1926 United States Senate election in California

1926 United States Senate election in California

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Nominee Samuel Morgan Shortridge John B. Elliott
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 670,128 391,599
Percentage 63.12% 36.88%

1926 US Senate Election in California by county.svg
County results
Shortridge:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80–90%      >90%

U.S. senator before election

Samuel Morgan Shortridge
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Samuel Morgan Shortridge
Republican

The 1926 United States Senate election in California was held on November 2, 1926. Incumbent Republican Senator Samuel Morgan Shortridge was re-elected to a second term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1926 Republican Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel Morgan Shortridge (incumbent) 339,827 48.04%
Republican Robert M. Clarke 239,011 33.79%
Republican Walter Lineberger 128,488 18.17%
Total votes 707,326 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Elliott was endorsed by former Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo, who would win this seat himself in 1932.

Results[edit]

1926 Democratic Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John B. Elliott 77,841 60.18%
Democratic Isidore B. Dockweiler 51,507 39.82%
Total votes 129,348 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

1926 United States Senate election in California[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel Morgan Shortridge (incumbent) 670,128 63.12%
Democratic John B. Elliott 391,599 36.88%
Total votes 1,061,727 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CA US Senate – R Primary, 1926". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. ^ "CA US Senate – D Primary, 1926". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  3. ^ "CA US Senate, 1926". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 April 2020.