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1940 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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The 1940 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on November 5, 1940. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Joseph F. Guffey successfully sought re-election to another term, defeating the Republican nominee, Jay Cooke.

United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1940

← 1934 November 5, 1940 1946 →
  Joseph Guffey.jpg
Nominee Joseph F. Guffey Jay Cooke
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,069,980 1,893,104
Percentage 51.8% 47.4%

Pennsylvania Senatorial Election Results by County, 1940.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Joseph F. Guffey
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Joseph F. Guffey
Democratic

Contents

Major candidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

RepublicanEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph F. Guffey (inc.) 2,069,980 51.79% +1.01%
Republican Jay Cooke 1,893,104 47.36% -0.90%
Socialist David H.H. Felix 15,449 0.39% 0.00%
Prohibition H. B. Mansell 11,113 0.28% -0.40%
Communist Carl Reeve 4,761 0.12% -0.09%
Socialist Labor Frank Knotek 2,503 0.06% -0.10%
N/A Other 110 0.00% N/A
Totals 3,997,020 100.00%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional and Presidential Election of November 5, 1940" (PDF). Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House. Retrieved 9 July 2014.