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Voters send Republicans to Washington House and Senate in the general election on November 2, 1926.

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On November 2, 1926, Washington voters send Republicans to the Washington House and Senate, continuing that party's traditional domination of state politics.

In the mid 1920s, Washington and the nation enjoyed unprecedented prosperity and there was little desire for change. Incumbent Republican Senator Wesley L. Jones (1863-1932) defeated Democrat A. Scott Bullitt (1877-1932) in a test of sentiment towards Prohibition. The Republicans were regarded as "drys" and the Democrats were regarded as "wets." All five House seats went to Republicans.

The vote totals for U.S. Senate were as follows:

  • Wesley L. Jones (R) - 164,130
  • A. Scott Bullitt (D) - 148,783
  • Sources:
    Edgar I. Stewart, Washington: Northwest Frontier (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1957), 277.

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