1928 Montana gubernatorial election

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Montana gubernatorial election, 1928

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Nominee John E. Erickson Wellington D. Rankin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 113,635 79,777
Percentage 58.52% 41.08%

Governor before election

John E. Erickson
Democratic

Elected Governor

John E. Erickson
Democratic

The 1928 Montana gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 1928. Incumbent Governor of Montana John E. Erickson, who was first elected governor in 1924, ran for re-election. Erickson only narrowly won the Democratic primary against future Governor Roy E. Ayers, and advanced to the general election, where he was opposed by Wellington D. Rankin, the Attorney General of Montana. Although Herbert Hoover carried the state in a landslide in the presidential election that year, Erickson won re-election to his second term as governor in a landslide over Rankin.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Erickson (inc.) 24,304 50.67
Democratic Roy E. Ayers 23,665 49.33
Total votes 47,969 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wellington D. Rankin 30,778 45.58
Republican Lee Dennis 16,209 24.00
Republican W. J. Paul 11,337 16.79
Republican J. W. Walker 9,206 13.63
Total votes 67,530 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Montana gubernatorial election, 1928[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John E. Erickson (inc.) 113,635 58.52% +7.50%
Republican Wellington D. Rankin 79,777 41.08% -1.51%
Socialist W. R. Duncan 781 0.40% +0.13%
Majority 33,858 17.44% +9.00%
Turnout 194,193
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election, Held in the State of Montana, July 17 A. D. 1928". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Abstract of Votes Cast at the General Election Held in Montana, Nov. 6, 1928". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 6, 2014.