1960 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1960

← 1954 November 8, 1960 1966 →
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Nominee Hubert H. Humphrey P. Kenneth Peterson
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 884,168 648,586
Percentage 57.53% 42.20%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Hubert H. Humphrey
DFL

Elected U.S. Senator

Hubert H. Humphrey
DFL

The 1960 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 8, 1960. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey defeated Republican Minneapolis Mayor P. Kenneth Peterson, to win a third 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) 289,525 100.00%
Total votes 289,525 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican P. Kenneth Peterson 256,641 89.46%
Republican James Malcolm Williams 30,242 10.54%
Total votes 286,883 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Hubert H. Humphrey (Incumbent) 884,168 57.53%
Republican P. Kenneth Peterson 648,586 42.20%
Socialist Workers Carl Feingold 4,085 0.27%
Total votes 1,536,839 100.00%
Majority 235,582 15.33%
DFL hold

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