1964 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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Quentin Burdick.jpg
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Nominee Quentin Burdick Thomas Kleppe
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Popular vote 149,264 109,681
Percentage 57.64% 42.36%

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U.S. Senate election results map.
Blue denotes counties won by Burdick.
Red denotes those won by Kleppe.

U.S. senator before election

Quentin Burdick

Elected U.S. senator

Quentin Burdick

The 1964 U.S. Senate election for the state of North Dakota was held November 3, 1964. The incumbent, Dem-NPL Senator Quentin Burdick, sought and received re-election to his second term, defeating Republican candidate Thomas S. Kleppe, who later became the United States Secretary of the Interior.[1]

Only Burdick filed as a Dem-NPLer, and the endorsed Republican candidate was Thomas S. Kleppe, who served two terms as a Representative for North Dakota's second congressional district from 1967 to 1971. Burdick and Kleppe won the primary elections for their respective parties.

Election results

1964 United States Senate election in North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Quentin Burdick (Incumbent) 149,264 57.64
Republican Thomas S. Kleppe 109,681 42.36
Turnout 219,560


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 14, 2006. Retrieved November 13, 2006.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)