defeated by Republican Bob Packwood.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

The general primary was held May 28, 1968.[2] Incumbent Senator Wayne Morse defeated former Representative Robert B. Duncan.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary for the United States Senate from Oregon, 1968[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wayne Morse (incumbent) 185,091 49.03
Democratic Robert B. Duncan 174,795 46.30
Democratic Phil McAlmond 17,658 4.68
Total votes 377,544 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Packwood 408,646 50.20
Democratic Wayne Morse (incumbent) 405,353 49.80
Total votes 813,999 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]