1934 United States Senate election in Montana

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United States Senate election in Montana, 1934

← 1928 November 6, 1934 1940 →
  Senator Burton Kendall Wheeler.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Burton K. Wheeler George Bourquin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 142,823 58,519
Percentage 70.14% 28.74%

U.S. Senator before election

Burton K. Wheeler
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Burton K. Wheeler
Democratic

The 1934 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 6, 1934. Incumbent United States Senator Burton K. Wheeler, who was first elected to the Senate in 1922, and was re-elected in 1928, ran for re-election. After easily winning the Democratic primary, Wheeler moved on to the general election, where he faced George M. Bourquin, a former United States Federal Judge and the Republican nominee. In a stark contrast to his close campaign in 1928, Wheeler won re-election to his third Senate term in a landslide.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Burton K. Wheeler (inc.) 72,775 89.53
Democratic Bert Replogle 8,513 10.47
Total votes 81,288 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George M. Bourquin 36,152 70.39
Republican O. H. P. Shelley 15,209 29.61
Total votes 51,361 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Montana, 1934[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Burton K. Wheeler (inc.) 142,823 70.14% +16.94%
Republican George M. Bourquin 58,519 28.74% -18.06%
Socialist William F. Held 1,381 0.68%
Communist Raymond F. Gray 903 0.44%
Majority 84,304 41.40% +35.00%
Turnout 203,626
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election, Held in the State of Montana, July 17, 1934". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1934" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 4, 2014.