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1944 Florida gubernatorial election

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1944 Florida gubernatorial election

← 1940 November 7, 1944 1948 →
 
Nominee Millard Caldwell Bert L. Acker
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 361,007 96,321
Percentage 78.94% 21.06%

Governor before election

Spessard Holland
Democratic

Elected Governor

Millard Caldwell
Democratic

The 1944 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1944. Democratic nominee Millard Caldwell defeated Republican nominee Bert L. Acker with 78.94% of the vote.

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Primary elections

Primary elections were held on May 2, 1944, with the Democratic runoff held on May 23, 1944.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Millard F. Caldwell 116,111 28.39
Democratic Robert A. Green 113,300 27.90
Democratic Ernest R. Graham 91,174 22.45
Democratic Frank D. Upchurch 30,524 7.52
Democratic Raymond Sheldon 27,940 6.88
Democratic J. Edwin Baker 27,028 6.66
Total votes 406,077 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[4][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Millard F. Caldwell 215,485 55.31
Democratic Robert A. Green 174,100 44.69
Total votes 389,585 100.00