U.S. Senate, 1964 Election

Primary Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Date: September 8, 1964
Cycle: 1964
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Eugene J. McCarthy Incumbent Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 245,068 90.47 +85.10
Russell H. Underdahl Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 14,551 5.37
Joseph Nowak Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 11,267 4.16

Senator McCarthy was renominated for a second term.

Underdahl was a home furnishings company executive from Arden Hills and a GOP candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1954 and 1960.

Nowak was a retired grocer from Minneapolis who ran for Mayor of Minneapolis multiple times.


  • State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1965-1966 (p. 398-401).