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1918 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

The United States Senate election of 1918 in Massachusetts was held on November 5, 1918 with Democrat David I. Walsh defeating incumbent John W. Weeks.

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1918

← 1912 November 5, 1918 1924 →
  David Ignatius Walsh.jpg John Wingate Weeks, Bain bw photo portrait.jpg Thomas W. Lawson.jpg
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

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

ResultsEdit

Senator Weeks was unopposed for re-nomination.

1918 Republican U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John W. Weeks 77,659 99.90
Write-in All others 79 0.10
Total votes 77,738 100.00

DemocraticEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

ResultsEdit

Walsh was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

1918 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David I. Walsh 46,356 99.98
Write-in All others 10 0.02
Total votes 46,366 100.00

Independents and third partiesEdit

IndependentEdit

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

General election [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David I. Walsh 207,478 49.66%
Republican John W. Weeks 188,287 45.06%
Independent Thomas W. Lawson 21,985 5.26%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1918). Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections.
  2. ^ Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1918). Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections.
  3. ^ Office of the Secretary of State of Massachusetts (1918). Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections.