United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 1944

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United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 1944
Massachusetts
1942 ←
November 7, 1944
→ 1948

  LeverettSaltonstall.jpg
Nominee Leverett Saltonstall John H. Corcoran
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,228,754 667,086
Percentage 64.29% 34.90%

Senator before election

Sinclair Weeks
Republican

Elected Senator

Leverett Saltonstall
Republican

Incumbent U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. resigned February 3, 1944 to return to active duty in the U.S. Army during World War II. Republican Sinclair Weeks was appointed February 8, 1944 to continue the term until an election was held. A special election was held on November 7, 1944 with Republican Massachusetts Governor Leverett Saltonstall defeating his challengers. He didn't take office until January 4, 1945, when his term as Governor ended.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Socialist Workers[edit]

Prohibition[edit]

  • E. Tallmadge Root - Prohibition Party candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1940.

Results[edit]

Primaries[edit]

Democratic primary [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John H. Corcoran 62,537 33.90
Democratic Joseph Lee 47,514 25.76
Democratic Richard M. Russell 47,080 25.52
Democratic Joseph A. Langone, Jr. 27,317 14.81

General election[edit]

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Leverett Saltonstall 1,228,754 64.29 +11.85
Democratic John H. Corcoran 667,086 34.90 -11.71
Socialist Labor Bernard G. Kelly 12,296 0.64 +0.29
Prohibition E. Tallmadge Root 3,269 0.17 -0.09

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