1958 United States Senate election in Montana

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United States Senate election in Montana, 1958

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Nominee Mike Mansfield Lou Welch
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 174,910 54,573
Percentage 76.22% 23.78%

U.S. Senator before election

Mike Mansfield
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Mansfield
Democratic

The 1958 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 4, 1958. Incumbent United States Senator Mike Mansfield, who was first elected to the Senate in 1952, ran for re-election. Mansfield won the Democratic primary comfortably, and moved on to the general election, where he was opposed by Lou W. Welch, a millworker and the Republican nominee. In contrast to the close campaign in 1952, Mansfield defeated Welch in a landslide and won his second term in the Senate easily.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Mansfield (inc.) 97,207 91.72
Democratic J. M. Nickey 4,710 4.44
Democratic Thomas G. Stimatz 4,061 3.83
Total votes 105,978 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Lou W. Welch, millworker
  • Blanche Anderson

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lou W. Welch 19,860 50.30
Republican Blanche Anderson 19,624 49.70
Total votes 39,484 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Montana, 1958[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mike Mansfield (inc.) 174,910 76.22% +25.47%
Republican Lou W. Welch 54,573 23.78% -24.77%
Majority 120,337 52.44% +50.25%
Turnout 229,483
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election Held in the State of Montana, June 3, 1958" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 28, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 4, 1958" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 4, 2014.

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