1886 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida

The 1886 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida were held November 2, 1886 for the 50th Congress.

United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1886

← 1884 November 2, 1886 1888 →

Both of Florida's seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Republican Prohibition
Last election 2 0 0
Seats won 2 0 0
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 33,383 23,152 420
Percentage 58.6% 40.6% 0.7%

BackgroundEdit

The previous elections had solidified Democratic domination of Florida's congressional delegation. Florida would be represented entirely by Democrats in both houses of Congress until 1954

Election resultsEdit

Both incumbents ran successfully for re-election. This election marked the first appearance of the Prohibition Party in Florida's congressional elections.

1886 United States House election results
District Democratic Republican Prohibition
1st[1] Robert H. M. Davidson (I) 14,493 66.2% C. B. Pendleton[2] 7,389 33.8%
2nd[3] Charles Dougherty (I) 18,890 53.9% J. C. Greeley[2] 15,763 44.9% R. B. Norment[2] 420 1.2%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ District 1 results
  2. ^ a b c Source does not give full name
  3. ^ District 2 results