1938 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

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1938 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

← 1936 November 8, 1938 1940 →
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Nominee Francis P. Murphy John L. Sullivan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 107,841 80,847
Percentage 57.08% 42.79%

Governor before election

Francis P. Murphy
Republican

Elected Governor

Francis P. Murphy
Republican

The 1938 New Hampshire gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1938. Incumbent Republican Francis P. Murphy defeated Democratic nominee John L. Sullivan with 57.08% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 13, 1938.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Francis P. Murphy 43,918 53.71
Republican Thomas P. Cheney 37,852 46.29
Total votes 81,770 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Francis P. Murphy, Republican
  • John L. Sullivan, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Elba K. Chase, Communist

Results[edit]

1938 New Hampshire gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Francis P. Murphy 107,841 57.08%
Democratic John L. Sullivan 80,847 42.79%
Communist Elba K. Chase 237 0.13%
Majority 26,994
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  2. ^ Kalb, Deborah (24 December 2015). Guide to U.S. Elections. ISBN 9781483380353. Retrieved 2020-06-05.