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Key Pittman Barely Elected

Key Pittman

On January 28, 1913, Nevada’s Key Pittman won a Senate seat by a mere 89 votes. Attracting a total of only 7,942 votes, Pittman’s election stands as the smallest number by which a U.S. Senate candidate has ever gained office. Additionally, he won by a popular vote at a time when the Constitution still required state legislatures to elect senators. More