1940 United States Senate election in Montana
The 1940 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 5, 1940. Incumbent United States Senator Burton K. Wheeler, who was first elected to the Senate in 1922, and was re-elected in 1928 and 1934, ran for re-election. Though he faced a serious challenger in the Democratic primary, he emerged victorious, and advanced to the general election, where he faced E. K. Cheadle, a state district judge and the Republican nominee. Just like in 1934, Wheeler won re-election in a landslide, winning his fourth term in the Senate.
|Democratic||Burton K. Wheeler (inc.)||75,498||72.86|
|Democratic||H. J. Freebourn||28,128||27.14|
- E. K. Cheadle, Tenth Judicial Circuit District Judge
- L. Ray Carroll, former State Senator
- Floyd C. Fluent
|Republican||H. K. Cheadle||22,273||52.13|
|Republican||L. Ray Carroll||13,483||31.56|
|Republican||Floyd C. Fluent||6,972||16.32|
|Democratic||Burton K. Wheeler (inc.)||176,753||73.43%||+3.29%|
|Republican||E. K. Cheadle||63,941||26.57%||-2.17%|
- "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election Held in the State of Montana, July 16, 1940" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-28. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1940" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 4, 2014.