1928 United States Senate Election in Arizona
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1928 United States Senate Election in Arizona
1928 United States Senate election in Arizona

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  Henry Fountain Ashurst.jpg Senator Ralph Cameron.jpg
Nominee Henry F. Ashurst Ralph H. Cameron
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 47,013 39,651
Percentage 54.2% 45.8%

U.S. senator before election

Henry F. Ashurst
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Henry F. Ashurst
Democratic

The 1928 United States Senate elections in Arizona took place on November 6, 1928. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Henry F. Ashurst ran for reelection to a fourth term, defeating Republican nominee former U.S. Senator Ralph H. Cameron in the general election. Cameron was defeated in the previous election year, in 1926, by then-U.S. Congressman Carl T. Hayden, leading Cameron to decide to challenge Ashurst in order to return to the United States Senate.

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Henry F. Ashurst, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Charles H. Rutherford, candidate for U.S. Senate in 1926

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry F. Ashurst (incumbent) 32,698 77.4%
Democratic Charles H. Rutherford 9,547 22.6%
Total votes 42,245 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph H. Cameron 10,111 65.5%
Republican Frank R. Stewart 5,322 34.5%
Total votes 15,433 100.0

General election

United States Senate election in Arizona, 1928[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Henry F. Ashurst (incumbent) 47,013 54.3%
Republican Ralph H. Cameron 39,651 45.8%
Majority 7,362 8.5%
Turnout 86,664
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - AZ US Senate - D Primary Race - Sep 11, 1928".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - AZ US Senate - R Primary Race - Sep 11, 1928".
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - AZ US Senate Race - Nov 06, 1928".

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