1940 United States Senate election in Florida

The 1940 United States Senate election in Florida was held on November 5, 1940.

1940 Florida U.S. Senate Democratic primary

← 1936 (special) May 28, 1940 1946 →
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Nominee Charles O. Andrews Jerry W. Carter
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 156,232 42,408
Percentage 78.65% 21.35%

U.S. senator before election

Charles O. Andrews
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Charles O. Andrews
Democratic

Incumbent Senator Charles O. Andrews failed to achieve a majority in the May 7 primary election, but defeated Jerry W. Carter easily in a run-off on May 28. Andrews won the November general election without an opponent.

BackgroundEdit

Incumbent Senator Charles O. Andrews was first elected in a special 1936 election to complete the unexpired term of Park Trammell.

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1940 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles O. Andrews (incumbent) 179,195 40.92%
Democratic Jerry W. Carter 80,869 18.47%
Democratic Bernarr Macfadden 14,553 16.32%
Democratic Fred P. Cone 68,584 15.66%
Democratic Charles Francis Coe 33,463 7.64%
Democratic O. B. Hazen 4,370 1.00%
Total votes 437,968 100.00%

RunoffEdit

1940 Democratic U.S. Senate runoff[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles O. Andrews (incumbent) 312,293 69.41%
Democratic Jerry W. Carter 137,641 30.59%
Total votes 449,934 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1940 U.S. Senate election in Florida[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles O. Andrews (incumbent) 323,216 100.00%  9.10
Total votes 323,216 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FL US Senate - D Primary". Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  2. ^ "FL US Senate - D Runoff". Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  3. ^ "FL US Senate Race". OurCampaigns. Retrieved August 10, 2020.