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1940 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

The United States Senate election of 1940 in Massachusetts was held on November 5, 1940, with Democratic incumbent David I. Walsh defeating his challengers.

1940 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

← 1934 November 5, 1940 1946 →
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Nominee David I. Walsh Henry Parkman Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,088,838 838,122
Percentage 55.61% 42.83%

Senator before election

David I. Walsh
Democratic

Elected Senator

David I. Walsh
Democratic

CandidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

RepublicanEdit

ProhibitionEdit

CommunistEdit

SocialistEdit

Socialist LaborEdit

ResultsEdit

General electionEdit

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David I. Walsh 1,088,838 55.64
Republican Henry Parkman Jr. 838,122 42.38
Prohibition George L. Thompson 9,632 0.49
Communist Philip Frankfeld 9,465 0.48
Socialist George Lyman Paine 6,876 0.35
Socialist Labor Horace I. Hillis 4,133 0.21

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