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1946 United States Senate election in Connecticut

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1946 United States Senate election in Connecticut

← 1940 November 5, 1946 1950 (special) →
 
Raymond Earl Baldwin.jpg
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Nominee Raymond E. Baldwin Joseph M. Tone
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 381,328 276,424
Percentage 55.84% 40.48%

U.S. senator before election

Thomas C. Hart
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Raymond E. Baldwin
Republican

Two United States Senate elections in Connecticut were held on November 5, 1946 to determine the next United States Senator from Connecticut. One election determined who would complete the remainder of deceased Senator Francis T. Maloney's term and the other was for the regularly-scheduled term from 1947 to 1953.

Republican Governor of Connecticut Raymond E. Baldwin won both elections. In the special election, he defeated former Governor Wilbur Cross. In the regularly-scheduled election, Baldwin defeated Democratic Assistant Secretary of Labor Joseph Tone.

Background

Senator Maloney died on January 16, 1945. Former Admiral Thomas C. Hart was appointed to serve in his place as Senator until a duly-elected successor could be named.

Special election

Candidates

Results

1946 U.S. Senate special election in Connecticut[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raymond E. Baldwin 378,707 55.77%
Democratic Wilbur L. Cross 278,188 40.97%
Socialist Frederick C. Smedley 22,164 3.26%
Total votes 679,059 100.00%

General election

Candidates

  • John W. Aiken (Socialist Labor)
  • Raymond Baldwin, Governor of Connecticut (Republican)
  • Frederic C. Smedley (Socialist)
  • Joseph Tone, former Assistant Secretary of Labor (Democratic)

Results

1946 U.S. Senate election in Connecticut[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raymond E. Baldwin 381,328 55.84%
Democratic Joseph M. Tone 276,424 40.48%
Socialist Frederick C. Smedley 22,012 3.22%
Socialist Labor John W. Aiken 3,156 0,46%
Total votes 682,920 100.00%

Aftermath

Senator Hart resigned his seat that day, and Baldwin assumed the seat on December 27. Baldwin himself resigned in December 1949 to join the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors.

References


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