1930 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 1930

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  MarcusACoolidge.jpg William Butler.jpg
Nominee Marcus A. Coolidge William M. Butler
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 651,939 539,226
Percentage 54.01% 44.67%

Senator before election

William M. Butler
Republican

Elected Senator

Marcus A. Coolidge
Democratic

The United States Senate election of 1930 in Massachusetts was held on November 4, 1930 with Democrat Marcus A. Coolidge defeating his challengers.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican William M. Butler 163,336 47.61%
Republican Eben S. Draper Jr. 156,745 45.69%
Republican Andrew J. Gillis 22,996 6.70%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Marcus A. Coolidge 81,451 40.71%
Democratic Joseph F. O'Connell 54,829 27.41%
Democratic Thomas C. O'Brien 45,272 22.63%
Democratic Eugene Foss 12,824 6.41%
Democratic Peter J. Joyce 5,680 2.84%

Independents and third parties[edit]

Communist[edit]

Socialist[edit]

  • Sylvester J. McBride, candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1918, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1917, and Massachusetts Auditor in 1912

Socialist Workers[edit]

  • Oscar Kinsalas, candidate for Secretary of the Commonwealth in 1928

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Marcus A. Coolidge 651,939 54.01%
Republican William M. Butler 539,226 44.67%
Socialist Sylvester J. McBride 7,244 0.60%
Socialist Labor Oscar Kinsalas 4,640 0.38%
Communist Max Lerner 3,962 0.34%

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