1934 Florida U.S. Senate Democratic primary

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Park Trammell.jpg
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Nominee Park Trammell Claude Pepper
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 156,232 98,978
Percentage 51.00% 49.00%

U.S. senator before election

Park Trammell
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Park Trammell
Democratic

The 1934 United States Senate election in Florida was held on November 6, 1934.

Incumbent Senator Park Trammell ran for a fourth term in office. Trammell failed to achieve a majority in the June 5 primary election, but he narrowly defeated Claude Pepper in a run-off on June 26. Trammell won the November general election without an opponent.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

1934 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Park Trammell (incumbent) 81,321 38.02%
Democratic Claude Pepper 79,396 37.12%
Democratic Charles A. Mitchell 30,455 14.24%
Democratic James F. Sikes 14,558 6.81%
Democratic Hortense K. Wells 8,167 3.82%
Total votes 213,897 100.00%

Runoff

1934 Democratic U.S. Senate runoff[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Park Trammell (incumbent) 103,028 51.00%
Democratic Claude Pepper 98,978 49.00%
Total votes 202,006 100.00%

General election

Results

1934 U.S. Senate election in Florida[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Park Trammell (incumbent) 131,780 100.00% Increase21.47
Total votes 131,780 100.00%

Aftermath

Senator Trammell died during his fourth term in 1936.

Pepper ran for Florida's other Senate seat in 1936 and won without an opponent.

See also

References

  1. ^ "FL US Senate - D Primary". Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  2. ^ "FL US Senate - D Runoff". Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  3. ^ "FL US Senate Race". OurCampaigns. Retrieved August 10, 2020.