1927 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1927

← 1926 November 8, 1927;
April 17, 1928 (LA)
1928 →

3 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 26 governorships 22 governorships
Seats before 26 22
Seats after 27 21
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1927, in three states. Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi hold their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky William J. Fields Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Flemon D. Sampson (Republican) 52.09%
J. C. W. Beckham (Democratic) 47.91%
[1]
Louisiana
(Held, 17 April 1928)
Oramel H. Simpson Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Huey Long (Democratic) 96.14%
Etienne J. Caire (Republican) 3.86%
[2]
(Democratic primary results)
Huey Long 43.90%
Riley J. Wilson 28.29%
Oramel H. Simpson 27.80%
[3]
Mississippi Dennis Murphree Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Theodore G. Bilbo (Democratic) 100.00%
[4]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Theodore G. Bilbo 51.85%
Dennis Murphree 48.15%
[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1927". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1928". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  3. ^ "LA Governor, 1928 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  4. ^ "MS Governor, 1927". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ "MS Governor, 1927 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 22 March 2019.

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