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United States Senate election in New York, 1968

United States Senate election in New York, 1968

November 5, 1968

Nominee Jacob K. Javits Paul O'Dwyer James L. Buckley
Party Republican Democratic Conservative
Popular vote 3,269,772 2,150,695 1,139,402
Percentage 49.68% 32.68% 17.31%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jacob K. Javits

Elected U.S. Senator

Jacob K. Javits

The 1968 United States Senate election in New York was held on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jacob Javits won against Democratic challenger Ramsey Clark and Conservative Party challenger James Buckley in a three way election.

Major candidates


  • Jacob K. Javits, incumbent U.S. Senator since 1957 and former U.S. Congressman (1947–1954)

While Javits did not face any challengers for the Republican nomination, he did face a minor one when seeking the Liberal Party of New York's nomination.

Liberal Party Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jacob K. Javits 10,277 72.14%
Liberal Murray Baron 3,969 27.86%
Totals 14,246 100.00%


Democratic Party Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul O'Dwyer 275,877 36.14%
Democratic Eugene Nickerson 257,639 33.75%
Democratic Joseph Y. Resnick 229,893 30.11%
Totals 763,409 100.00%



General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jacob K. Javits 2,810,836
Liberal Jacob K. Javits 458,936
total Jacob K. Javits 3,269,772 49.68 - 7.70
Democratic Paul O'Dwyer 2,150,695 32.68 - 7.46
Conservative James Buckley 1,139,402 17.31 + 15.27
Peace and Freedom Herman Ferguson 8,775 0.13 + 0.13
Socialist Labor John Emanuel 7,964 0.12 - 0.02
Socialist Workers Hedda Garza 4,979 0.08 - 0.23


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