George H. McLain


George H. McLain

George H. McLain was a United States Democratic politician from California.

He is best known for running in California's democratic presidential primary in 1960. He was the only opponent of the heavily favored favorite son candidate, Governor Pat Brown.

McLain lost to Brown, but, because of the large number of votes cast in California, and the small overall number of primaries, he finished third in total number of votes casted in democratic primaries, just behind eventual nominee John F. Kennedy and Brown, even though he ran only in California.

McLain also ran twice for the United States Senate: as a write-in Democrat in 1946 (special election) and for his party's nomination 1964, losing both times.

Electoral history

California special United States Senate election, 1946 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=24094 Our Campaigns - CA US Senate Special Race - Nov 05, 1946 ] ] :
* William F. Knowland (R) (inc.) - 425,273 (74.31%)
* Will Rogers, Jr. (D) (write-in) - 90,723 (15.85%)
* George H. McLain (D) (write-in) - 17,883 (3.13%)
* Ellis E. Patterson (D) (write-in) - 3,889 (0.68%)
* Douglas Corrigan (Prohibition) (write-in) - 2,464 (0.43%)
* Vic Paulsen (I) (write-in) - 1,616 (0.28%)
* Others write-ins - 26,328 (4.60%)

Democratic presidential primary in California, 1960 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=35944 Our Campaigns - CA US President - D Primary Race - Jun 07, 1960 ] ]
* Pat Brown - 1,354,031 (67.69%)
* George H. McLain - 646,387 (32.31%)

Democratic Party (United States) presidential primaries, 1960 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=55200 Our Campaigns - US President - D Primaries Race - Feb 01, 1960 ] ]
* John F. Kennedy - 1,847,259 (31.43%)
* Pat Brown - 1,354,031 (23.04%)
* George H. McLain - 646,387 (11.00%)
* Hubert Humphrey - 590,410 (10.05%)
* George Smathers - 322,235 (5.48%)
* Michael DiSalle - 315,312 (5.37%)
* Unpledged delegates - 241,958 (4.12%)
* Wayne Morse - 147,262 (2.51%)
* Adlai Stevenson - 51,833 (0.88%)

Democratic primaries for U.S. Senate, 1964 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=382924 Our Campaigns - CA US Senate - D Primary Race - Jun 02, 1964 ] ] :
* Pierre Salinger - 1,177,517 (44.26%)
* Alan Cranston - 1,037,748 (39.01%)
* George H. McLain - 180,405 (6.78%)
* Clair Engle (inc.) - 119,967 (4.51%)
* Lynn W. Johnston - 43,744 (1.64%)
* Walter R. Buchanan - 24,093 (0.91%)
* Harold E. Fields - 16,061 (0.60%)
* Demos Cordiero - 15,696 (0.59%)
* Mark Morris - 12,357 (0.46%)
* Emanuel Braude - 10,064 (0.38%)
* Henry A. Mermel - 6,092 (0.23%)

Notes

External links

* [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=15885 OurCampaign.com profile]


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