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1956 United States Senate election in Indiana

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Nominee Homer Capehart Claude Wickard
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,084,262 871,781
Percentage 55.21% 44.39%

U.S. senator before election

Homer Capehart
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Homer Capehart
Republican

The 1956 United States Senate election in Indiana took place on November 6, 1956. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Homer Capehart was re-elected to a third term in office, defeating former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard.

General election

Candidates

Results

1956 United States Senate election in Indiana[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Homer Capehart (incumbent) 1,084,262 55.21% Increase2.40
Democratic Claude R. Wickard 871,781 44.39% Decrease1.96
Prohibition Carl W. Thompson 6,685 0.34% Decrease0.50
Socialist Labor Party (United States) Gordon A. Long 1,258 0.06% N/A
Total votes 1,963,986 100.00%
Republican hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1956" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 12 Nov 2020.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - IN US Senate Race - Nov 06, 1956".