"Lyndon Johnson Elected Senator!" (Dallas Morning News, June 28, 1941)
But he was not.
LBJ lost the hard-fought race to conservative W. Lee “Pappy” O'Daniel by just 1,311 votes. There is evidence that state leaders working on behalf of liquor, gambling, and horse-racing interests had swung the election to O'Daniel in order to get him out of Texas. (Woods, 154; Caro, 735; Dallek, 221.)