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2008 United States House of Representatives elections

The 2008 United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 4, 2008, to elect members to the United States House of Representatives to serve in the 111th United States Congress from January 3, 2009, until January 3, 2011. It coincided with the election of Barack Obama as President. All 435 voting seats, as well as all 6 non-voting seats, were up for election. The Democratic Party, which won a majority of seats in the 2006 election, expanded its control in 2008. The Republican Party, hoping to regain the majority it lost in the 2006 election or at least expand its congressional membership, lost additional seats. With one exception (Louisiana's 2nd district), the only seats to switch from Democratic to Republican had been Republican-held prior to the 2006 elections. Republicans gained five Democratic seats total, while losing 26 of their own, giving the Democrats a net gain of 21 seats, effectively erasing all gains made by the GOP since 1994.[1] In addition, with the defeat of Republican congressman Chris Shays in Connecticut's 4th district, this became the first time since the 1850s that no Republican represented the New England region.[2][3] The 10.6% popular vote advantage by the Democrats was the largest by either party since 1982, 26 years earlier. Turnout increased due to the 2008 presidential election. The presidential election, 2008 Senate elections, and 2008 state gubernatorial elections, as well as many other state and local elections, occurred on the same date.

2008 United States House of Representatives elections

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All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 6 non-voting members
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Speaker Nancy Pelosi.jpg John Boehner official portrait.jpg
Leader Nancy Pelosi John Boehner
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 2003 February 2, 2006
Leader's seat California 8th Ohio 8th
Last election 233 seats, 52.3% 202 seats, 44.3%
Seats before 236 199
Seats won 257 178
Seat change Increase 21 Decrease 21
Popular vote 65,237,840 52,249,491
Percentage 53.22% 42.62%
Swing Increase 0.9% Decrease 1.7%

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Results:
     Democratic hold      Democratic gain
     Republican hold      Republican gain

Speaker before election

Nancy Pelosi
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Nancy Pelosi
Democratic

Composition entering the electionEdit

At the end of the 110th Congress (2nd Session), the membership of the U.S. House of Representatives was composed of 235 Democrats, 199 Republicans, and one vacancy.

Special electionsEdit

The thirteen special elections to the 110th United States Congress are listed below by election date.

In 2008 there were eight special elections for vacant seats in the United States House of Representatives, for the 110th United States Congress. In the special elections, Democrats gained three seats while keeping hold of five seats. Republicans held only one of their four seats.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Illinois 14 Dennis Hastert Republican 1986 Incumbent resigned November 26, 2007.
New member elected March 8, 2008.
Democratic gain.
Indiana 7 Julia Carson Democratic 1996 Incumbent died December 17, 2007.
New member elected March 11, 2008.
Democratic hold.
California 12 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Incumbent died February 11, 2008.
New member elected April 8, 2008.
Democratic hold.
Louisiana 1 Bobby Jindal Republican 2004 Incumbent resigned January 14, 2008 to become Governor of Louisiana.
New member elected May 3, 2008.
Republican hold.
Louisiana 6 Richard Baker Republican 1986 Incumbent resigned February 2, 2008 to become Director of the Managed Funds Association.[4]
New member elected May 3, 2008.
Democratic gain.
Mississippi 1 Roger Wicker Republican 1994 Incumbent resigned December 31, 2007 when appointed U.S. Senator.
New member elected May 13, 2008.
Democratic gain.
Maryland 4 Albert Wynn Democratic 1992 Incumbent resigned May 31, 2008 after losing renomination.
New member elected June 17, 2008.
Democratic hold.
Ohio 11 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Democratic 1998 Incumbent died August 20, 2008.
New member elected November 18, 2008.
Democratic hold.

Retiring incumbentsEdit

Thirty-three incumbents voluntarily retired.[5]

Democratic incumbentsEdit

All six seats held by retiring Democrats were won by Democrats.

  1. Alabama 5: Bud Cramer: "[T]o spend more time with my family and begin another chapter in my life"[6]
  2. Colorado 2: Mark Udall: Ran for and won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Wayne Allard.
  3. Maine 1: Tom Allen: Ran against and lost to Susan Collins in the U.S. Senate election.
  4. New Mexico 3: Tom Udall: Ran for and won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Pete Domenici.
  5. New York 21: Michael McNulty: "[I]t's not what I want to do for the rest of my life."[7]
  6. Oregon 5: Darlene Hooley: Because of the "cumulative effect of arduous travel, the relentless demands of fund-raising and 32 years of public service"[8]

Republican incumbentsEdit

Twenty-seven Republicans retired. Thirteen of their seats were then won by Democrats (see Open seat gains, below).

  1. Alabama 2: Terry Everett: Because of age and health[9]
  2. Arizona 1: Rick Renzi: To fight federal criminal charges involving a land-swap deal[10]
  3. California 4: John Doolittle: To fight an FBI corruption investigation[11]
  4. California 52: Duncan Hunter Ran for and lost the race for the Republican nomination for President. Already planned to retire
  5. Colorado 6: Tom Tancredo: Ran for and lost the race for the Republican nomination for President
  6. Florida 15: Dave Weldon: To return to his medical practice[12]
  7. Illinois 11: Jerry Weller: To spend more time with his family,[13] amid questions about his Nicaraguan land dealings, his wife's investments, and his relationship to an indicted defense contractor[14]
  8. Illinois 18: Ray LaHood (On December 19, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate LaHood to serve as the next Secretary of Transportation.) He was later confirmed.
  9. Kentucky 2: Ron Lewis
  10. Louisiana 4: Jim McCrery
  11. Minnesota 3: Jim Ramstad
  12. Mississippi 3: Chip Pickering
  13. Missouri 9: Kenny Hulshof: Ran for and lost the election for governor
  14. New Jersey 3: Jim Saxton: Because of age and health[15]
  15. New Jersey 7: Mike Ferguson: To spend more time with his family[16]
  16. New Mexico 1: Heather Wilson: Ran in and lost the Republican primary for New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat
  17. New Mexico 2: Steve Pearce: Ran for and lost the election for New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat
  18. New York 13: Vito Fossella: Amid scandal following a drunk driving arrest which led to revelations of infidelity and a secret family he maintained in Virginia
  19. New York 25: Jim Walsh
  20. New York 26: Tom Reynolds
  21. Ohio 7: Dave Hobson: "I wanted to go out on top"[17]
  22. Ohio 15: Deborah Pryce: To spend more time with her family[18]
  23. Ohio 16: Ralph Regula
  24. Pennsylvania 5: John Peterson: To spend more time with his family[19][20]
  25. Puerto Rico's at-large congressional district: Luis Fortuño: Ran for and won the Governorship of Puerto Rico defeating Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá[21]
  26. Virginia 11: Thomas M. Davis: "It's time for me to take a sabbatical"[22]
  27. Wyoming's at-large congressional district: Barbara Cubin[23]

Defeated incumbentsEdit

Incumbents defeated in primary electionEdit

One Republican lost in a primary and the seat was eventually won by a Democrat. One Democrat lost the primary as did two Republicans. The three primary winners, however, managed to retain the seat for the same party.

  1. Maryland 1: Wayne Gilchrest (R), whose seat was later won by a Democrat
  2. Maryland 4: Albert Wynn (D), who subsequently resigned May 31, 2008
  3. Utah 3: Chris Cannon (R)
  4. Tennessee 1: David Davis (R)

Incumbents defeated in general electionEdit

Fourteen Republicans and Five Democrats lost their general elections, thereby losing their seats to the other party.

  1. Colorado 4: Marilyn Musgrave (R)
  2. Connecticut 4: Christopher Shays (R)
  3. Florida 8: Ric Keller (R)
  4. Florida 16: Tim Mahoney (D)
  5. Florida 24: Tom Feeney (R)
  6. Idaho 1: Bill Sali (R)[24]
  7. Kansas 2: Nancy Boyda (D)
  8. Louisiana 2: William J. Jefferson (D)
  9. Louisiana 6: Don Cazayoux (D)
  10. Michigan 7: Tim Walberg (R)
  11. Michigan 9: Joe Knollenberg (R)
  12. Nevada 3: Jon Porter (R)
  13. New York 29: Randy Kuhl (R)
  14. North Carolina 8: Robin Hayes (R)
  15. Ohio 1: Steve Chabot (R)
  16. Pennsylvania 3: Phil English (R)
  17. Texas 22: Nick Lampson (D)
  18. Virginia 2: Thelma Drake (R)
  19. Virginia 5: Virgil Goode (R)

Open seat gainsEdit

Twelve seats (and one delegate's seat) held by retiring Republicans were won by Democrats. No Democratic retirements were picked up by Republicans.

  1. Alabama 2: Democratic gain.
  2. Arizona 1: Democratic gain.
  3. Illinois 11: Democratic gain.
  4. Maryland 1: Democratic gain.
  5. New Jersey 3: Democratic gain.
  6. New Mexico 1: Democratic gain.
  7. New Mexico 2: Democratic gain.
  8. New York 13: Democratic gain.
  9. New York 25: Democratic gain.
  10. Ohio 15: Democratic gain.
  11. Ohio 16: Democratic gain.
  12. Puerto Rico at-large: NPP – caucusing with the Democrats – gain.
  13. Virginia 11: Democratic gain.

PredictionsEdit

On April 8, 2008, analyst Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report stated that the fight for the House would be a "one-sided battle, with Democrats having most of the targets." He points to a list of one dozen seats (out of all 435 seats in the House) that are most likely to change hands, of those twelve, ten are open seats, seats which Republicans won by 3% or less in 2006 or otherwise endangered GOP seats.[25]

In May 2007, conservative columnist Robert Novak wrote that he believed there were at least a few House seats that were won by Democrats in 2006 "solely because of GOP corruption," and that such seats would be "the most likely to return to the Republican column in 2008". He also said,

a continued sour mood over the Iraq War could produce another massive Republican defeat in 2008 that makes 2006 look tame by comparison. Republicans in Washington generally concede that the continued presence of U.S. troops in Iraq by next November could mean disaster for the party.

Novak qualified this by saying that in "previous elections, major House gains by either party have always been followed by losses in the next election".[26]

InTrade.com, the only betting site that offered odds on control of the House, put the likelihood of the Democrats retaining control at about 90% as of October 2008.[27]

There have been three special elections for open Republican seats, IL-14 (formerly held by Dennis Hastert), LA-06 (formerly held by Richard Baker) and MS-01 (formerly held by Roger Wicker). Democrats won all three elections. After the MS-01 loss, Ron Gunzburger wrote, "GOP insiders in DC now privately acknowledge the Democratic victory in this seat likely foreshadows a dismal general election ahead for congressional Republicans."[28]

The following table rates the competitiveness of selected races from around the country according to noted political analysts. Races not included should be considered safe for the incumbent's party. (Incumbents not running for re-election have parentheses around their name.)

District Incumbent Cook[29] Rothenberg[30] CQ Politics[31] Crystal Ball[32] Result
AL-2 (Everett) (R) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Republican Hold Bright (D)
AL-3 Rogers (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Rogers (R)
AL-5 (Cramer) (D) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Democratic Hold Griffith (D)
AK-AL Young (R) Tossup D Favored Leans D Democratic Pick-up Young (R)
AZ-1 (Renzi) (R) Likely D D Favored Leans D Democratic Pick-up Kirkpatrick (D)
AZ-3 Shadegg (R) Leans R R Favored Leans R Republican Hold Shadegg (R)
AZ-5 Mitchell (D) Likely D Limited Risk Leans D Democratic Hold Mitchell (D)
AZ-8 Giffords (D) Likely D Limited Risk Leans D Democratic Hold Giffords (D)
CA-3 Lungren (R) Likely R R Favored R Favored Safe R Lungren (R)
CA-4 (Doolittle) (R) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up McClintock (R)
CA-11 McNerney (D) Leans D Leans D D Favored Democratic Hold McNerney (D)
CA-26 Dreier (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R McClintock (R)
CA-45 Bono (R) Likely R Limited Risk Safe R Safe R Bono (R)
CA-46 Rohrabacher (R) Likely R R Favored R Favored Safe R Rohrabacher (R)
CA-50 Bilbray (R) Leans R Limited Risk R Favored Republican Hold Bilbray (R)
CO-4 Musgrave (R) Tossup Leans D Leans D Democratic Pick-up Markey (D)
CT-2 Courtney (D) Solid D Limited Risk D Favored Safe D Courtney (D)
CT-4 Shays (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Himes (D)
CT-5 Murphy (D) Solid D Limited Risk Leans D Democratic Hold Murphy (D)
FL-8 Keller (R) Tossup Leans D Leans D Democratic Pick-up Grayson (D)
FL-13 Buchanan (R) Likely R R Favored Leans R Republican Hold Buchanan (R)
FL-15 (Weldon) (R) Solid R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Posey (R)
FL-16 Mahoney (D) Likely R R Favored Leans R Republican Pick-up Rooney (R)
FL-18 Ros-Lehtinen (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Ros-Lehtinen (R)
FL-21 L. Diaz-Balart (R) Tossup Pure Tossup Leans R Republican Hold L. Diaz-Balart (R)
FL-22 Klein (D) Solid D Limited Risk D Favored Safe D Klein (D)
FL-24 Feeney (R) Leans D D Favored Leans D Democratic Pick-up Kosmas (D)
FL-25 M. Diaz-Balart (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts R Leans R Democratic Pick-up M. Diaz-Balart (R)
GA-8 Marshall (D) Leans D Tossup/Tilts D Leans D Democratic Hold Marshall (D)
GA-12 Barrow (D) Solid D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Barrow (D)
GA-13 Scott (D) Solid D Limited Risk D Favored Safe D Scott (D)
ID-1 Sali (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Minnick (D)
IL-6 Roskam (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Roskam (R)
IL-8 Bean (D) Solid D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Bean (D)
IL-10 Kirk (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts R No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Kirk (R)
IL-11 (Weller) (R) Leans D Leans D Leans D Democratic Pick-up Halvorson (D)
IL-13 Biggert (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Biggert (R)
IL-14 Foster (D) Likely D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Foster (D)
IL-18 (LaHood) (R) Solid R Limited Risk R Favored Republican Hold Schock (R)
IN-3 Souder (R) Leans R R Favored Leans R Republican Hold Souder (R)
IN-8 Ellsworth (D) Solid D Limited Risk Safe D Democratic Hold Ellsworth (D)
IN-9 Hill (D) Likely D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Hill (D)
IA-4 Latham (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Republican Hold Latham (R)
KS-2 Boyda (D) Leans D Tossup/Tilts D No Clear Favorite Democratic Hold Jenkins (R)
KS-3 Moore (D) Likely D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Moore (D)
KY-2 (Lewis) (R) Tossup Pure Tossup Leans R Republican Hold Guthrie (R)
KY-3 Yarmuth (D) Likely D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Yarmuth (D)
LA-1 Scalise (R) Solid R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Scalise (R)
LA-2 Jefferson (D) Solid D Limited Risk Safe D Safe D Cao (R)
LA-4 (McCrery) (R) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Republican Hold Fleming (R)
LA-6 Cazayoux (D) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Democratic Hold Cassidy (R)
LA-7 Boustany (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Republican Hold Boustany (R)
ME-1 (Allen) (D) Solid D Limited Risk D Favored Safe D Pingree (D)
MD-1 (Gilchrest) (R) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Republican Hold Kratovil (D)
MI-7 Walberg (R) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Schauer (D)
MI-8 Rogers (R) Likely R Limited Risk Safe R Safe R Rogers (R)
MI-9 Knollenberg (R) Tossup Leans D Leans D Democratic Pick-up Peters (D)
MI-11 McCotter (R) Likely R Limited Risk Safe R Safe R McCotter (R)
MN-1 Walz (D) Likely D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Walz (D)
MN-2 Kline (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Kline (R)
MN-3 (Ramstad) (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D No Clear Favorite Republican Hold Paulsen (R)
MN-6 Bachmann (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Bachmann (R)
MS-1 Childers (D) Likely D Limited Risk Leans D Democratic Hold Childers (D)
MO-6 Graves (R) Leans R Limited Risk Leans R Republican Hold Graves (R)
MO-9 (Hulshof) (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts R Leans R Republican Hold Luetkemeyer (R)
NE-2 Terry (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D Leans R Republican Hold Terry (R)
NV-2 Heller (R) Leans R R Favored Leans R Republican Hold Heller (R)
NV-3 Porter (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Titus (D)
NH-1 Shea-Porter (D) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D No Clear Favorite Democratic Hold Shea-Porter (D)
NH-2 Hodes (D) Solid D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Hodes (D)
NJ-3 (Saxton) (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Adler (D)
NJ-5 Garrett (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Republican Hold Garrett (R)
NJ-7 (Ferguson) (R) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Lance (R)
NM-1 (Wilson) (R) Leans D Leans D No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Heinrich (D)
NM-2 (Pearce) (R) Tossup Leans D No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Teague (D)
NY-13 (Fossella) (R) Likely D D Favored D Favored Democratic Pick-up McMahon (D)
NY-19 Hall (D) Solid D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Hall (D)
NY-20 Gillibrand (D) Likely D Limited Risk Leans D Democratic Hold Gillibrand (D)
NY-24 Arcuri (D) Likely D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Arcuri (D)
NY-25 (Walsh) (R) Likely D D Favored D Favored Democratic Pick-up Maffei (D)
NY-26 (Reynolds) (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts R Leans R Republican Hold Lee (R)
NY-29 Kuhl (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D Leans D Democratic Pick-up Massa (D)
NC-5 Foxx (R) Likely R Limited Risk Safe R Safe R Foxx (R)
NC-8 Hayes (R) Tossup Leans D No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Kissell (D)
NC-10 McHenry (R) Solid R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R McHenry (R)
OH-1 Chabot (R) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Driehaus (D)
OH-2 Schmidt (R) Leans R Leans R Leans R Republican Hold Schmidt (R)
OH-7 (Hobson) (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Austria (R)
OH-12 Tiberi (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Tiberi (R)
OH-14 LaTourette (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R LaTourette (R)
OH-15 (Pryce) (R) Leans D Tossup/Tilts D Leans D Democratic Pick-up Kilroy (D)
OH-16 (Regula) (R) Leans D D Favored Leans D Democratic Pick-up Boccieri (D)
OH-18 Space (D) Likely D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Space (D)
OK-1 Sullivan (R) Likely R Limited Risk Safe R Safe R Sullivan (R)
OK-4 Cole (R) Likely R Limited Risk Safe R Safe R Cole (R)
OR-5 (Hooley) (D) Likely D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Schrader (D)
PA-3 English (R) Tossup Tossup/Tilts D No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Dahlkemper (D)
PA-4 Altmire (D) Likely D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Altmire (D)
PA-5 (Peterson) (R) Likely R Limited Risk Safe R Safe R Thompson (R)
PA-6 Gerlach (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Republican Hold Gerlach (R)
PA-8 Murphy (D) Solid D Limited Risk D Favored Democratic Hold Murphy (D)
PA-10 Carney (D) Leans D D Favored Leans D Democratic Hold Carney (D)
PA-11 Kanjorski (D) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Republican Pick-up Kanjorski (D)
PA-12 Murtha (D) Leans D D Favored Leans D Democratic Hold Murtha (D)
PA-15 Dent (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Republican Hold Dent (R)
PA-18 Murphy (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Republican Hold Murphy (R)
SC-1 Brown Jr. (R) Leans R Leans R Leans R Republican Hold Brown Jr. (R)
SC-2 Wilson (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Wilson (R)
TX-7 Culberson (R) Leans R R Favored Leans R Republican Hold Culberson (R)
TX-10 McCaul (R) Leans R R Favored Leans R Republican Hold McCaul (R)
TX-22 Lampson (D) Tossup Leans R No Clear Favorite Republican Pick-up Olson (R)
TX-23 Rodriguez (D) Likely D Limited Risk Leans D Democratic Hold Rodriguez (D)
VA-2 Drake (R) Tossup Pure Tossup Leans R Republican Hold Nye (D)
VA-5 Goode (R) Leans R Leans R Leans R Republican Hold Perriello (D)
VA-10 Wolf (R) Likely R Limited Risk R Favored Safe R Wolf (R)
VA-11 (Davis) (R) Likely D D Favored D Favored Democratic Pick-up Connolly (D)
WA-8 Reichert (R) Tossup Pure Tossup No Clear Favorite Democratic Pick-up Reichert (R)
WV-2 Capito (R) Leans R R Favored Leans R Republican Hold Capito (R)
WI-8 Kagen (D) Leans D D Favored Leans D Democratic Hold Kagen (D)
WY-AL (Cubin) (R) Leans R Leans R No Clear Favorite Republican Hold Lummis (R)

ResultsEdit

236 199
Democratic Republican
Party Voting members[33][34] Non-voting members[35]
Votes Percentage Seats +/− Votes Percentage Seats +/−
65,237,840 53.22% 257  21 1,952,133 94.34% 4  1
Republican 52,249,491 42.62% 178  21 1,919 0.09% 0  1
Libertarian 1,083,096 0.88% 0   0  
Independent[B][C] 729,798 0.60% 0   21,574 1.04% 2  1
Green 580,263 0.47% 0   14,386 0.70% 0  
Constitution 179,261 0.15% 0   0  
Independence 168,939 0.14% 0   0  
Peace and Freedom 47,659 0.04% 0   0  
Conservative 26,182 0.02% 0   0  
Reform 22,603 0.02% 0   0  
Hsing for Congress 16,419 0.01% 0   0  
Working Families 12,104 0.01% 0   0  
Vermont Progressive 9,081 0.01% 0   0  
American Independent 6,286 0.01% 0   0  
Liberty Union 5,307 <0.01% 0   0  
Common Sense Ideas 4,802 <0.01% 0   0  
Socialist Workers 3,989 <0.01% 0   0  
Vote People Change 3,708 <0.01% 0   0  
Regular Independent 3,531 <0.01% 0   0  
For the People 3,526 <0.01% 0   0  
All-Day Breakfast 3,259 <0.01% 0   0  
Independent Progressive 3,200 <0.01% 0   0  
Prosperity Not War 2,671 <0.01% 0   0  
Unity 2,176 <0.01% 0   0  
Term Limits 2,042 <0.01% 0   0  
Rock the Boat 1,312 <0.01% 0   0  
Back to Basics 1,258 <0.01% 0   0  
Think Independently 1,010 <0.01% 0   0  
Eliminate the Primary 975 <0.01% 0   0  
Socialist 648 <0.01% 0   0  
Lindsay for Congress 508 <0.01% 0   0  
Other votes 2,173,349 1.77%
Totals 122,586,293[36] 100.00% 435 2,069,306 100.00% 6  1
Voter turnout
 

  3 net Democratic seat pickups
  1-2 net Democratic seat pickups
  1-2 net Republican seat pickups
A The number of non-voting members also includes the non-voting member-elect from Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, who is a member of the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico, but will caucus with the Democrats. The New Progressive Party is affiliated with both the Democratic and Republican Parties and the last representative from Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuño, caucused with the Republicans. The vote total for the non-voting members also includes the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico, which has ties to the Democratic Party.
B Both non-voting independents, American Samoa's representative Eni Faleomavaega and the Northern Mariana Islands' representative-elect Gregorio Sablan, will caucus with the Democrats. In America Samoa all elections are non-partisan.[37] In the Northern Mariana Islands, Sablan appeared on the ballot as an independent.[38]
C Write-in candidates are included with the vote totals.
Popular vote
Democratic
53.22%
Libertarian
0.88%
Green
0.47%
Republican
42.62%
Others
2.81%
House seats
Democratic
59.08%
Republican
40.92%

AlabamaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Alabama 1 Jo Bonner Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 2 Terry Everett Republican 1992 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Alabama 3 Mike Rogers Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 5 Bud Cramer Democratic 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Alabama 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 7 Artur Davis Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

AlaskaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Alaska at-large Don Young Republican 1973 Incumbent re-elected.

ArizonaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Arizona 1 Rick Renzi Republican 2002 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
  •  Y Ann Kirkpatrick (Democratic) 55.9%
  • Sydney Hay (Republican) 39.4%
  • Brent Maupin (Independent) 3.4%
  • Thane Eichenauer (Libertarian) 1.3%
Arizona 2 Trent Franks Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Trent Franks (Republican) 59.4%
  • John Thrasher (Democratic) 37.2%
  • Powell Gammill (Libertarian) 2.3%
  • William Crum (Green) 1.1%
Arizona 3 John Shadegg Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 4 Ed Pastor Democratic 1991 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ed Pastor (Democratic) 72.1%
  • Don Karg (Republican) 21.2%
  • Rebecca DeWitt (Green) 3.6%
  • Joe Cobb (Libertarian) 3.1%
Arizona 5 Harry Mitchell Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 6 Jeff Flake Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 8 Gabrielle Giffords Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

ArkansasEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Arkansas 1 Marion Berry Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 2 Vic Snyder Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Vic Snyder (Democratic) 76.5%
  • Deb McFarland (Green) 23.2%
  • Danial Suits (Write-In) 0.2%
Arkansas 3 John Boozman Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Boozman (Republican) 78.5%
  • Abel Tomlinson (Green) 21.5%
Arkansas 4 Mike Ross Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Mike Ross (Democratic) 86.2%
  • Joshua Drake (Green) 13.8%

CaliforniaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
California 1 Mike Thompson Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 2 Wally Herger Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
California 3 Dan Lungren Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Dan Lungren (Republican) 49.5%
  • Bill Durston (Democratic) 44.0%
  • Dina Padilla (Peace and Freedom) 4.2%
  • Douglas Arthur Tuma (Libertarian) 2.3%
California 4 John Doolittle Republican 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
California 5 Doris Matsui Democratic 2005 Incumbent re-elected.
California 6 Lynn Woolsey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected.
California 8 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1987 Incumbent re-elected.
California 9 Barbara Lee Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 10 Ellen Tauscher Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
California 11 Jerry McNerney Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
California 12 Jackie Speier Democratic April 8, 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 13 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected.
California 14 Anna Eshoo Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Anna Eshoo (Democratic) 69.8%
  • Ronny Santana (Republican) 22.3%
  • Brian Holtz (Libertarian) 4.3%
  • Carol Brouillet (Green) 3.6%
California 15 Mike Honda Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 16 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
California 17 Sam Farr Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 18 Dennis Cardoza Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
California 19 George Radanovich Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y George Radanovich (Republican) 98.5%
  • Peter Leinau (Write-In) 1.3%
  • Phil Rockey (Write-In) 0.2%
California 20 Jim Costa Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
California 21 Devin Nunes Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
California 22 Kevin McCarthy Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
California 23 Lois Capps Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 24 Elton Gallegly Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
California 25 Howard McKeon Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 26 David Dreier Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
California 27 Brad Sherman Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
California 28 Howard Berman Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Howard Berman (Democratic) 99.9%
  • Michael J. Koch (Write-In) 0.1%
California 29 Adam Schiff Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 30 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected.
California 31 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 32 Hilda Solis Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 33 Diane Watson Democratic 2001 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Diane Watson (Democratic) 87.6%
  • David Crowley (Republican) 12.4%
California 34 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 35 Maxine Waters Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
California 36 Jane Harman Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 37 Laura Richardson Democratic 2007 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Laura Richardson (Democratic) 75.0%
  • Nick Dibs (Independent) 24.4%
  • Peter Mathews (Write-In) 0.3%
  • June Viena Pouesi (Write-In) 0.3%
California 38 Grace Napolitano Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 39 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
California 40 Ed Royce Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 41 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected.
California 42 Gary Miller Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 43 Joe Baca Democratic 1999 Incumbent re-elected.
California 44 Ken Calvert Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 45 Mary Bono Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 46 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
California 47 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
California 48 John Campbell Republican 2005 Incumbent re-elected.
California 49 Darrell Issa Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 50 Brian Bilbray Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
California 51 Bob Filner Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 52 Duncan L. Hunter Republican 1980 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
California 53 Susan Davis Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

ColoradoEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Colorado 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Diana DeGette (Democratic) 71.9%
  • George Lilly (Republican) 23.8%
  • Martin Buchanan (Libertarian) 4.3%
Colorado 2 Mark Udall Democratic 1998 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator
  •  Y Jared Polis (Democratic) 62.6%
  • Scott Starin (Republican) 33.9%
  • J.A. Calhoun (Green) 2.9%
  • Bill Hammons (Unity) 0.6%
Colorado 3 John Salazar Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 4 Marilyn Musgrave Republican 2002 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Colorado 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 6 Tom Tancredo Republican 1998 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Colorado 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

ConnecticutEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Connecticut 1 John Larson Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 4 Chris Shays Republican 1987 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
  •  Y Jim Himes (Democratic) 51.3%
  • Chris Shays (Republican) 47.6%
  • Michael Carrano (Libertarian) 0.7%
  • Richard Duffee (Green) 0.4%
Connecticut 5 Chris Murphy Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

DelawareEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Delaware at-large Michael Castle Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.

FloridaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Florida 1 Jeff Miller Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 2 Allen Boyd Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 3 Corrine Brown Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 5 Ginny Brown-Waite Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 6 Cliff Stearns Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 7 John Mica Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 8 Ric Keller Republican 2000 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Florida 9 Gus Bilirakis Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Gus Bilirakis (Republican) 62.2%
  • Bill Mitchell (Democratic) 36.3%
  • John Kalimnios (Independent) 1.0%
  • Richard Emmons (Term Limits) 0.6%
Florida 10 Bill Young Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 11 Kathy Castor Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 12 Adam Putnam Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 13 Vern Buchanan Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 14 Connie Mack IV Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 15 Dave Weldon Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
  •  Y Bill Posey (Republican) 53.1%
  • Stephen Blythe (Democratic) 42.0%
  • Frank Zilaitis (Independent) 3.9%
  • Trevor Lowing (Independent) 1.0%
Florida 16 Tim Mahoney Democratic 2006 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Florida 17 Kendrick Meek Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 1989 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 19 Robert Wexler Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 20 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 21 Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 22 Ron Klein Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 23 Alcee Hastings Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Alcee Hastings (Democratic) 82.1%
  • Marion Thorpe (Republican) 17.8%
Florida 24 Tom Feeney Republican 2002 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Florida 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

GeorgiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Georgia 1 Jack Kingston Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 2 Sanford Bishop Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 4 Hank Johnson Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Hank Johnson (Democratic) 99.9%
  • Loren Christopher Collins (Write-In) 0.1%
Georgia 5 John Lewis Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 6 Tom Price Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 7 John Linder Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 8 Jim Marshall Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 9 Nathan Deal Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 10 Paul Broun Republican 2007 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 12 John Barrow Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 13 David Scott Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

HawaiiEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Hawaii 1 Neil Abercrombie Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Hawaii 2 Mazie Hirono Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

IdahoEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Idaho 1 Bill Sali Republican 2006 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Idaho 2 Mike Simpson Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.

IllinoisEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Illinois 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 2 Jesse Jackson Jr. Democratic 1995 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 5 Rahm Emanuel Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 6 Peter Roskam Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 7 Danny Davis Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 8 Melissa Bean Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 10 Mark Kirk Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 11 Jerry Weller Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Illinois 12 Jerry Costello Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 13 Judy Biggert Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 14 Bill Foster Democratic March 8, 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 15 Tim Johnson Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 16 Donald Manzullo Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 17 Phil Hare Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 18 Ray LaHood Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Illinois 19 John Shimkus Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

IndianaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Indiana 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 2 Joe Donnelly Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 3 Mark Souder Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 4 Steve Buyer Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 5 Dan Burton Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 6 Mike Pence Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 7 André Carson Democratic March 11, 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 8 Brad Ellsworth Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 9 Baron Hill Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

IowaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Iowa 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa 2 David Loebsack Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa 3 Leonard Boswell Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa 4 Tom Latham Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa 5 Steve King Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

KansasEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Kansas 1 Jerry Moran Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Jerry Moran (Republican) 81.8%
  • James Bordonaro (Democratic) 13.2%
  • Kathleen Burton (Reform) 2.7%
  • Jack Warner (Libertarian) 2.1%
Kansas 2 Nancy Boyda Democratic 2006 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Lynn Jenkins (Republican) 50.6%
  • Nancy Boyda (Democratic) 46.2%
  • Leslie Martin (Reform) 1.6%
  • Robert Garrard (Libertarian) 1.5%
Kansas 3 Dennis Moore Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Dennis Moore (Democratic) 56.4%
  • Nick Jordan (Republican) 39.6%
  • Joe Bellis (Libertarian) 2.8%
  • Roger Tucker (Reform) 1.0%
Kansas 4 Todd Tiahrt Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.

KentuckyEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Kentucky 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ed Whitfield (Republican) 64.3%
  • Heather Ryan (Democratic) 35.7%
Kentucky 2 Ron Lewis Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Kentucky 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 4 Geoff Davis Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 5 Hal Rogers Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Hal Rogers (Republican) 84.1%
  • Jim Holbert (Independent) 15.9%
Kentucky 6 Ben Chandler Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.

LouisianaEdit

Note: In Louisiana's 2nd and 4th districts, primary runoffs were held November 4, 2008 and the general election for both of these races were held December 6, 2008.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Louisiana 1 Steve Scalise Republican May 3, 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 2 Bill Jefferson Democratic 1990 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Louisiana 3 Charlie Melancon Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 4 Jim McCrery Republican 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Louisiana 5 Rodney Alexander Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 6 Don Cazayoux Democratic May 3, 2008 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Louisiana 7 Charles Boustany Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.

MaineEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Maine 1 Tom Allen Democratic 1996 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Maine 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

MarylandEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Maryland 1 Wayne Gilchrest Republican 1990 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Maryland 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 4 Donna Edwards Democratic June 17, 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 1981 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 6 Roscoe Bartlett Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 8 Chris Van Hollen Jr. Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

MassachusettsEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Massachusetts 1 John Olver Democratic 1991 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 2 Richard Neal Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 3 Jim McGovern Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 4 Barney Frank Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 5 Niki Tsongas Democratic 2007 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 6 John Tierney Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 7 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 8 Mike Capuano Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 9 Stephen Lynch Democratic 2001 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 10 Bill Delahunt Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

MichiganEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Michigan 1 Bart Stupak Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Bart Stupak (Democratic) 65.0%
  • Tom Casperson (Republican) 32.7%
  • Jean Marie Treacy (Green) 0.8%
  • Dan Grow (Libertarian) 0.8%
  • Joshua Warren (United States Taxpayers) 0.6%
Michigan 2 Pete Hoekstra Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 3 Vern Ehlers Republican 1993 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 4 Dave Camp Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Dave Camp (Republican) 61.9%
  • Andrew Concannon (Democratic) 35.7%
  • John Emerick (United States Taxpayers) 1.2%
  • Allitta Hren (Libertarian) 1.1%
Michigan 5 Dale Kildee Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Dale Kildee (Democratic) 70.4%
  • Matt Sawicki (Republican) 27.0%
  • Leonard Schwartz (Libertarian) 1.4%
  • Ken Mathenia (Green) 1.3%
Michigan 6 Fred Upton Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Fred Upton (Republican) 58.9%
  • Don Cooney (Democratic) 38.6%
  • Greg Merle (Libertarian) 1.5%
  • Edward Pinkney (Green) 1.1%
Michigan 7 Tim Walberg Republican 2006 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
  •  Y Mark Schauer (Democratic) 48.8%
  • Tim Walberg (Republican) 46.5%
  • Lynn Meadows (Green) 3.0%
  • Ken Proctor (Libertarian) 1.8%
Michigan 8 Mike Rogers Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Mike Rogers (Republican) 56.5%
  • Robert Alexander (Democratic) 40.2%
  • Will Tyler White (Libertarian) 1.2%
  • Aaron Stuttman (Green) 1.1%
  • George Zimmer (United States Taxpayers) 1.0%
Michigan 9 Joe Knollenberg Republican 1992 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Michigan 10 Candice Miller Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 11 Thad McCotter Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 12 Sander Levin Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Sander Levin (Democratic) 72.1%
  • Bert Copple (Republican) 23.9%
  • John Vico (Libertarian) 1.5%
  • Les Townsend (United States Taxpayers) 1.3%
  • William Opalicky (Green) 1.2%
Michigan 13 Carolyn Kilpatrick Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 14 John Conyers Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Conyers Jr. (Democratic) 92.4%
  • Rick Secula (Libertarian) 4.4%
  • Clyde Shabazz (Green) 3.2%
Michigan 15 John Dingell Democratic 1955 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Dingell (Democratic) 70.7%
  • John Lynch (Republican) 25.0%
  • Aimee Smith (Green) 2.2%
  • Greg Stempfle (Libertarian) 1.2%
  • James Wagner (United States Taxpayers) 1.0%

MinnesotaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Minnesota 1 Tim Walz Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Tim Walz (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 62.5%
  • Brian Davis (Republican) 32.9%
  • Gregory Mikkelson (Independence) 4.5%
Minnesota 2 John Kline Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 3 Jim Ramstad Republican 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
  •  Y Erik Paulsen (Republican) 48.5%
  • Ashwin Madia (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 40.9%
  • David Dillon (Independence) 10.6%
Minnesota 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected.

MississippiEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Mississippi 1 Travis Childers Democratic May 13, 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Travis Childers (Democratic) 54.5%
  • Greg Davis (Republican) 43.9%
  • Wally Pang (Independent) 1.1%
  • John Wages Jr. (Green) 0.6%
Mississippi 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1993 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 3 Chip Pickering Republican 1996 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Mississippi 4 Gene Taylor Democratic 1989 Incumbent re-elected.

MissouriEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Missouri 1 Lacy Clay Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 2 Todd Akin Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 3 Russ Carnahan Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Russ Carnahan (Democratic) 66.4%
  • Chris Sander (Republican) 30.4%
  • Kevin Babcock (Libertarian) 1.8%
  • Cindy Redburn (Constitution) 1.4%
Missouri 4 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 5 Emanuel Cleaver Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 6 Sam Graves Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 7 Roy Blunt Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 8 Jo Ann Emerson Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 9 Kenny Hulshof Republican 1996 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Republican hold.

MontanaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Montana at-large Denny Rehberg Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

NebraskaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Nebraska 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Nebraska 2 Lee Terry Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Nebraska 3 Adrian Smith Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

NevadaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Nevada 1 Shelley Berkley Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Nevada 2 Dean Heller Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Nevada 3 Jon Porter Republican 2002 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

New HampshireEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
New Hampshire 2 Paul Hodes Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

New JerseyEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New Jersey 1 Rob Andrews Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 3 Jim Saxton Republican 1984 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New Jersey 4 Chris Smith Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 5 Scott Garrett Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 6 Frank Pallone Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 7 Mike Ferguson Republican 2000 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
New Jersey 8 Bill Pascrell Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 9 Steve Rothman Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 10 Don Payne Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 12 Rush Holt Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 13 Albio Sires Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

New MexicoEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New Mexico 1 Heather Wilson Republican 1998 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New Mexico 2 Steve Pearce Republican 2002 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New Mexico 3 Tom Udall Democratic 1998 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator

New YorkEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New York 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 2 Steve Israel Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 3 Peter King Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 5 Gary Ackerman Democratic 1983 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 6 Gregory Meeks Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 7 Joseph Crowley Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joseph Crowley (Democratic) 84.7%
  • William Britt (Republican) 15.3%
New York 8 Jerrold Nadler Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 9 Anthony Weiner Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Anthony Weiner (Democratic) 93.3%
  • Alfred Donohue (Conservative) 6.7%
New York 10 Ed Towns Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 11 Yvette Clarke Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Yvette Clarke (Democratic) 92.8%
  • Hugh Carr (Republican) 6.4%
  • Cartrell Gore (Conservative) 0.8%
New York 12 Nydia Velazquez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 13 Vito Fossella Republican 1997 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New York 14 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 15 Charles Rangel Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 16 Jose Serrano Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Jose Serrano (Democratic) 96.6%
  • Ali Mohamed (Republican) 3.4%
New York 17 Eliot Engel Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 18 Nita Lowey Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 19 John Hall Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 20 Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 21 Mike McNulty Democratic 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
New York 22 Maurice Hinchey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 23 John McHugh Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 24 Mike Arcuri Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 25 Jim Walsh Republican 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New York 26 Tom Reynolds Republican 1998 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
New York 27 Brian Higgins Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 28 Louise Slaughter Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 29 Randy Kuhl Republican 2004 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

North CarolinaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
North Carolina 1 G. K. Butterfield Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 2 Bob Etheridge Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 3 Walter Jones Jr. Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 4 David Price Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 6 Howard Coble Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 8 Robin Hayes Republican 1998 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
North Carolina 9 Sue Myrick Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 11 Heath Shuler Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 12 Mel Watt Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 13 Brad Miller Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

North DakotaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
North Dakota at-large Earl Pomeroy Democratic-NPL 1992 Incumbent re-elected.

OhioEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Ohio 1 Steve Chabot Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ohio 2 Jean Schmidt Republican 2005 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 3 Mike Turner Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 4 Jim Jordan Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 5 Bob Latta Republican 2007 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 6 Charlie Wilson Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 7 Dave Hobson Republican 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Ohio 8 John Boehner Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 10 Dennis Kucinich Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 11 Vacant Stephanie Tubbs Jones (Democratic) died August 20, 2008.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Successor was also elected the same day to finish the current term.
Ohio 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 13 Betty Sutton Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Betty Sutton (Democratic) 64.5%
  • David Potter (Republican) 35.4%
Ohio 14 Steve LaTourette Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 15 Deborah Pryce Republican 1992 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ohio 16 Ralph Regula Republican 1972 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ohio 17 Tim Ryan Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 18 Zack Space Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

OklahomaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Oklahoma 1 John Sullivan Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 2 Dan Boren Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 3 Frank Lucas Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 4 Tom Cole Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 5 Mary Fallin Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

OregonEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Oregon 1 David Wu Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y David Wu (Democratic) 71.5%
  • Joel Haugen (Independent) 17.5%
  • Scott Semrau (Constitution) 4.3%
  • H. Joe Tabor (Libertarian) 3.3%
  • Chris Henry (Pacific Green) 2.1%
Oregon 2 Greg Walden Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Greg Walden (Republican) 69.5%
  • Noah Lemas (Democratic) 25.8%
  • Tristin Mock (Pacific Green) 2.8%
  • Richard Hake (Constitution) 1.7%
Oregon 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Oregon 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Peter DeFazio (Democratic) 82.3%
  • Jaynee Germond (Constitution) 12.9%
  • Mike Beilstein (Pacific Green) 3.9%
Oregon 5 Darlene Hooley Democratic 1996 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Kurt Schrader (Democratic) 54.3%
  • Mike Erickson (Republican) 38.3%
  • Sean Bates (Independent) 2.0%
  • Douglas Patterson (Constitution) 2.0%
  • Alex Polikoff (Pacific Green) 1.6%
  • Steve Milligan (Libertarian) 1.4%

PennsylvaniaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 Bob Brady Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 2 Chaka Fattah Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Chaka Fattah (Democratic) 88.9%
  • Adam Lang (Republican) 11.1%
Pennsylvania 3 Phil English Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Pennsylvania 4 Jason Altmire Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 5 John Peterson Republican 1996 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Pennsylvania 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 7 Joe Sestak Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 8 Patrick Murphy Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 9 Bill Shuster Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 10 Chris Carney Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Chris Carney (Democratic) 56.3%
  • Chris Hackett (Republican) 43.7%
Pennsylvania 11 Paul Kanjorski Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Mike Doyle (Democratic) 91.3%
  • Titus North (Green) 8.7%
Pennsylvania 15 Charlie Dent Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 16 Joe Pitts Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joe Pitts (Republican) 55.8%
  • Bruce Slater (Democratic) 39.4%
  • John Murphy (Independent) 3.9%
  • Daniel Frank (Constitution) 0.9%
Pennsylvania 17 Tim Holden Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 18 Tim Murphy Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 19 Todd Platts Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

Rhode IslandEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Patrick Kennedy Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Rhode Island 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

South CarolinaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
South Carolina 1 Henry E. Brown Jr. Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 2 Joe Wilson Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joe Wilson (Republican) 53.7%
  • Robert Miller (Democratic) 46.2%
South Carolina 3 J. Gresham Barrett Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 4 Bob Inglis Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 5 John Spratt Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.

South DakotaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
South Dakota at-large Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.

TennesseeEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Tennessee 1 David Davis Republican 2006 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Tennessee 2 Jimmy Duncan Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 3 Zach Wamp Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 4 Lincoln Davis Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 6 Bart Gordon Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 8 John Tanner Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

TexasEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Texas 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Louie Gohmert (Republican) 87.6%
  • Roger Owen (Independent) 12.4%
Texas 2 Ted Poe Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ted Poe (Republican) 88.9%
  • Craig Wolfe (Libertarian) 11.1%
Texas 3 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Sam Johnson (Republican) 59.7%
  • Tom Daley (Democratic) 38.0%
  • Christopher Claytor (Libertarian) 2.2%
Texas 4 Ralph Hall Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 6 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 7 John Culberson Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 9 Al Green Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Al Green (Democratic) 93.6%
  • Brad Walters (Libertarian) 6.4%
Texas 10 Michael McCaul Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 11 Mike Conaway Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Mike Conaway (Republican) 88.3%
  • John Strohm (Libertarian) 11.7%
Texas 12 Kay Granger Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 14 Ron Paul Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 15 Ruben Hinojosa Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 16 Silvestre Reyes Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Silvestre Reyes (Democratic) 82.1%
  • Mette Baker (Libertarian) 10.3%
  • Ben Mendoza (Independent) 7.6%
Texas 17 Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Chet Edwards (Democratic) 53.0%
  • Rob Curnock (Republican) 45.5%
  • Gardner Osborne (Libertarian) 1.5%
Texas 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 20 Charlie Gonzalez Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 21 Lamar Smith Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Lamar Smith (Republican) 80.0%
  • James Arthur Strohm (Libertarian) 20.0%
Texas 22 Nick Lampson Democratic 2006 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Texas 23 Ciro Rodriguez Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 25 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 26 Michael Burgess Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 27 Solomon Ortiz Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Solomon Ortiz (Democratic) 57.9%
  • Willie Vaden (Republican) 38.4%
  • Robert Powell (Libertarian) 3.7%
Texas 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 29 Gene Green Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 30 Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 31 John Carter Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Carter (Republican) 60.3%
  • Brian Ruiz (Democratic) 36.6%
  • Barry Cooper (Libertarian) 3.1%
Texas 32 Pete Sessions Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

UtahEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Utah 1 Rob Bishop Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Utah 2 Jim Matheson Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Utah 3 Chris Cannon Republican 1996 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.

VermontEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Vermont at-large Peter Welch Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

VirginiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Virginia 1 Rob Wittman Republican 2007 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 2 Thelma Drake Republican 2004 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Virginia 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 4 Randy Forbes Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 5 Virgil Goode Republican 1996 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Virginia 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 7 Eric Cantor Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 8 Jim Moran Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 9 Rick Boucher Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 10 Frank Wolf Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 11 Tom Davis Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

WashingtonEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Washington 1 Jay Inslee Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 3 Brian Baird Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 4 Doc Hastings Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 6 Norm Dicks Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 8 Dave Reichert Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 9 Adam Smith Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

West VirginiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
West Virginia 1 Alan Mollohan Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
West Virginia 2 Shelley Capito Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
West Virginia 3 Nick Rahall Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected.

WisconsinEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Paul Ryan Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 2 Tammy Baldwin Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 3 Ron Kind Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 5 Jim Sensenbrenner Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 6 Tom Petri Republican 1979 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Tom Petri (Republican) 63.7%
  • Roger Kittelson (Democratic) 36.2%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 8 Steve Kagen Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

WyomingEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Wyoming at-large Barbara Cubin Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.

Non-voting DelegatesEdit

 
     Democratic hold     Democratic gain     Independent gain

American SamoaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
American Samoa at-large Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.

District of ColumbiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
District of Columbia at-large Eleanor Holmes Norton Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.

GuamEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Guam at-large Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Northern Mariana IslandsEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Northern Mariana Islands at-large New seat New member elected.
Independent gain.
  •  Y Gregorio Sablan (Independent) 24.5%
  • Pedro Tenorio (Republican) 20.7%
  • John Gonzales (Independent) 18.7%
  • Juan Lizama (Independent) 17.3%
  • Luis Cristostimo (Independent) 9.5%
  • David Cing (Democratic) 2.9%
  • Felipe Atalig (Independent) 2.5%
  • Chong Won (Independent) 2.4%
  • John Davis (Independent) 1.5%

Puerto RicoEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Puerto Rico at-large Luis Fortuño New Progressive Party 2004 New member elected.
New Progressive hold.

United States Virgin IslandsEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
U.S. Virgin Islands at-large Donna Christian-Christensen Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

See alsoEdit

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