1920 United States Senate election in Louisiana

The 1920 United States Senate election in Louisiana was held on November 2, 1920. Incumbent Senator Edward J. Gay did not run for re-election.

1920 Democratic Senate primary election in Louisiana

← 1918 September 14, 1920 1926 →
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Nominee Edwin Broussard Jared Sanders Donelson Caffery III
Party Democratic Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 49,718 43,425 15,563
Percentage 45.74% 39.95% 14.32%

U.S. senator before election

Edward J. Gay
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Edwin S. Broussard
Democratic

On September 14, Edwin S. Broussard won the Democratic primary with 45.74% of the vote.

At this time, Louisiana was a one-party state, and the Democratic nomination was tantamount to victory. Broussard won the November general election without an opponent.

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1920 United States Senate Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edwin S. Broussard 49,718 45.74%
Democratic Jared Y. Sanders Sr. 43,425 39.95%
Democratic Donelson Caffery III 15,563 14.32%
Total votes 108,706 100.00%

General electionEdit

1920 United States Senate election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edwin S. Broussard 94,944 100.00%  
Total votes 94,944 100.00%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LA US Senate – D Primary". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 Jan 2020.
  2. ^ "LA US Senate". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 Jan 2020.