1846 United States House of Representatives election in Florida

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United States House of Representatives election in Florida, 1846

← 1845 October 5, 1846 1848 →

Florida's single seat to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Whig Democratic
Last election 0 1
Seats won 1 0
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 2,990 2,887
Percentage 50.9% 49.1%

The Election to the United States House of Representatives in Florida for the 30th Congress was held on October 5, 1846.

Background[edit]

In the previous election, Florida had initially elected David Levy Yulee (D) to the House, but he resigned upon being elected to the Senate and was replaced in a special election which was initially won by Edward C. Cabell (W). Cabell's election was successfully challenged by William H. Brockebrough (D). Going into the 1846 election, therefore, Florida was represented by a single Democrat.

Election results[edit]

1846 United States House election results[1]
Whig Democratic
Edward C. Cabell 2,990 50.9% William A. Kain 2,887 40.1%

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