1968 United States Senate election in Illinois

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United States Senate election in Illinois, 1968

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Nominee Everett M. Dirksen William G. Clark
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,358,947 2,073,242
Percentage 53.01% 46.59%

Senator before election

Everett M. Dirksen
Republican

Elected Senator

Everett M. Dirksen
Republican

The 1968 United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 5, 1968, to elect one of Illinois's members to the United States Senate. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator and Minority Leader Everett Dirksen won re-election to his fourth term.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • William G. Clark (D), Illinois Attorney General
  • Everett M. Dirksen (R), incumbent U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Illinois, 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everett M. Dirksen (incumbent) 2,358,947 53.01
Democratic William G. Clark 2,073,242 46.59
Socialist Labor Louis Fisher 17,542 0.39
Independent Write-in candidates 26 0.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 4,449,757 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Senatorial General Election Results - Illinois".