1952 United States Senate election in Minnesota

The 1952 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 4, 1952. Incumbent Republican Edward John Thye defeated Democratic challenger Bill Carlson to win a second term.

1952 United States Senate election in Minnesota

← 1946 November 4, 1952 1958 →
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Nominee Edward J. Thye Bill Carlson
Party Republican Democratic–Farmer–Labor
Popular vote 785,649 590,011
Percentage 56.63% 42.53%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Edward J. Thye
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Edward J. Thye
Republican

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

  • William E. (Bill) Carlson
  • John A. McDonough
  • F. H. Shoemaker

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic–Farmer–Labor William E. (Bill) Carlson 126,426 54.37%
Democratic–Farmer–Labor John A. McDonough 64,094 27.56%
Democratic–Farmer–Labor F. H. Shoemaker 42,029 18.07%
Total votes 232,549 100.00%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward J. Thye (Incumbent) 321,659 84.84%
Republican Edward C. Slettedahl 23,427 6.18%
Republican John M. Arneson 13,653 3.60%
Republican Arthur D. Russell 11,221 2.96%
Republican A. B. Gilbert 9,191 2.42%
Total votes 379,151 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward John Thye (Incumbent) 785,649 56.63%
Democratic–Farmer–Labor William E. (Bill) Carlson 590,011 42.53%
Progressive Marian Le Sueur 7,917 0.57%
Socialist Workers Vincent R. Dunne 3,842 0.28%
Total votes 1,387,419 100.00%
Majority 195,638 14.10%
Republican hold

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