1934 United States Senate election in Indiana

The 1934 United States Senate election in Indiana took place on November 6, 1934. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Arthur Robinson ran for re-election to a second term, but lost narrowly to Democrat Sherman Minton.

1934 United States Senate election in Indiana

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Nominee Sherman Minton Arthur Robinson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 758,801 700,103
Percentage 51.46% 47.48%

U.S. senator before election

Arthur Raymond Robinson
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Sherman Minton
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Albert W. Jackman (Prohibition)
  • Sherman Minton, Indiana Utility Commissioner (Democratic)
  • Arthur Raymond Robinson, incumbent Senator since 1925 (Republican)
  • Wenzel Stocker (Communist)
  • Forrest Wallace (Socialist)

ResultsEdit

1934 U.S. Senate election in Indiana[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Sherman Minton 758,801 51.46%  7.34
Republican Arthur Raymond Robinson (incumbent) 700,103 47.48%  7.82
Socialist Forrest Wallace 9,414 0.64%  0.40
Prohibition Albert W. Jackman 4,987 0.34%  0.05
Communist Wenzel Stocker 1,307 0.09%  0.07
Total votes 1,473,305 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (1935). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1934" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns – IN US Senate Race – Nov 06, 1934". www.ourcampaigns.com.