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1840 Democratic National Convention
1840 Presidential Election
Martin Van Buren edit.jpg
Convention
Date(s) May 5–May 6
City Baltimore, Maryland
Venue The Assembly Rooms
Candidates
Presidential Nominee Martin Van Buren (NY)
Vice Presidential Nominee None
1835  ·  1844

The 1840 Democratic National Convention was held in Baltimore. The Democrats nominated Van Buren for reelection in 1840 in spite of his unpopularity. Vice President Johnson had so many enemies that he failed to gain renomination. The Democrats could not agree on any vice presidential candidate. As a result, Van Buren became the only presidential candidate in American history to seek election without a running mate.[1] James K. Polk was an unsuccessful candidate for the vice presidential nomination. He received one electoral vote for vice president in the general election.

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Preceded by
1835
Baltimore
Democratic National Conventions Succeeded by
1844
Baltimore
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