1966 Idaho gubernatorial election

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1966 Idaho gubernatorial election

← 1962 November 8, 1966 1970 →
  Don Samuelson.jpg Cecil D Andrus.png
Nominee Don Samuelson Cecil Andrus
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 104,586 93,744
Percentage 41.41% 37.11%

 
Nominee Perry Swisher Philip Jungert
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 30,913 23,139
Percentage 12.24% 9.16%

Governor before election

Robert E. Smylie
Republican

Elected Governor

Don Samuelson
Republican

The 1966 Idaho gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1966. Republican nominee Don Samuelson defeated Democratic nominee Cecil Andrus with 41.41% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 2, 1966.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Herndon 28,926 40.75
Democratic Cecil Andrus 27,649 38.95
Democratic William J. Dee 14,409 20.30
Total votes 70,984 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Samuelson 52,891 61.04
Republican Robert E. Smylie 33,753 38.96
Total votes 86,644 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Don Samuelson, Republican
  • Cecil Andrus, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Perry Swisher, Independent
  • Philip Jungert, Independent

Results[edit]

1966 Idaho gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Don Samuelson 104,586 41.41%
Democratic Cecil Andrus 93,744 37.11%
Independent Perry Swisher 30,913 12.24%
Independent Philip Jungert 23,139 9.16%
Majority 10,842
Turnout 252,593
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  2. ^ "America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-02-20.