1958 United States Senate election in Virginia

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Nominee Harry F. Byrd Louise Wensel
Party Democratic Independent
Popular vote 317,221 120,224
Percentage 69.3% 26.3%

County and Independent City Results

Byrd:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%      90-100%

Wensel:      40-50%      60-70%

U.S. senator before election

Harry F. Byrd
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Harry F. Byrd
Democratic

The 1958 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 4, 1958. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. was re-elected to a fifth term after defeating Independent Louise Wensel and Social Democrat Clarke Robb.

Results

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1958[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Harry F. Byrd, Sr. (inc.) 317,221 69.32% -4.03%
Independent Louise Wensel 120,224 26.27%
Social Democratic Clarke T. Robb 20,154 4.40% -7.98%
Write-ins 41 0.01% -1.54%
Majority 196,997 43.05% -17.58%
Turnout 457,640
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "STATISTICS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 4, 1958" (PDF). UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE. February 19, 1998. Retrieved October 23, 2015.