1966 Democratic Senate primary election in Louisiana

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Nominee Allen Ellender J.D. DeBlieux Troyce Guice
Party Democratic Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 494,619 94,154 78,137
Percentage 74.17% 14.12% 11.72%

1966 United States Senate Democratic primary election in Louisiana results map by parish.svg
Parish results
Ellender:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
DeBlieux:      50-60%

U.S. senator before election

Allen Ellender
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Allen Ellender
Democratic

The 1966 United States Senate election in Louisiana was held on November 8, 1966. Incumbent Democratic Senator Allen Ellender was elected to a sixth term in office.

On August 13, Ellender won the Democratic primary with 74.17% of the vote. At this time, Louisiana was a one-party state and the Democratic nomination was tantamount to victory. Ellender won the November general election without an opponent.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

1966 United States Senate Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allen Ellender (incumbent) 494,619 74.17
Democratic J.D. DeBlieux 94,154 14.12
Democratic Troyce Guice 78,137 11.72
Total votes 666,910 100.00

General election

1966 United States Senate election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Allen Ellender (incumbent) 437,695 100.00% Steady
Total votes 437,695 100.00%

References

  1. ^ "LA US Senate – D Primary". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 7 Nov 2019.
  2. ^ "LA US Senate". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 7 Nov 2019.