1963 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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1963 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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  Ned-Breathitt-at-desk.jpg Louie-Nunn.jpg
Nominee Ned Breathitt Louie Nunn
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 449,551 436,496
Percentage 50.74% 49.26%

Governor before election

Bert Combs
Democratic

Elected Governor

Ned Breathitt
Democratic

The 1963 Kentucky gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1963. Democratic nominee Ned Breathitt defeated Republican nominee Louie Nunn with 50.74% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 28, 1963.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ned Breathitt 318,858 53.76
Democratic Happy Chandler 256,451 43.24
Democratic Mary Louise Foust 13,416 2.26
Democratic Wilton Benge Cupp 4,387 0.74
Total votes 593,112 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louie Nunn 77,455 88.53
Republican Jesse N. R. Cecil 10,039 11.47
Total votes 87,494 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Ned Breathitt, Democratic
  • Louie Nunn, Republican

Results[edit]

1963 Kentucky gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ned Breathitt 449,551 50.74%
Republican Louie Nunn 436,496 49.26%
Majority 13,055
Turnout 886,047
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-09.