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Texas Gubernatorial Election, 1968
Texas gubernatorial election, 1968

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Nominee Preston Smith Paul Eggers
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,662,019 1,254,333
Percentage 57.0% 43.0%

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Results by County

The 1968 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1968, to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor John Connally did not run for reelection to a fourth term, so the election pitted Democrat Preston Smith against Republican Paul Eggers. Smith was easily elected, winning 57% of the vote to Eggers' 43%.

Primaries

Republican

Republican Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Eggers 65,501 62.52%
Republican John Trice 28,849 27.54%
Republican Wallace Sisk 10,415 9.94%
Total votes 104,765 100.00%

Democratic

Democratic Primary Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Yarborough 421,607 24.08%
Democratic Preston Smith 386,875 22.10%
Democratic Waggoner Carr 257,543 14.71%
Democratic Dolph Briscoe 225,686 12.89%
Democratic Eugene Locke 218,118 12.46%
Democratic John Hill 154,908 8.85%
Democratic Pat O'Daniel 47,912 2.74%
Democratic Edward L. Whittenburg 22,957 1.31%
Democratic Alfonso Veloz 9,562 0.55%
Democratic Johnnie Mae Hackwhorthe 5,484 0.31%
Total votes 1,750,652 100.00%
Democratic Runoff Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Preston Smith 767,490 55.27%
Democratic Don Yarborough 621,226 44.73%
Total votes 1,388,716 100.00%

Results

General Election Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Preston Smith 1,662,019 56.99%
Republican Paul Eggers 1,254,333 43.01%
Total votes 2,916,352 100.00%
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".

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