1966 United States Senate Election in Michigan
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1966 United States Senate Election in Michigan

1966 United States Senate election in Michigan
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← 1960 November 8, 1966 1972 →
  Robert P. Griffin 1969.png G. Mennen Williams (1968).png
Nominee Robert P. Griffin G. Mennen Williams
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,363,530 1,069,484
Percentage 55.90% 43.85%

1966 United States Senate election in Michigan results map by county.svg
County results
Griffin:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Williams:      40-50%      50-60%

The 1966 United States Senate election in Michigan was held on November 7, 1966. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Robert P. Griffin, who had been appointed to the seat in May to fill the vacancy left by the death of Patrick V. McNamara, was re-elected to a full term in office. Griffin defeated Democratic former Governor G. Mennen Williams in the regularly scheduled election, as well as the concurrent special election to complete McNamara's unfinished term.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

1966 U.S. Senate election in Michigan[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic G. Mennen Williams 437,438 60.10%
Democratic Jerome P. Cavanagh 290,465 39.90%
Write-in 2 0.00%
Total votes 727,905 100.00%

General election

Results

1966 U.S. Senate election in Michigan[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert P. Griffin (incumbent) 1,363,530 55.90%
Democratic G. Mennen Williams 1,069,484 43.85%
Socialist Labor James Sim 6,166 0.25%
Total votes 2,439,180 100.00%

Special election

1966 U.S. Senate special election in Michigan[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert P. Griffin (incumbent) 1,321,222 56.01%
Democratic G. Mennen Williams 1,031,138 43.71%
Socialist Labor James Sim 6,444 0.27%
Total votes 2,358,804 100.00%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI US Senate - D Primary Race - Aug 02, 1966".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns: MI U.S. Senate". Our Campaigns.
  3. ^ a b Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1967). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1966" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns: MI U.S. Senate - Special Election". Our Campaigns.

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