1948 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1948

← 1944 (special) November 2, 1948 1954 →
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Nominee Leverett Saltonstall John I. Fitzgerald
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,088,475 954,398
Percentage 52.95% 46.43%

Senator before election

Leverett Saltonstall
Republican

Elected Senator

Leverett Saltonstall
Republican

The United States Senate election of 1948 in Massachusetts was held on November 2, 1948, with Republican incumbent Leverett Saltonstall defeating his challengers.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Senator Saltonstall was unopposed for renomination.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John I. Fitzgerald 79,663 30.26%
Democratic Richard M. Russell 64,191 24.39%
Democratic Francis D. Harrigan 44,395 16.87%
Democratic John D. Lynch 42,087 15.98%
Democratic Joseph A. Langone, Jr. 32,895 12.50%

Independents and third parties[edit]

Prohibition[edit]

  • E. Tallmadge Root, candidate for Senator in 1944 and Governor of Massachusetts in 1940

Socialist Workers[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Leverett Saltonstall 1,088,475 52.95% -11.34%
Democratic John I. Fitzgerald 954,398 46.43% +11.53%
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 9,266 0.44% -0.20%
Prohibition E. Tallmadge Root 3,652 0.18% +0.01%

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