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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 06, 1956 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 06, 1956 - 06:00pm Central
Term Start January 01, 1957 - 12:00pm
Term End January 01, 1959 - 12:00pm
Turnout 94.16% Registered 49.89% Total Population
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Last ModifiedRBH April 08, 2017 03:13am
Data SourcesAmerica Votes, Vol 24, Scammon, p. 216

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/1954
NameChristian A. Herter Votes985,339 (51.76%)
Term01/01/1955 - 01/01/1957 Margin75,252 (+3.95%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/1958
NameFoster Furcolo Votes1,067,020 (56.19%)
Term01/01/1959 - 01/01/1961 Margin248,557 (+13.09%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 18, 1956 MA Governor- D Primary Foster Furcolo D 489,556
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Name Treasurer Foster Furcolo Lt. Gov. Sumner G. Whittier Henning A. Blomen Mark R. Shaw (W) Scattering  
PartyDemocratic Republican Socialist Labor Prohibition  
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Certified Votes1,234,618 (52.76%) 1,096,759 (46.87%) 5,799 (0.25%) 2,692 (0.12%) 16 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -137,859 (-5.89%) -1,228,819 (-52.52%) -1,231,926 (-52.65%) -1,234,602 (-52.76%)  
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