New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1965

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1965

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Nominee Richard J. Hughes Wayne Dumont
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,279,568 915,996
Percentage 57.4% 41.1%

Governor before election

Richard J. Hughes
Democratic

Elected Governor

Richard J. Hughes
Democratic

The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 1965 was a race for Governor of New Jersey held on November 2, 1965. Incumbent Democrat Richard J. Hughes defeated Republican nominee Wayne Dumont with 57.39% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on Tuesday June 1, 1965.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard J. Hughes 236,518 90.89
Democratic William H. Clark 23,722 9.12
Total votes 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne Dumont 167,402 50.35
Republican Charles W. Sandman, Jr. 154,491 46.47
Republican Harold P. Poeschel 10,576 3.18
Total votes 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

  • Richard J. Hughes, Democratic
  • Wayne Dumont, Republican

Other candidates

  • Robert Lee Schlachter, Conservative
  • Christopher C. Vespucci, Veterans Choice
  • Julius Levin, Socialist Labor Party of America
  • Ruth F. Shiminsky, Socialist Workers

Results

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1965[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Richard J. Hughes 1,279,568 57.39%
Republican Wayne Dumont 915,996 41.08%
Independent Robert Lee Schlachter 20,753 0.93%
Independent Christopher C. Vespucci 5,378 0.24%
Socialist Labor Julius Levin 4,669 0.21%
Socialist Workers Ruth F. Shiminsky 3,219 0.14%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Candidates for the Office of Governor - State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1965. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1965. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
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