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1934 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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1934 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1932 November 6, 1934 (1934-11-06) 1936 →
Turnout34.90% (total pop.)Decrease
 
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Nominee James Michael Curley Gaspar G. Bacon Frank Goodwin
Party Democratic Republican Equal Tax
Popular vote 736,463 627,413 94,141
Percentage 49.65% 42.30% 6.35%

Governor before election

Joseph B. Ely
Democratic

Elected Governor

James Michael Curley
Democratic

Gubernatorial elections were held in Massachusetts on November 6, 1934.

Democratic Mayor of Boston James Michael Curley was elected to his only term as Governor of Massachusetts.

Democratic primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results

1934 Democratic gubernatorial primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Michael Curley 280,405 64.13%
Democratic Charles H. Cole 129,025 29.51%
Democratic Frank A. Goodwin 27,820 6.36%
Write-in All others 2 0.00%
Total votes 437,252 100.00%

Lt. Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results

1934 Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph L. Hurley 234,357 59.51%
Democratic Francis E. Kelly 159,478 40.49%
Write-in All others 2 0.00%
Total votes 393,837 100.00%

Republican primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared
  • Gaspar G. Bacon, Lieutenant Governor
  • Frank A. Goodwin, former Registrar of Motor Vehicles (also running as a Democrat)

Results

1934 Republican gubernatorial primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gaspar G. Bacon 229,544 63.26%
Republican Frank A. Goodwin 133,260 36.73%
Write-in All others 43 0.01%
Total votes 362,847 100.00%

Lt. Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results

Haigis was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

1934 Republican lieutenant gubernatorial primary[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John W. Haigis 316,304 100.00%
Write-in All others 12 0.00%
Total votes 316,316 100.00%

Independents and third parties

Communist

  • Edward Rand Stevens, candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1924

Equal Tax

  • Frank Goodwin, former Registrar of Motor Vehicles

After losing both the Democratic and Republican primaries, Goodwin entered the general election as an independent on the "Equal Tax" platform.

Prohibition

  • Freeman W. Follett, resident of Haverhill

Socialist

Socialist Labor

General election

Results

1934 Massachusetts gubernatorial election[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic James Michael Curley 825,479 49.65% Decrease3.11
Republican Gaspar G. Bacon 704,576 42.30% Decrease5.88
Equal Tax Frank A. Goodwin 94,141 6.35% N/A
Socialist Alfred B. Lewis 12,282 0.83% Increase0.16
Socialist Labor John W. Aiken 5,803 0.39% Increase0.15
Communist Edward Rand Stevens 4,137 0.28% Decrease0.11
Prohibition Freeman W. Follett 2,990 0.20% Increase0.20
Write-in All others 36 0.00% Decrease0.01
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Election Statistics 1934, p. 86.
  2. ^ Election Statistics 1934, p. 89.
  3. ^ Election Statistics 1934, p. 168.
  4. ^ Election Statistics 1934, p. 171.
  5. ^ "MA Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  6. ^ Election Statistics 1934, p. 245.

Bibliography

Frederic W. Cook, Secretary of the Commonwealth (1934). Election Statistics, 1933–34. Boston, MA.

See also

This page was last edited on 27 October 2019, at 18:32
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