280 members of the Massachusetts General Court
141 votes needed to win
At the time, Massachusetts elected United States Senators by a majority vote of the combined houses of the Massachusetts General Court.
Although Democrats made gains in the 1898 state election, the General Court remained overwhelmingly Republican, assuring Lodge's re-election.
The Republican legislative caucus unanimously re-nominated Senator Lodge by acclamation on January 10, although his chief critic within the party, State Senator Herbert Parsons of Greenfield, did not attend.
The Democrats nominated Alexander B. Bruce, their candidate for Governor in 1898.
|Republican||Henry Cabot Lodge||190||67.86%|
|Democratic||Alexander B. Bruce||72||25.71%|
|Social Democratic||Winfield P. Porter||2||0.71%|
- "A SLUMP IN MASSACHUSETTS". The Washington Post. 9 Nov 1898. p. 8.
- "Henry Cabot Lodge Re-elected". The Atlanta Constitution. 11 Jan 1899.
- "FOR SENATORS.: Republicans Will Hold Caucus Today". Boston Daily Globe. 10 Jan 1899.
- "LODGE NAMED. Not a Vote Against Him in Republican Caucus". Boston Daily Globe. 11 Jan 1899.
- "VOTING FOR SENATORS". The Hartford Courant. 18 Jan 1899.
- "Henry Cabot Lodge Re-elected". The New York Times. 18 Jan 1899. p. 2.
- "MA US Senate". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 5 December 2019.