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  NC US Senate - D Primary
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Parents > United States > North Carolina > Senate Class III
OfficeSenate
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline 00, 1932 - 12:00am Central
Polls Open June 04, 1932 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 04, 1932 - 06:30pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1933 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1939 - 12:00pm
# Winners2
Turnout 5.62% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last Modifiedgeoffreyvs August 18, 2017 10:52am
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In mid-1931, it appeared that Sen. Morrison was in trouble. He was widely ridiculed for his maiden speech on the Senate floor, in which he said that the Duke Power Company was "almost a charitable and benevolent organization." Three substantial opponents filed to run against him. Morrison's leading opponent in 1931 was Thomas C. Bowie, the former Speaker of the N.C. House. Bowie's two main themes in 1931 were his ideas on reducing property taxes and his opposition to Morrison's vote to confirm Frank R. McNich to the Federal Power Commission. NYT 8/16/1931 Reynolds entered the race on 7/26/1931. In his announcement, he declared that he supported the repeal of the 18th Amendment as the first of his differences with Sen. Morrison. NYT 7/27/1931. Reynolds was the first "dry" candidate in the NC Democratic Party since Gov. Glenn got a statewide prohibition amendment passed in 1908. NYT 8/16/1931 Reynolds had lost two statewide primary runs in NC, including his 1926 run against Sen. Overman, in which Reynolds ran with the support of the Ku Klux Klan. NYT 3/20/1932 Frank D. Grist, the state Commissioner of Labor, began the campaign by criticizing Morrison's wealth, which was derived by his marriage to the widow of a millionaire. Grist first parted ways with Morrison in 1928. At that time, Morrison criticized U.S. Senator Furnifold Simmons for supporting Hoover in the presidential election; when Simmons resigned from the Democratic National Committee, Morrison had been appo

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/13/1930
NameCameron A. Morrison Votes1 (100.00%)
Term12/13/1930 - 12/04/1932 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1932
NameRobert R. Reynolds Votes485,048 (68.66%)
Term12/05/1932 - 03/04/1933 Margin263,656 (+37.32%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceNC US Senate Special Election 11/08/1932
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CANDIDATES (2 Winners)
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Name Robert R. Reynolds (I) Sen. Cameron A. Morrison St. Rep. Thomas C. Bowie Commissioner of Labor Frank D. Grist Arthur Simmons  
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic  
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Uncertified Votes150,763 (42.33%) 135,632 (38.08%) 36,414 (10.22%) 29,038 (8.15%) 4,341 (1.22%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -15,131 (-4.25%) -114,349 (-32.10%) -121,725 (-34.17%) -146,422 (-41.11%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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