1940 Florida Democratic Senate primary

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Nominee Charles O. Andrews Jerry W. Carter
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 312,293 137,641
Percentage 69.41% 30.59%

U.S. senator before election

Charles O. Andrews
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Charles O. Andrews
Democratic

The 1940 United States Senate election in Florida was held on November 5, 1940.

Incumbent Senator Charles O. Andrews failed to achieve a majority in the May 7 primary election, but defeated Jerry W. Carter easily in a run-off on May 28. Andrews won the November general election without an opponent.

Background

Incumbent Senator Charles O. Andrews was first elected in a special 1936 election to complete the unexpired term of Park Trammell.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

1940 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles O. Andrews (incumbent) 179,195 40.92%
Democratic Jerry W. Carter 80,869 18.47%
Democratic Bernarr Macfadden 14,553 16.32%
Democratic Fred P. Cone 68,584 15.66%
Democratic Charles Francis Coe 33,463 7.64%
Democratic O. B. Hazen 4,370 1.00%
Total votes 437,968 100.00%

Runoff

1940 Democratic U.S. Senate runoff[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles O. Andrews (incumbent) 312,293 69.41%
Democratic Jerry W. Carter 137,641 30.59%
Total votes 449,934 100.00%

General election

Results

General election results [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles O. Andrews (incumbent) 323,216 100.00% Increase19.10
Total votes 323,216 100.00%

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.