1930 United States Senate election in Minnesota

The 1930 United States Senate election in Minnesota was held on Tuesday November 4, Incumbent Senator Thomas D. Schal defeated Einar Hoidale of the Minnesota Democratic Party and Forner United States Representative Ernest Lundeen of the Farmer–Labor Party of Minnesota to win a second term.

1930 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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Nominee Thomas D. Schall Einar Hoidale Ernest Lundeen
Party Republican Democratic Farmer–Labor
Popular vote 293,626 282,018 178,671
Percentage 37.61% 36.13% 22.89%

1930 United States Senate election in Minnesota results map by county.svg
County results

U.S. senator before election

Thomas D. Schall
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas D. Schall
Republican

Farmer–Labor primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

  • Ernest Lundeen, Former U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 5th congressional district (1917-1919), attorney from Minneapolis, former state Representative from the 42nd House District (1911-1915), Republican candidate for the 5th CD in 1914, 1918, 1920, independent candidate for the 5th CD in 1920, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 1922 and 1923, candidate Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1924, Farmer-Labor nominee for Minnesota's 10th Congressional District in 1926, Farmer-Labor nominee for the 5th CD in 1929[1]
  • Knud Wefald, Former Republican state Representative from the 60th House District (1913-1915) and 49th House District (1915-1917), former Farmer-Labor U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 9th congressional district (1923-1927), resident of Moorhead[1]

ResultsEdit

Farmer–Labor primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Farmer–Labor Ernest Lundeen 75,050 65.47%
Farmer–Labor Knud Wefald 39,589 34.53%
Total votes 114,639 100.00%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas D. Schall (Incumbent) 266,736 57.40%
Republican Theodore Christianson 173,390 37.31%
Republican John F. Selb 24,573 5.29%
Total votes 464,699 100.00%

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

CommunistEdit

  • Rudolph Harju, Resident of New York Mills, nominated by petition[4]

DemocraticEdit

  • Einar Hoidale, Attorney from Minneapolis, former prosecuting attorney of Brown County (1900-1906), former judge advocate of the state militia (1900-1908), Democratic candidate for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District CD in 1910 and 1912, Democratic nominee for the 5th CD in 1929[4]

IndependentEdit

  • Charles A. Lund, Banker and attorney from Vining, state Senator from the 50th Senate District (1923-1931), Republican candidate for Treasurer in 1920, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1930[4]

ResultsEdit

General election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas D. Schall (Incumbent) 293,626 37.61%
Democratic Einar Hoidale 282,018 36.13%
Farmer–Labor Ernest Lundeen 178,671 22.89%
Independent Charles A. Lund 20,669 2.65%
Communist Rudolph Harju 5,645 0.72%
Total votes 780,629 100.00%
Majority 11,608 1.48%
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b University of Minnesota Libraries, University of Minnesota. "1930 Minnesota U.S. Senate Farmer-Labor Primary". Minnesota Historical Election Archive. Archived from the original on 2021-08-24. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  2. ^ a b "Primary election returns of election held June 16th, 1930" (PDF). Minnesota Legislature.
  3. ^ a b University of Minnesota Libraries, University of Minnesota. "1930 Minnesota U.S. Senate Republican Primary". Minnesota Historical Election Archive. Archived from the original on 2021-08-24. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  4. ^ a b c University of Minnesota Libraries, University of Minnesota. "1930 Minnesota U.S. Senate Election". Minnesota Historical Election Archive. Archived from the original on 2021-08-24. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  5. ^ "Our Campaigns - MN US Senate Race - Nov 04, 1930".