1930 United States Senate election in Montana

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United States Senate election in Montana, 1930

← 1924 November 4, 1930 1934 (special) →
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Nominee Thomas J. Walsh Albert J. Galen
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 106,274 66,724
Percentage 60.33% 37.88%

U.S. Senator before election

Thomas J. Walsh
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas J. Walsh
Democratic

The 1930 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 4, 1930. Incumbent United States Senator Thomas J. Walsh, who was first elected to the Senate in 1912, and re-elected in 1918 and 1924, ran for re-election. He won the Democratic primary unopposed, and faced Montana Supreme Court Associate Justice Albert J. Galen, the Republican nominee, and several independent opponents in the general election. Ultimately, Walsh defeated his opponents in a landslide and won his fourth and final term in the Senate.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas J. Walsh (inc.) 32,977 100.00%
Total votes 32,977 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Albert J. Galen 44,103 66.95%
Republican O. H. P. Shelley 21,774 33.05%
Total votes 65,877 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Montana, 1930[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas J. Walsh (inc.) 106,274 60.33% +7.52%
Republican Albert J. Galen 66,724 37.88% -4.52%
Farmer–Labor Charles E. Taylor 1,789 1.02% -3.32%
Socialist John F. McKay 1,006 0.57% +0.26%
Communist Willis L. Wright 368 0.21%
Majority 39,550 22.45% +12.04%
Turnout 176,161
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]

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 15, 1930". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1930" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 2, 2014.