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Following is given a compilation of past U.S. senatorial elections in Texas insofar as information is available to the Texas Almanac. Prior to 1916, U.S. senators were appointed by the Legislature. Members of the U.S. Senate serve six-year terms.

Abbreviations are: Dem., Democrat; Rep., Republican; Lib., Libertarian; Ind., Independent; W-I, write-in; NLP, Natural Law Party; SWP, Socialist Workers Party; Consti., Constitution Party; Am., American Party; Proh., Prohibition Party; PUP, People's United Party.

2018

Democratic Primary

Beto O'Rourke 644,632 61.81 %
Sema Hernandez 247,424 23.72 %
Edward Kimbrough 150,858 14.47 %
Total vote 1,042,914  

 Republican Primary

Ted Cruz 1,322,724 85.56 %
Mary Miller 94,715 6.11 %
Bruce Jacobson Jr. 64,791 4.18 %
Stefano de Stefano 44,456 2.87 %
Geraldine Sam 22,887 1.48 %
Total vote 1,549,573  

2014

Democratic Primary

David M. Alameel 239,914 47.04 %
Kesha Rogers 110,146 21.60 %
Maxey Marie Scherr 90,359 17.72 %
Harry Kim 45,207 8.86 %
Michael "Fjet" Fjetland 24,383 4.78 %
Total vote 510,009  

Democratic Runoff

David M. Alameel 145,227 72.15 %
Kesha Rogers 56,056 27.85 %
Total vote 201,283  

Republican Primary

John Cornyn 781,259 59.43 %
Steve Stockman 251,577 19.14 %
Dwayne Stovall 140,794 10.71 %
Linda Vega 50,057 3.81 %
Ken Cope 34,409 2.62 %
Chris Mapp 23,535 1.79 %
Reid Reasor 20,600 1.57 %
Curt Cleaver 12,325 0.94 %
Total vote 1,314,556  

 General Election

John Cornyn Rep. 2,861,531 61.56 %
David M. Alameel Dem. 1,597,987 34.36 %
Rebecca Paddock Lib. 133,751 2.88 %
Emily "Spicybrown" Sanchez Green 54,701 1.18 %
Mohammed Tahiro W-I 988 0.02 %
Total vote   4,648,358  

 2012

Democratic Primary

Paul Sadler 174,772 35.13 %
Grady Yarbrough 128,746 25.88 %
Addie Dainell Allen 113,935 22.90 %
Sean Hubbard 80,034 16.09 %
Total vote 497,487  

Democratic Runoff

Paul Sadler 148,940 63.03 %
Grady Yarbrough 87,365 36.97 %
Total vote 236,305  

 Republican Primary

David Dewhurst 627,731 44.63 %
Ted Cruz 480,558 34.16 %
Tom Leppert 187,900 13.36 %
Craig James 50,569 3.60 %
Glenn Addison 23,177 1.65 %
Lela Pittenger 18,143 1.29 %
Ben Gambini 7,225 0.51 %
Curt Cleaver 6,671 0.47 %
Joe Agris 4,674 0.33 %
Total vote 1,406,648  

 Republican Runoff

Ted Cruz 631,812 56.82 %
David Dewhurst 480,126 43.18 %
Total vote 1,111,938  

 General Election

Ted Cruz Rep. 4,440,137 56.46 %
Paul Sadler Dem. 3,194,927 40.62 %
John Jay Myers Lib. 162,354 2.06 %
David B. Collins Green 67,404 0.86 %
Total vote   7,864,822  

 2008

Democratic Primary

Richard J. "Rick" Noriega 1,110,579 51.01 %
Gene Kelly 584,966 26.87 %
Ray McMurrey 269,402 12.37 %
Rhett R. Smith 212,305 9.75 %
Total vote 2,177,252  

Republican Primary

John Cornyn 997,216 81.48 %
Larry Kilgore 226,649 18.52 %
 Total vote 1,223,865  

General Election

John Cornyn Rep. 4,337,469 54.82 %
Richard J. "Rick" Noriega Dem. 3,389,365 42.84 %
Yvonne Adams Schick Lib. 185,241 2.34 %
Total vote   7,912,075  

 2006

Democratic Primary

Barbara Ann Radnofsky 215,776 43.09 %
Gene Kelly 191,400 38.22 %
Darrel Reece Hunter 93,609 18.69 %
Total vote 500,785  

 Democratic Runoff

Barbara Ann Radnofsky 124,663 60.15 %
Gene Kelly 82,589 39.85 %
Total vote 207,252  

Republican Primary

Kay Bailey Hutchison (unopposed) 627,163 100.00 %
Total vote 627,163  
     

General Election

Kay Bailey Hutchison Rep. 2,661,789 61.69 %
Barbara Ann Radnofsky Dem. 1,555,202 36.04 %
Scott Lanier Jameson Lib. 97,672 2.26 %
Total vote   4,314,663  

2002

Democratic Primary

Victor Morales 317,048 33.21 %
Ron Kirk 316,052 33.11 %
Ken Bentsen 255,501 26.76 %
Gene Kelly 44,038 4.61 %
Ed Cunningham 22,016 2.31 %
Total vote 954,655  

 Democratic Runoff

Ron Kirk 370,878 59.79 %
Victor Morales 249,423 40.21 %
Total vote 620,301  

 Republican Primary

John Cornyn 478,825 77.32 %
Bruce Rusty Lang 46,907 7.57 %
Douglas G. Deffenbaugh 43,611 7.04 %
Dudley F. Mooney 32,202 5.20 %
Lawrence Cranberg 17,757 2.87 %
Total vote 619,302  

 General Election

John Cornyn Rep. 2,496,243 55.30 %
Ron Kirk Dem. 1,955,758 43.33 %
Scott Lanier Jameson Lib. 35,538 0.79 %
Roy H. Williams Green 25,051 0.55 %
James W. "Jim" Wright W-I 1,422 0.03 %
Total vote   4,514,012  

 2000

Democratic Primary

Gene Kelly 220,531 35.68 %
Charles Gandy 140,636 22.76 %
Don Clark 139,243 22.53 %
Bobby Wightman 83,643 13.53 %
H. Gerald Bintliff 33,979 5.50 %
Total vote 618,032  

 Democratic Runoff

Gene Kelly 143,366 58.43 %
Charles Gandy 101,984 41.57 %
Total vote 245,350  

Republican Primary

Kay Bailey Hutchison (unopposed) 955,033 100.00 %
Total vote 955,033  

General Election

Kay Bailey Hutchison Rep. 4,082,091 65.04 %
Gene Kelly Dem. 2,030,315 32.35 %
Douglas S. Sandage Green 91,448 1.46 %
Mary J. Ruwart Lib. 72,798 1.16 %
Total vote   6,276,652  

 1996

Democratic Primary

Victor Morales 322,218 36.18 %
John Bryant 267,545 30.04 %
Jim Chapman 239,427 26.88 %
John Will Odam 61,433 6.90 %
Total vote 890,623  

Democratic Runoff

Victor Morales 246,614 51.18 %
John Bryant 235,281 48.82 %
Total vote 481,895  

 Republican Primary

Phil Gramm 838,339 85.01 %
David Young 75,463 7.65 %
Henry C. "Hank" Grover 72,400 7.34 %
Total vote 986,202  

 General Election

Phil Gramm Rep. 3,027,680 54.78 %
Victor Morales Dem. 2,428,776 43.94 %
Michael Bird Lib. 51,516 0.93 %
John Huff NLP 19,469 0.35 %
Total vote   5,527,441  

1994

Democratic Primary

Jim Mattox 416,342 40.51 %
Richard Fisher 387,989 37.75 %
Michael A. Andrews 159,828 15.55 %
Evelyn K. Lantz 63,517 6.18 %
Total vote 1,027,676  

 Democratic Runoff

Richard Fisher 400,227 53.60 %
Jim Mattox 346,414 46.40 %
Total vote 746,641  

 Republican Primary

Kay Bailey Hutchison 467,975 82.27 %
Stephen Hopkins 34,703 6.25 %
James C. Currey 15,625 2.81 %
Roger Henson 14,021 2.52 %
Ernest J. Schmidt 8,690 1.56 %
M. Troy Mata 8,632 1.55 %
Tom Spink 5,692 1.02 %
Total vote 555,338  

 General Election

Kay Bailey Hutchison Rep. 2,604,218 60.85 %
Richard Fisher Dem. 1,639,615 38.31 %
Pierre Blondeau Lib. 36,107 0.84 %
Total vote   4,279,940  

 1993 Special Election

Held on May 1. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen had resigned to assume post as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Rep. 593,338 29.00 %
Robert "Bob" Krueger Dem. 593,239 29.00 %
Joe Barton Rep. 284,135 13.89 %
Jack Fields Rep. 277,560 13.57 %
Richard Fisher Dem. 165,564 8.09 %
Jose Angel Gutierrez Dem. 52,103 2.55 %
Stephen Hopkins Rep. 14,753 0.72 %
Gene Kelly Dem. 11,331 0.55 %
C. "Sonny" Payne Dem. 6,782 0.33 %
Don Richardson Ind. 6,209 0.30 %
Rick Draheim Lib. 5,677 0.28 %
Clymer Wright Rep. 5,111 0.25 %
Herbert Spiro Rep. 4,459 0.22 %
Charles Ben Howell Rep. 3,866 0.19 %
Roger Henson Ind. 3,092 0.15 %
Chuck Sibley Rep. 2,406 0.12 %
Rose Floyd SWP 2,301 0.11 %
Thomas D. Spink Rep. 2,281 0.11 %
Lottie Bolling Hancock Ind. 2,242 0.11 %
Lou Zaeske Ind. 2,191 0.11 %
Billy Brown People's 2,187 0.11 %
James Vallaster Rep. 2,124 0.10 %
Louis C. Davis Ind. 1,548 0.08 %
Maco Stewart Ind. 1,260 0.06 %
Total vote   2,045,759  

 Runoff held on June 5.

Kay Bailey Hutchison Rep. 1,188,716 67.34 %
Robert "Bob" Krueger Dem. 576,538 32.66 %
Total vote   1,765,254  

 1990

Democratic Primary

Hugh Parmer 766,284 75.44 %
Harley Schlanger 249,445 24.56 %
Total vote 1,015,729  

Republican Primary

Phil Gramm (unopposed) 687,170 100.00 %
Total vote 687,170  

General Election

Phil Gramm Rep. 2,302,357 60.24 %
Hugh Parmer Dem. 1,429,986 37.41 %
Gary Johnson Lib. 89,089 2.33 %
Others   725  
Total vote   3,822,157  

 1988

Democratic Primary

Lloyd Bentsen 1,365,736 84.80 %
Joe Sullivan 244,805 15.20 %
Total vote 1,610,541  

 Republican Primary

Wes Gilbreath 275,080 36.71 %
Beau Boulter 228,676 30.52 %
Milton E. Fox 138,031 18.42 %
Ned Snead 107,560 14.35 %
Total vote 749,347  

Republican Runoff

Beau Boulter 111,134 60.17 %
Wes Gilbreath 73,573 39.83 %
Total vote 184,707  

 General Election

Lloyd Bentsen Dem. 3,149,806 59.17 %
Beau Boulter Rep. 2,129,228 40.00 %
Jeff Daiell Lib. 43,989 0.83 %
Others   583  
Total vote   5,323,606  

 1984

Democratic Primary

Kent Hance 456,446 31.19 %
Lloyd Doggett 456,173 31.17 %
Robert Krueger 454,886 31.08 %
David Young 47,062 3.22 %
Robert Sullivan 34,733 2.37 %
Harley Schlanger 14,149 0.97 %
Total vote 1,463,449  

 Democratic Runoff

Lloyd Doggett 491,251 50.07 %
Kent Hance 489,906 49.93 %
Total vote 981,157  

Republican Primary

Phil Gramm 246,716 73.25 %
Ron Paul 55,431 16.46 %
Robert Mosbacher 26,279 7.80 %
Henry Grover 8,388 2.49 %
Total vote 336,814  

General Election

Phil Gramm Rep. 3,111,348 58.55 %
Lloyd Doggett Dem. 2,202,557 41.45 %
Others   273  
Total vote   5,314,178  

 1982

Democratic Primary

Lloyd Bentsen 987,985 78.14 %
Joe Sullivan 276,453 21.86 %
Total vote 1,264,438  

 Republican Primary

Jim Collins 152,469 58.00 %
Walter H. Mengden Jr. 91,780 34.92 %
Don I. Richardson 18,616 7.08 %
Total vote 262,865  

 General Election

Lloyd Bentsen Dem. 1,818,223 58.59 %
Jim Collins Rep. 1,256,759 40.50 %
John E. Ford Lib. 23,494 0.76 %
Lineaus H. Lorette Consti. 4,564 0.15 %
Darryl Anderson W-I 39 0.00 %
Others   88  
Total vote   3,103,167  

1978

Democratic Primary

Robert Krueger 853,485 54.87 %
Joe Christie 701,892 45.13 %
Total vote 1,555,377  

 Republican Primary

John G. Tower (unopposed) 142,202 100.00 %
Total vote 142,202  
     

General Election

John G. Tower Rep. 1,151,376 49.79 %
Robert Krueger Dem. 1,139,149 49.26 %
Luis A. Diaz de Leon La Raza Unida 17,869 0.77 %
Miguel Pendas SWP 4,018 0.17 %
Others   128  
    2,312,540  

 1976

Democratic Primary

Lloyd Bentsen 970,983 63.50 %
Phil Gramm 427,597 27.96 %
Hugh Wilson 109,715 7.17 %
Leon Dugi 19,870 1.30 %
Others 1,003  
Total vote 1,529,168  

Republican Primary

Alan Steelman 251,252 70.52 %
Hugh Sweeney 64,404 18.08 %
Louis Leman 40,651 11.41 %
Total vote 356,307  

General Election

Lloyd Bentsen Dem. 2,199,956 56.78 %
Alan Steelman Rep. 1,636,370 42.24 %
Pedro Vasques SWP 20,549 0.53 %
Marjorie P. Gallion Am. 17,355 0.45 %
Total vote   3,874,230  

 1972

Democratic Primary

Ralph Yarborough 1,032,606 49.99 %
Barefoot Sanders 787,504 38.12 %
Hugh Wilson 125,460 6.07 %
Thomas M. Cartlidge 66,240 3.21 %
Alfonso Veloz 53,938 2.61 %
Total vote 2,065,748  

 Democratic Runoff

Barefoot Sanders 1,008,499 52.08 %
Ralph Yarborough 928,087 47.92 %
Total vote 1,936,586  

Republican Primary

John G. Tower (unopposed) 107,648 100.00 %
Total vote 107,648  
     

General Election

John G. Tower Rep. 1,822,877 53.40 %
Barefoot Sanders Dem. 1,511,985 44.29 %
Flores Amaya La Raza Unida 63,543 1.86 %
Tom Leonard SWP 14,464 0.42 %
Others   1,034  
Total vote   3,413,903  

 1970

Democratic Primary

Lloyd Bentsen 814,316 52.85 %
Ralph Yarborough 726,447 47.15 %
Total vote 1,540,763  

Republican Primary

George Bush 96,806 87.63 %
Robert Morris 13,659 12.37 %
  110,465  

 General Election

Lloyd Bentsen Dem. 1,226,568 53.34 %
George Bush Rep. 1,071,234 46.58 %
Others   1,808  
Total vote   2,299,610  

 1966

Democratic Primary

Waggoner Carr 899,523 79.88 %
John R. Willoughby 226,598 20.12 %
Total vote 1,126,121  

 General Election

John G. Tower* Rep. 842,501 56.43 %
Waggoner Carr Dem. 643,855 43.12 %
Jas. Barker Holland Consti. 6,778 0.45 %
Total vote   1,493,134  
* Tower was unopposed in the Republican primary.

 1964

Democratic Primary

Ralph Yarborough 905,001 57.37 %
Gorden McLendon 672,573 42.63 %
Write-in 23  
Total vote 1,577,607  

Republican Primary

George Bush 62,985 44.08 %
Jack Cox 45,561 31.88 %
Robert Morris 28,279 19.79 %
Milton V. Davis 6,067 4.25 %
Total vote 142,892  

 Republican Runoff

George Bush 49,751 62.12 %
Jack Cox 30,333 37.88 %
Total vote 80,084  

 General Election

Ralph Yarborough Dem. 1,463,958 56.22 %
George Bush Rep. 1,134,337 43.56 %
Jack Carswell Consti. 5,542 0.21 %
Write-in   19  
Total vote   2,603,856  

1961 Special Election

Held on April 4 to replace Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, who had resigned to assume the office of Vice President.
John G. Tower 327,308 30.93 %
William A. Blakley 190,818 18.03 %
Jim Wright 171,328 16.19 %
Will Wilson 121,961 11.53 %
Maury Maverick Jr. 104,992 9.92 %
Henry B. Gonzalez 97,659 9.23 %
Others* 44,078  
Total vote 1,058,124  
*For a list of the 65 other candidates, click here.

 Runoff* held May 27

John G. Tower Rep. 448,217 50.58 %
William A. Blakley Dem. 437,874 49.42 %
Total vote   886,091  
*Change in state law following the 1957 special election required runoff.

 1960

Democratic Primary

Lyndon B. Johnson 1,407,109 99.99 %
Write-in 145 0.01 %
Total vote 1,407,254  

 General Election

Lyndon B. Johnson Dem. 1,306,625 57.97 %
John G. Tower Rep. 926,653 41.12 %
Bard A. Logan Consti. 20,506 0.91 %
Total vote   2,253,784  

 1958

Democratic Primary

Ralph W. Yarborough 761,511 58.72 %
William A. Blakley 535,418 41.28 %
Write-in 4  
Total vote 1,296,933  

General Election

Ralph W. Yarborough Dem. 587,030 74.58 %
Roy Whittenburg Rep. 185,926  23.62 %
Bard A. Logan Consti. 14,172  1.80 %
Total vote   787,128  

1957 Special Election

Held on April 2. Sen. Price Daniel had resigned to run for governorship.
Ralph W. Yarborough 364,605 38.09 %
Martin Dies 290,803  30.38 %
Thad Hutcheson 219,591 22.94 %
Searcy Bracewell 33,384  3.49 %
James P. Hart 19,739  2.06 %
John C. White 11,876  1.24 %
Ralph W. Hammonds 2,372  0.25 %
Elmer Adams 2,228  0.23 %
M.T. Banks 2,153  0.22 %
Frank G. Cortez 1,350 0.14 %
Charles W. "Jack" Hill* 1,025  0.11 %
Jacob Bergolofsky 890  0.09 %
J. Cal Courtney* 879  0.09 %
Hugh Wilson 851  0.09 %
J. Perrin Willis 817  0.09 %
C.O. Foerster Jr. 776  0.08 %
Curtis Ford 767  0.08 %
R.W. "Waire" Currin* 646  0.07 %
John C. Burns Sr. 600  0.06 %
H.J. Antoine Sr. 576  0.06 %
H. Frank Connally Jr.* 514  0.05 %
Clyde R. Orms 356  0.04 %
Total vote 957,298  
*Withdrew after ballots printed.

1954

Democratic Primary

Lyndon B. Johnson 883,264 71.38 %
Dudley T. Dougherty 354,188 28.62 %
Total vote 1,237,452  

 General Election

Lyndon B. Johnson Dem. 538,417 84.59 %
Carlos G. Watson Rep. 95,033 14.93 %
Fred T. Spangler Consti. 3,025 0.48 %
Total vote   636,475  

 1952

Democratic Primary

Price Daniel 940,770 72.55 %
Lindley Beckworth 285,842 22.04 %
E.W. Napier 70,132 5.41 %
Total vote 1,296,744  

 General Election

Price Daniel Dem. 1,425,007 75.19 %
Price Daniel Rep. 469,494 24.77 %
Price Daniel no party 591 0.03 %
Total vote   1,895,192  

 1948

Democratic Primary

Coke R. Stevenson 477,077 39.68 %
Lyndon B. Johnson 405,617 33.73 %
George E.B. Peddy 237,195 19.73 %
Otis C. Meyers 15,330 1.27 %
Frank G. Cortez 13,344 1.11 %
Roscoe H. Collier 12,327 1.01 %
Cyclone Davis 10,871 0.90 %
James F. Alford 9,117 0.76 %
F.B. Clark 7,420 0.62 %
Jesse C. Saunders 7,401 0.62 %
Terrell Sledge 6,692 0.56 %
Write-in 1  
Total vote 1,202,392  

Democratic Runoff

Lyndon B. Johnson 494,191 50.004 %
Coke R. Stevenson 494,104 49.996 %
Total vote 988,295  

 General Election

Lyndon B. Johnson Dem. 702,985 66.22 %
Jack Porter Rep. 349,665 32.94 %
Sam Morris Proh. 8,913 0.84 %
Total vote   1,061,563  

1946

Democratic Primary

Tom Connally 823,818 75.40 %
Floyd E. Ryan 85,292 7.81 %
Cyclone Davis 74,252 6.80 %
Terrell Sledge 66,947 6.13 %
Laverne Somerville 42,290 3.87 %
Total vote 1,092,599  

General Election

Tom Connally Dem. 336,931 88.51 %
Murray C. Sells Rep. 43,750 11.49 %
Write-in   5  
Total vote   380,686  

 1942

Democratic Primary

W. Lee O'Daniel 475,541 48.34 %
James V. Allred 317,501 32.28 %
Dan Moody 178,471 18.14 %
Floyd E. Ryan 12,213 1.24 %
Total vote 983,726  

 Democratic Runoff

W. Lee O'Daniel 451,359 51.03 %
James V. Allred 433,203 48.97 %
Total vote 884,562  

General Election

W. Lee O'Daniel Dem. 260,629 94.90 %
Dudley Lawson Rep. 12,064 4.39 %
Charles L. Somerville PUP 1,934 0.70 %
Total vote   274,627  

 1941 Special Election

Held on June 28 to replace Sen. Morris Sheppard, who had died in office.
W. Lee O'Daniel 175,590 30.50 %
Lyndon B. Johnson 174,279 30.27 %
Gerald C. Mann 140,807 24.45 %
Martin Dies 80,551 13.99 %
Others* 4,459  
Total vote 575,786  
*The total number of candidates was: 25 Democrats, 2 Republicans, 1 independent, and 1 Communist.

1940

Democratic Primary

Tom Connally 923,219 84.83 %
Guy B. Fisher 98,125 9.02 %
A.P. Belcher 66,962 6.15 %
Total vote 1,088,306  

General Election

Tom Connally Dem. 978,095 94.24 %
George Shannon Rep. 59,340 5.72 %
Homer Brooks Communist 408 0.04 %
Total vote   1,037,843  

 1936

Democratic Primary

Morris Sheppard 616,293 64.56 %
Joe H. Eagle 136,718 14.32 %
Guy B. Fisher 89,215 9.35 %
Joseph H. Price 45,919 4.81 %
Richard C. Bush 37,842 3.96 %
J. Edward Glenn 28,641 3.00 %
Total vote 954,628  

General Election

Morris Sheppard Dem. 774,975 92.56 %
Carlos G. Watson Rep. 59,491 7.11 %
Gertrude Wilson Union 1,836 0.22 %
W.B. Starr Socialist 958 0.11 %
Total vote   837,260  

 1934

Democratic Primary

Tom Connally 567,139 58.80 %
Joseph W. Bailey 355,963 36.91 %
Guy B. Fisher 41,421 4.29 %
Total vote 964,523  

General Election

Tom Connally Dem. 439,375 96.69 %
U.S. Goen Rep. 12,895 2.84 %
W.B. Starr Socialist 1,828 0.40 %
L.C. Keel Communist 310 0.07 %
Total vote   454,408  

1930

Democratic Primary

Morris Sheppard 526,293 71.06 %
Robert L. Henry 174,260 23.53 %
C.A. Mitchner 40,130 5.42 %
Total votes 740,683  

 Republican Primary

158 counties reporting.
Doran John Haesly 3,645 40.51 %
C.O. Harris* 2,784 30.94 %
Harve H. Haines* 2,568 28.54 %
Total vote 8,997  
*No runoff; candidates withdrew.

General Election

Morris Sheppard Dem. 265,054 86.88 %
D.J. Haesley Rep. 38,910 12.75 %
Guy L. Smith Socialist 808 0.26 %
W.A. Berry Communist 294 0.10 %
Total vote   305,066  

1928

Democratic Primary

Earle B. Mayfield 200,246 29.66 %
Tom Connally 178,091 26.38 %
Alvin Owsley 131,755 19.52 %
Thomas L. Blanton 126,758 18.78 %
Minnie Fisher Cunningham 28,944 4.29 %
Jeff McLemore 9,244 1.37 %
Total vote 675,038  

Democratic Runoff

Tom Connally 320,071 55.39 %
Earle B. Mayfield 257,747 44.61 %
Total vote 577,818  

 General Election

Tom Connally Dem. 566,139 81.24 %
T.M. Kennerly Rep. 129,910 18.64 %
David Curran Socialist 690 0.10 %
John Rust Communist 114 0.02 %
Total vote   696,853  

1924

Democratic Primary

Morris Sheppard 440,511 64.76 %
Fred W. Davis 159,663 23.47 %
John F. Maddox 80,070 11.77 %
Total vote 680,244  

 General Election

Morris Sheppard Dem. 592,059 85.39 %
T.M. Kennerly Rep. 101,252 14.60 %
Total vote   693,331  

 1922

Democratic Primary

Earle B. Mayfield 153,538 26.78 %
James E. Ferguson 127,071 22.16 %
C.A. Culberson 99,635 17.38 %
Cullen F. Thomas 88,026 15.35 %
Clarence Ousley 62,451 10.89 %
R.L. Henry 41,567 7.25 %
Sterling P. Strong 1,085 0.19 %
 Total vote 573,373  

 Democratic Runoff

Earle B. Mayfield 273,308 54.44 %
James E. Ferguson 228,701 45.56 %
Total vote 502,009  

General Election

Earle B. Mayfield Dem. 264,260 66.90 %
George E.B. Peddy Rep. 130,744 33.10 %
Total vote   395,004  
Peddy received support from splinter Independent Democrats who opposed Mayfield's ties to the Ku Klux Klan. Peddy's name was not on the ballot and was a write-in, but because of late litigation neither was Mayfield's in some counties, including Dallas County.

 1918

Democratic Primary

Morris Sheppard (unopposed) 649,876 100.00 %
 Total vote 649,876  

General Election

Morris Sheppard Dem. 155,158 86.72 %
J. Webster Flanagan Rep. 22,183 12.40 %
M.A. Smith Socialist 1,587 0.89 %
Total vote   178,928  

1916

Democratic Primary

O.B. Colquitt 119,598 29.95 %
Charles A. Culberson 87,421 21.89 %
S.P. Brooks 78,641 19.69 %
T.M. Campbell 65,721 16.46 %
Robert L. Henry 37,726 9.45 %
John Davis 9,924 2.48 %
G.W. Riddle* 335 0.08 %
Total vote 399,366  
*Had withdrawn.

Democratic Runoff

Charles A. Culberson 163,182 63.43 %
O.B. Colquitt 94,098 36.57 %
Total vote 257,280  

 General Election

Charles A. Culberson Dem. 301,905 81.24 %
Alex W. Acheson Rep. 48,775 13.13 %
T.A. Hickey Socialist 18,616 5.01 %
E.H. Conibear Proh. 2,313 0.62 %
Total vote   371,609  

1912

Democratic Primary

Morris Sheppard 182,907 48.94 %
John F. Wolters 146,214 39.12 %
Choice B. Randall 40,693 10.89 %
Matthew Zollner 3,960 1.06 %
Total vote 373,774  

1910

Democratic Primary

C.A. Culberson (unopposed) 359,939 100.00 %
Total vote 359,939  

 1906

Democratic Primary

J.W. Bailey (unopposed) 283,315 100.00 %
Total vote 283,315