1946 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1946

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  HenryCabotLodgeJr (1).jpg David Ignatius Walsh (1).jpg
Nominee Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. David I. Walsh
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 989,736 660,200
Percentage 59.55% 39.72%

U.S. Senator before election

David I. Walsh
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Republican

The United States Senate election of 1946 in Massachusetts was held on November 5, 1946. Republican Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. defeated incumbent David I. Walsh.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Senator Walsh was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

1946 Republican U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David I. Walsh 194,323 99.99%
Write-in All others 28 0.01%
None Blank votes 93,302
Turnout 287,653 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Lodge was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

1946 Republican U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 186,376 100.00%
Write-in All others 8 0.00%
None Blank votes 24,331
Turnout 210,715 100.00

Independents and third parties[edit]

Socialist Labor[edit]

Prohibition[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1946[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 989,736 59.55 Increase17.17
Democratic David I. Walsh 660,200 39.72 Decrease15.92
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 9,221 0.56 Increase0.35
Prohibition Mark R. Shaw 2,898 0.17 Decrease0.32

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