United States Senate elections, 1850

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The United States Senate election of 1850 was an election which had the Democratic Party gain one seat in the United States Senate.

United States Senate elections, 1850
United States
1848 ←
1850
→ 1852

  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Whig Free Soil
Last election 35 seats 25 seats 2 seats
Seats won 36 23 3
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 2 Increase 1

Majority Party before election

Democratic Party

Elected Majority Party

Democratic Party

As this election was prior to ratification of the seventeenth amendment, Senators were chosen by State legislatures.

Senate Party Division, 32nd Congress (1851–1853)[edit]

  • Majority Party: Democratic (36)
  • Minority Party: Whig Party (23)
  • Other Parties: Free Soiler (3)
  • Total Seats: 62

Change in Senate composition[edit]

Before the elections
D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D
D D D F F W W W W
W W W W W W W W W W
W W W W W W W W W W
W
Beginning of the next Congress
D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D
D D D D F F F W W
W W W W W W W W W W
W W W W W W W W W W
W
Key:
D = Democratic
F = Free Soil
W = Whig
V = Vacant
Majority
divider

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