Governor Albert Rosellini narrowly defeats Republican challenger Lloyd Andrews, 50.34 percent (611,987 votes) to 48.87 percent (594,122 votes). Seventh District Congressman Don Magnuson defeats Republican challenger John Stender by an even smaller margin, winning a recount by only 139 votes. Republican House incumbents Thomas M. Pelly (1902-1973) in the First District, Jack Westland (1904-1982) in the Second, Catherine May (b. 1914) in the Fourth, Walt Horan (1898-1966) in the Fifth, and Thor C. Tollefson (1901-1982) in the Sixth, win re-election by more comfortable margins. In Southwest Washington's Third District, Democrat Julia Butler Hansen (1907-1988) defeats Republican Dale M. Nordquist in the race to replace Republican Russell V. Mack (1891-1960), who died in office.