1954 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1954

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Nominee Hubert H. Humphrey Val Bjornson
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 642,193 479,619
Percentage 56.39% 42.11%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Hubert H. Humphrey
DFL

Elected U.S. Senator

Hubert H. Humphrey
DFL

The 1954 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 2, 1954. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey defeated Republican Minnesota State Treasurer Val Bjornson, to win a second term.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Hubert H. Humphrey (Incumbent) 319,194 93.95%
DFL Harold Strom 11,707 3.44%
DFL A. B. Gilbert 8,863 2.61%
Total votes 339,764 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Bjornson 237,690 87.61%
Republican Arthur D. Russel 17,253 6.36%
Republican Richard S. (Dick) Wilcox 16,347 6.03%
Total votes 271,290 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Hubert H. Humphrey (Incumbent) 642,193 56.39%
Republican Val Bjornson 479,619 42.11%
Independent Frank Patrick Ryan 12,457 1.09%
Socialist Workers Vincent R. Dunne 4,683 0.41%
Total votes 1,138,952 100.00%
Majority 162,574 14.28%
DFL hold

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