1940 United States Senate election in Indiana

The 1940 United States Senate election in Indiana took place on November 5, 1940. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Sherman Minton ran for re-election to a second term, but lost narrowly to Republican Raymond E. Willis.

1940 United States Senate election in Indiana

← 1934 November 5, 1940 1946 →
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Nominee Raymond E. Willis Sherman Minton
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 888,070 864,803
Percentage 50.45% 49.13%

U.S. senator before election

Sherman Minton
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Raymond E. Willis
Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • John H. Kingsbury (Socialist)
  • Sherman Minton, incumbent Senator since 1935 (Democratic)
  • Carl W. Thompson (Prohibition)
  • Raymond E. Willis, former State Representative from Angola and nominee for Senate in 1938 (Republican)

ResultsEdit

1940 U.S. Senate election in Indiana[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Raymond E. Willis 888,070 50.45%  2.97
Democratic Sherman Minton (incumbent) 864,803 49.13%  2.33
Prohibition Carl W. Thompson 5,621 0.32%  0.02
Socialist John H. Kingsbury 1,751 0.10%  0.54
Total votes 1,760,245 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (1941). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1940" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns – IN US Senate Race – Nov 05, 1940". www.ourcampaigns.com.