1924 United States Senate election in Montana

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United States Senate election in Montana, 1924

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Nominee Thomas J. Walsh Frank Bird Linderman
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 89,681 72,000
Percentage 52.81% 42.40%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Thomas J. Walsh
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas J. Walsh
Democratic

The 1924 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 4, 1924. Incumbent United States Senator Thomas J. Walsh, who was first elected to the Senate in 1912, and re-elected in 1918, both times by the state legislature, as was the practice then, ran for re-election to be decided by popular vote. He won the Democratic primary uncontested.

He faced former State Representative Frank Bird Linderman and several independent opponents in the general election. Walsh ultimately won re-election to his third term by a solid margin.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas J. Walsh (inc.) 35,029 100.00%
Total votes 35,029 100.00%

Farmer-Labor primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • J. W. Anderson

Results[edit]

Farmer-Labor Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Farmer–Labor J. W. Anderson 2,827 100.00%
Total votes 2,827 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Bird Linderman 29,336 41.83%
Republican Wellington D. Rankin 28,216 40.24%
Republican John W. Allison 9,053 12.91%
Republican R. W. Kemp 3,520 5.02%
Total votes 70,125 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Montana, 1924[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas J. Walsh (inc.) 89,681 52.81% +11.74%
Republican Frank Bird Linderman 72,000 42.40% +6.61%
Farmer–Labor J. W. Anderson 7,370 4.34%
Socialist Charles F. Juttner 522 0.31%
Independent Party of Montana Sam W. Teagarden 248 0.15%
Majority 17,681 10.41% +5.13%
Turnout 169,821
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election, Held in the State of Montana, Aug. 26, A. D. 1924". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional and Presidential Election of November 4, 1924" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 2, 2014.