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1966 United States Senate election in Georgia

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1966 Democratic Senate primary election in Georgia

← 1960 September 14, 1966 1972 →
Richard RussellJr.jpg
Nominee Richard Russell Jr. Harry Hyde
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 596,209 61,922
Percentage 90.59% 9.41%

U.S. senator before election

Richard Russell Jr.

Elected U.S. Senator

Richard Russell Jr.

The 1966 United States Senate election in Georgia was held on November 8, 1966. Incumbent Democrat Senator Richard Russell Jr. was elected to a sixth term in office.

On September 14, Russell won the Democratic primary with 90.59% of the vote against only nominal opposition from . At this time, Georgia was a one-party state and the Democratic nomination was tantamount to victory. No Republican had run for Senate since 1932. Russell won the November general election without an opponent.

Russell did not complete his term; he died in January 1971.

Democratic primary



1966 Senate Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Russell Jr. 596,209 90.59%
Democratic Harry Hyde 61,922 9.41%
Total votes 666,910 100.00

General election

1966 United States Senate election[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Richard Russell Jr. 631,002 99.95% Increase0.01
Write-in All others 328 0.05% Decrease0.01
Total votes 631,330 100.00%


  1. ^ "GA US Senate – D Primary". Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. ^ "GA US Senate". Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1966" (PDF). Retrieved 12 May 2020.
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