United States Senate elections, 1886

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United States Senate elections, 1886
United States
1884 ←
November 1886 → 1888

76 seats in the United States Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 42 seats 34 seats
Seats won 39 37
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 3

Majority Party before election


Republican

Elected Majority Party


Republican

The United States Senate election of 1886 was an election which had the Republican Party lose three 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]

50th Congress (1887–1889)

  • Majority Party: Republican (39)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (37)
  • Other Parties: (0)
  • Total Seats: 76

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
R R R R D D D D D D
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 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
R D D D D D D D D D
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 R R R R
R R R R R R R R
Key:
D =Democratic
R =Republican
Majority
divider

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