1938 United States Senate election in Arizona

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United States Senate election in Arizona, 1938

← 1932 November 3, 1938 1944 →
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Nominee Carl Hayden Burt H. Clingan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 82,714 25,378
Percentage 76.52% 23.48%

U.S. Senator before election

Carl Hayden

Elected U.S. Senator

Carl Hayden

The 1938 United States Senate elections in Arizona took place on November 3, 1938. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Carl Hayden ran for reelection to a third term, defeating Republican nominee Burt H. Clingan in the general election.

In contrast to previous elections, Hayden was easily reelected, receiving only token opposition from a relatively unknown Republican challenger.

Democratic primary[edit]


  • Carl T. Hayden, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Robert E. Miller
  • Whit I. Hughes


Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl T. Hayden 68,328 65.48%
Democratic Robert E. Miller 22,154 21.23%
Democratic Whit I. Hughes 13,867 13.29%
Total votes 104,349 100.00

Republican primary[edit]


  • Burt H. Clingan, chairman of the Arizona Industrial Commission

General election[edit]

United States Senate election in Arizona, 1938[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carl T. Hayden 82,714 76.52%
Republican Burt H. Clingan 25,378 23.48%
Majority 57,336 53.04%
Turnout 108,092
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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