1940 United States Senate election in Indiana

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Nominee Raymond E. Willis Sherman Minton
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 888,070 864,803
Percentage 50.45% 49.13%

U.S. senator before election

Sherman Minton
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Raymond E. Willis
Republican

The 1940 United States Senate election in Indiana took place on November 5, 1940. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Sherman Minton ran for re-election to a second term, but lost narrowly to Republican Raymond E. Willis.

General election

Candidates

Results

1940 U.S. Senate election in Indiana[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Raymond E. Willis 888,070 50.45% Increase2.97
Democratic Sherman Minton (incumbent) 864,803 49.13% Decrease2.33
Prohibition Carl W. Thompson 5,621 0.32% Decrease0.02
Socialist John H. Kingsbury 1,751 0.10% Decrease0.54
Total votes 1,760,245 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

See also

References

  1. ^ Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (1941). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1940" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns – IN US Senate Race – Nov 05, 1940". www.ourcampaigns.com.