1948 Connecticut gubernatorial election

The 1948 Connecticut gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Democratic nominee Chester Bowles defeated incumbent Republican James C. Shannon with 49.31% of the vote.

1948 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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Nominee Chester Bowles James C. Shannon
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 431,746 429,071
Percentage 49.31% 49.00%

1948 Connecticut gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Bowles:      50–60%
Shannon:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

James C. Shannon
Republican

Elected Governor

Chester Bowles
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Chester Bowles, Democratic
  • James C. Shannon, Republican

Other candidates

  • Jasper McLevy, Socialist
  • Joseph Mackay, Socialist Labor
  • Morris Chertov, Socialist Workers

ResultsEdit

1948 Connecticut gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chester Bowles 431,746 49.31%
Republican James C. Shannon (incumbent) 429,071 49.00%
Socialist Jasper McLevy 12,662 1.45%
Socialist Labor Joseph Mackay 1,363 0.16%
Socialist Workers Morris Chertov 778 0.09%
Total votes 875,620 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cook, Rhodes (5 November 2013). America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781452290171. Retrieved 2020-05-05.