1918 United States Senate elections

The 1918 United States Senate elections were held throughout 1918,[a] the midpoint of Woodrow Wilson's second term as President of the United States. Republicans gained a slim 2-seat control after picking up a net 6 seats (4 in general elections and 2 in special elections).

1918 United States Senate elections

← 1916 November 5, 1918[a] 1920 →

38 of the 96 seats in the United States Senate
48 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Henry Cabot Lodge c1916.jpg Oscar W. Underwood.jpg
Leader Henry Cabot Lodge
(unofficial)
Oscar Underwood
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since March 4, 1919 April 27, 1920
Leader's seat Massachusetts Alabama
Seats before 43 53
Seats after 49 47
Seat change Increase 6 Decrease 6
Seats up 17 24
Seats won 23 18

1918 United States Senate elections results map.svg
Results of the elections:
     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold
     No election

Majority Leader before election

Thomas S. Martin
(as Conference Chairman)
Democratic

Elected Majority Leader

Henry Cabot Lodge
(Unofficial)
Republican

The change in control meant that the Republicans could deny entry of the United States into the League of Nations. American participation in this new international institution was the centerpiece of Wilson's post-war foreign policy.

It was the first election in which all Class 2 senators were subject to direct or popular election following the enactment of the Seventeenth Amendment, making them the final class under the old system.

Gains and lossesEdit

Republicans gained seven seats:

Democrats gained one seat:

Party divisionEdit

These numbers represent composition at the March 4, 1919 start of the 66th United States Congress. Composition often changes due to deaths, resignations, or party shifting.

  • Majority Party: Republican (49 seats)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (47 seats)
  • Other Parties: 0
  • Total Seats: 96

Source: United States Senate Official Website

Change in compositionEdit

Before the electionsEdit

  D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11 D10 D9
D19 D20 D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28
D38
Kan.
Ran
D37
Ill.
Ran
D36
Idaho
Ran
D35
Ga.
Ran
D34
Del.
Ran
D33
Colo.
Ran
D32
Ark.
Ran
D31
Ala.
Ran
D30 D29
D39
La. (reg)
Ran
D40
La. (sp)
Ran
D41
Mo. (sp)
Ran
D42
Mont.
Ran
D43
Nev. (sp)
Ran
D44
N.H. (reg)
Retired
D45
N.C.
Ran
D46
Okla.
Ran
D47
S.C. (reg) &
S.C. (sp)
Ran
D48
Tenn.
Ran
Majority → D49
Va.
Ran
R39
N.J. (sp)
Ran
N.J. (reg)
Retired
R40
N.M.
Ran
R41
Ore. (sp)
Retired
Ore. (reg)
Ran
R42
R.I.
Ran
R43
S.D.
Ran
R44
Texas
Ran
R45
W.Va.
Retired
D51
Wyo.
Ran
D50
Wis.
Died
R38
N.H. (sp)
Retired
R37
Neb.
Ran
R36
Miss.
Ran
R35
Minn.
Ran
R34
Mich.
Retired
R33
Mass.
Ran
R32
Me.
Ran
R31
Ky.
Retired
R30
Iowa
Ran
R29
Idaho (reg)
Ran
R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28
R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11 R10 R9
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8

Elections resultsEdit

  D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11 D10 D9
D19 D20 D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28
D38
Mass.
Gain
D37
La. (sp)
Hold
D36
La. (reg)
Re-elected
D35
Ky.
Hold
D34
Idaho
Elected[b]
D33
Ga.
Hold
D32
Ark.
Re-elected
D31
Ala.
Re-elected
D30 D29
D39
Miss.
Hold
D40
Mont.
Re-elected
D41
Nev.
Elected[b]
D42
N.C.
Re-elected
D43
Okla.
Re-elected
D44
S.C. (reg) &
S.C. (sp)
Hold
D45
Tenn.
Re-elected
D46
Texas
Re-elected
D47
Va.
Re-elected
R49
Wyo.
Re-elected
Majority →
R39
Neb.
Re-elected
R40
N.H. (reg)
Gain
R41
N.H. (sp)
Hold
R42
N.J. (sp)
Elected
N.J. (reg)
Hold
R43
N.M.
Re-elected
R44
Ore. (sp)
Hold
Ore. (reg)
Elected[b]
R45
R.I.
Re-elected
R46
S.D.
Re-elected
R47
W.Va.
Hold
R48
Wis.
Gain
R38
Mo.
Gain
R37
Minn.
Re-elected
R36
Mich.
Hold
R35
Me.
Re-elected
R34
Kan.
Gain
R33
Iowa
Re-elected
R32
Ill.
Gain
R31
Idaho (reg)
Re-elected
R30
Del.
Gain
R29
Colo.
Gain
R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28
R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11 R10 R9
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Key:
D# Democratic
R# Republican

Complete list of racesEdit

Special elections during the 65th CongressEdit

In these special elections, the winner was seated during 1918 or before March 4, 1919; ordered by election date.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
Wisconsin
(Class 3)
Paul O. Husting Democratic 1914 Incumbent died October 21, 1917.
New senator elected April 2, 1918.
Republican gain.

Anthony J. Benjamin (Prohibition), 0.06%[1]

Idaho
(Class 3)
John F. Nugent Democratic 1918 (Appointed) Interim appointee elected November 5, 1918.
Louisiana
(Class 3)
Walter Guion Democratic 1918 (Appointed) Interim appointee retired.
New senator elected November 5, 1918.
Democratic hold.
Missouri
(Class 3)
Xenophon P. Wilfley Democratic 1918 (Appointed) Interim appointee lost nomination.
New senator elected November 5, 1918.
Republican gain.
Nevada
(Class 3)
Charles Henderson Democratic 1918 (Appointed) Interim appointee elected November 5, 1918.
New Hampshire
(Class 3)
Irving W. Drew Republican 1918 (Appointed) Interim appointee retired.
New senator elected November 5, 1918.
Republican hold.
New Jersey
(Class 2)
David Baird Republican 1918 (Appointed) Interim appointee elected November 5, 1918.
Interim appointee was not a candidate for the next term, see below.
Oregon
(Class 2)
Charles L. McNary Republican 1917 (Appointed) Interim appointee retired.
New senator elected November 5, 1918.
Republican hold.
Interim appointee was instead elected to the next term, see below.
Mulkey took the seat but subsequently resigned so McNary could be re-appointed ahead of the term.
South Carolina
(Class 2)
Christie Benet Democratic 1918 (Appointed) Interim appointee lost renomination.
New senator elected November 5, 1918.
Democratic hold.
Neither the interim appointee nor the winner were elected to the next term, see below.

Elections leading to the 66th CongressEdit

In these general elections, the winners were elected for the term beginning March 4, 1919; ordered by state.

All of the elections involved the Class 2 seats.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
Alabama John H. Bankhead Democratic 1907 (Appointed)
1907 (Special)
1911 (Early)
Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas Joseph Robinson Democratic 1913 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado John F. Shafroth Democratic 1913 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Delaware Willard Saulsbury, Jr. Democratic 1913 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Georgia Thomas W. Hardwick Democratic 1914 (Special) Incumbent lost renomination.
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
Idaho William Borah Republican 1907
1913
Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois J. Hamilton Lewis Democratic 1913 (Late) Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Iowa William S. Kenyon Republican 1911 (Special)
1913
Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas William Thompson Democratic 1913 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Kentucky George B. Martin Democratic 1918 (Appointed) Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
Louisiana Joseph E. Ransdell Democratic 1912 Incumbent re-elected.
Maine Bert M. Fernald Republican 1916 (Special) Incumbent re-elected September 9, 1918.
Massachusetts John W. Weeks Republican 1913 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Michigan William Alden Smith Republican 1911
1913
Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
Minnesota Knute Nelson Republican 1895
1901
1907
1913
Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi James K. Vardaman Democratic 1912 Incumbent lost renomination.
New senator elected.
Montana Thomas J. Walsh Democratic 1913 Incumbent re-elected.
Nebraska George W. Norris Republican 1913 Incumbent re-elected.
New Hampshire Henry F. Hollis Democratic 1913 Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
New Jersey David Baird Republican 1918 (Appointed) Interim appointee retired.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
Interim appointee, however, was elected to finish the current term, see above.
New Mexico Albert B. Fall Republican 1912 (New state)
1912 (Invalidated)
1913
Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina Furnifold Simmons Democratic 1901
1907
1913
Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma Robert L. Owen Democratic 1907 (New state)
1913
Incumbent re-elected.
Oregon Charles L. McNary Republican 1917 (Appointed) Interim appointee elected to the next term but not to finish the term.
Winner subsequently appointed to begin next term early when winner of the special election, see above, resigned.
Rhode Island LeBaron B. Colt Republican 1913 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina Christie Benet Democratic 1918 (Appointed) Interim appointee retired.
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
Neither the interim appointee nor the winner were elected to finish the current term, see above.
South Dakota Thomas Sterling Republican 1913 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee John K. Shields Democratic 1913 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas Morris Sheppard Democratic 1913 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia Thomas S. Martin Democratic 1893 (Early)
1899 (Early)
1906
1912
Incumbent re-elected.
West Virginia Nathan Goff, Jr. Republican 1913 Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
Wyoming Francis E. Warren Republican 1890
1893 (Lost)
1895
1901
1907
1913
Incumbent re-elected.

AlabamaEdit

Alabama election
 
   
Nominee John H. Bankhead
Party Democratic
Popular vote 54,880
Percentage 100.00%

U.S. senator before election

John H. Bankhead
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

John H. Bankhead
Democratic

Alabama election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Bankhead (incumbent) 54,880 100.00
Total votes 54,880 100.00
Democratic hold

ArkansasEdit

Arkansas election
 
← 1913
1924 →
   
Nominee Joseph T. Robinson
Party Democratic
Popular vote 78,377
Percentage 100.00%

U.S. senator before election

Joseph T. Robinson
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Joseph T. Robinson
Democratic

Arkansas election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph T. Robinson (incumbent) 78,377 100.00
Total votes 78,377 100.00
Democratic hold

ColoradoEdit

Colorado election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee Lawrence C. Phipps John F. Shafroth
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 107,726 104,347
Percentage 49.49% 47.94%

U.S. senator before election

John F. Shafroth
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Lawrence C. Phipps
Republican

Colorado election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawrence C. Phipps 107,726 49.49
Democratic John F. Shafroth (incumbent) 104,347 47.94
Prohibition P. A. Richardson 5,606 2.58
Majority 3,379 1.55
Total votes 217,679 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

DelawareEdit

Delaware election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee L. Heisler Ball Willard Saulsbury Jr.
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 21,519 20,113
Percentage 51.17% 47.83%

U.S. senator before election

Willard Saulsbury Jr.
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

L. Heisler Ball
Republican

GeorgiaEdit

Georgia election
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee William J. Harris G. H. Williams
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 53,731 7,078
Percentage 88.34% 11.66%

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Thomas W. Hardwick
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

William J. Harris
Democratic

IdahoEdit

Idaho (regular)Edit

Idaho election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee William Borah Frank L. Moore
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 63,587 31,018
Percentage 67.21% 32.79%

U.S. senator before election

William Borah
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

William Borah
Republican

Idaho (special)Edit

Idaho special election
 
← 1914
1920 →
     
Nominee John F. Nugent Frank R. Gooding
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 48,467 47,497
Percentage 50.50% 49.50%

U.S. senator before election

John F. Nugent
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

John F. Nugent
Democratic

IllinoisEdit

Illinois election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee Medill McCormick J. Hamilton Lewis
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 479,967 426,943
Percentage 50.50% 44.92%

U.S. senator before election

J. Hamilton Lewis
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Medill McCormick
Republican

Illinois election[3]: 429 
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Medill McCormick 479,983 50.50
Democratic James Hamilton Lewis (incumbent) 426,943 44.92
Socialist William Bross Lloyd 37,167 3.91
Socialist Labor John M. Francis 3,268 0.34
Prohibition Frank B. Vennum 3,151 0.33
Majority 53,024 5.58
Turnout 950,496
Republican gain from Democratic

IowaEdit

Iowa election
 
     
Nominee William S. Kenyon Charles R. Keyes
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 230,264 121,830
Percentage 65.4% 34.6%

U.S. senator before election

William S. Kenyon
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

William S. Kenyon
Republican

KansasEdit

Kansas election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee Arthur Capper William Howard Thompson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 281,931 149,300
Percentage 63.69% 33.73%

U.S. senator before election

William Howard Thompson
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Arthur Capper
Republican

KentuckyEdit

Kentucky election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee Augustus O. Stanley Ben Bruner
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 184,385 178,797
Percentage 50.77% 49.23%

U.S. senator before election

George Brown Martin
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Augustus O. Stanley
Democratic

LouisianaEdit

Louisiana (regular)Edit

Louisiana election
 
← 1912
1924 →
   
Nominee Joseph E. Ransdell
Party Democratic
Popular vote 44,224
Percentage 100%

U.S. senator before election

Joseph E. Ransdell
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Joseph E. Ransdell
Democratic

Louisiana (special)Edit

Louisiana special election
 
← 1914 September 10, 1918 1920 →
   
Nominee Edward James Gay Jr.
Party Democratic
Popular vote 44,345
Percentage 100%

U.S. senator before election

Walter Guion
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Edward James Gay Jr.
Democratic

MaineEdit

Maine election
 
← 1916 (special) September 9, 1918 1924 →
     
Nominee Bert Fernald Elmer Newbert
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 67,431 54,289
Percentage 55.40% 44.60%

U.S. senator before election

Bert Fernald
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Bert Fernald
Republican

MassachusettsEdit

Massachusetts election
 
← 1913
1924 →
       
Nominee David I. Walsh John W. Weeks Thomas W. Lawson
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 207,478 188,287 21,985
Percentage 49.66% 45.06% 5.26%

Senator before election

John W. Weeks
Republican

Elected Senator

David I. Walsh
Democratic

MichiganEdit

Michigan election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee Truman Handy Newberry Henry Ford
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 220,054 212,487
Percentage 50.19% 48.47%

U.S. senator before election

William Alden Smith
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Truman Handy Newberry
Republican

1918 United States Senate election in Michigan[3]: 429 
Republican Truman Handy Newberry 220,054 50.19%
Democratic Henry Ford 212,487 48.47%
Socialist Edward O. Foss 4,763 1.09%
Prohibition William J. Faull 1,133 0.26%
Party Candidate Votes %
Majority 7,567 1.72
Total votes 438,437 100.00
Republican hold

MinnesotaEdit

Minnesota election
 
     
Nominee Knute Nelson Willis Calderwood
Party Republican National
Popular vote 206,428 137,334
Percentage 60.05% 39.95%

U.S. senator before election

Knute Nelson
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Knute Nelson
Republican

Minnesota election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Knute Nelson (incumbent) 206,428 60.05
National Willis Calderwood 137,334 39.95
Majority 69,094 20.10
Total votes 343,762 100.00
Republican hold

MississippiEdit

Mississippi election
 
← 1912 August 1, 1918 1924 →
       
Nominee Pat Harrison James K. Vardaman Edmund Noel
Party Democratic Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 56,715 44,154 6,730
Percentage 52.71% 41.04% 6.26%

U.S. senator before election

James K. Vardaman
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Pat Harrison
Democratic

Missouri (special)Edit

Missouri special election
 
← 1914
1920 →
     
Nominee Selden P. Spencer Joseph W. Folk
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 302,680 267,397
Percentage 52.39% 46.29%

U.S. senator before election

Xenophon P. Wilfley
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Selden P. Spencer
Republican

MontanaEdit

Montana election
 
← 1913
1924 →
       
Nominee Thomas J. Walsh Oscar M. Lanstrum Jeannette Rankin
Party Democratic Republican National
Popular vote 46,160 40,229 26,013
Percentage 41.07% 35.79% 23.14%

 
County results

U.S. senator before election

Thomas J. Walsh
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas J. Walsh
Democratic

NebraskaEdit

Nebraska election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee George W. Norris John H. Morehead
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 119,486 99,696
Percentage 54.51% 45.49%

U.S. senator before election

George W. Norris
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

George W. Norris
Republican

Nevada (special)Edit

Nevada special election
 
← 1914
1920 →
       
Nominee Charles Henderson Edwin E. Roberts Anne Henrietta Martin
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 12,197 8,053 4,603
Percentage 47.71% 31.50% 18.01%

 
Results by county
Henderson:      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Roberts:      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Charles Henderson
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Charles Henderson
Democratic

New HampshireEdit

New Hampshire (regular)Edit

New Hampshire election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee Henry W. Keyes Eugene Elliott Reed
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 37,783 32,783
Percentage 53.54% 46.46%

U.S. senator before election

Henry F. Hollis
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Henry W. Keyes
Republican

New Hampshire (special)Edit

New Hampshire special election
 
← 1914
1920 →
     
Nominee George H. Moses John B. Jameson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 35,528 34,458
Percentage 50.76% 49.24%

U.S. senator before election

Irving W. Drew
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

George H. Moses
Republican

New JerseyEdit

New Jersey (regular)Edit

New Jersey election
 
← 1913 November 7, 1918 1924 →
     
Nominee Walter Evans Edge George M. La Monte
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 179,022 153,743
Percentage 50.34% 43.23%

Senator before election

David Baird Sr.
Republican

Elected Senator

Walter Evans Edge
Republican

New Jersey (special)Edit

New Jersey special election
 
← 1913
1918 →
     
Nominee David Baird Sr. Charles O'Connor Hennessy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 170,414 154,734
Percentage 49.17% 44.64%

U.S. senator before election

David Baird Sr.
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

David Baird Sr.
Republican

New MexicoEdit

New Mexico election
 
← 1912
1924 →
     
Nominee Albert B. Fall William B. Walton
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 24,322 22,470
Percentage 51.40% 47.48%

U.S. senator before election

Albert B. Fall
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Albert B. Fall
Republican

North CarolinaEdit

North Carolina election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee Furnifold McLendel Simmons John Motley Morehead II
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 143,519 93,707
Percentage 60.50% 39.50%

U.S. senator before election

Furnifold McLendel Simmons
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Furnifold McLendel Simmons
Democratic

OklahomaEdit

Oklahoma election
 
← 1913
1924 →
   
Nominee Robert L. Owen W. B. Johnson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 105,009 77,043
Percentage 55.47% 40.69%

U.S. senator before election

Robert L. Owen
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Robert L. Owen
Democratic

OregonEdit

Oregon (Regular)Edit

Oregon election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee Charles L. McNary Oswald West
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 82,360 64,303
Percentage 54.17% 42.30%

U.S. senator before election

Frederick W. Mulkey
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Charles L. McNary
Republican

Oregon (Special)Edit

Oregon special election
 
← 1913
1918 →
     
Nominee Frederick W. Mulkey Martha Bean
Party Republican Socialist
Popular vote 103,913 19,014
Percentage 84.53% 15.47%

U.S. senator before election

Charles L. McNary
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Frederick W. Mulkey
Republican

Rhode IslandEdit

Rhode Island election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee LeBaron Bradford Colt George F. O'Shaunessy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 42,055 37,573
Percentage 51.76% 46.24%

U.S. senator before election

LeBaron Bradford Colt
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

LeBaron Bradford Colt
Republican

South CarolinaEdit

South Carolina (regular)Edit

South Carolina election
 
← 1918 (special) August 27, 1918 1924 →
     
Candidate Nathaniel B. Dial Coleman L. Blease
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 65,064 40,456
Percentage 58.70% 36.50%

U.S. senator before election

William P. Pollock
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Nathaniel B. Dial
Democratic

South Carolina Democratic primary[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nathaniel B. Dial 65,064 58.70
Democratic Coleman L. Blease 40,456 36.50
Democratic James F. Rice 5,317 4.80
Majority 24,608 22.20
Total votes 110,837 100.00
Democratic hold

South Carolina (special)Edit

South Carolina election
 
← 1913 September 10, 1918 1918 →
     
Nominee William P. Pollock Thomas H. Peeples
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 49,920 30,044
Percentage 62.43% 37.57%

U.S. senator before election

Christie Benet
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

William P. Pollock
Democratic

South Carolina special Democratic primary[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William P. Pollock 38,816 34.91
Democratic Thomas H. Peeples 37,567 33.79
Democratic Christie Benet (incumbent) 34,807 31.30
Total votes 111,190 100.00
South Carolina special Democratic primary runoff[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William P. Pollock 49,920 62.43
Democratic Thomas H. Peeples 30,044 37.57
Majority 19,876 24.86
Total votes 79,964 100.00
Democratic hold

South DakotaEdit

South Dakota election
 
← 1913
1924 →
   
Nominee Thomas Sterling Orville V. Rinehart W. T. Rafferty
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 51,198 36,210 5,560
Percentage 55.07% 38.95% 5.98%

U.S. senator before election

Thomas Sterling
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas Sterling
Republican

TennesseeEdit

Tennessee election
 
← 1913
1924 →
     
Nominee John K. Shields Henry Clay Evans
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 98,605 59,989
Percentage 62.17% 37.83%

U.S. senator before election

John K. Shields
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

John K. Shields
Democratic

TexasEdit

Texas election
 
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Nominee Morris Sheppard Webster Flanagan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 155,178 22,214
Percentage 86.69% 12.41%

U.S. senator before election

Morris Sheppard
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Morris Sheppard
Democratic

VirginiaEdit

Virginia election
 
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Nominee Thomas S. Martin
Party Democratic
Popular vote 40,403
Percentage 100%

U.S. senator before election

Thomas S. Martin
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Thomas S. Martin
Democratic

West VirginiaEdit

West Virginia election
 
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Nominee Davis Elkins Clarence Wayland Watson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 115,216 97,715
Percentage 53.53% 45.40%

U.S. senator before election

Nathan Goff Jr.
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Davis Elkins
Republican

Wisconsin (Special)Edit

Wisconsin election
 
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1920 →
       
Nominee Irvine Lenroot Joseph E. Davies Victor L. Berger
Party Republican Democratic Socialist
Popular vote 163,983 148,923 110,487
Percentage 38.73% 35.12% 26.09%

U.S. senator before election

Paul O. Husting
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Irvine Lenroot
Republican

Wisconsin election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Irvine Lenroot 163,983 38.73
Democratic Joseph E. Davies 148,923 35.12
Socialist Victor L. Berger 110,487 26.09
Prohibition Anthony J. Benjamin 233 0.06
Write-in Scattering 371 0.06
Majority 15,060 3.61
Total votes 423,997 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

WyomingEdit

Wyoming election
 
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Nominee Francis E. Warren John Eugene Osborne
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 115,216 97,715
Percentage 53.53% 45.40%

U.S. senator before election

Francis E. Warren
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Francis E. Warren
Republican

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b There was a general election September 9, 1918, in Maine, and special elections in April and November 1918.
  2. ^ a b c Appointee elected

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Wisconsin Blue Book. 1919. Madison: Democrat Printing Co. 1919. p. 46.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Kalb, Deborah, ed. (2010). Guide to U.S. Elections. Washington, DC: CQ Press. ISBN 978-1-60426-536-1.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Dubin, Michael J. (1998). United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-0283-0.
  4. ^ 1919 Official Directory of Wyoming and Election Returns For 1918. Wyoming official directory and election returns. W. E. Chaplin, Wyoming Secretary of State. pp. 36–37. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Jordan, Frank E. (1966). The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. Columbia. pp. 64–66.