1958 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

The United States Senate election of 1958 in Massachusetts was held on November 4, 1958. Democratic incumbent John F. Kennedy was reelected to a second six-year term, defeating Republican candidate Vincent J. Celeste.

1958 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

November 4, 1958
 
Nominee John F. Kennedy Vincent Celeste
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,362,926 488,318
Percentage 73.20% 26.23%

Municipal results

U.S. Senator before election

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Senator Kennedy was unopposed for renomination.

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Vincent J. Celeste, Boston attorney

Results

Celeste was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Independents and third parties

Socialist Labor

  • Lawrence Gilfedder, perennial candidate

Prohibition

General election

Results

Democratic incumbent John F. Kennedy defeated Republican opponent Vincent J. Celeste by a margin of 874,608 votes; this represented the largest margin of victory in Massachusetts politics.[1]

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1958 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John F. Kennedy (incumbent) 1,362,926 73.20
Republican Vincent J. Celeste 488,318 26.23
Socialist Labor Lawrence Gilfedder 5,457 0.29
Prohibition Mark R. Shaw 5,335 0.29
Democratic hold

References


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