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1928 United States Senate election in Arizona

The 1928 United States Senate elections in Arizona took place on November 6, 1928. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Henry F. Ashurst ran for reelection to a fourth term, defeating Republican nominee former U.S. Senator Ralph H. Cameron in the general election. Cameron was defeated in the previous election year, in 1926, by then-U.S. Congressman Carl T. Hayden, leading Cameron to decide to challenge Ashurst in order to return to the United States Senate.

1928 United States Senate election in Arizona

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  Henry Fountain Ashurst.jpg Senator Ralph Cameron.jpg
Nominee Henry F. Ashurst Ralph H. Cameron
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 47,013 39,651
Percentage 54.25% 45.75%

U.S. Senator before election

Henry F. Ashurst
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Henry F. Ashurst
Democratic

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Henry F. Ashurst, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Charles H. Rutherford, candidate for U.S. Senate in 1926

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry F. Ashurst 32,698 77.40%
Democratic Charles H. Rutherford 9,547 22.60%
Total votes 42,245 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph H. Cameron 10,111 65.52%
Republican Frank R. Stewart 5,322 34.49%
Total votes 15,433 100.00

General electionEdit

United States Senate election in Arizona, 1928[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Henry F. Ashurst 47,013 54.25%
Republican Ralph H. Cameron 39,651 45.75%
Majority 7,362 8.50%
Turnout 86,664
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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