If historical speculation were profitable, few Florida elections would offer more possibilities than the Democratic Senatorial primary of 1926. An election which ended as a routine skirmish between an entrenched incumbent, Duncan U. Fletcher, and a relatively obscure politico, Jerry W. Carter, could have been a struggle for political survival. To fully comprehend the possibilities of 1926, it is necessary to review some historical antecedents.
"Florida's 1926 Senatorial Primary,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 42:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol42/iss2/5