LBJ narrowly loses special Senate election

LBJ Campaign 1941

(Saturday, June 28, 1941) — Texas Governor and radio personality W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel narrowly defeated U.S. Rep. Lyndon Johnson today for the U.S. Senate in a special election by only 1,311 votes (click here to watch “American Experience: The Presidents: LBJ” — the 1941 race starts at 16:12)

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