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1940 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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1940 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

← 1934 November 5, 1940 1946 →
 
Sen. David I. Walsh 1939 (cropped).jpg
1935 Henry Parkman senator Massachusetts (cropped).png
Nominee David I. Walsh Henry Parkman Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,088,838 838,122
Percentage 55.61% 42.83%

Senator before election

David I. Walsh
Democratic

Elected Senator

David I. Walsh
Democratic

The United States Senate election of 1940 in Massachusetts was held on November 5, 1940, with Democratic incumbent David I. Walsh defeating his challengers.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Senator Walsh was unopposed for renomination.

1940 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David I. Walsh (incumbent) 286,468 99.96%
Write-in 101 0.04%
None Blank votes 103,981
Turnout 390,550 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Parkman was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

1940 Republican U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Parkman Jr. 274,628 99.99%
Write-in 30 0.01%
None Blank votes 72,707
Turnout 347,365 100.00%

Independents and third parties

  • George L. Thompson, candidate for Governor in 1938 (Prohibition)
  • Philip Frankfeld (Communist)
  • George Lyman Paine, Episcopal priest, and son of philanthropist Robert Treat Paine (Socialist)
  • Horace I. Hillis, perennial candidate (Socialist Labor)

General election

Results

194 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David I. Walsh 1,088,838 55.64% Decrease3.75
Republican Henry Parkman Jr. 838,122 42.38% Increase5.00
Prohibition George L. Thompson 9,632 0.49% Decrease0.23
Communist Philip Frankfeld 9,465 0.48% Increase0.08
Socialist George Lyman Paine 6,876 0.35% Decrease1.19
Socialist Labor Horace I. Hillis 4,133 0.21% Decrease0.36
None Blank votes 105,192
Total votes 2,062,281 100.00%

References

  1. ^ Election Statistics, 1952.
  2. ^ Election Statistics, 1952.
  3. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=147416


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