1946 United States Senate election in Tennessee

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Nominee Kenneth McKellar William B. Ladd John Randolph Neal Jr.
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 145,654 57,237 11,516
Percentage 66.60% 26.17% 5.27%

U.S. senator before election

Kenneth McKellar
Democratic

Elected U.S. senator

Kenneth McKellar
Democratic

The 1946 United States Senate election in Tennessee was held on November 5, 1946. Incumbent Democratic Senator Kenneth D. McKellar was re-elected to a sixth term in office. He defeated a primary challenge by Edward W. Carmack Jr. and easily won the general election against Republican William B. Ladd.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

1946 Democratic Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth McKellar (incumbent) 188,805 61.95%
Democratic Edward W. Carmack Jr. 107,363 35.23%
Democratic John Randolph Neal Jr. 3,130 1.03%
Democratic Herman H. Ross 2,995 0.98%
Democratic Byron Johnson 2,495 0.82%
Total votes 304,788 100.00%

General election

Candidates

Results

1946 U.S. Senate election in Tennessee[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kenneth McKellar (incumbent) 145,654 66.60% Decrease3.80
Republican William B. Ladd 57,237 26.17% Decrease3.02
Independent John Randolph Neal Jr. 11,516 5.27% Increase5.26
Independent Herman H. Ross 4,303 1.97% N/A
Total votes 218,710 100.00% N/A
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "TN US Senate - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 14 Feb 2021.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (14 Feb 2021). America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State. CQ Press. ISBN 9781506368993 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "TN US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 14 Feb 2021.
  4. ^ Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (1947). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1946" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.