United States Senate elections, 1858

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United States Senate elections, 1858
United States
1856 ←
1858
→ 1860

22 of the 66 seats in the United States Senate
33 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Republican Know Nothing
Last election 41 seats 20 seats 5 seats
Seats won 38 26 2
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 6 Decrease 3

Majority Party before election

Democratic Party

Elected Majority Party

Democratic Party


The United States Senate election of 1858 was an election which had the Republican Party gain six additional seats in the United States Senate.

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

Results[edit]

35th Congress, 1859-1861

  • Majority Party: Democratic (38)
  • Minority Party: Republican (26)
  • Other Parties: American (2)
  • Total Seats: 66

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 D D D D D D A A
R R R R R R R A A A
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R
In 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 D D A A R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R
Key:
A =American
D =Democratic
R =Republican
Majority
divider

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