1941 Virginia gubernatorial election

In the 1941 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor James H. Price, a Democrat, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. U.S. Representative Colgate Darden was nominated by the Democratic Party to run against former Virginia State Senator Benjamin Muse, a Republican.

1941 Virginia gubernatorial election

← 1937 November 4, 1941 1945 →
 
Nominee Colgate Darden Benjamin Muse
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 98,680 21,896
Percentage 80.6% 17.9%

County and independent city results
Darden:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Muse:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

James H. Price
Democratic

Elected Governor

Colgate Darden
Democratic

Democratic nomination

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Candidates

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General election

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Candidates

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Results

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1941 Virginia gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Colgate Darden 98,680 80.58% −2.20%
Republican Benjamin Muse 21,896 17.88% +2.10%
Communist Alice Burke 1,096 0.89% +0.11%
Socialist Hilliard Bernstein 787 0.64% +0.64%
Majority 76,784 62.70% −4.30%
Turnout 122,459 4.09%
Democratic hold Swing

References

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  1. ^ "Virginia Governor Race, November 04, 1941". Our Campaigns.