1926 United States Senate elections

The 1926 United States Senate elections were elections for the United States Senate that occurred in the middle of Republican President Calvin Coolidge's second term. The Republican majority was reduced by seven seats.

1926 United States Senate elections

← 1924 November 2, 1926[a] 1928 →

32 of the 96 seats in the United States Senate
49 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Charles Curtis-portrait.jpg Joseph T. Robinson cropped.jpg
Leader Charles Curtis Joseph Robinson
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since November 9, 1924 December 3, 1923
Leader's seat Kansas Arkansas
Seats before 56 39
Seats after 49 46
Seat change Decrease 7 Increase 7
Seats up 28 7
Seats won 21 14

  Third party
 
Party Farmer–Labor
Seats before 1
Seats after 1
Seat change Steady
Seats up 0
Seats won 0

1926 United States Senate elections results map.svg
Results of the elections:
     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican hold
     No election

Majority Leader before election

Charles Curtis
Republican

Elected Majority Leader

Charles Curtis
Republican

Gains and lossesEdit

Six Republican incumbents lost re-election to Democrats:

  1. Arizona: Republican incumbent Ralph H. Cameron lost to Democrat Carl Hayden.
  2. Kentucky: Republican incumbent Richard P. Ernst lost to Democrat Alben W. Barkley.
  3. Maryland: Republican incumbent Ovington E. Weller lost to Democrat Millard E. Tydings.
  4. Missouri: Republican interim appointee George H. Williams lost to Democrat Harry B. Hawes both to finish the term and to the next term.
  5. New York: Republican incumbent James W. Wadsworth, Jr. lost to Democrat Robert F. Wagner.
  6. Oklahoma: Republican incumbent John W. Harreld lost to Democrat Elmer Thomas.

An additional Democratic seat was gained in a special election:

  1. Massachusetts: Republican interim appointee William M. Butler lost to Democrat David I. Walsh.

Five Republican incumbents lost renomination, but their seats were held by Republicans:

  1. Colorado: Republican incumbent Rice W. Means lost renomination to Republican challenger Charles W. Waterman, who then won the general election.
  2. Illinois: Republican incumbent William B. McKinley lost renomination to Republican challenger Frank L. Smith, who then won the general election.
  3. Oregon: Republican incumbent Robert N. Stanfield lost renomination to Republican challenger Frederick Steiwer, who then won the general election.
  4. Pennsylvania: Republican incumbent George W. Pepper lost renomination to Republican challenger William S. Vare, who then won the general election.
  5. Wisconsin: Republican incumbent Irvine L. Lenroot lost renomination to Republican challenger John J. Blaine, who then won the general election.

No Democratic incumbents lost re-election or renomination. The only change in a Democratic seat was in Alabama, where Democrat Oscar Underwood retired and was replaced by Democrat Hugo L. Black.

No third party candidates won these elections. The sole third party incumbent (from the Farmer–Labor Party) was not up for election this year.

Change in compositionEdit

Before the electionsEdit

At the beginning of 1926.

  D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11 D10 D9
D19 D20 D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28
D38
N.C.
Ran
D37
La.
Ran
D36
Ga.
Ran
D35
Fla.
Ran
D34
Ark.
Ran
D33
Ala.
Retired
D32 D31 D30 D29
D39
S.C.
Ran
FL1 R56
Wisc.
Ran
R55
Wash.
Ran
R54
Vt.
Ran
R53
Utah
Ran
R52
S.D.
Ran
R51
Pa.
Ran
R50
Ore.
Ran
R49
Okla.
Ran
Majority →
R39
Ky.
Ran
R40
Maine (sp)
Ran
R41
Md.
Died
R42
Mass. (sp)
Ran
R43
Mo. (reg) &
Mo. (sp)
Ran
R44
Nev.
Ran
R45
N.H.
Ran
R46
N.Y.
Ran
R47
N.D. (sp)
Ran
N.D.
Ran
R48
Ohio
Ran
R38
Kan.
Ran
R37
Iowa (reg)
Retired
Iowa (sp)
Ran
R36
Ind. (sp)
Ran
R35
Ind.
Ran
R34
Ill.
Ran
R33
Idaho
Ran
R32
Conn.
Ran
R31
Colo.
Ran
R30
Calif.
Ran
R29
Ariz.
Ran
R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28
R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11 R10 R9
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8

Elections resultsEdit

  D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11 D10 D9
D19 D20 D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28
D38
Ky.
Gain
D37
Ga.
Re-elected
D36
Fla.
Re-elected
D35
Ark.
Re-elected
D34
Ariz.
Gain
D33
Ala.
Hold
D32 D31 D30 D29
D39
La.
Re-elected
D40
Md.
Gain
D41
Mass. (sp)
Gain
D42
Mo. (reg) &
Mo. (sp)
Gain
D43
N.Y.
Gain
D44
N.C.
Re-elected
D45
Okla.
Gain
D46
S.C.
Re-elected
FL1 R49
Wisc.
Hold
Majority →
R39
Nev.
Re-elected
R40
N.H.
Re-elected
R41
N.D. (sp)
Elected[b]
N.D.
Re-elected
R42
Ohio
Re-elected
R43
Ore.
Hold
R44
Pa.
Hold[c]
R45
S.D.
Re-elected
R46
Utah
Re-elected
R47
Vt.
Re-elected
R48
Wash.
Re-elected
R38
Maine (sp)
Hold
R37
Kan.
Re-elected
R36
Iowa (reg)
Hold
Iowa (sp)
Elected[b]
R35
Ind. (sp)
Elected[b]
R34
Ind.
Re-elected
R33
Ill.
Hold[c]
R32
Idaho
Re-elected
R31
Conn.
Re-elected
R30
Colo.
Hold
R29
Calif.
Re-elected
R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28
R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11 R10 R9
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8

At the beginning of the next CongressEdit

  D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11 D10 D9
D19 D20 D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28
D38 D37 D36 D35 D34 D33 D32 D31 D30 D29
D39 D40 D41 D42 D43 D44 D45 D46 D47
Challenged[d]
FL1
Plurality ↑
R39 R40 R41 R42 R43 R44 R45 R46 V1
Ill.
Hold[c]
V2
Pa.
Hold[c]
R38 R37 R36 R35 R34 R33 R32 R31 R30 R29
R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28
R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11 R10 R9
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Key
D# Democratic
FL# Farmer–Labor
R# Republican

Race summariesEdit

Special elections during the 69th CongressEdit

In these special elections, the winners were seated during 1926 or before March 4, 1927; ordered by election date.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
North Dakota
(Class 3)
Gerald Nye Republican 1926 (Appointed) Interim appointee elected June 30, 1926.
Winner was also elected to the next term, see below.
Maine
(Class 2)
Bert M. Fernald Republican 1916 (Special)
1918
1924
Incumbent died August 23, 1926.
New senator elected September 13, 1926.
Republican hold.
Iowa
(Class 3)
David W. Stewart Republican 1926 (Appointed) Interim appointee elected November 2, 1926.
Winner did not seek election to the next term, see below.
Indiana
(Class 1)
Arthur Raymond Robinson Republican 1925 (Appointed) Interim appointee elected November 2, 1926.
Massachusetts
(Class 1)
William M. Butler Republican 1924 (Appointed) Interim appointee lost election.
New senator elected November 2, 1926.
Democratic gain.
Missouri
(Class 3)
George H. Williams Republican 1925 (Appointed) Interim appointee lost election.
New senator elected November 2, 1926.
Democratic gain.
Winner also elected to the next term, see below.

Elections leading to the 70th CongressEdit

In these general elections, the winners were elected for the term beginning March 4, 1927; ordered by state.

All of the elections involved the Class 3 seats.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
Alabama Oscar Underwood Democratic 1914
1920
Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
Arizona Ralph H. Cameron Republican 1920 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Arkansas Thaddeus H. Caraway Democratic 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
California Samuel M. Shortridge Republican 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado Rice W. Means Republican 1924 (Special) Incumbent lost renomination.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
Connecticut Hiram Bingham III Republican 1924 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Florida Duncan U. Fletcher Democratic 1908
1914
1920
Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia Walter F. George Democratic 1922 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Idaho Frank R. Gooding Republican 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois William B. McKinley Republican 1920 Incumbent lost renomination, then died.
New senator elected.
Winner appointed to finish term, but was not seated for either appointment or for next term.[e]
Republican hold, although the Senate did not consider the winner to be a senator.
Indiana James E. Watson Republican 1916 (Special)
1920
Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa David W. Stewart Republican 1926 (Appointed) Interim appointee retired.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
Winner did not run to finish the term, see above.
Kansas Charles Curtis Republican 1914
1920
Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky Richard P. Ernst Republican 1920 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Louisiana Edwin S. Broussard Democratic 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland Ovington E. Weller Republican 1920 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Missouri George H. Williams Republican 1925 (Appointed) Incumbent appointee lost election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Winner also elected to finish the current term, see above.
Nevada Tasker L. Oddie Republican 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
New Hampshire George H. Moses Republican 1918 (Special)
1920
Incumbent re-elected.
New York James Wadsworth Republican 1914
1920
Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
North Carolina Lee S. Overman Democratic 1903
1909
1914
1920
Incumbent re-elected.
North Dakota Gerald P. Nye Republican 1925 (Appointed)
1926 (Special)
Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio Frank B. Willis Republican 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma John W. Harreld Republican 1920 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Oregon Robert N. Stanfield Republican 1920 Incumbent lost renomination, then ran as an Independent but lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
Pennsylvania George W. Pepper Republican 1922 (Appointed)
1922 (Special)
Incumbent lost renomination.
New senator elected.
Senate refused to qualify winner due to charges of corruption and fraud concerning the election.
Republican hold, but the Senate would later unseat the winner and declare the seat vacant.
South Carolina Ellison D. Smith Democratic 1908
1914
1920
Incumbent re-elected.
South Dakota Peter Norbeck Republican 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
Utah Reed Smoot Republican 1903
1909
1914
1920
Incumbent re-elected.
Vermont Porter H. Dale Republican 1923 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Porter H. Dale (Republican), 73.4%
  • James E. Kennedy (Democratic) 26.5%
Washington Wesley L. Jones Republican 1909
1914
1920
Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin Irvine L. Lenroot Republican 1920 Incumbent lost renomination.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.

AlabamaEdit

Alabama election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Hugo Black Edmund H. Dryer
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 91,801 21,712
Percentage 80.9% 19.1%

U.S. senator before election

Oscar Underwood
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Hugo Black
Democratic

Alabama election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hugo Black (Incumbent) 91,801 80.87%
Republican Edmund H. Dryer 21,712 19.13%
Majority 70,089 61.74%
Turnout 113,513
Democratic hold

ArizonaEdit

Arizona election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Carl Hayden Ralph H. Cameron
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 44,951 31,845
Percentage 58.5% 41.5%

U.S. senator before election

Ralph H. Cameron
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Carl Hayden
Democratic

Arizona election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl Hayden 44,951 58.53%
Republican Ralph H. Cameron (Incumbent) 31,845 41.47%
Majority 13,106 17.06%
Turnout 76,796
Democratic gain from Republican

ArkansasEdit

Arkansas election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Thaddeus H. Caraway Robert A. Jones
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 28,166 5,048
Percentage 84.8% 15.2%

U.S. senator before election

Thaddeus H. Caraway
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Thaddeus H. Caraway
Democratic

Arkansas election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thaddeus H. Caraway (Incumbent) 28,166 84.80%
Republican Robert A. Jones 5,048 15.20%
Majority 23,118 69.60%
Turnout 33,214
Democratic hold

CaliforniaEdit

California election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Samuel M. Shortridge John B. Elliott
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 670,128 391,599
Percentage 63.1% 36.9%

 
County resuts

U.S. senator before election

Samuel M. Shortridge
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Samuel M. Shortridge
Republican

California election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel M. Shortridge (Incumbent) 670,128 63.11%
Democratic John B. Elliott 391,599 36.88%
None Scattering 127 0.01%
Majority 278,529 26.23%
Turnout 1,061,854
Republican hold

ColoradoEdit

Colorado election
 
     
Nominee Charles W. Waterman William E. Sweet
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 149,585 138,113
Percentage 50.3% 46.4%

U.S. senator before election

Rice W. Means
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Charles W. Waterman
Republican

Colorado election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles W. Waterman 149,585 50.25%
Democratic William E. Sweet 138,113 46.39%
Farmer–Labor Morton Alexander 5,829 1.96%
Socialist Frank H. Rice 2,218 0.75%
Peoples Constitutional Rights James A. Ownbey 1,091 0.37%
Workers (Communist) James A. Ayres 859 0.29%
Majority 11,472 3.86%
Turnout 297,695
Republican hold

ConnecticutEdit

Connecticut election
 
     
Nominee Hiram Bingham III Rollin U. Tyler
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 191,401 107,753
Percentage 63.3% 35.6%

U.S. senator before election

Hiram Bingham III
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Hiram Bingham III
Republican

Connecticut election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hiram Bingham III (Incumbent) 191,401 63.31%
Democratic Rollin U. Tyler 107,753 35.64%
Independent Rice 3,173 1.05%
Majority 83,648 27.67%
Turnout 302,327
Republican hold

FloridaEdit

Florida election
 
← 1920
1932 →
       
Nominee Duncan U. Fletcher John M. Lindsay W. R. O’Neal
Party Democratic Republican Republican
Popular vote 51,054 8,381 6,133
Percentage 77.9% 12.8% 9.3%

U.S. senator before election

Duncan U. Fletcher
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Duncan U. Fletcher
Democratic

Florida election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Duncan U. Fletcher (Incumbent) 51,054 77.86%
Republican John M. Lindsay (delegate convention) 8,381 12.78%
Republican W. R. O’Neal 6,133 9.35%
Majority 42,673 65.08%
Turnout 65,568
Democratic hold

GeorgiaEdit

Georgia election
 
   
Nominee Walter F. George
Party Democratic
Popular vote 47,366
Percentage 100.0%

U.S. senator before election

Walter F. George
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Walter F. George
Democratic

Georgia election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter F. George (Incumbent) 47,366 100.00%
Democratic hold

IdahoEdit

Idaho election
 
← 1920
1932 →
       
Nominee Frank R. Gooding H. F. Samuels John F. Nugent
Party Republican Progressive Democratic
Popular vote 56,847 37,047 31,285
Percentage 45.4% 29.6% 25.0%

U.S. senator before election

Frank R. Gooding
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Frank R. Gooding
Republican

Idaho election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank R. Gooding (Incumbent) 56,847 45.41%
Progressive H. F. Samuels 37,047 29.60%
Democratic John F. Nugent 31,285 24.99%
Majority 19,800 15.81%
Turnout 125,179
Republican hold

IllinoisEdit

Illinois election
 
       
Nominee Frank L. Smith George E. Brennan Hugh S. Magill
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 842,273 774,943 156,245
Percentage 46.9% 43.1% 8.7%

U.S. senator before election

William B. McKinley
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Frank L. Smith[f]
Republican

Illinois election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank L. Smith 842,273 46.86%
Democratic George E. Brennan 774,943 43.12%
Independent Hugh S. Magill 156,245 8.69%
Progressive Parley P. Christensen 6,526 0.36%
Light Wines and Beer Raymond T. O’Keefe 4,596 0.26%
Independent Democratic James H. Kirby 4,203 0.23%
Socialist John T. Whitlock 2,998 0.17%
Socialist Labor G. A. Jenning 1,977 0.11%
Workers (Communist) J. Louis Engdahl 1,309 0.07%
High Life James A. Logan 1,161 0.06%
Independent Samuel C. Irving 701 0.04%
Commonwealth Land Morris Lynchenheim 427 0.02%
Majority 67,330 3.74%
Turnout 1,797,359
Republican hold

IndianaEdit

There were 2 elections in Indiana due to the October 14, 1925, death of Democrat Samuel M. Ralston.

Indiana (Special)Edit

Indiana special election
 
← 1922
1928 →
     
Nominee Arthur R. Robinson Evans Woollen
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 519,401 496,540
Percentage 50.6% 48.4%

U.S. senator before election

Arthur R. Robinson
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Arthur R. Robinson
Republican

Republican Arthur Raymond Robinson was appointed to continue Ralston's term, pending the special election, which he then won.

Indiana special election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur Raymond Robinson (Incumbent) 519,401 50.62%
Democratic Evans Woollen 496,540 48.40%
Prohibition Albert Stanley 5,205 0.51%
Socialist William O. Fogleson 4,864 0.47%
Majority 22,861 2.22%
Turnout 1,026,010
Republican hold

Indiana (Regular)Edit

Indiana election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee James Eli Watson Albert Stump
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 522,837 511,454
Percentage 50.0% 49.0%

U.S. senator before election

James Eli Watson
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

James Eli Watson
Republican

Indiana general election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Eli Watson (Incumbent) 522,837 50.04%
Democratic Albert Stump 511,454 48.95%
Prohibition William H. Harris 5,420 0.52%
Socialist Forrest Wallace 5,106 0.49%
Majority 11,383 1.09%
Turnout 1,044,817
Republican hold

IowaEdit

Iowa (Special)Edit

Iowa special election
 
← 1920
1926 →
   
Nominee David W. Stewart
Party Republican
Popular vote 336,410
Percentage 100.0%

U.S. senator before election

David W. Stewart
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

David W. Stewart
Republican

Iowa special election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David W. Stewart (Incumbent) 336,410 100.00%
Republican hold

Iowa (Regular)Edit

Iowa election
 
     
Nominee Smith W. Brookhart Claude R. Porter
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 323,409 247,869
Percentage 56.6% 43.4%

 
County results
Brookhart:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Porter:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

David W. Stewart
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Smith W. Brookhart
Republican

Iowa election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Smith W. Brookhart 323,409 56.61%
Democratic Claude R. Porter 247,869 43.39%
Majority 75,540 13.22%
Turnout 571,278
Republican hold

KansasEdit

Kansas election
 
     
Nominee Charles Curtis Charles Stephens
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 308,222 168,446
Percentage 63.6% 34.7%

U.S. senator before election

Charles Curtis
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Charles Curtis
Republican

Kansas election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Curtis (Incumbent) 308,222 63.57%
Democratic Charles Stephens 168,446 34.74%
Socialist M. L. Phillips 8,208 1.69%
Majority 139,776 28.83%
Turnout 484,876
Republican hold

KentuckyEdit

Kentucky election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Alben W. Barkley Richard P. Ernst
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 286,997 266,657
Percentage 51.8% 48.2%

U.S. senator before election

Richard P. Ernst
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Alben W. Barkley
Democratic

Kentucky election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alben W. Barkley 286,997 51.84%
Republican Richard P. Ernst (Incumbent) 266,657 48.16%
Majority 20,340 3.68%
Turnout 553,654
Democratic gain from Republican

LouisianaEdit

Louisiana election
 
← 1920
1932 →
   
Nominee Edwin S. Broussard
Party Democratic
Popular vote 54,180
Percentage 100.0%

U.S. senator before election

Edwin S. Broussard
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Edwin S. Broussard
Democratic

Louisiana election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edwin S. Broussard (Incumbent) 54,180 100.00%
Democratic hold

Maine (Special)Edit

Maine special election
 
← 1924 September 13, 1926 1930 →
     
Nominee Arthur R. Gould Fulton J. Redman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 79,498 31,225
Percentage 71.8% 28.2%

U.S. senator before election

Vacant

Elected U.S. senator

Arthur R. Gould
Republican

Maine special election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur R. Gould 79,498 71.80%
Democratic Fulton J. Redman 31,225 28.20%
Majority 43.60%
Turnout 110,723
Republican hold

MarylandEdit

Maryland election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Millard Tydings Ovington Weller
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 195,410 140,695
Percentage 57.5% 41.4%

U.S. senator before election

Ovington Weller
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Millard Tydings
Democratic

Maryland election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Millard Tydings 195,410 57.51%
Republican Ovington Weller (Incumbent) 140,695 41.41%
Socialist William A. Toole 3,659 1.08%
Majority 54,715 16.10%
Turnout 339,764
Democratic gain from Republican

Massachusetts (Special)Edit

Massachusetts special election
 
← 1922
1928 →
     
Nominee David I. Walsh William M. Butler
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 525,303 469,989
Percentage 52.0% 46.5%

U.S. senator before election

William M. Butler
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

David I. Walsh
Democratic

Massachusetts special election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David I. Walsh 525,303 52.01%
Republican William M. Butler (Incumbent) 469,989 46.54%
Workers John J. Ballam 5,167 0.51%
Modification Volstead Act Washington Cook 4,766 0.47%
Socialist Alfred Baker Lewis 4,730 0.47%
None Scattering 11 0.00%
Majority 55,314 5.47%
Turnout 1,009,966
Democratic gain from Republican

MissouriEdit

There were 2 elections on the same day for the same seat, due to the May 16, 1925, death of Republican Selden P. Spencer.

Republican George H. Williams was appointed May 25, 1925, to continue the term, epending a special election. Williams ran in both the special election to finish the term and the regular election to the next term, but lost both races to Democrat Harry B. Hawes.

Missouri (Special)Edit

Missouri special election
 
← 1920
1926 →
     
Nominee Harry B. Hawes George H. Williams
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 514,389 473,068
Percentage 52.1% 47.9%

U.S. senator before election

George H. Williams
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Harry B. Hawes
Democratic

Missouri special election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry B. Hawes 514,389 52.09%
Republican George H. Williams (Incumbent) 473,068 47.91%
Majority 41,321 4.18%
Turnout 987,457
Democratic gain from Republican

Missouri (Regular)Edit

Missouri election
 
     
Nominee Harry B. Hawes George H. Williams
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 506,015 470,654
Percentage 51.3% 47.7%

U.S. senator before election

George H. Williams
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Harry B. Hawes
Democratic

Missouri general election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry B. Hawes 506,015 51.30%
Republican George H. Williams (Incumbent) 470,654 47.71%
Prohibition Herman P. Faris 7,540 0.76%
Socialist Robert D. Morrison 1,807 0.18%
Socialist Labor William Wesley Cox 464 0.05%
Majority 35,361 3.29%
Turnout 986,480
Democratic gain from Republican

NevadaEdit

Nevada election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Tasker Oddie Raymond T. Baker
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 17,430 13,273
Percentage 55.8% 42.5%

 
Results by county
Oddie:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Baker:      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Tasker Oddie
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Tasker Oddie
Republican

Nevada election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tasker Oddie (Incumbent) 17,430 55.78%
Democratic Raymond T. Baker 13,273 42.48%
Independent George A. Bice 543 1.74%
Majority 4157 13.30%
Turnout 31,246
Republican hold

New HampshireEdit

New Hampshire election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee George H. Moses Robert C. Murchie
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 79,279 47,935
Percentage 62.3% 37.7%

U.S. senator before election

George H. Moses
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

George H. Moses
Republican

New Hampshire election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. Moses (Incumbent) 79,279 62.32%
Democratic Robert C. Murchie 47,935 37.68%
Majority 24.64%
Turnout 127,214
Republican hold

New YorkEdit

New York election
 
← 1920
1932 →
       
Nominee Robert F. Wagner James W. Wadsworth Jr. Franklin W. Cristman
Party Democratic Republican Independent Republican
Popular vote 1,321,463 1,205,246 231,906
Percentage 46.5% 42.4% 8.2%

U.S. senator before election

James W. Wadsworth Jr.
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Robert F. Wagner
Democratic

New York election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert F. Wagner 1,321,463 46.48%
Republican James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. (Incumbent) 1,205,246 42.40%
Independent Republican Franklin W. Cristman 231,906 8.16%
Socialist Jessie W. Hughan 73,412 2.58%
Workers William F. Dunne 6,444 0.23%
Socialist Labor Joseph Brandon 4,342 0.15%
Majority 116,217 4.08%
Turnout 2,842,813
Democratic gain from Republican

North CarolinaEdit

North Carolina election
 
     
Nominee Lee S. Overman Johnson J. Hayes
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 218,934 142,891
Percentage 60.5% 39.5%

U.S. senator before election

Lee S. Overman
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Lee S. Overman
Democratic

North Carolina election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lee Slater Overman (Incumbent) 218,934 60.51%
Republican Johnson J. Hayes 142,891 39.49%
Majority 76,043 21.02%
Turnout 361,825
Democratic hold

North DakotaEdit

There were two elections due to the June 22, 1925, death of one-term Republican Edwin F. Ladd. Republican Gerald Nye was appointed November 14, 1925, to continue the term, pending a special election. Nye later won the June 1926 special election to finish the term and the November 1926 general election to the next term.

North Dakota (Special)Edit

North Dakota special election
 
← 1920 June 30, 1926 1926 →
       
Nominee Gerald Nye L. B. Hanna C. P. Stone
Party Nonpartisan League Republican Independent Republican
Popular vote 79,709 59,499 19,586
Percentage 50.2% 37.5% 12.3%

U.S. senator before election

Gerald Nye
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Gerald Nye
Republican

Nye was elected on the Nonpartisan League ticket, but served as a Republican.

North Dakota special election, June 30, 1926[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan League Gerald Nye (Incumbent) 79,709 50.20%
Republican Louis B. Hanna 59,499 37.47%
Independent Republican C. P. Stone 19,586 12.33%
Majority 88,970 57.36%
Turnout 24.55%
Non-Partisan League hold


North Dakota (Regular)Edit

North Dakota election
 
     
Nominee Gerald Nye Norris H. Nelson
Party Republican Independent
Popular vote 107,921 18,951
Percentage 69.6% 12.2%

 
Nominee F. F. Burchard C. P. Stone
Party Democratic Independent
Popular vote 13,519 9,738
Percentage 8.7% 6.3%

U.S. senator before election

Gerald Nye
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Gerald Nye
Republican

North Dakota regular election, November 2, 1926[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Nye (Incumbent) 107,921 69.58%
Independent Norris H. Nelson 18,951 12.22%
Democratic F. F. Burchard 13,519 8.72%
Independent C. P. Stone 9,738 6.28%
Independent William Lemke 4,977 3.21%
Majority 88,970 57.36%
Turnout 155,106
Republican hold

OhioEdit

Ohio election
 
     
Nominee Frank B. Willis Atlee Pomerene
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 711,359 623,221
Percentage 53.2% 46.6%

U.S. senator before election

Frank B. Willis
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Frank B. Willis
Republican

Ohio election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank B. Willis (Incumbent) 711,359 53.19%
Democratic Atlee Pomerene 623,221 46.60%
Socialist Labor Goerke 2,846 0.21%
Majority 88,138 6.59%
Turnout 1,337,426
Republican hold

OklahomaEdit

Oklahoma election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Elmer Thomas John W. Harreld
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 195,587 155,829
Percentage 55.4% 44.1%

U.S. senator before election

John W. Harreld
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Elmer Thomas
Democratic

Oklahoma election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elmer Thomas 195,587 55.35%
Republican John W. Harreld (Incumbent) 155,829 44.10%
Socialist J. A. Hart 1,009 0.29%
Farmer–Labor J. Edwin Spurr 781 0.22%
Independent Thomas P. Hopley 143 0.04%
Majority 39,758 11.25%
Turnout 353,349
Democratic gain from Republican

OregonEdit

Oregon election
 
← 1920
1932 →
       
Nominee Frederick Steiwer Bert E. Haney Robert N. Stanfield
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 89,007 81,301 50,246
Percentage 39.8% 36.3% 22.5%

U.S. senator before election

Robert N. Stanfield
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Frederick Steiwer
Republican

Oregon election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frederick Steiwer 89,007 39.79%
Democratic Bert E. Haney 81,301 36.34%
Independent Robert N. Stanfield (Incumbent) 50,246 22.46%
Independent W. P. Adams 3,145 1.41%
Majority 7,706 3.45%
Turnout 223,699
Republican gain from Independent

PennsylvaniaEdit

Pennsylvania election
 
     
Nominee William S. Vare William B. Wilson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 882,187 648,680
Percentage 54.6% 43.1%

 
County results

U.S. senator before election

George W. Pepper
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

William S. Vare[g]
Republican

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Scott Vare 882,187 54.64%
Democratic William Bauchop Wilson 648,680 43.11%
Prohibition Elisha Kent Kane 19,523 1.30%
Socialist George W. Snyder 9,869 0.66%
Workers A. J. Carey 3,094 0.21%
Commonwealth Land Robert C. Macauly 1,053 0.07%
None Scattering 290 0.02%
Majority 173,507 11.53%
Turnout 1,504,696
Republican hold

South CarolinaEdit

South Carolina election
 
← 1920
1932 →
   
Nominee Ellison D. Smith
Party Democratic
Popular vote 14,560
Percentage 100.0%

U.S. senator before election

Ellison D. Smith
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Ellison D. Smith
Democratic

South Carolina U.S. Senate Election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ellison D. Smith (Incumbent) 14,560 100.00%
Democratic hold

South DakotaEdit

South Dakota election
 
← 1920
1932 →
       
Nominee Peter Norbeck C. J. Gunderson Howard Platt
Party Republican Democratic Farmer–Labor
Popular vote 105,619 59,094 12,584
Percentage 59.6% 33.3% 7.1%

U.S. senator before election

Peter Norbeck
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Peter Norbeck
Republican

South Dakota election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Norbeck (Incumbent) 105,619 59.57%
Democratic C. J. Gunderson 59,094 33.33%
Farmer–Labor Howard Platt 12,584 7.10%
Majority 46,525 26.24%
Turnout 177,297
Republican hold

UtahEdit

Utah election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Reed Smoot Ashby Snow
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 88,101 53,809
Percentage 61.5% 37.6%

U.S. senator before election

Reed Smoot
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Reed Smoot
Republican

Utah election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reed Smoot (Incumbent) 88,101 61.51%
Democratic Ashby Snow 53,809 37.57%
Socialist C. T. Stoney 1,310 0.91%
Majority 34,292 23.94%
Turnout 143,220
Republican hold

VermontEdit

Vermont election
 
     
Nominee Porter H. Dale James E. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 52,286 18,890
Percentage 73.4% 26.5%

U.S. senator before election

Porter H. Dale
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Porter H. Dale
Republican

1926 United States Senate election in Vermont[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Porter H. Dale (Incumbent) 52,286 73.41%
Democratic James E. Kennedy 18,890 26.52%
None Scattering 52 0.07%
Majority 33,396 46.89%
Total votes 71,228 100.00%
Republican hold

WashingtonEdit

Washington election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee Wesley L. Jones A. Scott Bullitt
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 164,130 148,783
Percentage 51.3% 46.5%

U.S. senator before election

Wesley L. Jones
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

Wesley L. Jones
Republican

Washington election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wesley Livsey Jones (Incumbent) 164,130 51.31%
Democratic A. Scott Bullitt 148,783 46.51%
Socialist Labor David Burgess 3,513 1.10%
Farmer–Labor J. L. Freeman 3,437 1.07%
Majority 15,347 4.80%
Turnout 319,863
Republican hold

WisconsinEdit

Wisconsin election
 
← 1920
1932 →
     
Nominee John J. Blaine Charles D. Rosa
Party Republican Independent Progressive
Popular vote 299,759 111,122
Percentage 54.9% 20.4%

 
Nominee Thomas M. Kearney Leo Krzycki
Party Democratic Socialist
Popular vote 66,672 31,317
Percentage 12.2% 5.7%

U.S. senator before election

Irvine Lenroot
Republican

Elected U.S. senator

John J. Blaine
Republican

Wisconsin election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Blaine 299,759 54.92%
Independent Progressive Charles D. Rosa 111,122 20.36%
Democratic Thomas M. Kearney 66,672 12.22%
Socialist Leo Krzycki 31,317 5.74%
Independent J. N. Tittemore 23,822 4.36%
Prohibition Ella T. Sanford 9,885 1.81%
Independent Richard Koeppel 3,061 0.56%
None Scattering 130 0.02%
Majority 188,637 34.56%
Turnout 545,768
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ There were also special elections in June, September, and November 1926.
  2. ^ a b c Appointee elected
  3. ^ a b c d Senate refused to qualify
  4. ^ Democrat Daniel F. Steck successfully challenged the 1924 election of Republican Smith W. Brookhart and the Senate awarded Steck the seat on April 12, 1926.
  5. ^ Frank L. Smith defeated William B. McKinley for the 1926 Republican nomination in Illinois and won the subsequent general election. McKinley died shortly before the end of his term, so Smith was appointed to replace him. When Smith presented his credentials to serve the remainder of McKinely's term, the Senate refused to seat him based on what it saw as an election rife with fraud and corruption. When Smith returned with his credentials for the term he was elected to, the Senate again refused to seat him for the same reasons. Smith and the Governor considered him to be the rightful senator, but he resigned February 9, 1928.
  6. ^ Due to allegations of election fraud, Smith was never seated.
  7. ^ Vare was never seated due to Governor Gifford Pinchot refusing to certify the election and the state senate refusing to qualify him.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1926" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "Primary Election 06-30-1926" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
  3. ^ "General Election 11-02-1926" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved 2022-06-19.