1936 United States Senate election in Nebraska

The 1936 United States Senate election in Nebraska was held on November 3, 1936.

1936 United States Senate election in Nebraska

← 1930 November 3, 1936 1942 →
  GeorgeWNorris.jpg RobertGSimmons.jpg Terry Carpenter (Nebraska Congressman).jpg
Nominee George Norris Robert Simmons Terry Carpenter
Party Independent Republican Democratic
Popular vote 258,700 223,276 108,391
Percentage 43.82% 37.82% 18.36%

1936 United States Senate election in Nebraska results map by county.svg
Results by county

U.S. senator before election

George W. Norris
Independent

Elected U.S. Senator

George W. Norris
Independent

Incumbent Independent U.S. Senator George W. Norris was re-elected to a fifth consecutive term. Norris had left the Republican Party earlier that year over dissatisfaction with serving in the minority.


Republican primaryEdit

  • Lloyd C. Constable
  • Cleon Dech
  • Harry O. Palmer, candidate for Governor in 1930
  • Robert Simmons, former U.S. Representative from Nebraska's 6th district and candidate for Senate in 1934

Primary ResultsEdit

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Simmons 82,048 71.18%
Republican Harry O. Palmer 22,687 19.68%
Republican Lloyd C. Constable 5,959 5.17%
Republican Cleon Dech 3,200 2.78%
Republican George W. Norris (incumbent) (write-in) 1,376 1.19%

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Terry Carpenter, former U.S. Representative from Nebraska's 5th district, Democratic candidate for Governor in 1934
  • George Hall
  • Emil Placek, candidate for U.S. Representative in 1924
  • James Quigley

ResultsEdit

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terry Carpenter 41,212 31.33%
Democratic James E. Quigley 36,882 28.04%
Democratic George Hall 25,183 19.15%
Democratic Emil Placek 25,173 19.14%
Democratic George W. Norris (incumbent) (write-in) 3,088 2.35%

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent George W. Norris (incumbent) 258,700 43.82%
Republican Robert Simmons 223,276 37.82%
Democratic Terry Carpenter 108,391 18.36%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NE US Senate – R Primary, 1936". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "NE US Senate – D Primary, 1936". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "NE US Senate, 1936". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.