1948 United States Senate election in Colorado

The 1948 United States Senate election in Colorado took place on November 2, 1948. Incumbent Democratic Senator Edwin C. Johnson was re-elected to third term in a landslide over Republican Will Nicholson, a businessman and Air Force veteran.

1948 United States Senate election in Colorado

← 1942 November 2, 1948 1954 →
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Nominee Ed Johnson Will Nicholson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 340,719 165,059
Percentage 66.79% 32.36%

U.S. senator before election

Edwin C. Johnson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Edwin C. Johnson
Democratic

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Eugene Cervi, newspaperman and Chairman of the Colorado Democratic Party[1]
  • Edwin C. Johnson, incumbent Senator since 1933

ResultsEdit

1948 U.S. Senate Democratic primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edwin C. Johnson (inc.) 84,919 71.86%
Democratic Eugene Cervi 33,262 28.15%
Total votes 118,181 100.00%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1948 U.S. Senate Republican primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Nicholson 48,716 53.09%
Republican John C. Vivian 43,052 46.91%
Total votes 91,768 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edwin C. Johnson (inc.) 340,719 66.79%  16.56
Republican Will Nicholson 165,059 32.36%  16.83
Progressive John Gurule 2,981 0.58% N/A
Socialist Carle Whitehead 1,352 0.27%  0.13
Total votes 510,111 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eugene Cervi Award".
  2. ^ a b c https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/Abstract/pdf/1900-1999/1948AbstractBook.pdf
  3. ^ Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1949). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1948" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.