1848 United States House of Representatives election in Florida
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Nominee Edward Carrington Cabell William Pope Duval
Party Whig Democratic
Popular vote 4,382 3,805
Percentage 53.52% 46.48%

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County results
Cabell:      50–59%      60–69%      70–79%
Duval:      50–59%      60–69%      70–79%      80–89%
     Tie

Representative before election

Edward Carrington Cabell
Whig

Elected Representative

Edward Carrington Cabell
Whig

The 1848 United States House of Representatives election in Florida was held on Monday, October 2, 1848, to elect the single United States Representative from the state of Florida, one from the state's single at-large congressional district, to represent Florida in the 31st Congress. The election coincided with the elections of other offices, including the presidential election, the senatorial election, the gubernatorial election, and various state and local elections.[1]

The winning candidate would serve a two-year term in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1849, to March 4, 1851.

Candidates

Whig

Nominee

Democratic

Nominee

Campaign

Cabell, despite being a Whig in the deeply Democratic supporting South, and despite running against a popular former governor in Duval, had the blessing of running alongside two other popular Whigs in the state of Florida: Zachary Taylor for president and Thomas Brown for governor, both of whom served as generals during the Second Seminole War and were seen as war heroes in the state. Despite winning by an extremely small margin in 1846, the coattail effect expanded Cabell's margin in this election.[2]

General election

Results

Florida's At-large congressional district election, 1848[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Edward Carrington Cabell (inc.) 4,382 53.52% +2.64%
Democratic William Pope Duval 3,805 46.48% -2.64%
Majority 577 7.05% +5.30%
Turnout 8,187 100.00%
Whig hold

Results by County

County[4] Edward Carrington Cabell
Whig
William Pope Duval
Democratic
Total
votes
% # % #
Alachua 47.0% 149 53.0% 168 317
Benton 43.44% 53 56.56% 69 122
Calhoun 51.64% 63 48.36% 59 122
Columbia 50.43% 295 49.57% 290 585
Dade 50.0% 3 50.0% 3 6
Duval 54.28% 279 45.72% 235 514
Escambia 56.55% 203 43.45% 156 359
Franklin 42.02% 100 57.98% 138 238
Gadsden 57.16% 435 42.84% 326 761
Hamilton 51.04% 147 48.96% 141 288
Hillsborough 33.62% 77 66.38% 152 229
Holmes 77.71% 129 22.29% 37 166
Jackson 68.07% 405 31.93% 190 595
Jefferson 48.13% 219 51.87% 236 455
Leon 56.13% 394 43.87% 308 702
Levy 70.37% 38 29.63% 16 54
Madison 57.06% 299 42.94% 225 524
Marion 50.71% 215 49.29% 209 424
Monroe 29.79% 56 70.21% 132 188
Nassau 53.61% 89 46.39% 77 166
Orange 32.76% 19 67.24% 39 58
Santa Rosa 67.97% 174 32.03% 82 256
St. Johns 43.0% 129 57.0% 171 300
St. Lucie 15.0% 3 85.0% 17 20
Wakulla 57.21% 127 42.79% 95 222
Walton 64.08% 127 35.92% 102 284
Washington 43.10% 100 56.90% 132 232
Totals 53.52% 4,382 46.48% 3,805 8,187


See also

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - FL At Large Race - Oct 02, 1848". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  2. ^ "Washington City, July 6th, 1848". Pensacola Gazette. 1848-07-22. p. 2. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  3. ^ "FL At Large - 1848". Our Campaigns. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  4. ^ Clisby, Joseph (November 21, 1848). "Florida October Election". Florida Sentinel. Tallahassee, Florida. p. 2. Retrieved September 4, 2022.