1952 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1952

← 1946 November 4, 1952 1958 →
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Nominee Edward J. Thye Bill Carlson
Party Republican DFL
Popular vote 785,649 590,011
Percentage 56.63% 42.53%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Edward J. Thye
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Edward J. Thye
Republican

The 1952 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 4, 1952. Incumbent Republican Edward John Thye defeated Democratic challenger Bill Carlson to win a second term.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • William E. (Bill) Carlson
  • John A. McDonough
  • F. H. Shoemaker

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL William E. (Bill) Carlson 126,426 54.37%
DFL John A. McDonough 64,094 27.56%
DFL F. H. Shoemaker 42,029 18.07%
Total votes 232,549 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward J. Thye (Incumbent) 321,659 84.84%
Republican Edward C. Slettedahl 23,427 6.18%
Republican John M. Arneson 13,653 3.60%
Republican Arthur D. Russell 11,221 2.96%
Republican A. B. Gilbert 9,191 2.42%
Total votes 379,151 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward John Thye (Incumbent) 785,649 56.63%
DFL William E. (Bill) Carlson 590,011 42.53%
Progressive Marian Le Sueur 7,917 0.57%
Socialist Workers Vincent R. Dunne 3,842 0.28%
Total votes 1,387,419 100.00%
Majority 195,638 14.10%
Republican hold

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