1948 United States Senate election in Virginia

The 1948 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 2, 1948. Incumbent Democratic Senator Absalom Willis Robertson defeated Republican Robert H. Woods and was re-elected to his first full term in office.

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1948

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Nominee Absalom Willis Robertson Robert H. Woods
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 253,865 118,546
Percentage 65.7% 30.7%

U.S. Senator before election

Absalom Willis Robertson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Absalom Willis Robertson
Democratic

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1948[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Absalom Willis Robertson (inc.) 253,865 65.74% -2.41%
Republican Robert H. Woods 118,546 30.70% +1.68%
Independent Howard Carwile 6,788 1.76%
Progressive Virginia Foster Durr 5,347 1.38% +1.38%
Socialist Clarke T. Robb 1,627 0.42% -2.40%
Write-ins 5 <0.01%
Majority 135,319 35.04% -4.09%
Turnout 386,168
Democratic hold

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