1964 United States Senate special election in Tennessee

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Ross Bass (1918-1993).jpg
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Nominee Ross Bass Howard Baker
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 568,905 517,330
Percentage 52.14% 47.41%

1964 United States Senate special election in Tennessee results map by county.svg
County results
Bass:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Baker:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. senator before election

Herbert S. Walters
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Ross Bass
Democratic

The 1964 United States Senate special election in Tennessee was held on November 3, 1964, concurrently with the U.S. presidential election as well the other regularly scheduled U.S. Senate election for the seat which was held by Albert Gore Sr. As well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Following the death of Senator Estes Kefauver, Governor Frank G. Clement appointed Herbert S. Walters to fill the vacancy until the special election could take place.

Democrat Ross Bass won the election, he defeated Republican Howard Baker.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ross Bass 330,213 50.79%
Democratic Frank G. Clement 233,245 35.87%
Democratic M. M. Bullard 86,718 13.34%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard Baker 93,301 84.94%
Republican Charlie Moffett 10,596 9.65%
Republican Hubert David Patty 5,947 5.41%

Results

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ross Bass 568,905 52.14%
Republican Howard Baker 517,330 47.41%

See also

References

  1. ^ "TN US Senate - Special D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "TN US Senate - Special R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Cook, Rhodes (26 October 2017). America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State. CQ Press. ISBN 9781506368993. Retrieved February 14, 2019 – via Google Books.