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1968 United States Senate election in Indiana

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Birch bayh.jpg
William Ruckelshaus (cropped).jpg
Nominee Birch Bayh William Ruckelshaus
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,060,456 988,571
Percentage 51.65% 48.15%

1968 United States Senate election in Indiana results map by county.svg
County results
Bayh:      50–60%      60–70%
Ruckelshaus:      40–50%      50–60%      60-70%

U.S. senator before election

Birch Bayh
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Birch Bayh
Democratic

The 1968 United States Senate election in Indiana took place on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Birch Bayh was re-elected to a second consecutive term in office, defeating Republican State Representative William Ruckelshaus.

General election

Candidates

Results

1968 United States Senate election in Indiana[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Birch Bayh (incumbent) 1,060,456 51.65% Increase1.35
Republican William Ruckelshaus 988,571 48.15% Decrease1.55
Prohibition L. Earl Malcom 2,844 0.14% N/A
Socialist Workers Ralph Lee 1,247 0.06% N/A
Total votes 2,053,118 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - IN US Senate Race - Nov 05, 1974".