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1928 United States Senate election in Minnesota

The 1928 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 6, 1928. Incumbent Farmer–Labor U.S. Senator Henrik Shipstead defeated his Republican challenger, former St. Paul mayor Arthur E. Nelson, to win a second term.

United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1928

← 1922 November 6, 1928 1934 →
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Nominee Henrik Shipstead Arthur E. Nelson
Party Farmer–Labor Republican
Popular vote 665,169 342,992
Percentage 65.38% 33.71%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Henrik Shipstead
Farmer–Labor

Elected U.S. Senator

Henrik Shipstead
Farmer–Labor

Contents

Farmer–Labor primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

ResultsEdit

Farmer–Labor primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Farmer–Labor Henrik Shipstead (Incumbent) 86,093 90.03%
Farmer–Labor William Watkins 9,529 9.97%
Total votes 95,622 100.00%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur E. Nelson 111,184 42.24%
Republican J. A. A. Burnquist 80,198 30.47%
Republican A. J. Rockne 71,828 27.29%
Total votes 263,210 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Farmer–Labor Henrik Shipstead (Incumbent) 665,169 65.38%
Republican Arthur E. Nelson 342,992 33.71%
Workers (Communist) Vincent R. Dunne 9,280 0.91%
Total votes 1,017,441 100.00%
Majority 322,177 31.67%
Farmer–Labor hold

See alsoEdit

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