1934 United States Senate Election in Nebraska
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1934 United States Senate Election in Nebraska
1934 United States Senate election in Nebraska

← 1934 (special) November 6, 1934 1940 →
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Nominee Edward R. Burke Robert G. Simmons
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 305,958 237,126
Percentage 55.30% 42.86%

1934 United States Senate election in Nebraska results map by county.svg
County results
Burke:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%
Simmons:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

U.S. senator before election

Richard C. Hunter
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Edward R. Burke
Democratic

The 1934 United States Senate election in Nebraska took place on November 6, 1934. A special election was held on the same day for the same seat. The incumbent Senator, Republican Robert B. Howell, died on March 11, 1933. William Henry Thompson, a Democratic politician, was appointed to the vacant seat. Richard C. Hunter was elected to finish Howell's term, while Burke was elected to the next term, defeating Robert G. Simmons. This was the last time until 1976 that a Democrat won a Senate election in Nebraska.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Burke 123,833 61.35
Democratic Charles W. Bryan 52,385 25.95
Democratic Willis E. Reed 11,817 5.85
Democratic Floyd L. Bollen 9,652 4.78
Democratic Anthony T. Monahan 4,161 2.06
Democratic Scattering 14 0.01
Total votes 201,862 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert G. Simmons 77,841 46.31
Republican Kenneth S. Wherry 41,777 24.85
Republican Robert Smith 34,067 20.27
Republican Barton Green 10,683 6.36
Republican U. S. Renne 3,718 2.21
Republican Scattering 15 0.01
Total votes 168,101 100

Results

1934 United States Senate election in Nebraska[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edward R. Burke 305,958 55.30 +16.58[a]
Republican Robert G. Simmons 237,126 42.86 -18.42[a]
By Petition Henry Hoffman 7,670 1.39 N/A
Write in E. D. O'Sullivan 2,501 0.45 N/A
N/A Scattering 44 0.01 N/A
Majority 68,832 12.44 -10.12[a]
Turnout 553,299
Democratic hold
  1. ^ a b c Compared with 1928

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - Candidate - Willis E. Reed". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ a b Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska (primary election). Available at: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/previous-elections
  3. ^ Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska (general election). Available at: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/previous-elections

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