1922 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1922

← 1916 November 7, 1922 1928 →
  Hshipstead.jpg FrankKellogg.jpg Anna Dickie Olesen.jpg
Nominee Henrik Shipstead Frank B. Kellogg Anna D. Olesen
Party Farmer–Labor Republican Democratic
Popular vote 325,372 241,833 123,624
Percentage 47.10% 35.01% 17.89%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Frank B. Kellogg
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Henrik Shipstead
Farmer–Labor

The 1922 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 7, 1922. Farmer–Labor challenger Henrik Shipstead defeated incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Frank B. Kellogg and Democratic challenger Anna Dickie Olesen.

The 1922 U.S. Senate election in Minnesota was significant for a number of reasons. Olesen was the first woman nominated by a major political party in an election to the United States Senate. She was furthermore the first woman nominated by the Minnesota Democratic Party in any statewide election, and, together with the 1922 Farmer–Labor nominees for Secretary of State and State Auditor, Susie Stageberg and Eliza Evans Deming, tied for the record for second woman nominated by a major political party in a statewide election in Minnesota (the first being the 1920 Farmer–Labor nominee for Secretary of State, Lily J. Anderson). In addition to being the first United States Senate election to feature a woman as the nominee of a major party, the 1922 United States Senate election in Minnesota was the first United States Senate election held in Minnesota after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The victorious Henrik Shipstead also earned some footnotes in history. Shipstead was the first Farmer–Labor nominee to ever win a statewide election in Minnesota. He was also just the fourth non-Republican to represent Minnesota in the United States Senate, the third non-Republican to be elected to the United States Senate from Minnesota, the first non-Republican to be elected to the United States Senate from Minnesota since the American Civil War, and the first non-Republican to be elected to the United States Senate from Minnesota by popular vote.

Additionally, in the 1922 United States Senate election in Minnesota, Kellogg became the first Republican incumbent representing Minnesota in the United States Senate to ever be defeated, in a bid for re-election, by a non-Republican.

Democratic primary[edit]

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Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna D. Olesen 28,745 47.68%
Democratic Thomas J. Meighen 19,941 33.08%
Democratic Homer Morris 11,596 19.24%
Total votes 60,282 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

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Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank B. Kellogg (Incumbent) 216,816 58.76%
Republican Ernest Lundeen 123,765 33.54%
Republican Richard E. Titus 28,399 7.70%
Total votes 368,980 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Farmer–Labor Henrik Shipstead 325,372 47.10%
Republican Frank B. Kellogg (Incumbent) 241,833 35.01%
Democratic Anna D. Olesen 123,624 17.89%
Total votes 690,829 100.00%
Majority 83,539 12.09%
Farmer–Labor gain from Republican

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