New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1937

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1937

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Nominee A. Harry Moore Lester H. Clee
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 746,033 700,767
Percentage 50.8% 47.8%

Governor before election

Harold G. Hoffman
Republican

Elected Governor

A. Harry Moore
Democratic

The 1937 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1937. Democratic nominee A. Harry Moore defeated Republican nominee Lester H. Clee with 50.84% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 21, 1937.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic A. Harry Moore 295,546 100.00
Total votes 295,546 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lester H. Clee 249,102 57.20
Republican Clifford Ross Powell 186,386 42.80
Total votes 435,488 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

  • A. Harry Moore, Democratic
  • Lester H. Clee, Republican

Other candidates

  • James E. Murray, Independent Labor
  • Eugene A. Smith, National Prohibition
  • Henry Jager, Socialist Party of America
  • Frank Chandler, Communist Party USA
  • John T. Kurzowski, Independent
  • Dinshah P. Ghadiali, Independent
  • John C. Butterworth, Socialist Labor Party of America

Results

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1937[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic A. Harry Moore 746,033 50.84%
Republican Lester H. Clee 700,767 47.75%
Independent James E. Murray 9,532 0.65%
Prohibition Eugene A. Smith 2,788 0.19%
Socialist Henry Jager 2,575 0.18%
Communist Frank Chandler 2,379 0.16%
Independent John T. Kurzowski 1,417 0.10%
Independent Dinshah P. Ghadiali 1,264 0.09%
Socialist Labor John C. Butterworth 759 0.05%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Candidates for the Office of Governor – State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1937. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1937. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
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