1968 Missouri gubernatorial election

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1968

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Nominee Warren E. Hearnes Lawrence K. Roos
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,072,805 691,797
Percentage 60.80% 39.20%

Governor before election

Warren E. Hearnes

Elected Governor

Warren E. Hearnes

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1968 was Missouri's 42nd gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 5, 1968, and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, incumbent Governor Warren E. Hearnes, over the Republican candidate, St. Louis County Executive Lawrence K. Roos.


1968 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Warren E. Hearnes (incumbent) 1,072,805 60.80 -1.26
Republican Lawrence K. Roos 691,797 39.20 +1.26
Majority 381,008 21.60 -2.52
Turnout 1,764,402 40.85 -0.58
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ "MO Governor Race – Nov 05, 1968". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
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