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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1904

 

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1904

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1904

November 8, 1904 (1904-11-08)

All 8 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 3
Seats won 8 0
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 186,427 112,587
Percentage 56.8% 34.3%

Election results by district.

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1904 was an election for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 8, 1904. Republicans won the three Democratic-held districts, giving California an all-Republican House delegation, which it would maintain until 1910.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1904
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 186,427 56.8% 8 +3
Democratic 112,587 34.3% 0 -3
Socialist 20,288 6.2% 0 0
Prohibition 6,405 2.0% 0 0
Union Labor 2,263 0.7% 0 0
Totals 327,970 100.0% 8

Delegation Composition

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 5
  Democratic-Held 3
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 8

Results

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Gillett (incumbent) 21,602 54.1%
Democratic Anthony Caminetti 15,706 39.3%
Socialist A. J. Gaylord 2,197 5.5%
Prohibition Jarrot L. Rollins 421 1.1%
Totals 39,926 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan E. McKinlay (incumbent) 22,873 51.8%
Democratic Theodore Arlington Bell 21,640 46.6%
Socialist J. H. White 1,524 3.3%
Prohibition Eli P. LaCell 431 0.9%
Totals 46,468 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph R. Knowland (incumbent) 24,637 68.6%
Democratic Henry C. McPike 7,210 20.1%
Socialist M. Lesser 3,617 10.1%
Prohibition Bates Morris 471 1.3%
Totals 35,935 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julius Kahn 20,012 62.4%
Democratic Edward J. Livernash (incumbent) 12,812 36.4%
Socialist William E. Costley 2,267 6.4%
Totals 35,091 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everis A. Hayes 23,701 52.3%
Democratic William J. Wynn (incumbent) 18,025 39.7%
Union Labor F. R. Whitney 2,263 5.0%
Socialist Charles J. Williams 916 2.0%
Prohibition George B. Pratt 445 1.0%
Totals 45,350 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James C. Needham (incumbent) 18,828 55.1%
Democratic William M. Conley 13,074 38.2%
Socialist J. L. Cobb 1,537 4.5%
Prohibition Joel H. Smith 740 2.2%
Totals 34,079 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James McLachlan (incumbent) 31,091 64.2%
Democratic W. O. Morton 11,259 23.3%
Socialist F. I. Wheat 3,594 7.4%
Prohibition John Sobieski 2,467 5.1%
Totals 48,411 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 8

California's 8th congressional district election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sylvester C. Smith 23,683 55.6%
Democratic William T. Lucas 12,861 34.5%
Socialist Noble A. Richardson 4,636 9.9%
Prohibition Benjamin J. Cloes 1,430 3.4%
Totals 42,610 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

See also

References

  • California Elections Page
  • Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

External links

  • California Legislative District Maps (1911-Present)
  • RAND California Election Returns: District Definitions
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