United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1968

United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1968
November 5, 1968

Nominee Richard Schweiker Joseph S. Clark, Jr.
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,399,762 2,117,662
Percentage 51.9% 45.8%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Joseph S. Clark, Jr.

Elected U.S. Senator

Richard Schweiker

The 1968 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Joseph S. Clark, Jr. sought re-election to another term, but was defeated by Republican nominee Richard Schweiker.

Major candidates




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Richard Schweiker 2,399,762 51.90
Democratic Joseph S. Clark, Jr. (incumbent) 2,117,662 45.80
Constitution Frank W. Gaydosh 96,742 2.09
Socialist Labor Benson Perry 7,198 0.16
Socialist Workers Pearl Chertov 2,743 0.06
N/A Other 111 0.00


  1. "Statistics of the Congressional and Presidential Election of November 5, 1968" (PDF). Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
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