1955 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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1955 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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Nominee Happy Chandler Edwin R. Denney
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 451,647 322,671
Percentage 58.02% 41.45%

Governor before election

Lawrence Wetherby
Democratic

Elected Governor

Happy Chandler
Democratic

The 1955 Kentucky gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1955. Democratic nominee Happy Chandler defeated Republican nominee Edwin R. Denney with 58.02% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 6, 1955.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Happy Chandler 259,875 51.40
Democratic Bert Combs 241,754 47.82
Democratic Jesse N. R. Cecil 3,965 0.78
Total votes 505,594 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin R. Denney 77,097 79.23
Republican James L. Clay 20,207 20.77
Total votes 97,304 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Happy Chandler, Democratic
  • Edwin R. Denney, Republican

Other candidates

  • Robert H. Garrison, Prohibition
  • Jesse K. Lewis, Independent

Results[edit]

1955 Kentucky gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Happy Chandler 451,647 58.02%
Republican Edwin R. Denney 322,671 41.45%
Prohibition Robert H. Garrison 2,687 0.35%
Independent Jesse K. Lewis 1,483 0.19%
Majority 128,976
Turnout 778,488
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-11.