1960 Florida gubernatorial election

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1960 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee C. Farris Bryant George C. Petersen
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 849,407 569,936
Percentage 59.85% 40.16%

Governor before election

LeRoy Collins
Democratic

Elected Governor

C. Farris Bryant
Democratic

The 1960 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1960. Democratic nominee C. Farris Bryant defeated Republican nominee George C. Petersen with 59.85% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 3, 1960.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic C. Farris Bryant 193,507 20.65
Democratic Doyle E. Carlton Jr. 186,228 19.87
Democratic W. Haydon Burns 166,352 17.75
Democratic John Moore McCarty 144,750 15.45
Democratic Fred Dickinson 115,520 12.33
Democratic Thomas E. David 80,057 8.54
Democratic Harvie J. Belser 30,736 3.28
Democratic Bill Hendrix 8,517 0.91
Democratic George Downs 6,320 0.67
Democratic Jim McCorvey 5,080 0.54
Total votes 937,067 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic C. Farris Bryant 512,757 55.21
Democratic Doyle E. Carlton Jr. 416,052 44.79
Total votes 928,809 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • George C. Petersen
  • Emerson Rupert

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George C. Petersen 65,202 72.70
Republican Emerson Rupert 24,484 27.30
Total votes 89,686 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • C. Farris Bryant, Democratic
  • George C. Petersen, Republican

Results[edit]

1960 Florida gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic C. Farris Bryant 849,407 59.85%
Republican George C. Petersen 569,936 40.16%
Majority 279,471
Turnout 1,419,343
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Florida Handbook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-12-28.