1884 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida

The 1884 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida were held on November 4 for the 49th Congress. These elections were held at the same time as the presidential election and the election for governor.

United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1884

← 1882 November 4, 1884 1886 →

Both of Florida's seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 1 1
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 31,867 27,971
Percentage 53.3% 46.7%

BackgroundEdit

The 1882 elections had sent one Democrat and one Republican to the House to represent Florida. That would prove to be the last Congressional election won by a Republican in Florida until 1954.

Election resultsEdit

Both incumbents ran for re-election, one of whom was re-elected. One seat changed from Republican to Democratic control

1884 United States House election results
District Democratic Republican Independent Republican
1st[1] Robert H. M. Davidson (I) 14,619 55.1% Eugene O. Locke 11,899 44.9%
2nd[2] Charles Dougherty 17,248 51.8% Horatio Bisbee, Jr. (I) 15,857 47.6% Josiah T. Walls 215 0.6%

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