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United States Senate election in Montana, 1918

United States Senate election in Montana, 1918Description : Thomas J. WalshDemocraticThe 1918 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 5, 1918. Incumbent United States Senator Thomas J. Walsh, who was first elected to the Senate in 1912, ran for re-election. He won the Democratic primary uncontested, and was opposed in the general election by Oscar M. Lanstrum, a former State Representative and the Republican nominee, and Jeannette Rankin, the United States Congresswoman from Montana's at-large congressional district and the Nat... Page:u

United States Senate election in Montana, 1918
Montana
1912 ←
November 5, 1918→ 1924

 Thomas J. Walsh cph.3c02581.jpgJeannette Rankin cph.3b13863.jpg
NomineeThomas J. WalshOscar M. LanstrumJeannette Rankin
PartyDemocraticRepublicanNational
Popular vote46,16040,22926,013
Percentage41.07%35.79%23.14%

U.S. Senator before election

Thomas J. Walsh
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas J. Walsh
Democratic

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The 1918 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 5, 1918. Incumbent United States Senator Thomas J. Walsh, who was first elected to the Senate in 1912, ran for re-election. He won the Democratic primary uncontested, and was opposed in the general election by Oscar M. Lanstrum, a former State Representative and the Republican nominee, and Jeannette Rankin, the United States Congresswoman from Montana's at-large congressional district and the National Party nominee. Ultimately, Walsh narrowly won his second term in the Senate.

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Thomas J. Walsh, incumbent United States Senator

Results

Democratic Party primary results
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticThomas J. Walsh (inc.)28,553100.00
Total votes28,553100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

  • Oscar M. Lanstrum, former State Representative
  • Jeannette Rankin, United States Congresswoman from Montana's at-large congressional district
  • Harry H. Parsons, attorney
  • Edmund Nichols

Results

Republican Primary results
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanOscar M. Lanstrum18,80541.59
RepublicanJeannette Rankin17,09137.80
RepublicanHarry H. Parsons5,87813.00
RepublicanEdmund Nichols3,4437.61
Total votes45,217100.00

General election

Results

United States Senate election in Montana, 1918
PartyCandidateVotes%±
DemocraticThomas J. Walsh (inc.)46,16041.07%-0.10%
RepublicanOscar M. Lanstrum40,22935.79%+9.06%
NationalJeannette Rankin26,01323.14%
Majority5,9315.28%-3.79%
Turnout112,402
Democratic holdSwing
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