Texas Gubernatorial Election, 1966
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Texas Gubernatorial Election, 1966
Texas gubernatorial election, 1966

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Nominee John Connally T.E. Kennerly
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,037,517 368,025
Percentage 72.8% 25.8%

The 1966 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1966 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor John Connally was easily reelected to a third term, winning 73% of the vote to Republican T.E. Kennerly's 26%. The election is, to date, the last time that a candidate for Governor of Texas won more than 70% of the vote.



Republican Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican T.E. Kennerly 49,568 100.00%
Total votes 49,568 100.00%


Democratic Primary Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connally 932,641 74.29%
Democratic Stanley C. Woods 291,651 23.23%
Democratic Johnnie Mae Hackworthe 31,105 2.48%
Total votes 1,255,400 100.00%


General Election Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connally 1,037,517 72.76%
Republican T.E. Kennerly 368,025 25.81%
Constitution Tommye Gillespie 10,454 0.73%
Conservative Bard Logan 9,810 0.69%
Total votes 1,425,861 100.00%
Democratic hold


  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".

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