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1968 United States Senate election in Kentucky

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1968 United States Senate election in Kentucky

← 1962 November 5, 1968 1974 →
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Nominee Marlow Cook Katherine Peden
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 484,260 448,960
Percentage 51.36% 47.62%

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County results
Cook:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80–90%
Peden:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. senator before election

Thruston Morton

Elected U.S. Senator

Marlow Cook

The 1968 United States Senate election in Kentucky took place on November 5, 1974. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Thruston Morton retired from office. Jefferson County, Kentucky Judge (the equivalent of a County Executive) Marlow Cook won the open seat.

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlow Cook 73,171 61.99%
Republican Eugene Siler 39,743 33.67%
Republican E.W. Kemp 3,104 2.63%
Republican Thurman Jerome Hamlin 2,015 1.71%
Total votes 118,033 100.00%

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Katherine Peden 86,317 42.51%
Democratic John Y. Brown 51,509 25.37%
Democratic Foster Ockerman 25,602 12.61%
Democratic Ted R. Osborn 20,049 9.88%
Democratic Others 19,560 9.63%
Total votes 203,037 100.00%

General election


1968 U.S. Senate election in Kentucky[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlow Cook 484,260 51.36%
Democratic Katherine Peden 448,960 47.62%
American Independent Duane F. Olsen 9,645 1.02%
Majority 35,300 3.74%
Turnout 942,865
Republican hold

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Interview with Edwin Foster Ockerman, Sr., January 21, 2004". Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1968" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
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