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1926 United States Senate election in New York

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1926 United States Senate election in New York
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← 1920 November 2, 1926 1932 →
Robert F. Wagner.jpg
James W. Wadsworth, Jr.jpg
Nominee Robert F. Wagner James W. Wadsworth Franklin W. Cristman
Party Democratic Republican Independent Republican
Alliance Prohibition
Popular vote 1,321,463 1,205,246 231,906
Percentage 46.48% 42.40% 8.16%

Senator before election

James W. Wadsworth

Elected Senator

Robert F. Wagner

The United States Senate election of 1926 in New York was held on November 2, 1926. Incumbent Republican Senator James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. ran for re-election to a third term, but was defeated by Democrat Robert F. Wagner.

Republican convention



Incumbent Senator Wadsworth was opposed by hard-line prohibitionists, who instead supported Franklin W. Cristman at the Republican Convention.[1]


1926 Republican Convention[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. (incumbent) 1,235 93.77%
Republican Franklin W. Cristman 58 4.40%
None Abstaining 23 1.75%
Republican Charles Evans Hughes 1 0.08%
Total votes 1,317 100.00%

Democratic nomination


General election


After failing to qualify for a primary election against Senator Wadsworth, Cristman announced his campaign as an independent Republican. He supported Prohibition and was opposed to Wadsworth's position as a "wet" (or anti-Prohibition) Republican.


1920 United States Senate election in New York[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert F. Wagner 1,321,463 46.48%
Republican James Wadsworth (incumbent) 1,205,246 42.40%
Independent Republican Franklin W. Cristman 231,906 8.16%
Socialist Jessie Wallace Hughan 73,412 2.58%
Communist William F. Dunne 6,444 0.23%
Socialist Labor Joseph Brandon 3,064 0.15%
Total votes 2,842,813 100.00%


  1. ^ "58 Drys Balk at Senator; ...13 Votes Also Fail Mills". The New York Times. September 29, 1926. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "NY US Senate - R Convention". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ "NY US Senate". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
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