1952 United States Senate elections in Michigan

The 1952 United States Senate election in Michigan was held on November 4, 1952 alongside a special election to the same seat.

1952 United States Senate election in Michigan

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Nominee Charles E. Potter Blair Moody
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,428,352 1,383,416
Percentage 50.63% 49.04%

U.S. senator before election

Blair Moody
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Charles E. Potter
Republican

Republican Senator Arthur Vandenberg died in office in April 1951. Governor G. Mennen Williams appointed journalist Blair Moody to fill Vandenberg's seat until a successor could be duly elected. Moody then lost the special election to complete Vandenberg's term and the regularly scheduled 1952 election to U.S. Representative Charles E. Potter, both held on November 4.

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

Keyes and Prevost were not candidates for the special election to finish Vandenberg's term.

ResultsEdit

RegularEdit

1952 Republican U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles E. Potter 413,244 48.95%
Republican John B. Martin Jr. 219,765 26.03%
Republican Eugene C. Keyes 187,619 22.23%
Republican Clifford Provost 23,542 2.79%
Write-in 6 0.00%
Total votes 844,176 100.00%

SpecialEdit

1952 Republican special U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles E. Potter 468,214 59.83%
Republican John B. Martin Jr. 314,128 40.14%
Write-in 246 0.03%
Total votes 782,588 100.00%

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Blair Moody, interim appointee Senator
  • Louis C. Schwinger

Schwinger did not run in the special election.

ResultsEdit

RegularEdit

1952 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Blair Moody (incumbent) 465,379 88.36%
Democratic Louis C. Schwinger 61,309 11.64%
Write-in 13 0.00%
Total votes 526,701 100.00%

SpecialEdit

1952 Democratic special U.S. Senate primary[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Blair Moody (incumbent) 431,994 99.98%
Write-in 95 0.02%
Total votes 432,089 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

RegularEdit

1952 U.S. Senate election in Michigan[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles E. Potter 1,428,352 50.63%
Democratic Blair Moody (incumbent) 1,383,416 49.04%
Prohibition LeRoy M. Lowell 7,435 0.26%
Socialist Labor James Sim 1,202 0.04%
Socialist Workers Genora Dollinger 726 0.03%
Total votes 2,821,131 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

SpecialEdit

1952 U.S. Senate special election in Michigan[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles E. Potter 1,417,032 51.24%
Democratic Blair Moody (incumbent) 1,347,705 48.73%
Socialist Workers Genora Dollinger 819 0.03%
Total votes 2,765,556 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MI US Senate - R Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  2. ^ "MI US Senate - Special R Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "MI US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "MI US Senate - Special D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI US Senate Race - Nov 04, 1952". OurCampaigns. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI US Senate Race - Nov 04, 1952". OurCampaigns. Retrieved December 27, 2020.