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1968 United States Senate election in Ohio

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1968 United States Senate election in Ohio

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William B. Saxbe.jpg
John J. Gilligan 89th Congress 1965.jpg
Nominee William B. Saxbe John J. Gilligan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,928,964 1,814,152
Percentage 51.53% 48.47%

Ohio Senate Election Results by County, 1968.svg
County Results

Saxbe:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Gilligan:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

Frank J. Lausche

Elected U.S. Senator

William Saxbe

The 1968 United States Senate election in Ohio took place on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Senator Frank Lausche ran for re-election to a third term, but lost the Democratic primary to U.S. Representative John J. Gilligan. In the general election, Gilligan lost to Republican Ohio Attorney General William Saxbe.

Democratic primary


Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. Gilligan 544,814 55.40%
Democratic Frank Lausche (incumbent) 438,588 44.60%
Total votes 983,402 100.00%

Republican primary


Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William B. Saxbe 575,178 82.31%
Republican William L. White 71,191 10.91%
Republican Albert Edward Payne 52,393 7.50%
Total votes 698,762 100.00%


1968 United States Senate election in Ohio[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William B. Saxbe 1,928,964 51.53% Increase13.09
Democratic John J. Gilligan 1,814,152 48.47% Decrease13.09
Independent Richard Wingerter (write-in) 2 0.00% N/A
Independent Eugene P. Okey (write-in) 1 0.00% N/A
Socialist Labor Peter M. Kapitz (write-in) 1 0.00% N/A
Total votes 3,743,120 100.0%

See also


  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - OH US Senate - D Primary Race - May 07, 1968".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - OH US Senate - R Primary Race - May 07, 1968".
  3. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1968" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 31 Dec 2020.
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - OH US Senate Race - Nov 05, 1968".
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