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1944 United States Senate election in California

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1944 United States Senate election in California

← 1938 November 7, 1944 1950 →
 
SDowney.jpg
Nominee Sheridan Downey Frederick F. Houser
Party Democratic Republican
Alliance Prohibition
Popular vote 1,728,155 1,576,553
Percentage 52.29% 47.71%

U.S. senator before election

Sheridan Downey
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Sheridan Downey
Democratic

The 1944 United States Senate election in California was held on November 7, 1944.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Sheridan Downey was re-elected to a second term in office over Republican Lieutenant Governor Frederick F. Houser.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

1944 Democratic U.S. Senate primary results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheridan Downey (inc.) 510,069 54.75%
Republican Frederick F. Houser (cross-filing) 132,376 14.21%
Republican William G. Bonelli (cross-filing) 60,080 6.45%
Republican Philip Bancroft (cross-filing) 53,094 5.70%
Republican Charles G. Johnson (cross-filing) 45,325 4.87%
Unknown[a] Jack B. Tenney 40,859 4.39%
Democratic Irene M. Dockweiler 39,364 4.23%
Unknown Justus F. Craemer 23,167 2.49%
Unknown John J. Taheney 13,898 1.49%
Democratic John S. Crowder 9,292 1.00%
Republican Roland C. Casad (cross-filing) 4,106 0.44%
Total votes 931,630 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

1944 Republican U.S. Senate primary[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frederick F. Houser 315,828 43.99%
Democratic Sheridan Downey (inc.) (cross-filing) 119,412 16.63%
Republican Philip Bancroft 106,463 14.83%
Republican William G. Bonelli 54,078 7.53%
Republican Charles G. Johnson 48,014 6.69%
Unknown Justus F. Craemer 41,786 5.82%
Unknown[a] Jack B. Tenney 19,341 2.69%
Unknown John J. Taheney 6,953 0.97%
Republican Alonzo J. Riggs 3,446 0.48%
Republican Roland C. Casad 2,629 0.37%
Total votes 717,950 100.00

Prohibition primary

Candidates

Results

1944 Prohibition U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frederick F. Houser 196 50.78%
Democratic Sheridan Downey (inc.) (cross-filing) 190 49.22%
Total votes 386 100.00%

General election

Results

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Sheridan Downey 1,728,155 52.29% Decrease2.14
Republican Frederick F. Houser 1,576,553 47.71% Decrease3.04
Total votes 3,304,708 100.00%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "State of California statement of vote". Sacramento : Secretary of State. June 20, 1940 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ "CA US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  3. ^ "CA US Senate - R Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - CA US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1944". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

Notes

  1. ^ a b It is unclear whether Tenney was a member of the Republican or Democratic Party at this point. He was elected as a Democratic candidate in 1938, but also won the Republican primary. At some point, he switched to the Republican Party.
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