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1968 Democratic Senate primary election in Louisiana

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Nominee Russell B. Long Maurice Blache
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 494,467 73,791
Percentage 87.02% 12.99%

U.S. senator before election

Russell Long

Elected U.S. Senator

Russell Long

The 1968 United States Senate election in Louisiana was held on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Democratic Senator Russell Long was elected to a fifth term in office.

On August 17, Long won the Democratic primary with 87.02% of the vote. At this time, Louisiana was a one-party state and the Democratic nomination was tantamount to victory. Long won the November general election without an opponent.

Democratic primary



1968 United States Senate Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Russell Long (incumbent) 494,467 87.02%
Democratic Maurice Blache 73,791 12.99%
Total votes 568,258 100.00%

General election

1968 United States Senate election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Russell Long (incumbent) 518,586 100.00% Steady
Total votes 518,586 100.00%


  1. ^ "LA US Senate – D Primary". Retrieved 24 Jan 2020.
  2. ^ "LA US Senate". Retrieved 24 Jan 2020.