United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1888

← 1886 November 6, 1888 1890 →

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 39,836 27,134
Percentage 59.5% 40.5%

The 1888 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida were held November 6, 1888 for the 51st Congress. These elections were held concurrently with the 1888 Presidential election and election for governor.

Background

Florida was represented by two Representatives from 1872 through 1900. Since 1884, both Representatives had been Democrats, with the Republicans in permanent minority status, which would not end until 1954.

Election results

Incumbent Charles Dougherty of the 2nd district did not run for re-election.

1888 United States House election results
District Democratic Republican
1st[1] Robert H. M. Davidson (I) 19,824 67.1% H. R. Benjamin[2] 9,717 32.9%
2nd[3] Robert Bullock 20,012 53.5% Frederick S. Goodrich 17,417 46.5%

See also

References

  1. ^ District 1 results
  2. ^ Source did not give full name
  3. ^ District 2 results