1880 United States House of Representatives Elections in Florida
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1880 United States House of Representatives Elections in Florida
United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1880

← 1878 November 2, 1880 1882 →

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[1] 0[1]
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 28,076 23,035
Percentage 54.8% 45.0%

Elections to the United States House of Representatives in Florida were held November 2, 1880 for the 47th Congress. These elections were held at the same time as the 1880 presidential election and election for governor.

Background

The Democrats had gained complete control of Florida's congressional delegation in 1878, although the results of the election in the 2nd district were successfully challenged, so that a single Republican represented Florida in the House for the last two months of the 46th Congress.

Election results

Incumbent Noble A. Hull (D) of the 2nd district did not run for re-election.

1880 United States House election results
District Democratic Republican Independent
1st[2] Robert H. M. Davidson (I) 14,971 57.2% George W. Witherspoon 11,082 42.3% Livingston W. Bethel 127 0.5%
2nd[3] Jesse J. Finley 13,105 52.3% Horatio Bisbee, Jr. 11,953 47.7%

Contested election

For the fourth time in a row, the election in the 2nd district was contested. Horatio Bisbee, Jr. (R) successfully contested the election of Jesse J. Finley (D) and was seated June 1, 1882.[4] Bisbee had also been on the winning side of an electoral dispute after the 1878 election, and on the losing side of an electoral dispute in 1876, while Finley had been on the winning side of electoral disputes in 1874 and 1876.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Democratic victor successfully challenged in 2nd district
  2. ^ District 1 results
  3. ^ District 2 results
  4. ^ "47th Congress membership roster" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-09. Retrieved .

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