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1964 Florida gubernatorial election

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1964 Florida gubernatorial election

← 1960 November 3, 1964 1966 →
 
Nominee W. Haydon Burns Charles R. Holley
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 933,554 686,297
Percentage 56.12% 41.26%

County results
Burns:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Holley:      50-60%

Governor before election

C. Farris Bryant
Democratic

Elected Governor

W. Haydon Burns
Democratic

The 1964 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1964. Democratic nominee W. Haydon Burns defeated Republican nominee Charles R. Holley with 56.12% of the vote.

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Primary elections

Primary elections were held on May 5 and 26, 1964.

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic W. Haydon Burns 312,453 27.51
Democratic Robert King High 207,280 18.25
Democratic Scott Kelly 205,078 18.06
Democratic Fred Bud Dickinson 184,865 16.28
Democratic John E. Mathews 140,210 12.34
Democratic Frederick B. Karl 85,953 7.57
Total votes 1,135,839 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[3][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic W. Haydon Burns 648,093 58.20