1941 Senate elections (special)

The Pittsburgh Press (June 28, 1941)

JOHNSON LEADS IN EARLY TEXAS ELECTION RETURNS

Dallas, Tex. June 28 (UP) –
First returns to the Texas Election Board in the state’s special senatorial election tonight indicated an unusually heavy vote had been cast.

Returns from 123 of the state’s 254 counties gave:

Rep. Lyndon Johnson 65,885
Gov. W. Lee O’Daniel 53,447
State Attorney General Gerald Mann 52,237
Rep. Martin Dies 25,970
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The Pittsburgh Press (July 1, 1941)

O’DANIEL NOW LEADS TEXAS SENATE RACE

Dallas, Tex., July 1 (UP) –
With only four counties still incomplete, Gov. W. Lee O’Daniel had built up a lead of 379 votes today over U.S. Rep. Lyndon Johnson in Texas’ special senatorial election.

The one-time flour salesman had been gaining on Mr. Johnson since Sunday and the early returns today passed him for the first time with a 12-vote lead. Mr. Johnson has the endorsement of the Roosevelt administration.

Latest totals:

O’Daniel 174,350
Johnson 173,971

Most of the 1,000 uncounted ballots were from rural areas where Mr. O’Daniel admittedly holds his chief strength.

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