1959 Mississippi gubernatorial election
Barnett: 50-60% 60-70% 70-80% 80-90%Gartin: 50-60% 60-70% 70-80%
|Elections in Mississippi|
The 1959 Mississippi gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1959, in order to elect the Governor of Mississippi. Incumbent Democrat James P. Coleman was term-limited, and could not run for reelection to a second term. As was common at the time, the Democratic candidate ran unopposed in the general election so therefore the Democratic primary was the real contest, and winning the primary was considered tantamount to election.
No candidate received a majority in the Democratic primary, which featured 4 contenders, so a runoff was held between the top two candidates. The runoff election was won by trial lawyer Ross Barnett, who defeated Lieutenant Governor Carroll Gartin.
|Democratic||Charles L. Sullivan||131,792||29.88|
|Democratic||Robert F. Mason||2,704||0.61|
In the general election, Barnett ran unopposed.
- "MS Governor D Primary 1959". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- Perry, Brian (October 19, 2016). "PERRY/Political circus nothing new". The Neshoba Democrat. Philadelphia, Mississippi. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
- "MS Governor D Primary Runoff 1959". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- "MS Governor 1959". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
|This Mississippi elections-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|