1966 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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1966 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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Nominee Clifford P. Case Warren W. Wilentz
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,278,843 788,021
Percentage 60.02% 36.98%

U.S. Senator before election

Clifford P. Case
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Clifford P. Case
Republican

The 1966 United States Senate election in New Jersey was held on November 8, 1966. Incumbent Republican Clifford P. Case defeated Democratic nominee Warren W. Wilentz with 60.02% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 13, 1966.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Warren W. Wilentz 197,428 72.73
Democratic David Frost 31,289 11.53
Democratic John J. Winberry 19,745 7.27
Democratic Clarence Coggins 16,775 6.18
Democratic Jerry Charles Burmeister 6,205 2.29
Total votes 271,442 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clifford P. Case 202,484 100.00
Total votes 202,484 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Clifford P. Case, Republican
  • Warren W. Wilentz, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Robert Lee Schlachter, Independent
  • Jules Levin, Socialist Labor

Results[edit]

1966 United States Senate election in New Jersey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Clifford P. Case 1,278,843 60.02%
Democratic Warren W. Wilentz 788,021 36.98%
Independent Robert Lee Schlachter 53,605 2.52%
Socialist Labor Jules Levin 10,218 0.48%
Majority 2,130,688
Turnout 490,822
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1966 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1966. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "1966 General Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1966. Retrieved May 4, 2019.