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ⓘ 1910 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming




1910 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming
                                     

ⓘ 1910 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming

Elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1910 were held for members of the 62nd Congress, in the middle of President William Howard Tafts term.

The conservative Taft contended with major factional splits in his Republican party. Instead of trying to use his position as President to bridge compromise, Taft alienated the progressive wing of the party which supported his predecessor, Theodore Roosevelt. While the conservatives controlled a large number of elected offices to Republicans, progressive politics was what brought many voters to the polls. The clash of these units of the Republican party, combined with the message of unity from the Democratic party, was sufficient for the Democrats to take control of the House, ending 16 years in opposition. In addition, it was the first time a socialist won the election.