1886 United States elections
1884          1885          1886          1887          1888
Midterm elections
Election dayNovember 2
Incumbent presidentGrover Cleveland (Democratic)
Next Congress50th
Senate elections
Overall controlRepublican hold
Seats contested25 of 76 seats[1]
Net seat changeDemocratic +2[2]
House elections
Overall controlDemocratic hold
Seats contestedAll 325 voting seats
Net seat changeRepublican +11[2]
1886 House of Representatives election results

  Democratic seat
  Republican seat

  Independent seat

The 1886 United States elections occurred in the middle of Democratic President Grover Cleveland's term, during the Third Party System. Members of the 50th United States Congress were chosen in this election. Democrats retained control of the House, while Republicans retained control of the Senate.

In the House, Republicans won a moderate number of seats, but Democrats retained a narrow majority.[3] In the Senate, Democrats won a moderate number of seats, but Republicans retained a narrow majority.[4]

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  1. ^ Not counting special elections.
  2. ^ a b Congressional seat gain figures only reflect the results of the regularly-scheduled elections, and do not take special elections into account.
  3. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014.