1926 United States Senate election in California

The 1926 United States Senate election in California was held on November 2, 1926. Incumbent Republican Senator Samuel Morgan Shortridge was re-elected to a second term.

1926 United States Senate election in California
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Nominee Samuel Morgan Shortridge John B. Elliott
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 670,128 391,599
Percentage 63.12% 36.88%

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County results
Shortridge:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80–90%      >90%

U.S. senator before election

Samuel Morgan Shortridge
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Samuel Morgan Shortridge
Republican

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1926 Republican Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel Morgan Shortridge (incumbent) 339,827 48.04%
Republican Robert M. Clarke 239,011 33.79%
Republican Walter Lineberger 128,488 18.17%
Total votes 707,326 100.00%

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

CampaignEdit

Elliott was endorsed by former Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo, who would win this seat himself in 1932.

ResultsEdit

1926 Democratic Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John B. Elliott 77,841 60.18%
Democratic Isidore B. Dockweiler 51,507 39.82%
Total votes 129,348 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1926 United States Senate election in California[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel Morgan Shortridge (incumbent) 670,128 63.12%
Democratic John B. Elliott 391,599 36.88%
Total votes 1,061,727 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CA US Senate – R Primary, 1926". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. ^ "CA US Senate – D Primary, 1926". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  3. ^ "CA US Senate, 1926". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 April 2020.