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1946 United States Senate election in Texas

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1946 United States Senate election in Texas

← 1940 November 5, 1946 1952 →
Nominee Tom Connally Murray Sells
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 336,931 43,750
Percentage 88.51% 11.49%

U.S. senator before election

Tom Connally

Elected U.S. Senator

Tom Connally

The 1946 United States Senate election in Texas was held on November 5, 1946. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Connally was re-elected to his fourth term in office, with only minor opposition in the Democratic primary and general elections.

Democratic primary


  • Tom Connally, incumbent U.S. Senator since 1929
  • Arlon Barton Davis, perennial candidate and son of former U.S. Representative James "Cyclone" Davis
  • Floyd E. Ryan
  • Terrell Sledge
  • Charles L. Somerville


1946 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Connally 823,818 75.40%
Democratic Floyd E. Ryan 85,292 7.81%
Democratic Arlon Barton Davis 74,252 6.80%
Democratic Terrell Sledge 66,947 6.13%
Democratic Charles L. Somerville 42,290 3.87%
Total votes 1,092,599 100.00%

General election


1946 United States Senate election in Texas[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tom Connally (incumbent) 336,931 88.51% Decrease7.73
Republican Murray C. Sells 43,750 11.49% Increase13.29
Total votes 380,681 100.00%
Democratic hold

See also


  1. ^ "Our Campaigns – TX US Senate – D Primary Race – July 27, 1946".
  2. ^ Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (1947). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1946" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns – TX US Senate Race – Nov 04, 1946".

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