1843 Connecticut gubernatorial election

The 1843 Connecticut gubernatorial election was held on April 3, 1843.[1][2] Incumbent governor and Democratic nominee Chauncey Fitch Cleveland was re-elected, defeating former state legislator, Amistad lawyer and Whig nominee Roger Sherman Baldwin with 50.13% of the vote.

1843 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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Nominee Chauncey Fitch Cleveland Roger Sherman Baldwin
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 27,416 25,401
Percentage 50.13% 46.45%

Governor before election

Chauncey Fitch Cleveland
Democratic

Elected Governor

Chauncey Fitch Cleveland
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Democratic
  • Roger Sherman Baldwin, Whig

Minor party candidates

  • Francis Gillette, Liberty


ResultsEdit

1843 Connecticut gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Chauncey Fitch Cleveland (incumbent) 27,416 50.13%
Whig Roger Sherman Baldwin 25,401 46.45%
Liberty Francis Gillette 1,872 3.42%
Majority 2,015
Turnout

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "For the Enquirer". Litchfield enquirer. Litchfield, Conn. March 30, 1843. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  2. ^ "The State electon in Connecticut". Herald of the times. Newport, R.I. March 30, 1843. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns". Retrieved 2020-09-17.