1828 Kentucky's 2nd congressional district special election

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A special election was held in Kentucky's 2nd congressional district on August 4, 1828 to fill a vacancy in Kentucky's representation.


In the 1827 elections, Thomas Metcalfe (A) was re-elected to a 5th term and served until June 1, 1828[1] when he resigned to run for Governor.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
John Chambers Anti-Jacksonian 3,133 52.7%
Nicholas D. Coleman Jacksonian 2,815 47.3%

Chambers took his seat on December 1, 1828[1]

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