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United States Senate election in Montana, 1922

The 1922 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 7, 1922. Incumbent United States Senator Henry L. Myers, who was first elected to the Senate in 1910, and was re-elected in 1916, declined to seek re-election. Former United States Attorney Burton K. Wheeler won the Democratic primary and advanced to the general election, where he faced Carl W. Riddick, the United States Congressman from Montana's 2nd congressional district and the Republican nominee. Ultimately, Wheeler defeated Riddick comfortably and won his first term in the Senate.

United States Senate election in Montana, 1922

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  BurtonKWheeler.jpg CarlWRiddick.jpg
Nominee Burton K. Wheeler Carl W. Riddick
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 88,205 69,494
Percentage 55.56% 43.77%

U.S. Senator before election

Henry L. Myers
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Burton K. Wheeler
Democratic

Contents

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Burton K. Wheeler 20,914 54.66
Democratic Tom Stout 6,550 17.12
Democratic James F. O'Connor 6,296 16.46
Democratic Hugh R. Wells 4,500 11.76
Total votes 38,260 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carl W. Riddick 23,334 33.15
Republican Wellington D. Rankin 18,704 26.57
Republican Charles Nelson Pray 11,911 16.92
Republican J. W. Anderson 10,487 14.90
Republican J. C. F. Siegfriedt 5,947 8.45
Total votes 70,383 100.00

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Montana, 1922[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Burton K. Wheeler 88,205 55.56% 4.50%
Republican Carl W. Riddick 69,494 43.77% +0.37%
Socialist George H. Ambrose 1,068 0.67% -4.87%
Majority 18,711 11.79% +4.13%
Turnout 158,767
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election, Held in the State of Montana, August 29, 1922". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1922" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 2, 2014.