1845 Connecticut gubernatorial election

The 1845 Connecticut gubernatorial election was held on April 7, 1845.[1][2] Incumbent governor, Amistad lawyer and Whig nominee Roger Sherman Baldwin was re-elected, defeating former congressman and Democratic nominee Isaac Toucey with 51.00% of the vote.

1845 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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Nominee Roger Sherman Baldwin Isaac Toucey
Party Whig Democratic
Popular vote 29,508 26,258
Percentage 51.00% 45.38%

Governor before election

Roger Sherman Baldwin
Whig

Elected Governor

Roger Sherman Baldwin
Whig

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Roger Sherman Baldwin, Whig
  • Isaac Toucey, Democratic

Minor party candidates

  • Francis Gillette, Liberty


ResultsEdit

1845 Connecticut gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Roger Sherman Baldwin (incumbent) 29,508 51.00%
Democratic Isaac Toucey 26,258 45.38%
Liberty Francis Gillette 2,099 3.63%
Majority 3,250
Turnout
Whig hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Items". The daily Madisonian. Washington, D.C. April 7, 1845. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Glorious News from Connecticut!". New-York daily tribune. New-York, N.Y. April 9, 1845. p. 2. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns". Retrieved 2020-09-16.