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1926 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts

The United States Senate special election of 1926 in Massachusetts was held on November 2, 1926, with Democratic David I. Walsh defeating incumbent Republican U.S Senator William Morgan Butler who was appointed after the death of Republican Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Walsh returned to the U.S Senate for a 2-year term.

1926 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts

← 1922 November 2, 1926 1928 →
  David Ignatius Walsh.jpg William Butler.jpg
Nominee David I. Walsh William M. Butler
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 525,303 469,989
Percentage 52.01% 46.54%

Senator before election

William M. Butler
Republican

Elected Senator

David I. Walsh
Democratic

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

DeclinedEdit

ResultsEdit

Senator Butler was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

1928 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Morgan Butler 209,836 100.00
Write-in All others 18 0.00
Turnout 209,854 100.00

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

ResultsEdit

Walsh was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

1928 Democratic U.S. Senate primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David I. Walsh 111,083 99.95
Write-in All others 58 0.05
Turnout 111,141 100.00

Independents and third partiesEdit

Modification of Volstead ActEdit

SocialistEdit

Workers'Edit

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1928[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David I. Walsh 525,303 52.01  5.34
Republican William M. Butler 469,989 46.54  1.05
Workers Party John J. Ballam 5,167 0.51  0.51
Modification of Volstead Act Washington Cook 4,766 0.47  0.43
Socialist Alfred Baker Lewis 4,730 0.47  0.87

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1926). Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections. p. 123.
  2. ^ Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1926). Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections. p. 123.
  3. ^ Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1926). Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections. p. 175.