candidates supported by both major parties

As early as the first Federal elections in 1788, there were candidates, who while alligned with one party or another, was supported in the press by both parties in a particular election.

House of Delegates

House of Delegates: the lower house of the General Assembly in Maryland and Virginia. Please also see House of Representatives.

Oxford English Dictionary

1787 - 1825: Maryland, Virginia

Office Scope: State

Role Scope: County / City / Borough