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1930 Democratic Senate primary election in Louisiana

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Nominee Huey Long Joseph Ransdell
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 149,640 111,451
Percentage 57.31% 42.69%

U.S. senator before election

Joseph E. Ransdell
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Huey Long
Democratic

The 1930 United States Senate election in Louisiana was held on November 4, 1930.

On September 9, Governor of Louisiana Huey Long defeated incumbent Senator Joseph E. Ransdell in the Democratic primary with 57.31% of the vote.

At this time, Louisiana was a one-party state, and the Democratic nomination was tantamount to victory. Long won the November general election without an opponent.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

1930 United States Senate Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Huey Long 149,640 57.31%
Democratic Joseph E. Ransdell (incumbent) 111,451 42.69%
Total votes 261,091 100.00%

General election

1930 United States Senate election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Huey Long 130,536 99.98% Decrease0.02
Write-in All others 24 0.02% Increase0.02
Total votes 130,560 100.00%

References

  1. ^ "LA US Senate – D Primary". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 Jan 2020.
  2. ^ "LA US Senate". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 24 Jan 2020.