U.S. Senate, 1934 Election

Primary Democrat

Date: June 18, 1934
Cycle: 1934
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Einar Hoidale Man Democrat 169,651 71.37 +42.73
Lewis E. (Scoop) Lohmann Man Democrat 68,066 28.63

Hoidale was an attorney and former state Commissioner of Agriculture, Dairy and Food from Minneapolis, former prosecuting attorney of Brown County (1900-1906), former judge advocate of the state militia (1900-1908), Democratic candidate for the 5th CD in 1910 and 1912, Democratic nominee for the 5th CD in 1929, Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1930, and a U.S. Representative (At-large, 1933-1935).

Lohmann was an attorney from St. Paul, former state American Legion commander, and Farmer-Labor candidate for Attorney General in 1940.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1935 (p. 203).