1926 United States Senate election in Washington

The 1926 United States Senate election in Washington was held on November 2, 1926. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Wesley Livsey Jones was re-elected to a fourth term in office over Seattle attorney A. Scott Bullitt.

1926 United States Senate election in Washington

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  Portrait of Wesley L Jones, ca 1920s (PORTRAITS 727).jpg Alexander Scott Bullitt circa 1915.jpg
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 Livsey Jones
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Wesley Livsey Jones
Republican

Blanket primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

  • A. Scott Bullitt, Seattle attorney
  • James Cleveland Longstreet

RepublicanEdit

  • Austin E. Griffiths, candidate for Mayor of Seattle in 1916 and U.S. Senate in 1922
  • Frank E. Hammond
  • Lee Roy Henry
  • Wesley Livsey Jones, incumbent Senator since 1909

ResultsEdit

1926 U.S. Senate blanket primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wesley Livsey Jones (incumbent) 133,893 58.40%
Republican Austin E. Griffiths 43,611 19.02%
Republican Frank E. Hammond 29,076 12.68%
Democratic A. Scott Bullitt 9,523 4.15%
Republican Lee Roy Henry 9,062 3.95%
Democratic James C. Longstreet 4,098 1.79%
Total votes 229,263 100.00%

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • A. Scott Bullitt, Seattle attorney (Democratic)
  • David D. Burgess (Socialist Labor)
  • J. L. Freeman (Farmer-Labor)
  • Wesley Livsey Jones, incumbent U.S. Senator since 1908 (Republican)

ResultsEdit

1926 United States Senate election in Washington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Wesley Livsey Jones (incumbent) 164,130 51.31%   5.09
Democratic A. Scott Bullitt 148,783 46.52%  28.72
Socialist Labor David D. Burgess 3,513 1.10% N/A
Farmer–Labor J. L. Freeman 3,437 1.55%  24.25
Total votes 319,863 100.00%
Republican hold Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1926 Washington Senate blanket primary". Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  2. ^ Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (1927). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1926" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.