1934 United States Senate election in California

1934 United States Senate election in California

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  Hiram Johnson 2 (cropped closein 3x4).jpg George Ross Kirkpatrick in 1916.png
Nominee Hiram Johnson George Ross Kirkpatrick
Party Republican Socialist
Alliance Democratic
Popular vote 1,946,572 108,748
Percentage 94.66% 5.29%

U.S. senator before election

Hiram Johnson
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Hiram Johnson
Republican

The 1934 United States Senate election in California was held on November 6, 1934. Incumbent Republican Senator Hiram Johnson was re-elected to his fourth term in office.

By cross-filing and winning the Democratic primary, Johnson eliminated his strongest competition and handily won the general election with only nominal opposition from the Socialist Party.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hiram Johnson (incumbent) 526,899 71.06%
Democratic Richmond A. Rust 214,638 28.95%
Total votes 741,537 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hiram Johnson (incumbent) 655,648 87.33%
Democratic Clarence A. Henning 50,075 6.67%
Democratic Carl A. Johnson 45,077 6.00%
Total votes 750,800 100.00%

Third parties and independents[edit]

Independent[edit]

A write-in bid was launched in support of Communist Pat Chambers.

Socialist[edit]

  • George Ross Kirkpatrick, nominee for Vice President in 1916

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

1934 United States Senate election in California[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Hiram Johnson (incumbent) 1,946,572 94.66% Increase22.55
Socialist George Ross Kirkpatrick 108,748 5.29% Increase3.57
Independent Pat Chambers (write-in) 1,025 0.05% N/A
Total votes 2,056,345 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CA US Senate – R Primary, 1934". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ "CA US Senate – D Primary, 1934". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  3. ^ "CA US Senate, 1934". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.