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1914 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida

Elections for four seats in the United States House of Representatives in Florida for the 64th Congress were held November 3, 1914.

United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1914

← 1912 November 3, 1914 1916 →

All 4 Florida seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Independent
Last election 4 0
Seats won 4 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 23,951 108
Percentage 99.6% 0.4%

BackgroundEdit

In 1912, Florida gained a fourth seat following reapportionment after the 1910 census. For that year, the fourth seat was elected at-large, but by 1914, the state had been redistricted to add a 4th district. The previous year had seen an unusual 5-way race in one district and the at-large seat and a 4-way race in the other two districts. In 1914, in contrast, there was little opposition in the general election

Democratic PrimariesEdit

The Democratic primaries were held June 2, 1914. The incumbent in the former at-large district ran unsuccessfully for the nomination in the new 4th district.

1914 Democratic Primary election results
1st[1] 2nd[2] 3rd[3] 4th[4]
Stephen M. Sparkman (I) 8,322 59.7% Frank Clark (I) 9,215 84.6% Emmett Wilson (I) 10,934 79.3% William J. Sears 6,541 37.7%
A. J. Angle[5] 4,717 33.9% John V. Denton 1,677 15.4% J. P. Stokes[5] 2,848 20.7% Claude L'Engle (I) 4,157 24.0%
J. Fred Deberry 889 6.4% W. H. Malone[5] 2,714 15.6%
Elmo W. Acosta 2,513 14.5%
A. M. Williamson[5] 1,426 8.2%

General Election resultsEdit

1914 United States House election results
District Democratic Independent
1st[6] Stephen M. Sparkman (I) 5,956 99.3% H. B. Jeffers[5] 44 0.7%
2nd[7] Frank Clark (I) 4,577 100%
3rd[8] Emmett Wilson (I) 5,484 98.8% E. Wentworth[5] 64 1.2%
4th[9] William J. Sears 7,934 100%

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