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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1952 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 04, 1952 - 12:00am Central
Polls Close November 04, 1952 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 13, 1953 - 12:00pm
Term End January 13, 1955 - 12:00am
Turnout 20.51% Total Population
ContributorBen
Last ModifiedChronicler November 04, 2006 11:26am
Data SourcesAmerica Votes vol. 1, p. 14.

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Description In 1952 Cherry entered a crowded field to oppose Sid McMath's bid for a third term as governor. While it was generally acknowledged that McMath was vulnerable, Cherry was virtually unknown. He brought in an outside advertising firm to help devise a strategy that would help him both to raise money and to distinguish him from others challenging McMath. The solution was series of special radio "talkathons." The first lasted for twenty-four hours. Nineteen more followed, each at least three hours long. It was the most novel use of the medium of radio ever seen in an Arkansas election. Cherry finished second behind McMath in the primary and garnered the endorsement of virtually every other candidate. He annihilated McMath in the runoff by a margin of over 100,000 votes.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1950
NameSidney Sanders "Sid" McMath Votes266,778 (84.13%)
Term01/11/1951 - 01/13/1953 Margin216,469 (+68.27%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1954
NameOrval E. Faubus Votes208,121 (62.09%)
Term01/03/1955 - 01/03/1957 Margin81,117 (+24.20%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 29, 1952 AR Governor - D Primary
Sidney Sanders "Sid" McMath
D 329,050
Aug 12, 1952 AR Governor - D Runoff
Francis Adam Cherry
D 376,500
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CANDIDATES
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Name Francis Adam Cherry Jefferson W. Speck (W) Unidentified Scattering  
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent  
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Uncertified Votes342,292 (87.41%) 49,292 (12.59%) 8 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -293,000 (-74.82%) -342,284 (-87.41%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $--  
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