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Texas Gubernatorial Election, 1962
Texas gubernatorial election, 1962
Texas
1960 November 6, 1962 1964 ->
  John Connally.jpg No image.svg
Nominee John Connally Jack Cox
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 847,038 715,025
Percentage 54.0% 45.6%

The 1962 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1962 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor Price Daniel was running for reelection to a fourth term, but was defeated in the primary by John Connally. Although Connally was easily elected, Republican Jack Cox's 46% of the vote was the highest received by any Republican candidate for governor since George C. Butte in 1924.

Primaries

Republican

Republican Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Cox 99,170 86.01%
Republican Roy Whittenburg 16,136 13.99%
Total votes 115,306 100.00%

Democratic

Democratic Primary Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connally 431,498 29.82%
Democratic Don Yarborough 317,986 21.97%
Democratic Price Daniel (Inc.) 248,524 17.17%
Democratic Will Wilson 171,617 11.86%
Democratic Marshall Formby 139,094 9.61%
Democratic Edwin A. Walker 138,387 9.56%
Total votes 1,447,115 100.00%
Democratic Runoff Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connally 565,174 51.18%
Democratic Don Yarborough 538,924 48.88%
Total votes 1,104,306 100.00%

Results

General Election Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connally 847,038 53.98%
Republican Jack Cox 715,025 45.57%
Constitution Jack Carswell 7,125 0.45%
Total votes 1,569,198 100.00%
Democratic hold

References


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