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1926 Arizona gubernatorial election

The 1926 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1926. Despite being a Democratic year generally, Hunt barely managed to be re-elected against his Republican opponent Elias Clark. Hunt had been governor for around 11 out of the State of Arizona's 14 years, coupled with his age and with issues regarding the Colorado River Compact, he was running out of steam. Despite that Hunt narrowly prevailed and won.

1926 Arizona gubernatorial election

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Nominee George W. P. Hunt Elias S. Clark
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 39,979 39,580
Percentage 50.25% 49.75%

Governor before election

George W. P. Hunt
Democratic

Elected Governor

George W. P. Hunt
Democratic

Governor W. P. Hunt was sworn in for a sixth term as governor on January 3, 1927.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • George W. P. Hunt, incumbent governor, former ambassador to Siam
  • Everett E. Ellinwood, district attorney for territorial Arizona (1893-1898), Regent for the U of A [2]
  • J. J. Cox, state senator [3]

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George W. P. Hunt 26,155 49.25%
Democratic Everett E. Ellinwood 16,057 30.24%
Democratic J.J. Cox 10,890 20.51%
Total votes 53,120 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • E. S. Clark, Arizona Territorial Attorney General [5]
  • Thomas Maddock, Republican nominee for Representative in 1918, and as governor in 1934 [6]

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elias S. Clark 8,294 54.06%
Republican Thomas Maddock 7,048 45.94%
Total votes 15,342 100.00

General electionEdit

Arizona gubernatorial election, 1926 [7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George W. P. Hunt 39,979 50.25% -0.28%
Republican Elias S. Clark 37,571 49.75% +0.28%
Majority 399 0.50% -0.56%
Turnout 77,550
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Goff 1973, p. 177.
  2. ^ Goff 1973, p. 274.
  3. ^ Goff 1973, p. 159.
  4. ^ a b Goff 1973, p. 171.
  5. ^ Goff 1973, p. 273.
  6. ^ Goff 1973, p. 277.
  7. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=123357
  8. ^ Goff 1973, p. 172.

BibliographyEdit

  • Goff, John S. (1973). George The Fifth and Bibliographical and Biographical Notes (ed.). George W. P. Hunt and his Arizona. Phoenix: Socio-Technical Publications. pp. 159, 171–177, 273–277.