1870 Election Cycle

Democrats were unable to hold their 2nd CD seat and, for the second consecutive cycle, an all-new U.S. House delegation was elected to represent Minnesota in D.C. Republicans maintained majorities in both legislative chambers for the 13th Legislature: 13 to 9 in the Senate and 32 to 15 in the House.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/08/1870 U.S. House, District 02 General John Averill (Republican) won with 17,133 votes (54.13%) and a winning margin of +8.35
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John Averill Man Republican 17,133 54.13
Ignatius Donnelly Man Democrat 14,491 45.78
Scattering Write-In 28 0.09
11/08/1870 State Senate, District 10 General Nathaniel S. (N.S.) Tefft (Union Labor) won with 1,371 votes (54.51%) and a winning margin of +9.03
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Nathaniel S. (N.S.) Tefft Man Union Labor 1,371 54.51
W.S. Jackson Incumbent Man Republican 1,144 45.49

Teftt was a physician from Plainview.

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11/08/1870 State Senate, District 12 General Leonard B. Hodges (Democrat) won with 1,672 votes (53.27%) and a winning margin of +6.53
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Leonard B. Hodges Man Democrat 1,672 53.27
Ozora P. (O.P.) Stearns Man Republican 1,467 46.73
11/08/1870 State Senate, District 14 General John Quincy (J.Q.) Farmer (Republican) won with 1,771 votes (62.29%) and a winning margin of +24.59
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John Quincy (J.Q.) Farmer Man Republican 1,771 62.29
Christopher C. (C.C.) Abbott Man People's 1,072 37.71
11/08/1870 State House, District 05 General William Drew (W.D.) Washburn, Sr. (Republican) won with 2,206 votes (20.47%) and a winning margin of +5.99
Albert R. (A.R.) Hall (Republican) won with 2,157 votes (20.01%) and a winning margin of +5.54
A.J. Underwood (Republican) won with 2,106 votes (19.54%) and a winning margin of +5.07
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
William Drew (W.D.) Washburn, Sr. Man Republican 2,206 20.47
Albert R. (A.R.) Hall Incumbent Man Republican 2,157 20.01
A.J. Underwood Man Republican 2,106 19.54
R.J. Mendenhall Man Democrat 1,560 14.47
J.E. Sidle Man Democrat 1,494 13.86
Jacob Kealer Man Democrat 1,166 10.82
Scattering Write-In 89 0.83