Butler: 50-60% 60-70%
The 1956 United States Senate election in Maryland was held on November 6, 1956. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Marshall Butler was re-elected to a second term in office, defeating Democratic businessman George P. Mahoney.
|Republican||John Marshall Butler (inc.)||40,848||86.66%|
|Republican||Earl E. Knepper||3,814||8.09%|
|Republican||Harry L. Simms||2,474||5.25%|
|Democratic||George P. Mahoney||134,246||44.83%|
|Democratic||George Washington Williams||13,348||4.46%|
|Democratic||Thomas L. Christian||7,285||2.43%|
|Democratic||Andrew J. Easter||2,311||0.77%|
After winning the primary, Tydings was forced to withdraw from the race due to ill health. Mahoney replaced him on the general election ticket.
|Republican||John Marshall Butler (inc.)||473,059||52.96%|
|Democratic||George P. Mahoney||420,108||47.04%|