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United States Senate election in Virginia, 1960

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1960

November 8, 1960

 
Nominee Absalom Willis Robertson Stuart D. Baker
Party Democratic Independent Democrat
Popular vote 506,169 88,718
Percentage 81.3% 14.2%

U.S. Senator before election

Absalom Willis Robertson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Absalom Willis Robertson
Democratic

The 1960 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 8, 1960. Democratic incumbent Senator Absalom Willis Robertson defeated Independent Democrat Stuart Baker and Social Democrat Clarke Robb and was re-elected to a fourth term in office.

Results

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Absalom Willis Robertson (inc.) 506,169 81.27% +1.39
Independent Democrat Stuart D. Baker 88,718 14.24% +3.58
Social Democratic Clarke T. Robb 26,783 4.30% -5.14
Write-ins 1,150 0.18% +0.16
Majority 417,451 67.03%
Turnout 622,820
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1960election.pdf

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Preceded by
1958
Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Virginia U.S. Senate elections
1960
Absalom Willis Robertson
Succeeded by
1964
Harry F. Byrd, Jr.


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