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United States Senate election in Montana, 1928

The 1928 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 6, 1928. Incumbent United States Senator Burton K. Wheeler, who was first elected to the Senate in 1922, ran for re-election. After successfully defeating several challengers in the Democratic primary, Wheeler advanced to the general election, where he faced Republican nominee Joseph M. Dixon, the former Governor of Montana who had previously served in the United States Senate from 1907 to 1913. Though the election was closer than Wheeler's first election, he still managed to defeat Dixon to win his second term in the Senate.

United States Senate election in Montana, 1928

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  BurtonKWheeler.jpg Joseph M. Dixon.jpg
Nominee Burton K. Wheeler Joseph M. Dixon
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 103,655 91,185
Percentage 53.20% 46.80%

U.S. Senator before election

Burton K. Wheeler
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 (inc.) 37,515 75.51
Democratic Sam V. Stewart 10,256 20.64
Democratic Sam W. Teagarden 1,911 3.85
Total votes 49,682 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph M. Dixon 38,747 57.30
Republican Charles H. Williams 26,409 39.06
Republican Charles F. Juttner 2,462 3.64
Total votes 67,618 100.00

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Montana, 1928[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Burton K. Wheeler (inc.) 103,655 53.20% -2.36%
Republican Joseph M. Dixon 91,185 46.80% +3.03%
Majority 12,470 6.40% -5.39%
Turnout 194,840
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, July 17, A. D. 1928". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional and Presidential Election of November 6, 1928" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 4, 2014.