1956 United States Senate election in Vermont

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1956

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Nominee George Aiken Bernard O'Shea
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 103,101 52,184
Percentage 66.4% 33.6%

U.S. Senator before election

George Aiken
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

George Aiken
Republican

The 1956 United States Senate election in Vermont took place on November 6, 1956. Incumbent Republican George Aiken ran successfully for re-election to another term in the United States Senate, defeating Democratic nominee Bernard G. O'Shea.

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican George Aiken (inc.) 49,454 99.9%
Republican Other 27 0.1%
Total votes 49,481 100.0%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bernard G. O'Shea 7,997 99.8%
Democratic Other 19 0.2%
Total votes 8,016 100.0%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1956[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican George Aiken (inc.) 103,101 66.4%
Democratic Bernard G. O'Shea 52,184 33.6%
Total votes 155,289 100.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - U.S. Senator - 1914-2014" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved June 17, 2015.