1968 United States Senate election in Maryland

← 1962 November 5, 1968 1974 →
 
Nominee Charles Mathias Daniel Brewster George P. Mahoney
Party Republican Democratic American Independent
Popular vote 541,893 443,667 148,467
Percentage 47.79% 39.12% 13.09%

County results
Mathias:      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Brewster:      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Daniel Brewster
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Charles Mathias Jr.
Republican

The 1968 United States Senate election in Maryland was held on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Daniel Brewster ran for re-election to a second term in office but was defeated by Republican U.S. Representative Charles Mathias. Mathias may have benefited from the campaign of George P. Mahoney, the 1966 Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland, who ran on the George Wallace American Independent ticket and garnered a significant chunk of the vote.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

1968 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel Brewster (inc.) 150,481 67.45%
Democratic Ross Zimmerman Pierpont 38,555 17.28%
Democratic Walter Gilchrist Finch 19,829 8.89%
Democratic Richard R. Howes 14,224 6.38%
Total votes 223,089 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

1968 Republican U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Mathias 66,777 79.98%
Republican Harry L. Simms 11,927 14.29%
Republican Paul F. Wattay 4,790 5.74%
Total votes 83,494 100.00%

General election

Results

1968 U.S. Senate election in Maryland[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Mathias 541,893 47.79%
Democratic Daniel Brewster (inc.) 443,667 39.12%
American Independent George P. Mahoney 148,467 13.09%
Total votes 1,134,027 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

See also

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MD US Senate - D Primary Race - Sep 10, 1968".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - MD US Senate - R Primary Race - Sep 10, 1968".
  3. ^ "1968 Senatorial General Election Results - Maryland".
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - MD US Senate Race - Nov 05, 1968".