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1896 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida

Elections to the United States House of Representatives in Florida were held November 3, 1896 for two seats in the 55th Congress. These elections were held at the same time as the 1896 Presidential election and the election for Governor.

United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1896

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Both of Florida's seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Republican Populist
Last election 2 0 0
Seats won 2 0 0
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 30,355[1] 9,431 2,163
Percentage 71.7% 22.3% 5.1%

There were a total of five different parties running, including a short-lived breakaway faction of the Democratic Party known as the National Democratic Party.

BackgroundEdit

The previous two elections had involved only the Democratic and People's Parties. The Republicans returned to Floridian congressional elections in this race, as did the Prohibition Party, which had last run a candidate for Congress in Florida in 1886.

Election resultsEdit

Charles Merian Cooper (D) of the 2nd district did not run for renomination.

1896 United States House election results
District Democratic National Democratic[2] Republican Populist Prohibition
1st[3] Stephen M. Sparkman (I) 14,823 77.5% E. K. Nichols[4] 2,797 14.6% J. Asakiah Williams 1,308 6.8% J. C. Green[4] 201 1.1%
2nd[5] Robert Wyche Davis 14,376 61.9% Daniel G. Ambler 1,156 5.0% Joseph N. Stripling 6,634 28.6% William R. Peterson 855 3.7% M. E. Spencer[4] 195 0.8%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Including National Democrats
  2. ^ Also known as the "Gold Democrats"
  3. ^ District 1 results
  4. ^ a b c Source did not give full name
  5. ^ District 2 results