1936 United States Senate election in Oklahoma
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The 1936 United States Senate election in Oklahoma took place on November 3, 1936. Incumbent Democratic Senator Thomas Gore ran for re-election to his second consecutive term, and fifth term overall. He ended up easily losing renomination, however; he placed a distant fourth in the Democratic primary. A runoff election between Congressman Joshua B. Lee and Governor Ernest W. Marland resulted in a landslide win for Lee. In the general election, Lee faced Republican nominee Herbert K. Hyde, whom he overwhelmingly defeated.
- Joshua B. Lee, U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district
- E. W. Marland, Governor of Oklahoma
- Gomer Smith, attorney
- Thomas Gore, incumbent U.S. Senator
- Herndon J. Thompson
- J. L. Barnard
- Charles T. Kirtley
- Daniel O. Witmer
|Democratic||Joshua B. Lee||168,030||33.07%|
|Democratic||E. W. Marland||121,433||23.90%|
|Democratic||Thomas Gore (inc.)||91,581||18.02%|
|Democratic||Herndon J. Thompson||2,222||0.44%|
|Democratic||J. L. Barnard||2,167||0.43%|
|Democratic||Charles T. Kirtley||1,564||0.31%|
|Democratic||Daniel O. Witmer||1,560||0.31%|
Runoff election results
|Democratic||Joshua B. Lee||301,259||61.71%|
|Democratic||E. W. Marland||186,899||38.29%|
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- Herbert K. Hyde, former U.S. Attorney
- Horace G. McKeever, Enid attorney
- Robert W. Kellough
- Frank A. Anderson
- Remington Rogers
- Ed Arnold
- Amos Wilson
- Orlando Swain
|Republican||Herbert K. Hyde||26,651||36.71%|
|Republican||Horace G. McKeever||11,742||16.17%|
|Republican||Robert W. Kellough||8,123||11.19%|
|Republican||Frank A. Anderson||7,699||10.60%|
Though a runoff election was scheduled between Hyde and McKeever, McKeever withdrew from the race on July 13, 1936, ceding the nomination to Hyde.
Runoff election results
|Republican||Herbert K. Hyde||43,272||100.00%|
|Democratic||Joshua B. Lee||493,407||67.97%||+15.68%|
|Republican||Herbert K. Hyde||229,004||31.55%||-15.99%|
|Prohibition||P. C. Nelson||973||0.13%||—|
|Independent||Frank M. Kimes||344||0.05%||—|
|Independent||R. M. Funk||298||0.04%||—|
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- ^ a b c d e "1934-1938 Election Results" (PDF). Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
- ^ a b "Large Field of Candidates Seeking Office". Blackwell Journal-Tribune. Blackwell, Okla. May 3, 1936. p. 1. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
- ^ "Hyde is Nominee as His Foe Quits". Okmulgee Daily Times. Okmulgee, Okla. July 14, 1936. p. 1. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
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