1952 United States Senate election in Connecticut

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United States Senate election in Connecticut, 1952

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Nominee William A. Purtell William Benton
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 573,854 485,066
Percentage 52.48% 44.36%

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U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes those won by Purtell.
Blue denotes counties won by Benton.

U.S. Senator before election

William Benton

Elected U.S. Senator

William A. Purtell

The United States Senate election of 1952 in Connecticut was held on November 4, 1952. Democratic candidate William Benton was defeated by William A. Purtell after serving only 2 years.


United States Senate election in Connecticut, 1952[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican William A. Purtell 573,854 52.48%
Democratic William Benton 485,066 44.36%
Independent Vivien Kellems 22,268 2.04%
Socialist Jasper McLevy 12,279 1,12%
Majority 88,788 7.35%
Turnout 1,207,947
Republican hold