Election of 1894

Most pundits expect the GOP in the election tomorrow to take the House and have a shot at taking the Senate.  The Republicans will gain quite a few seats, with estimates ranging from 45-70.  That is a lot of seats, but I doubt if the Republicans will come close to the 130 seats they gained in 1894.  A very bad depression had begun in 1893, one of the very worst in the nation’s history.  The voters were angry, and, as usual, they vented their anger at the party in power.  Grover Cleveland was at the midpoint of his second non-consecutive term in office, and he and his party seemed to be at a loss as to how to improve the bad economy. (more…)

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