United States Senate election in Montana, 1936

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United States Senate election in Montana, 1936
Montana
← 1934 November 3, 1936 1942 →
  James Edward Murray.jpg JosephPMonaghan.jpg
Nominee James E. Murray Thomas O. Larson Joseph P. Monaghan
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 121,769 60,038 39,655
Percentage 54.98% 27.11% 17.91%

U.S. Senator before election

James E. Murray
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

James E. Murray
Democratic

The 1930 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 3, 1936. Incumbent United States Senator James E. Murray, who was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 1934, ran for re-election. He narrowly emerged from a competitive and close Democratic primary, wherein he was challenged by United States Congressman Joseph P. Monaghan, who represented Montana's 1st congressional district. In the general election, Murray was opposed by Thomas O. Larson, a State Senator and the Republican nominee, and Monaghan, who, after losing the primary, ran as an independent candidate. Murray ended up winning a second term, and his first full term, in a landslide, defeating both of his opponents by a comfortable margin.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James E. Murray (inc.) 47,154 42.31%
Democratic Joseph P. Monaghan 44,956 40.34%
Democratic Sam V. Stewart 12,191 10.94%
Democratic Walter B. Sands 7,145 6.41%
Total votes 111,446 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas O. Larson 11,962 31.75%
Republican L. Ray Carroll 9,237 24.51%
Republican Hugh Egan 8,474 22.49%
Republican Jess H. Stevens 8,006 21.25%
Total votes 37,679 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Montana, 1936[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic James E. Murray (inc.) 121,769 54.98% -4.68%
Republican Thomas O. Larson 60,038 27.11% -12.32%
Independent Joseph P. Monaghan 39,655 17.91%
Majority 61,731 27.87% +7.65%
Turnout 221,462
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election Held in the State of Montana, July 21, 1936" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1936" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 2, 2014.