United States gubernatorial elections, 1967

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1967

← 1966 November 7, 1967
February 6, 1968 (LA)
1968 →

3 state governorships

  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 25 governorships 25 governorships
Seats before 25 25
Seats after 26 24
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1

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  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in November 1967, in three states.

In Kentucky, Edward T. Breathitt wasn't allowed to run for a second term under the term limits rule at the time, a rule that was changed in 1992.[1]

In Mississippi, Paul B. Johnson, Jr. was also not eligible to run for a second term, a rule that was changed in the mid-1980s.[2]

In Louisiana, John McKeithen was the first governor to serve two consecutive terms. The primary for his second term was on November 4, 1967, and the actual election was on February 6, 1968, with no Republican opposition.[3][4][5]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing candidates
Kentucky Edward T. Breathitt Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Louie B. Nunn Republican 51.20%
Henry Ward (Democratic) 47.99%
Christian Glanz (Conservative) 0.81%
[6]
Louisiana John McKeithen Democratic Re-elected 100% in the general election[5] (Democratic primary results)
John McKeithen 80.64%
John R. Rarick 17.34%
Cy D.F. Courtney 0.84%
Frank Joseph Ahern 0.69%
A. Roswell Thompson 0.49%
[7]
Mississippi Paul B. Johnson, Jr. Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory John Bell Williams (Democratic) 70.27%
Rubel L. Phillips (Republican) 29.73%
[8]

References

  1. ^ "Kentucky Constitution Section 71". Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Gov.-elect Bryant's 8 appointments could impact college board". 22 November 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  3. ^ Honan, William (5 June 1999). "J. J. McKeithen, 81, Governor Of Louisiana, 1964 to 1972". nytimes.com. New York Times. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  4. ^ "LA Governor D Primary". Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b "LA Governor". Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  6. ^ "KY Governor". Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  7. ^ "LA Governor – D Primary". Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  8. ^ "MS Governor". Retrieved 3 November 2013.
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