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United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1928


United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1928

United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1928

November 6, 1928

Nominee David A. Reed William N. McNair
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,948,646 1,029,055
Percentage 64.4% 34.0%

U.S. Senator before election

David A. Reed

Elected U.S. Senator

David A. Reed

The 1928 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on November 6, 1928. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator David A. Reed successfully sought re-election to another term, defeating Democratic nominee William N. McNair.


  • Major candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Results 2
  • References 3

Major candidates




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican David A. Reed (inc.) 1,948,646 64.38% +8.77%
Democratic William N. McNair 1,029,055 34.00% +3.87%
Socialist William J. Van Essen 23,100 0.76% -1.53%
Prohibition Elisha K. Kane 14,866 0.49% -2.42%
Labor (United States) Charles Kutz 7,524 0.25% +0.25%
Workers' Party W. J. White 2,420 0.08% +0.08%
Socialist Labor William H. Thomas 1,234 0.04% +0.04%
N/A Other 19 0.00% N/A
Totals 3,026,864 100.00%


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional and Presidential Election of November 6, 1928". Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
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