United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1898

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1898
California
1896 ←
November 8, 1898 (1898-11-08)
→ 1900

All 7 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Populist
Last election 3 2 2
Seats won 6 1 0
Seat change Increase3 Decrease1 Decrease2
Popular vote 139,382 86,927 41,179
Percentage 51.0% 31.8% 15.1%

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Election results by district.

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1898 was an election for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 8, 1898. Republicans took an open Democratic seat and defeated the two Populist incumbents.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1898
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 139,382 51.0% 6 +3
Democratic 86,927 31.8% 1 -1
Populist 41,179 15.1% 0 -2
Socialist Labor 4,979 1.8% 0 0
Independent 594 0.2% 0 0
Totals 273,061 100.0% 7

Delegation Composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 3
  Democratic-Held 2
  Populist-Held 2
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 6
  Democratic-Held 1

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1898
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John All Barham (incumbent) 19,598 51.8%
Democratic Emmet Seawell 18,244 48.2%
Totals 37,842 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1898
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marion De Vries (incumbent) 25,196 55.3%
Republican Frank D. Ryan 20,400 44.7%
Totals 45,596 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1898
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Victor H. Metcalf 20,592 57.3%
Democratic John A. Jones 14,051 39.1%
Socialist Labor Thomas F. Burns 1,309 3.6%
Totals 35,952 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1898
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julius Kahn 13,695 50.0%
Democratic James H. Barry 12,084 44.1%
Socialist Labor W. J. Martin 1,006 3.7%
Independent Joseph P. Kelly 594 2.2%
Totals 27,379 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1898
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eugene F. Loud (incumbent) 20,254 51.8%
Democratic William Craig 17,352 44.3%
Socialist Labor E. T. Kingsley 1,532 3.9%
Totals 39,138 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1898
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Russell J. Waters 24,050 52.6%
Populist Charles A. Barlow (incumbent) 20,499 44.9%
Socialist Labor James T. Van Ransselaer 1,132 2.5%
Totals 45,681 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Populist

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1898
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James C. Needham 20,793 50.1%
Populist Curtis H. Castle (incumbent) 20,680 49.9%
Totals 41,473 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Populist

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