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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline May 19, 1844 - 12:00pm
Polls Open May 27, 1844 - 06:00am
Polls Close May 30, 1844 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1845 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1849 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler February 24, 2008 04:01pm
Data SourcesPre-convention information is based upon historic newspapers: New Hampshire Patriot, 2/9/1843 to 3/14/1844; Albany Argus, 3/9/1843; Pittsfield Sun, 3/9/1843 to 4/20/1844; Barre Gazette, 4/28/1843; Farmer's Cabinet, 5/5/1843; Berkshire County Whig, 11/9/1843.

Convention information: Bain & Parris, Convention Decisions and Voting Records
Description

4th Democratic National Convention, 1844

Chairman
Presidential Nominee
Vice Presidential Nominee
Speaker, PA House
Hendrick B. Wright PA
Former U.S. House Speaker
James Knox Polk TN
Former U.S. Senator
George M. Dallas PA

The Democratic Party during the Tyler Administration

After President Tyler’s break with the Whig Congress in 1841, the Democrats faced a dilemma. They were angry that Tyler helped Harrison defeat Van Buren in 1840. Although Tyler appointed several leading Democrats to his Cabinet, and although the Democrats in Congress supported him against the Whigs, the Democrats did not consider Tyler to be a true Democrat. Widespread discontent with Con

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyWhig Won04/06/1841
NameJohn Tyler Votes1 (100.00%)
Term04/06/1841 - 03/04/1845 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/04/1844
NameJames K. Polk Votes170 (61.82%)
Term03/04/1845 - 03/04/1849 Margin65 (+23.64%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/04/1844
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
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Name Gov. James K. Polk President Martin Van Buren Ambassador Lewis Cass, Sr. Vice President Richard M. Johnson Sen. James Buchanan Secretary of State John C. Calhoun Sen. Levi P. Woodbury
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
Website [Website]
Certified Votes266 (43.75%) 146 (24.01%) 123 (20.23%) 38 (6.25%) 26 (4.28%) 6 (0.99%) 2 (0.33%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -120 (-19.74%) -143 (-23.52%) -228 (-37.50%) -240 (-39.47%) -260 (-42.76%) -264 (-43.42%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
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AnFed pghopper
IndP 6921
LBT Silver Dime
J Dr. Cynic
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
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Name Charles Stewart  
PartyDemocratic  
Website  
Certified Votes1 (0.16%)  
Margin-265 (-43.59%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
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