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Parents > United States > Oregon > Senate Class II
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1966 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 08, 1966 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 08, 1966 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1967 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1973 - 12:00pm
Turnout 38.73% Total Population
ContributorMr. Techno
Last ModifiedRBH January 04, 2018 08:02pm
Data SourcesDubin, p. 657. Dubin has the wrong Democratic nominee (Robert B. Holmes). I checked the New York Times, which ran a story on 11/6/1966 about the Hatfield surge at the end of the campaign.
Oregon Votes: 1858-1972
Description This race was one of the surprises of 1966. Gov. Hatfield began the race far behind in the polls. Sen. Morse recruited Howard Morgan to run in the primary on the Democratic ticket as a specifically anti-Vietnam War candidate to counter Robert Duncan, a supporter of Pres. Johnson's Vietnam policy. Duncan won the primary easily and becam the immediate favorite in the general election race. However, just before the election, Pres. Johnson cancelled an appearance with Duncan and Hatfield managed to win by a narrow margin.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1960
NameMaurine Neuberger Votes412,757 (54.61%)
Term01/08/1961 - 01/03/1967 Margin69,748 (+9.23%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/07/1972
NameMark O. Hatfield Votes494,671 (53.72%)
Term01/03/1973 - 01/03/1979 Margin69,635 (+7.56%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
May 24, 1966 OR US Senate - D Primary Robert B. Duncan D 259,151
May 24, 1966 OR US Senate - R Primary Mark O. Hatfield R 235,542
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Name Gov. Mark O. Hatfield Rep. Robert B. Duncan (W) Write-In  
PartyRepublican Democratic Nonpartisan  
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Certified Votes354,391 (51.73%) 330,374 (48.23%) 302 (0.04%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -24,017 (-3.51%) -354,089 (-51.69%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $--  
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Entry Date -- -- 06/01/1966  
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