270 members of the Massachusetts General Court
136 votes needed to win
At the time, Massachusetts elected United States Senators by a majority vote of the combined houses of the Massachusetts General Court.
In the 1904 legislative elections, Republican maintained an overwhelming majority. The Senators-elect included 34 Republicans and just six Democrats, and the Representatives-elect included 164 Republicans and 66 Democrats.
Lodge faced no opposition for the Republican nomination. At the caucus on January 12, his name was placed into nomination by Senate President William F. Dana, and seconding speeches were made by Speaker of the House William F. Frothingham and Representative William Salter.
Lodge was re-elected on a party-line vote.
|Republican||Henry Cabot Lodge||198||73.33%|
|Democratic||William A. Gaston||72||26.67%|
- "UNANIMOUS.: Lodge and Crane For Senate Named. Scarcely a Ripple of Excitement in Caucus". Boston Daily Globe. 13 Jan 1905. p. 7.
- "ELECTED LODGE AND W.M. CRANE". Boston Daily Globe. 18 Jan 1905. p. 2.