1952 United States Senate election in Nebraska

The 1952 United States Senate election in Nebraska took place on November 2, 1952. The incumbent Republican Senator, Hugh A. Butler, was re-elected to a third term. He defeated Stanley D. Long. A special election to finish Kenneth S. Wherry's term was held on the same day. The independent candidate Dwight Dell also ran for the seat, despite acknowledging his slim chance of election.[1] Butler performed on par with Dwight D. Eisenhower, who won the state with 69.15% of the vote in the presidential election.

1952 United States Senate election in Nebraska

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Nominee Hugh A. Butler Stanley D. Long
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 408,971 164,660
Percentage 69.11% 27.83%

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County results
Butler:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. senator before election

Hugh A. Butler
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Hugh A. Butler
Republican

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stanley D. Long 86,974 99.57
Democratic Scattering 373 0.43
Total votes 87,347 100

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hugh A. Butler (Incumbent) 125,701 57.79
Republican Val Peterson 91,676 42.15
Republican Fred A. Seaton (write-in) 22 0.01
Republican Scattering 105 0.05
Total votes 217,504 100

Other candidatesEdit

A petition to put Dwight Dell, the state director of the Christian Rural Overseas Program, onto the ballot were circulated by an anti-conscription campaign, known as the Committee to Elect Dell and Knowles, opposing its use in the Korean War.[4] Dell promised to run only if the petition received over 5,000 votes. Dell ran as a pacifist, calling for a reduction in armaments.[1]

ResultsEdit

1952 United States Senate election in Nebraska[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Hugh A. Butler (Incumbent) 408,971 69.11 -1.71
Democratic Stanley D. Long 164,660 27.83 -1.35
By petition Dwight Dell 18,087 3.06 N/A
N/A Scattering 31 0.01 N/A
Majority 244,311 41.28 -0.36
Turnout 591,749
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Dell States Importance Of Armament Reduction". The Daily Nebraskan. 1952-10-15. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Obituary for Stanley D. Long (Aged 69)". The Lincoln Star. 9 October 1956. p. 6. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska (primary election). Available at: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/previous-elections
  4. ^ "New Faces". The Frontier. 1952-05-29. p. 10.
  5. ^ Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska (general election). Available at: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/previous-elections