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1898 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida

Elections to the United States House of Representatives in Florida for two seats in the 56th Congress were held November 8, 1898

United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1898

← 1896 November 8, 1898 1900 →

Both of Florida's seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 0
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 25,656 7,316
Percentage 77.8% 22.2%

BackgroundEdit

The previous election year had seen a total of five parties contesting Florida's two seats, including the Republican Party, which had been absent in 1892 and 1894. Both seats were won by the Democratic incumbents by a large majority. The previous three elections had seen Populist candidates as well, but, mirroring the national decline of that party, there were no Populist candidates in 1896.

Election resultsEdit

1898 United States House election results
District Democratic Republican
1st[1] Stephen M. Sparkman (I) 13,506 84.2% E. R. Gunby[2] 2,543 15.8%
2nd[3] Robert Wyche Davis (I) 12,150 71.8% H. L. Anderson[2] 4,773 28.2%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ District 1 results
  2. ^ a b Full name not given in source
  3. ^ District 2 results