1946 United States Senate election in Delaware

The 1946 United States Senate election in Delaware took place on November 5, 1946. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator James M. Tunnell ran for re-election to a second term in office, but was defeated by Republican John J. Williams, a businessman and member of the Millsboro Town Council.

1946 United States Senate election in Delaware

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Nominee John J. Williams James M. Tunnell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 62,603 50,910
Percentage 55.15% 44.85%

1964 United States Senate election in Delaware results map by county.svg
County results
Williams:      50-60%

U.S. senator before election

James M. Tunnell
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

John J. Williams
Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1946 U.S. Senate election in Delaware[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John J. Williams 62,603 55.15%  7.85
Democratic James M. Tunnell (incumbent) 50,910 44.85%  5.78
Total votes 113,513 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

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