1898 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida

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United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1898

← 1896 November 8, 1898 1900 →

Both of Florida's seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 0
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 25,656 7,316
Percentage 77.8% 22.2%

Elections to the United States House of Representatives in Florida for two seats in the 56th Congress were held November 8, 1898

Background[edit]

The previous election year had seen a total of five parties contesting Florida's two seats, including the Republican Party, which had been absent in 1892 and 1894. Both seats were won by the Democratic incumbents by a large majority. The previous three elections had seen Populist candidates as well, but, mirroring the national decline of that party, there were no Populist candidates in 1896.

Election results[edit]

1898 United States House election results
District Democratic Republican
1st[1] Stephen M. Sparkman (I) 13,506 84.2% E. R. Gunby[2] 2,543 15.8%
2nd[3] Robert Wyche Davis (I) 12,150 71.8% H. L. Anderson[2] 4,773 28.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District 1 results
  2. ^ a b Full name not given in source
  3. ^ District 2 results