1918 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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1918 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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Nominee Knute Nelson Willis G. Calderwood
Party Republican National
Popular vote 206,428 137,334
Percentage 60.05% 39.95%

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County Results:


Nelson:      50–60%      60–70%      70-80%
Calderwood:      50-60%      60-70%



U.S. Senator before election

Knute Nelson
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Knute Nelson
Republican

The 1918 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 5, 1918. It was the first election for Minnesota's Class 2 seat in the United States Senate, and the second U.S. Senate election in Minnesota overall, held after the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which established the popular election of United States Senators. Incumbent U.S. Senator Knute Nelson of the Republican Party of Minnesota easily defeated his challenger in the general election, Willis Greenleaf Calderwood of the National Party, to win a fourth term in the Senate.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Knute Nelson (Incumbent) 229,923 71.99%
Republican James A. Peterson 89,464 28.01%
Total votes 319,387 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Special election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Knute Nelson (Incumbent) 206,428 60.05%
National Willis G. Calderwood 137,334 39.95%
Total votes 343,762 100.00%
Majority 69,094 20.10%
Republican hold

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