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 1965 New Jersey gubernatorial election was 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 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 260,240 100.00

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 332,469 100.00

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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