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United States Senate election in Virginia, 1958

 

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1958

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1958

November 4, 1958

 
Nominee Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Louise Wensel
Party Democratic Independent
Popular vote 317,221 120,224
Percentage 69.3% 26.3%

U.S. Senator before election

Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Democratic

The 1958 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 4, 1958. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. was re-elected after defeating Independent Louise Wensel and Social Democrat Clarke Robb.

Results

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Harry F. Byrd, Sr. (inc.) 317,221 69.32% -4.03%
Independent Louise Wensel 120,224 26.27% +26.27%
Social Democratic Clarke T. Robb 20,154 4.40% -7.98%
write-ins 41 0.01% -1.54%
Majority 196,997 43.05%
Turnout 457,640
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1958election.pdf
Preceded by
1954
Absalom Willis Robertson
Virginia U.S. Senate elections
1958
Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Succeeded by
1960
Absalom Willis Robertson


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