1928 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1928

← 1926 (special) November 6, 1928 1934 →
  David Ignatius Walsh.jpg Benjamin Loring Young.png
Nominee David I. Walsh Benjamin Loring Young
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 818,055 693,563
Percentage 53.65% 45.48%

Senator before election

David I. Walsh
Democratic

Elected Senator

David I. Walsh
Democratic

The United States Senate election of 1928 in Massachusetts was held on November 6, 1928, with Democratic incumbent David I. Walsh defeating his challengers.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Senator Walsh was unopposed for renomination.

1928 Democratic U.S. Senate primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David I. Walsh 206,343 100.00
Write-in All others 8 0.00
Turnout 206,351 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Results[edit]

1928 Republican U.S. Senate primary results [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Benjamin Loring Young 166,373 41.13
Republican Eben S. Draper Jr. 143,667 35.52
Republican Butler Ames 94,476 23.36
Write-in All others 23 0.00
Turnout 404,539 100.00

Independent and third parties[edit]

Socialist[edit]

Workers' Party[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

1928 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David I. Walsh 818,055 53.65 Increase1.64
Republican Benjamin Loring Young 693,563 45.48 Decrease1.06
Socialist Alfred Baker Lewis 7,675 0.50 Increase0.03
Workers Party John J. Ballam 5,621 0.37 Increase0.14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1928). Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections. p. 123.
  2. ^ "Washburn Quits Senate Race". The Boston Daily Globe. July 26, 1928.
  3. ^ Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1928). Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections. p. 123.
  4. ^ Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1928). Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections. p. 375.
 3. ^ www.hope1842.com/draperebenjr