United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1912

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United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1912
Florida
← 1910 November 5, 1912 1914 →

All 4[1] Florida seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Socialist Republican
Last election 3 0 0
Seats won 4 0 0
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Steady
Popular vote 70,416 7,514 5,407
Percentage 75.7% 8.1% 5.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Progressive Prohibition
Last election 0 0
Seats won 0 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 4,304 1,032
Percentage 4.6% 1.1%

Elections for four seats in the United States House of Representatives in Florida for the 63rd Congress were held November 5, 1912, at the same time as the election for President and the election for Governor.

Background[edit]

Florida had had three seats in the House of Representatives since 1902. After the 1910 census, Florida was apportioned a fourth seat. Florida was not immediately redistricted, however. For this election only, the fourth seat was elected at-large, each voter casting two votes - one for the Representative from their own district, and a second for the at-large seat.

Former President Theodore Roosevelt had launched a short-lived third party known as the Progressive Party or "Bull Moose party", who challenged the dominant Democrats in all four seats, alongside the Republicans, Socialists, and (for two seats) the Prohibitionists, resulting in an unusual 5-way election in Florida.

Election results[edit]

Dannite H. Mays (D) lost his attempt at renomination in the 3rd district.

1912 United States House election results
District Democratic Socialist Republican Progressive Prohibition
1st[2] Stephen M. Sparkman (I) 12,400 78.5% C. C. Allen[3] 1,901 12.0% George W. Beall 766 4.9% J. D. Hazzard[3] 469 3.0% George C. Kelley 255 1.6%
2nd[4] Frank Clark (I) 14,635 81.1% J. J. Collins[3] 1,318 7.3% John W. Howell 1,210 6.7% C. E. Speir[3] 875 4.9%
3rd[5] Emmett Wilson 9,057 86.4% W. N. Lamberry[3] 659 6.3% Thomas F. McGourin 489 4.7% John T. Poder 280 2.7%
At-large[6] Claude L'Engle 34,324 77.4% A. N. Jackson[3] 3,636 8.2% George W. Allen 2,942 6.6% E. R. Gunby[3] 2,680 6.0% Frances P. Coffin 777 1.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1 seat gained in reapportionment
  2. ^ District 1 results
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Source did not give full name
  4. ^ District 2 results
  5. ^ District 3 results
  6. ^ At-large results