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1946 United States Senate election in Arizona

The 1946 United States Senate elections in Arizona took place on November 5, 1946. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ernest McFarland ran for reelection to a second term, easily defeating his Republican challenger Ward S. Powers in the general election.

1946 United States Senate election in Arizona

← 1940 November 5, 1946 1952 →
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Nominee Ernest McFarland Ward S. Powers
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 80,415 35,022
Percentage 69.18% 30.13%

U.S. Senator before election

Ernest McFarland
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Ernest McFarland
Democratic

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Ernest McFarland, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Harry J. Valentine, Veterans' Service Officer

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ernest McFarland 61,287 79.49%
Democratic Harry J. Valentine 15,818 20.52%
Total votes 77,105 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Ward S. Powers

General electionEdit

United States Senate election in Arizona, 1946[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ernest McFarland 80,415 69.18%
Republican Ward S. Powers 35,022 30.13%
Communist Morris Graham 802 0.69%
Majority 45,393 39.05%
Turnout 116,239
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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