1966 United States Senate election in Tennessee

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1966 United States Senate election in Tennessee

← 1964 (special) November 8, 1966 1972 →
  Howard Baker photo.jpg Frank Goad Clement Tennessee Governor.jpg
Nominee Howard Baker Frank G. Clement
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 483,063 383,843
Percentage 55.72% 44.28%

Senator before election

Ross Bass
Democratic

Elected Senator

Howard Baker
Republican

The 1966 United States Senate election in Tennessee was held on November 8, 1966, concurrently with other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Republican Howard Baker won the election, defeating Tennessee Governor Frank G. Clement. Baker was the first Republican from Tennessee to win a Senate Seat since the Reconstruction.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard Baker 112,617 75.74%
Republican Kenneth Roberts 36,043 24.24%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank G. Clement 384,322 51.22%
Democratic Ross Bass 366,079 48.78%

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard Baker 483,063 55.72%
Democratic Frank G. Clement 383,843 44.28%

See also[edit]

1966 United States Senate elections

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - TN US Senate - R Primary Race - Aug 04, 1966". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - TN US Senate - D Primary Race - Aug 04, 1966". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ Cook, Rhodes (15 January 2019). "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State". CQ Press – via Google Books.