1967 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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1967 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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Nominee Louie Nunn Henry Ward
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 454,123 425,674
Percentage 51.20% 47.99%

Governor before election

Ned Breathitt
Democratic

Elected Governor

Louie Nunn
Republican

The 1967 Kentucky gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1967. Republican nominee Louie Nunn defeated Democratic nominee Henry Ward with 51.20% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 23, 1967.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Ward 207,797 52.36
Democratic Happy Chandler 111,782 28.17
Democratic Harry Lee Waterfield 42,583 10.73
Democratic David Trapp 17,635 4.44
Democratic J.D. Buckman 7,660 1.93
Democratic Helen Breeden 2,464 0.62
Democratic William Shires 1,905 0.48
Democratic Jesse N.R. Cecil 1,748 0.44
Democratic Wilton Benge Cupp 1,739 0.44
Democratic W.E. Day 1,525 0.38
Total votes 396,838 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louie Nunn 90,216 50.39
Republican Marlow Cook 86,397 48.26
Republican Thurman Jerome Hamlin 2,419 1.35
Total votes 179,032 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Louie Nunn, Republican
  • Henry Ward, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Christian Glanz, Independent

Results[edit]

1967 Kentucky gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Louie Nunn 454,123 51.20%
Democratic Henry Ward 425,674 47.99%
Independent Christian Glanz 7,149 0.81%
Majority 27,649
Turnout 886,146
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-03-05.