1924 United States Senate election in New Jersey

The 1924 United States Senate election in New Jersey was held on November 4, 1924. Incumbent Republican Senator Walter Evans Edge was re-elected to a second term in office. He would not complete the term, resigning from office in 1929 to be sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to France.

1924 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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  WalterEvansEdge.jpg Frederick William Donnelly circa 1920.jpg
Nominee Walter Evans Edge Frederick W. Donnelly
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 608,020 331,034
Percentage 61.84% 33.67%

Senator before election

Walter Evans Edge
Republican

Elected Senator

Walter Evans Edge
Republican

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclinedEdit

CampaignEdit

Edge ran as a decided "wet," or opponent of Prohibition, while Kean was supported by the Anti-Saloon League.[1] Kean also accused Edge of disloyalty to President Calvin Coolidge.[1]

ResultsEdit

Edge defeated Kean by a large plurality.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Donnelly was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[1]

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1924 United States Senate election in New Jersey[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Walter Evans Edge (incumbent) 608,020 61.84%
Democratic Frederick W. Donnelly 331,034 33.67%
Progressive George L. Record 37,795 3.84%
Prohibition Grafton E. Day 3,961 0.40%
Workers Rudolf Vollgraf 1,127 0.11%
Socialist Labor John C. Butterworth 1,000 0.10%
Commonwealth Land Herman G. Loew 238 0.02%
Majority 276,986 28.17%
Turnout 983,175
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "SENATOR EDGE'S VICTORY". The New York Times. 25 Sep 1924. p. 22. Retrieved 26 Apr 2022.
  2. ^ "FRELINGHUYSEN OUT OF RACE THIS YEAR: Defeated United States Senator Will Run Again in 1928, It Is Announced". The New York Times. 29 Jun 1924. p. 10. Retrieved 25 Apr 2022.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NJ US Senate Race - Nov 04, 1924". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  4. ^ "1924 Senatorial General Election Results -".
  5. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1924" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved April 22, 2020.