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1960 Iowa gubernatorial election

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1960 Iowa gubernatorial election
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← 1958 November 8, 1960 1962 →
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Nominee Norman Erbe Edward McManus
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 645,026 592,063
Percentage 52.14% 47.86%

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County Results

Erbe:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

McManus:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Herschel Loveless

Elected Governor

Norman Erbe

The 1960 Iowa gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1960. Republican nominee Norman A. Erbe defeated Democratic nominee Edward Joseph McManus with 52.14% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 6, 1960.[1]

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward Joseph McManus 74,990 61.7
Democratic Harold Hughes 46,542 38.3
Total votes 121,532 100.00

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norman A. Erbe 81,869 36.3
Republican Jack Schroeder 75,599 33.5
Republican William H. Nicholas 68,037 30.2
Total votes 225,505 100.00

General election


  • Norman A. Erbe, Republican
  • Edward Joseph McManus, Democratic


1960 Iowa gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Norman A. Erbe 645,026 52.14%
Democratic Edward Joseph McManus 592,063 47.86%
Majority 52,963
Turnout 1,237,089
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


  1. ^ a b c "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa Primary Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1960. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1960. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
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