1874 Election Cycle
Republicans won all three U.S. House contests by single digits including the 2nd CD by less than a point with incumbent Horace Strait surviving an election contest by Democrat E. St. Julien Cox.
Republican control fell to 21 to 18 in the state Senate (plus two independents) and 54 to 48 in the state House (with two independents).
Appointed Chief Justice S.J.R. McMillan was elected to a full term on the Supreme Court as was former Attorney General Francis Cornell to one of the seats for Associate Justice.