1958 United States Senate election in Florida

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1958 United States Senate election in Florida

← 1952 November 4, 1958 1964 →
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Nominee Spessard Holland Leland Hyzer
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 386,113 155,956
Percentage 71.23% 28.77%

Florida Senate Election Results by County, 1958.svg
County Results
Holland:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

U.S. senator before election

Spessard Holland
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Spessard Holland
Democratic

The 1962 United States Senate election in Florida was held on November 4, 1958.

After fending off a primary challenge from former Senator Claude Pepper, the incumbent Senator Spessard Holland was easily re-elected to a third term in office.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

The incumbent Senator Holland, a firm conservative, was challenged by former Senator Claude Pepper, who had been unseated in 1950. Holland had played a role in recruiting George A. Smathers to run against the liberal Pepper in that election. The two served as colleagues in the Senate from 1947 to 1951.[1]

Results[edit]

1958 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Spessard L. Holland (incumbent) 408,084 55.94%
Democratic Claude Pepper 321,377 44.06%
Total votes 729,461 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Hyzer was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Spessard Holland (incumbent) 386,113 71.23% Decrease28.59
Republican Leland Hyzer 155,956 28.77% Increase28.77
Total votes 542,069 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Egerton, John (November 29, 1981). "COURTLY CHAMPION OF AMERICA'S ELDERLY". The New York Times. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - FL US Senate - D Primary Race - Sep 09, 1958". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "FL US Senate Race". OurCampaigns. Retrieved August 15, 2019.