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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 a Republican congressman 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.

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008

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All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 6 non-voting members
218 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Nancy Pelosi, official photo portrait, 111th Congress.jpg John Boehner 111th Congress 2009.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 53.2% 42.6%
Swing Increase 0.9% Decrease 1.7%

2008 House elections.svg
Results:
     Democratic hold      Democratic gain
     Republican hold      Republican gain

Speaker before election

Nancy Pelosi
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Nancy Pelosi
Democratic

Contents

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.
Bill Foster (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
Indiana 7 Julia Carson Democratic 1996 Incumbent died December 17, 2007.
New member elected March 11, 2008.
Democratic hold.
André Carson (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
California 12 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Incumbent died February 11, 2008.
New member elected April 8, 2008.
Democratic hold.
Jackie Speier (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
Louisiana 1 Bobby Jindal Republican 2004 Incumbent resigned January 14, 2008 to become Governor of Louisiana.
New member elected May 3, 2008.
Republican hold.
Steve Scalise (Republican)
[Data unknown/missing.]
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.
Don Cazayoux (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
Mississippi 1 Roger Wicker Republican 1994 Incumbent resigned December 31, 2007 when appointed U.S. Senator.
New member elected May 13, 2008.
Democratic gain.
Travis Childers (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
Maryland 4 Albert Wynn Democratic 1992 Incumbent resigned May 31, 2008 after losing renomination.
New member elected June 17, 2008.
Democratic hold.
Donna Edwards (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
Ohio 11 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Democratic 1998 Incumbent died August 20, 2008.
New member elected November 18, 2008.
Democratic hold.
Marcia Fudge (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]

Retiring incumbentsEdit

Thirty-three incumbents voluntarily retired.[5]

Democratic incumbentsEdit

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

  1. Alabama's 5th congressional district: Bud Cramer: "[T]o spend more time with my family and begin another chapter in my life"[6]
  2. Colorado's 2nd congressional district: Mark Udall: Ran for and won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Wayne Allard.
  3. Maine's 1st congressional district: Tom Allen: Ran against and lost to Susan Collins in the U.S. Senate election.
  4. New Mexico's 3rd congressional district: Tom Udall: Ran for and won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Pete Domenici.
  5. New York's 21st congressional district: Michael McNulty: "[I]t's not what I want to do for the rest of my life."[7]
  6. Oregon's 5th congressional district: 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's 2nd congressional district: Terry Everett: Because of age and health[9]
  2. Arizona's 1st congressional district: Rick Renzi: To fight federal criminal charges involving a land-swap deal[10]
  3. California's 4th congressional district: John Doolittle: To fight an FBI corruption investigation[11]
  4. California's 52nd congressional district: Duncan Hunter Ran for and lost the race for the Republican nomination for President. Already planned to retire
  5. Colorado's 6th congressional district: Tom Tancredo: Ran for and lost the race for the Republican nomination for President
  6. Florida's 15th congressional district: Dave Weldon: To return to his medical practice[12]
  7. Illinois's 11th congressional district: 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's 18th congressional district: 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's 2nd congressional district: Ron Lewis
  10. Louisiana's 4th congressional district: Jim McCrery
  11. Minnesota's 3rd congressional district: Jim Ramstad
  12. Mississippi's 3rd congressional district: Chip Pickering
  13. Missouri's 9th congressional district: Kenny Hulshof: Ran for and lost the election for governor
  14. New Jersey's 3rd congressional district: Jim Saxton: Because of age and health[15]
  15. New Jersey's 7th congressional district: Mike Ferguson: To spend more time with his family[16]
  16. New Mexico's 1st congressional district: Heather Wilson: Ran in and lost the Republican primary for New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat
  17. New Mexico's 2nd congressional district: Steve Pearce: Ran for and lost the election for New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat
  18. New York's 13th congressional district: 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's 25th congressional district: Jim Walsh
  20. New York's 26th congressional district: Tom Reynolds
  21. Ohio's 7th congressional district: Dave Hobson: "I wanted to go out on top"[17]
  22. Ohio's 15th congressional district: Deborah Pryce: To spend more time with her family[18]
  23. Ohio's 16th congressional district: Ralph Regula
  24. Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district: 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's 11th congressional district: 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 primary winners, however, managed to retain the seat for the same party.

  1. Maryland's 1st congressional district: Wayne Gilchrest (R), whose seat was later won by a Democrat
  2. Maryland's 4th congressional district: Albert Wynn (D), who subsequently resigned May 31, 2008
  3. Utah's 3rd congressional district: Chris Cannon (R)
  4. Tennessee's 1st congressional district: 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's 4th congressional district: Marilyn Musgrave (R)
  2. Connecticut's 4th congressional district: Christopher Shays (R)
  3. Florida's 8th congressional district: Ric Keller (R)
  4. Florida's 16th congressional district: Tim Mahoney (D)
  5. Florida's 24th congressional district: Tom Feeney (R)
  6. Idaho's 1st congressional district: Bill Sali (R)[24]
  7. Kansas's 2nd congressional district: Nancy Boyda (D)
  8. Louisiana's 2nd congressional district: William J. Jefferson (D)
  9. Louisiana's 6th congressional district: Don Cazayoux (D)
  10. Michigan's 7th congressional district: Tim Walberg (R)
  11. Michigan's 9th congressional district: Joe Knollenberg (R)
  12. Nevada's 3rd congressional district: Jon Porter (R)
  13. New York's 29th congressional district: Randy Kuhl (R)
  14. North Carolina's 8th congressional district: Robin Hayes (R)
  15. Ohio's 1st congressional district: Steve Chabot (R)
  16. Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district: Phil English (R)
  17. Texas's 22nd congressional district: Nick Lampson (D)
  18. Virginia's 2nd congressional district: Thelma Drake (R)
  19. Virginia's 5th congressional district: 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's 2nd congressional district (Democratic gain)
  2. Arizona's 1st congressional district (Democratic gain)
  3. Illinois's 11th congressional district (Democratic gain)
  4. Maryland's 1st congressional district (Democratic gain)
  5. New Jersey's 3rd congressional district (Democratic gain)
  6. New Mexico's 1st congressional district (Democratic gain)
  7. New Mexico's 2nd congressional district (Democratic gain)
  8. New York's 13th congressional district (Democratic gain)
  9. New York's 25th congressional district (Democratic gain)
  10. Ohio's 15th congressional district (Democratic gain)
  11. Ohio's 16th congressional district (Democratic gain)
  12. Puerto Rico's at-large congressional district (NPP – caucusing with the Democrats – gain)
  13. Virginia's 11th congressional district (Democratic gain)

PredictionsEdit

Shortly after the November 2006 election, Scott Elliott of ElectionProjection.com said that the Democratic majority would be tough to beat - at most the GOP could take back fourteen House seats - two short of a majority.[25]

On April 8, 2008, analyst Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report (who bills himself as non-partisan) 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.[26]

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".[27]

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.[28]

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."[29]

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[30] Rothenberg[31] CQ Politics[32] Crystal Ball[33] 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 Bean (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 Bean (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

257 178
Democratic Republican
United States House of Representatives elections, 2008
Party Voting members[34][35] Non-voting members[36]
Votes Percentage Seats +/− Votes Percentage Seats +/−
Democratic[A] 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 0 0
Independent[B][C] 729,798 0.60% 0 0 21,574 1.04% 2 +1
Green 580,263 0.47% 0 0 14,386 0.70% 0 0
Constitution 179,261 0.15% 0 0 0 0
Independence 168,939 0.14% 0 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 47,659 0.04% 0 0 0 0
Conservative 26,182 0.02% 0 0 0 0
Reform 22,603 0.02% 0 0 0 0
Hsing for Congress 16,419 0.01% 0 0 0 0
Working Families 12,104 0.01% 0 0 0 0
Vermont Progressive 9,081 0.01% 0 0 0 0
American Independent 6,286 0.01% 0 0 0 0
Liberty Union 5,307 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Common Sense Ideas 4,802 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Socialist Workers 3,989 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Vote People Change 3,708 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Regular Independent 3,531 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
For the People 3,526 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
All-Day Breakfast 3,259 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Independent Progressive 3,200 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Prosperity Not War 2,671 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Unity 2,176 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Term Limits 2,042 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Rock the Boat 1,312 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Back to Basics 1,258 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Think Independently 1,010 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Eliminate the Primary 975 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Socialist 648 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Lindsay for Congress 508 <0.01% 0 0 0 0
Other votes 2,173,349 1.77%
Totals 122,586,293[37] 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.[38] In the Northern Mariana Islands, Sablan appeared on the ballot as an independent.[39]
C Write-in candidates are included with the vote totals.
Popular vote
Democrat
53.22%
Republican
42.62%
Libertarian
0.88%
Green
0.47%
Others
2.81%
House seats
Democrat
59.08%
Republican
40.92%

AlabamaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Alabama 1 Jo Bonner Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Jo Bonner (Republican) Unopposed
Alabama 2 Terry Everett Republican 1992 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Bobby Bright (Democratic) 50.2%
Jay Love (Republican) 49.6%
Alabama 3 Mike Rogers Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Rogers (Republican) 54.0%
Joshua Segall (Democratic) 45.8%
Alabama 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Aderholt (Republican) 74.8%
Nicholas Sparks (Democratic) 25.1%
Alabama 5 Bud Cramer Democratic 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Parker Griffith (Democratic) 51.5%
Wayne Parker (Republican) 47.9%
Alabama 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Spencer Bachus (Republican) Unopposed
Alabama 7 Artur Davis Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Artur Davis (Democratic) Unopposed

AlaskaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
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Results Candidates
Alaska at-large Don Young Republican 1973 Incumbent re-elected. Don Young (Republican) 50.2%
Ethan Berkowitz (Democratic) 45.0%
Don Wright (Alaskan Independence) 4.5%

ArizonaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Arizona 1 Rick Renzi Republican 2002 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
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. 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. John Shadegg (Republican) 54.1%
Bob Lord (Democratic) 42.1%
Michael Shoen (Libertarian) 3.8%
Arizona 4 Ed Pastor Democratic 1991 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Harry Mitchell (Democratic) 53.2%
David Schweikert (Republican) 43.6%
Warren Severin (Libertarian) 3.2%
Arizona 6 Jeff Flake Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Jeff Flake (Republican) 62.5%
Rebecca Schneider (Democratic) 34.5%
Rick Biondi (Libertarian) 3.0%
Arizona 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Raul Grijalva (Democratic) 63.3%
Joseph Sweeney (Republican) 32.8%
Raymond Patrick Petrulsky (Libertarian) 3.9%
Arizona 8 Gabrielle Giffords Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Gabrielle Giffords (Democratic) 54.7%
Tim Bee (Republican) 42.8%
Paul Davis (Libertarian) 2.5%

ArkansasEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Arkansas 1 Marion Berry Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Marion Berry (Democratic) Unopposed
Arkansas 2 Vic Snyder Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. 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. John Boozman (Republican) 78.5%
Abel Tomlinson (Green) 21.5%
Arkansas 4 Mike Ross Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Mike Thompson (Democratic) 68.2%
Zane Starkewolf (Republican) 23.3%
Carol Wolman (Green) 8.5%
California 2 Wally Herger Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Wally Herger (Republican) 57.9%
Jeff Morris (Democratic) 42.1%
California 3 Dan Lungren Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. 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.
Tom McClintock (Republican) 50.3%
Charles Brown (Democratic) 49.7%
California 5 Doris Matsui Democratic 2005 Incumbent re-elected. Doris Matsui (Democratic) 74.3%
Paul Smith (Republican) 20.9%
L.R. Roberts (Peace and Freedom) 4.8%
California 6 Lynn Woolsey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lynn Woolsey (Democratic) 71.7%
Mike Halliwell (Republican) 24.1%
Joel Smolen (Libertarian) 4.2%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. George Miller (Democratic) 72.9%
Roger Allen Petersen (Republican) 21.8%
Bill Callison (Peace and Freedom) 2.8%
Camden McConnell (Libertarian) 2.5%
California 8 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1987 Incumbent re-elected. Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) 71.9%
Cindy Sheehan (Independent) 16.2%
Dana Walsh (Republican) 9.7%
Philip Berg (Libertarian) 2.2%
California 9 Barbara Lee Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Barbara Lee (Democratic) 86.1%
Charles Hargrave (Republican) 9.7%
James Eyer (Libertarian) 4.2%
California 10 Ellen Tauscher Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ellen Tauscher (Democratic) 65.2%
Nicholas Gerber (Republican) 31.1%
Eugene Ruyle (Peace and Freedom) 3.7%
California 11 Jerry McNerney Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry McNerney (Democratic) 55.3%
Dean Andal (Republican) 44.7%
California 12 Jackie Speier Democratic April 8, 2008
(Special)
Incumbent re-elected. Jackie Speier (Democratic) 75.2%
Greg Conlon (Republican) 18.5%
Nathalie Hrizi (Peace and Freedom) 2.2%
Barry Hermanson (Green) 2.1%
Kevin Dempsey Peterson (Libertarian) 2.0%
California 13 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Stark (Democratic) 76.5%
Raymond Chui (Republican) 23.5%
California 14 Anna Eshoo Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Mike Honda (Democratic) 71.7%
Joyce Stoer Cordi (Republican) 23.3%
Peter Myers (Green) 5.0%
California 16 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Zoe Lofgren (Democratic) 71.4%
Charel Winston (Republican) 24.0%
Steven Wells (Libertarian) 4.6%
California 17 Sam Farr Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Farr (Democratic) 73.9%
Jeff Taylor (Republican) 25.9%
Peter Andresen (Write-In) 0.2%
California 18 Dennis Cardoza Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Dennis Cardoza (Democratic) Unopposed
California 19 George Radanovich Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Jim Costa (Democratic) 74.4%
Jim Lopez (Republican) 25.6%
California 21 Devin Nunes Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Devin Nunes (Republican) 68.4%
Larry Johnson (Democratic) 31.6%
California 22 Kevin McCarthy Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Kevin McCarthy (Republican) Unopposed
California 23 Lois Capps Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Lois Capps (Democratic) 68.1%
Matt Kokkonen (Republican) 31.9%
California 24 Elton Gallegly Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Elton Gallegly (Republican) 58.2%
Marta Ann Jorgensen (Democratic) 41.8%
California 25 Howard McKeon Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Howard McKeon (Republican) 57.8%
Jackie Conaway (Democratic) 42.2%
California 26 David Dreier Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. David Dreier (Republican) 52.7%
Russ Warner (Democratic) 40.4%
Ted Brown (Libertarian) 6.9%
California 27 Brad Sherman Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Brad Sherman (Democratic) 68.6%
Navraj Singh (Republican) 24.8%
Tim Denton (Libertarian) 6.6%
California 28 Howard Berman Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Howard Berman (Democratic) 99.9%
Michael J. Koch (Write-In) 0.1%
California 29 Adam Schiff Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Adam Schiff (Democratic) 69.0%
Charles Hahn (Republican) 26.7%
Alan Pyeatt (Libertarian) 4.3%
California 30 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Waxman (Democratic) Unopposed
California 31 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Xavier Becerra (Democratic) Unopposed
California 32 Hilda Solis Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Hilda Solis (Democratic) Unopposed
California 33 Diane Watson Democratic 2001 Incumbent re-elected. Diane Watson (Democratic) 87.6%
David Crowley (Republican) 12.4%
California 34 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic) 77.1%
Christopher Balding (Republican) 22.9%
California 35 Maxine Waters Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Maxine Waters (Democratic) 82.6%
Ted Hayes (Republican) 13.3%
Herb Peters (Libertarian) 4.1%
California 36 Jane Harman Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jane Harman (Democratic) 68.7%
Brian Gibson (Republican) 31.3%
California 37 Laura Richardson Democratic 2007 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Grace Napolitano (Democratic) 81.8%
Christopher Agrella (Libertarian) 18.2%
California 39 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Linda Sánchez (Democratic) 69.7%
Diane Lenning (Republican) 30.3%
California 40 Ed Royce Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Royce (Republican) 62.6%
Christina Avalos (Democratic) 37.4%
California 41 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Lewis (Republican) 61.7%
Tim Prince (Democratic) 38.3%
California 42 Gary Miller Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Gary Miller (Republican) 60.2%
Ed Chau (Democratic) 39.8%
California 43 Joe Baca Democratic 1999 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Baca (Democratic) 69.2%
John Roberts (Republican) 30.8%
California 44 Ken Calvert Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ken Calvert (Republican) 51.2%
Bill Hedrick (Democratic) 48.8%
California 45 Mary Bono Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Mary Bono Mack (Republican) 58.3%
Julie Bornstein (Democratic) 41.7%
California 46 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Dana Rohrabacher (Republican) 52.6%
Debbie Cook (Democratic) 43.1%
Thomas Lash (Green) 2.8%
Ernst Gasteiger (Libertarian) 1.5%
California 47 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Loretta Sanchez (Democratic) 69.5%
Rosie Avila (Republican) 25.5%
Robert Lauten (American Independent) 5.0%
California 48 John Campbell Republican 2005 Incumbent re-elected. John Campbell (Republican) 55.7%
Steve Young (Democratic) 40.6%
Don Patterson (Libertarian) 3.7%
California 49 Darrell Issa Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Darrell Issa (Republican) 58.3%
Robert Hamilton (Democratic) 37.5%
Lars Grossmith (Libertarian) 4.2%
California 50 Brian Bilbray Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Brian Bilbray (Republican) 50.3%
Nick Leibham (Democratic) 45.2%
Wayne Dunlap (Libertarian) 4.5%
California 51 Bob Filner Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Filner (Democratic) 72.8%
David Lee Joy (Republican) 24.2%
Dan Litwin (Libertarian) 3.0%
California 52 Duncan L. Hunter Republican 1980 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Duncan D. Hunter (Republican) 56.4%
Mike Lumpkin (Democratic) 39.0%
Michael Benoit (Libertarian) 4.6%
California 53 Susan Davis Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Susan Davis (Democratic) 68.5%
Michael Crimmins (Republican) 27.5%
Edward Teyssier (Libertarian) 4.0%

ColoradoEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Colorado 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. 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 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. John Salazar (Democratic) 61.6%
Wayne Wolf (Republican) 38.4%
Colorado 4 Marilyn Musgrave Republican 2002 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Betsy Markey (Democratic) 56.2%
Marilyn Musgrave (Republican) 43.8%
Colorado 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Doug Lamborn (Republican) 60.0%
Hal Bidlack (Democratic) 37.0%
Brian Scott (Constitution) 2.9%
Colorado 6 Tom Tancredo Republican 1998 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Mike Coffman (Republican) 60.7%
Hank Eng (Democratic) 39.3%
Colorado 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Perlmutter (Democratic) 63.5%
John Lerew (Republican) 36.5%

ConnecticutEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Connecticut 1 John Larson Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. John Larson (Democratic) 71.6%
Joe Visconti (Republican) 26.0%
Stephen Fournier (Green) 2.4%
Connecticut 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Courtney (Democratic) 65.7%
Sean Sullivan (Republican) 32.4%
Scott Deshefy (Green) 1.9%
Connecticut 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Rosa DeLauro (Democratic) 77.4%
Bo Itshaky (Republican) 19.7%
Ralph Ferrucci (Green) 2.9%
Connecticut 4 Chris Shays Republican 1987 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
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. Chris Murphy (Democratic) 59.2%
David Cappiello (Republican) 39.0%
Harold Burbank (Green) 1.0%
Thomas Winn (Independent) 0.8%

DelawareEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Delaware at-large Michael Castle Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Michael Castle (Republican) 61.1%
Karen Hartley-Nagle (Democratic) 38.0%
Mark Anthony Parks (Libertarian) 0.9%

FloridaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Florida 1 Jeff Miller Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected. Jeff Miller (Republican) 70.2%
James Jim Bryan (Democratic) 29.8%
Florida 2 Allen Boyd Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Allen Boyd (Democratic) 61.9%
Mark Mulligan (Republican) 38.1%
Florida 3 Corrine Brown Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Corrine Brown (Democratic) Unopposed
Florida 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Ander Crenshaw (Republican) 65.3%
Jay McGovern (Democratic) 34.7%
Florida 5 Ginny Brown-Waite Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Ginny Brown-Waite (Republican) 61.2%
John Russell (Democratic) 38.8%
Florida 6 Cliff Stearns Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Cliff Stearns (Republican) 60.9%
Tim Cunha (Democratic) 39.1%
Florida 7 John Mica Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John Mica (Republican) 62.0%
Faye Armitage (Democratic) 38.0%
Florida 8 Ric Keller Republican 2000 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Alan Grayson (Democratic) 52.0%
Ric Keller (Republican) 48.0%
Florida 9 Gus Bilirakis Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Bill Young (Republican) 60.7%
Bob Hackworth (Democratic) 39.3%
Florida 11 Kathy Castor Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Kathy Castor (Democratic) 71.7%
Eddie Adams (Republican) 28.3%
Florida 12 Adam Putnam Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Adam Putnam (Republican) 57.5%
Doug Tudor (Democratic) 42.5%
Florida 13 Vern Buchanan Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Vern Buchanan (Republican) 55.5%
Christine Jennings (Democratic) 37.5%
Jan Schneider (Independent) 5.5%
Don Baldauf (Independent) 1.5%
Florida 14 Connie Mack IV Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Connie Mack (Republican) 59.4%
Robert Neeld (Democratic) 24.8%
Burt Saunders (Independent) 14.5%
Jeff George (Independent) 1.3%
Florida 15 Dave Weldon Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
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.
Tom Rooney (Republican) 60.1%
Tim Mahoney (Democratic) 39.9%
Florida 17 Kendrick Meek Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Kendrick Meek (Democratic) Unopposed
Florida 18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 1989 Incumbent re-elected. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican) 57.9%
Annette Taddeo (Democratic) 42.1%
Florida 19 Robert Wexler Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Wexler (Democratic) 66.2%
Edward Lynch (Republican) 27.2%
Ben Graber (Independent) 6.6%
Florida 20 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Democratic) 77.5%
Margaret Hostetter (Independent) 22.5%
Florida 21 Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Republican) 57.9%
Raul Martinez (Democratic) 42.1%
Florida 22 Ron Klein Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Klein (Democratic) 54.7%
Allen West (Republican) 45.3%
Florida 23 Alcee Hastings Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. 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.
Suzanne Kosmas (Democratic) 57.2%
Tom Feeney (Republican) 41.1%
Gaurav Bhola (Independent) 1.7%
Florida 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican) 53.1%
Joe Garcia (Democratic) 46.9%

GeorgiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Georgia 1 Jack Kingston Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Kingston (Republican) 66.5%
Bill Gillespie (Democratic) 33.5%
Georgia 2 Sanford Bishop Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Sanford Bishop (Democratic) 68.9%
Lee Ferrell (Republican) 31.1%
Georgia 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Lynn Westmoreland (Republican) 65.7%
Stephen Camp (Democratic) 34.3%
Georgia 4 Hank Johnson Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Hank Johnson (Democratic) 99.9%
Loren Christopher Collins (Write-In) 0.1%
Georgia 5 John Lewis Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. John Lewis (Democratic) Unopposed
Georgia 6 Tom Price Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Price (Republican) 68.5%
Bill Jones (Democratic) 31.5%
Georgia 7 John Linder Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John Linder (Republican) 62.0%
Doug Heckman (Democratic) 38.0%
Georgia 8 Jim Marshall Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Marshall (Democratic) 57.2%
Rick Goddard (Republican) 42.8%
Georgia 9 Nathan Deal Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Nathan Deal (Republican) 75.5%
Jeff Scott (Democratic) 24.5%
Georgia 10 Paul Broun Republican 2007 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Broun (Republican) 60.7%
Bobby Saxon (Democratic) 39.3%
Georgia 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Phil Gingrey (Republican) 68.2%
Hugh Gammon (Democratic) 31.8%
Georgia 12 John Barrow Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. John Barrow (Democratic) 66.0%
John Stone (Republican) 34.0%
Georgia 13 David Scott Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. David Scott (Democratic) 69.0%
Deborah Honeycutt (Republican) 31.0%

HawaiiEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Hawaii 1 Neil Abercrombie Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Neil Abercrombie (Democratic) 77.1%
Steve Tataii (Republican) 19.1%
Li Zhao (Libertarian) 3.8%
Hawaii 2 Mazie Hirono Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Mazie Hirono (Democratic) 76.1%
Roger B. Evans (Republican) 20.4%
Shaun Stenshol (Independent) 1.9%
Jeff Mallan (Libertarian) 1.7%

IdahoEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Idaho 1 Bill Sali Republican 2006 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Walt Minnick (Democratic) 50.6%
Bill Sali (Republican) 49.4%
Idaho 2 Mike Simpson Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Simpson (Republican) 71.0%
Debbie Holmes (Democratic) 29.0%

IllinoisEdit

District Incumbent Party First
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Results Candidates
Illinois 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bobby Rush (Democratic) 85.9%
Antoine Members (Republican) 14.1%
Illinois 2 Jesse Jackson Jr. Democratic 1995 Incumbent re-elected. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Democratic) 89.4%
Anthony Williams (Republican) 10.6%
Illinois 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Lipinski (Democratic) 73.3%
Michael Hawkins (Republican) 21.4%
Jerome Pohlen (Green) 5.3%
Illinois 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Luis Gutiérrez (Democratic) 80.6%
Daniel Cunningham (Republican) 11.5%
Omar Lopez (Green) 7.9%
Illinois 5 Rahm Emanuel Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Rahm Emanuel (Democratic) 73.9%
Tom Hanson (Republican) 22.0%
Alan Augustson (Green) 4.1%
Illinois 6 Peter Roskam Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Peter Roskam (Republican) 57.6%
Jill Morgenthaler (Democratic) 42.4%
Illinois 7 Danny Davis Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Danny Davis (Democratic) 85.0%
Steve Miller (Republican) 15.0%
Illinois 8 Melissa Bean Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Melissa Bean (Democratic) 60.7%
Steve Greenberg (Republican) 39.3%
Illinois 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Jan Schakowsky (Democratic) 74.7%
Michael Younan (Republican) 22.0%
Morris Shanfield (Green) 3.3%
Illinois 10 Mark Kirk Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Mark Kirk (Republican) 52.6%
Daniel Seals (Democratic) 47.4%
Illinois 11 Jerry Weller Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Debbie Halvorson (Democratic) 58.4%
Marty Ozinga (Republican) 34.5%
Jason Wallace (Green) 7.1%
Illinois 12 Jerry Costello Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Costello (Democratic) 71.1%
Tim Richardson (Republican) 25.0%
Rodger Jennings (Green) 3.9%
Illinois 13 Judy Biggert Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Judy Biggert (Republican) 53.6%
Scott Harper (Democratic) 43.7%
Steve Alesch (Green) 2.7%
Illinois 14 Bill Foster Democratic March 8, 2008
(Special)
Incumbent re-elected. Bill Foster (Democratic) 57.7%
Jim Oberweis (Republican) 42.3%
Illinois 15 Tim Johnson Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Tim Johnson (Republican) 64.2%
Steve Cox (Democratic) 35.8%
Illinois 16 Donald Manzullo Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Donald Manzullo (Republican) 60.9%
Bob Abboud (Democratic) 36.1%
Scott Summers (Green) 3.0%
Illinois 17 Phil Hare Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Phil Hare (Democratic) Unopposed
Illinois 18 Ray LaHood Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Aaron Schock (Republican) 58.9%
Colleen Callahan (Democratic) 37.9%
Sheldon Schafer (Green) 3.2%
Illinois 19 John Shimkus Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. John Shimkus (Republican) 64.5%
Daniel Davis (Democratic) 33.4%
Troy Dennis (Green) 2.1%

IndianaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
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Results Candidates
Indiana 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Visclosky (Democratic) 70.9%
Mark Leyva (Republican) 27.2%
Jeff Duensing (Libertarian) 1.9%
Indiana 2 Joe Donnelly Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Donnelly (Democratic) 67.1%
Luke Puckett (Republican) 30.2%
Mark Vogel (Libertarian) 2.7%
Indiana 3 Mark Souder Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mark Souder (Republican) 55.0%
Mike Montagano (Democratic) 39.7%
William Larsen (Libertarian) 5.3%
Indiana 4 Steve Buyer Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Buyer (Republican) 59.9%
Nels Ackerson (Democratic) 40.1%
Indiana 5 Dan Burton Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Burton (Republican) 65.5%
Mary Etta Ruley (Democratic) 34.5%
Indiana 6 Mike Pence Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Pence (Republican) 63.9%
Barry Welsh (Democratic) 33.4%
George Holland (Libertarian) 2.7%
Indiana 7 André Carson Democratic March 11, 2008
(Special)
Incumbent re-elected. André Carson (Democratic) 65.1%
Gabrielle Campo (Republican) 34.9%
Indiana 8 Brad Ellsworth Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Brad Ellsworth (Democratic) 64.7%
Greg Goode (Republican) 35.3%
Indiana 9 Baron Hill Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Baron Hill (Democratic) 57.8%
Mike Sodrel (Republican) 38.4%
D. Eric Schansberg (Libertarian) 3.8%

IowaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Iowa 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Bruce Braley (Democratic) 64.6%
David Hartsuch (Republican) 35.4%
Iowa 2 David Loebsack Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. David Loebsack (Democratic) 57.2%
Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Republican) 38.8%
Wendy Barth (Green) 2.2%
Brian White (Independent) 1.8%
Iowa 3 Leonard Boswell Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Leonard Boswell (Democratic) 56.4%
Kim Schmett (Republican) 42.1%
Frank Forrestal (Socialist Workers) 1.5%
Iowa 4 Tom Latham Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Latham (Republican) 60.6%
Becky Greenwald (Democratic) 39.4%
Iowa 5 Steve King Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Steve King (Republican) 59.8%
Rob Hubler (Democratic) 37.4%
Victor Vara (Independent) 2.8%

KansasEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Kansas 1 Jerry Moran Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. 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.
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. 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. Todd Tiahrt (Republican) 63.4%
Donald Betts Jr. (Democratic) 32.3%
Susan Ducey (Reform) 2.2%
Steve Rosile (Libertarian) 1.9%

KentuckyEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Kentucky 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Whitfield (Republican) 64.3%
Heather Ryan (Democratic) 35.7%
Kentucky 2 Ron Lewis Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Brett Guthrie (Republican) 52.6%
David Boswell (Democratic) 47.4%
Kentucky 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. John Yarmuth (Democratic) 59.4%
Anne Northup (Republican) 40.6%
Kentucky 4 Geoff Davis Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Geoff Davis (Republican) 63.0%
Michael Kelly (Democratic) 37.0%
Kentucky 5 Hal Rogers Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Hal Rogers (Republican) 84.1%
Jim Holbert (Independent) 15.9%
Kentucky 6 Ben Chandler Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Ben Chandler (Democratic) 64.7%
Jon Larson (Republican) 35.3%

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. Steve Scalise (Republican) 65.7%
Jim Harlan (Democratic) 34.3%
Louisiana 2 Bill Jefferson Democratic 1990 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Joseph Cao (Republican) 49.5%
Bill Jefferson (Democratic) 46.8%
Malik Rahim (Green) 2.8%
Gregory Kahn (Libertarian) 0.8%
Louisiana 3 Charlie Melancon Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Melancon (Democratic) Unopposed
Louisiana 4 Jim McCrery Republican 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
John Fleming (Republican) 48.1%
Paul Carmouche (Democratic) 47.7%
Chester T. Kelly (Independent) 3.5%
Gerard Bowen Jr. (Independent) 0.7%
Louisiana 5 Rodney Alexander Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Rodney Alexander (Republican) Unopposed
Louisiana 6 Don Cazayoux Democratic May 3, 2008
(Special)
Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Bill Cassidy (Republican) 48.1%
Don Cazayoux (Democratic) 40.3%
Michael Jackson (Independent) 11.6%
Louisiana 7 Charles Boustany Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Boustany (Republican) 61.9%
Don Cravins Jr. (Democratic) 34.3%
Peter Vidrine (Constitution) 3.8%

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.
Chellie Pingree (Democratic) 54.9%
Charlie Summers (Republican) 45.1%
Maine 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Michaud (Democratic) 67.4%
John Frary (Republican) 32.6%

MarylandEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Maryland 1 Wayne Gilchrest Republican 1990 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Frank Kratovil (Democratic) 49.1%
Andy Harris (Republican) 48.3%
Richard James Davis (Libertarian) 2.5%
Maryland 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Dutch Ruppersberger (Democratic) 71.9%
Richard Matthews (Republican) 24.8%
Lorenzo Gaztanaga (Libertarian) 3.2%
Maryland 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. John Sarbanes (Democratic) 69.7%
Tom Harris (Republican) 30.1%
Maryland 4 Donna Edwards Democratic June 17, 2008
(Special)
Incumbent re-elected. Donna Edwards (Democratic) 85.8%
Peter James (Republican) 12.9%
Thibeaux Lincecum (Libertarian) 1.1%
Maryland 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 1981 Incumbent re-elected. Steny Hoyer (Democratic) 73.6%
Collins Bailey (Republican) 24.0%
Darlene H. Nicholas (Libertarian) 2.3%
Maryland 6 Roscoe Bartlett Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Roscoe Bartlett (Republican) 57.8%
Jennifer Dougherty (Democratic) 38.8%
Gary Hoover (Libertarian) 3.3%
Maryland 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Elijah Cummings (Democratic) 79.5%
Michael Hargadon (Republican) 18.6%
Ronald M. Owens-Bey (Libertarian) 1.8%
Maryland 8 Chris Van Hollen Jr. Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Chris Van Hollen Jr. (Democratic) 75.1%
Steve Hudson (Republican) 21.7%
Gordon Clark (Green) 2.2%
Ian Thomas (Libertarian) 0.8%

MassachusettsEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Massachusetts 1 John Olver Democratic 1991 Incumbent re-elected. John Olver (Democratic) 72.8%
Nate Bech (Republican) 27.0%
Massachusetts 2 Richard Neal Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Neal (Democratic) Unopposed
Massachusetts 3 Jim McGovern Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jim McGovern (Democratic) Unopposed
Massachusetts 4 Barney Frank Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Barney Frank (Democratic) 68.0%
Earl Sholley (Republican) 25.3%
Susan Allen (Independent) 6.6%
Massachusetts 5 Niki Tsongas Democratic 2007 Incumbent re-elected. Niki Tsongas (Democratic) Unopposed
Massachusetts 6 John Tierney Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. John Tierney (Democratic) 70.4%
Richard Baker (Republican) 29.5%
Massachusetts 7 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Markey (Democratic) 75.6%
John Cunningham (Republican) 24.2%
Massachusetts 8 Mike Capuano Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Capuano (Democratic) Unopposed
Massachusetts 9 Stephen Lynch Democratic 2001 Incumbent re-elected. Stephen Lynch (Democratic) Unopposed
Massachusetts 10 Bill Delahunt Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Delahunt (Democratic) Unopposed

MichiganEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Michigan 1 Bart Stupak Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Pete Hoekstra (Republican) 62.4%
Fred Johnson (Democratic) 34.8%
Dan Johnson (Libertarian) 1.6%
Ron Graeser (United States Taxpayers) 1.2%
Michigan 3 Vern Ehlers Republican 1993 Incumbent re-elected. Vern Ehlers (Republican) 61.1%
Henry Sanchez (Democratic) 35.4%
Erwin Haas (Libertarian) 3.4%
Michigan 4 Dave Camp Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
Gary Peters (Democratic) 52.1%
Joe Knollenberg (Republican) 42.6%
Jack Kevorkian (Independent) 2.6%
Adam Goodman (Libertarian) 1.4%
Douglas Campbell (Green) 1.4%
Michigan 10 Candice Miller Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Candice Miller (Republican) 66.3%
Robert Denison (Democratic) 31.2%
Neil Stephenson (Libertarian) 1.3%
Candace Caveny (Green) 1.2%
Michigan 11 Thad McCotter Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Thad McCotter (Republican) 51.4%
Joseph Larkin (Democratic) 45.4%
John Tatar (Libertarian) 1.7%
Erik Shelley (Green) 1.5%
Michigan 12 Sander Levin Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Carolyn Kilpatrick (Democratic) 74.1%
Edward Gubics (Republican) 19.1%
George Corsetti (Green) 4.2%
Greg Creswell (Libertarian) 2.6%
Michigan 14 John Conyers Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. 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. 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. 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. John Kline (Republican) 57.3%
Steve Sarvi (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 42.6%
Minnesota 3 Jim Ramstad Republican 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
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. Betty McCollum (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 68.4%
Ed Matthews (Republican) 31.3%
Minnesota 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Keith Ellison (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 70.9%
Barb Davis White (Republican) 22.0%
Bill McGaughey (Independence) 6.9%
Minnesota 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Michele Bachmann (Republican) 46.4%
Elwyn Tinklenberg (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 43.4%
Bob Anderson (Independence) 10.0%
Minnesota 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Collin Peterson (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 72.2%
Glenn Menze (Republican) 27.7%
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Oberstar (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 67.7%
Michael Cummins (Republican) 32.2%

MississippiEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Mississippi 1 Travis Childers Democratic May 13, 2008
(Special)
Incumbent re-elected. 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. Bennie Thompson (Democratic) 69.1%
Richard Cook (Republican) 30.9%
Mississippi 3 Chip Pickering Republican 1996 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Gregg Harper (Republican) 62.5%
Joel Gill (Democratic) 37.5%
Mississippi 4 Gene Taylor Democratic 1989 Incumbent re-elected. Gene Taylor (Democratic) 74.5%
John McCay (Republican) 25.5%

MissouriEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Missouri 1 Lacy Clay Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Lacy Clay (Democratic) 86.9%
Robb Cunningham (Libertarian) 13.1%
Missouri 2 Todd Akin Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Todd Akin (Republican) 62.3%
Bill Haas (Democratic) 35.4%
Thomas Knapp (Libertarian) 2.3%
Missouri 3 Russ Carnahan Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Ike Skelton (Democratic) 65.9%
Jeff Parnell (Republican) 34.1%
Missouri 5 Emanuel Cleaver Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Emanuel Cleaver (Democratic) 64.4%
Jacob Turk (Republican) 35.6%
Missouri 6 Sam Graves Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Graves (Republican) 59.4%
Kay Barnes (Democratic) 36.9%
Dave Browning (Libertarian) 3.7%
Missouri 7 Roy Blunt Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Roy Blunt (Republican) 67.8%
Richard Monroe (Democratic) 28.1%
Kevin Craig (Libertarian) 2.2%
Travis Maddox (Constitution) 1.9%
Missouri 8 Jo Ann Emerson Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jo Ann Emerson (Republican) 71.4%
Joe Allen (Democratic) 26.2%
Branden McCullough (Libertarian) 1.6%
Richard Smith (Constitution) 0.8%
Missouri 9 Kenny Hulshof Republican 1996 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Blaine Luetkemeyer (Republican) 50.0%
Judy Baker (Democratic) 47.5%
Tamara Millay (Libertarian) 2.5%

MontanaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Montana at-large Denny Rehberg Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Denny Rehberg (Republican) 64.2%
John Driscoll (Democratic) 32.4%
Mike Fellows (Libertarian) 3.4%

NebraskaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Nebraska 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Jeff Fortenberry (Republican) 70.4%
Max Yashirin (Democratic) 29.6%
Nebraska 2 Lee Terry Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Lee Terry (Republican) 51.9%
Jim Esch (Democratic) 48.1%
Nebraska 3 Adrian Smith Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Adrian Smith (Republican) 76.9%
Jay Stoddard (Democratic) 23.1%

NevadaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Nevada 1 Shelley Berkley Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Shelley Berkley (Democratic) 67.6%
Kenneth Wegner (Republican) 28.4%
Caren Alexander (Independent American) 2.0%
Raymond James Duensing Jr. (Libertarian) 2.0%
Nevada 2 Dean Heller Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Dean Heller (Republican) 51.8%
Jill Derby (Democratic) 41.4%
John Everhart (Independent American) 3.4%
Sean Patrick Morse (Libertarian) 1.7%
Craig Bergland (Green) 1.6%
Nevada 3 Jon Porter Republican 2002 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Dina Titus (Democratic) 47.4%
Jon Porter (Republican) 42.3%
Jeffrey Reeves (Independent) 4.3%
Joseph Silvestri (Libertarian) 2.9%
Floyd Fitzgibbons (Independent American) 2.0%
Bob Gianquinta (Green) 1.1%

New HampshireEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Carol Shea-Porter (Democratic) 51.7%
Jeb Bradley (Republican) 45.8%
Robert Kingsbury (Libertarian) 2.4%
New Hampshire 2 Paul Hodes Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Hodes (Democratic) 56.4%
Jennifer Horn (Republican) 41.4%
Chester Lapointe II (Libertarian) 2.1%

New JerseyEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New Jersey 1 Rob Andrews Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Rob Andrews (Democratic) 72.4%
Dale Glading (Republican) 26.0%
Matthew Thieke (Green) 0.7%
Margaret Chapman (Independent) 0.4%
Everitt Williams III (Independent) 0.3%
Alvin Lindsay Jr. (Independent) 0.2%
New Jersey 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Frank LoBiondo (Republican) 59.1%
David Kurkowski (Democratic) 39.1%
Jason Grover (Green) 0.6%
Peter Boyce (Constitution) 0.5%
Gary Stein (Independent) 0.5%
Constantino Rozzo (Socialist) 0.2%
New Jersey 3 Jim Saxton Republican 1984 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
John Adler (Democratic) 52.1%
Chris Myers (Republican) 47.9%
New Jersey 4 Chris Smith Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Chris Smith (Republican) 66.2%
Joshua Zeitz (Democratic) 32.6%
Steven Welzer (Green) 1.2%
New Jersey 5 Scott Garrett Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Scott Garrett (Republican) 55.9%
Dennis Shulman (Democratic) 42.4%
Ed Fanning (Green) 1.7%
New Jersey 6 Frank Pallone Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Pallone (Democratic) 66.9%
Robert McLeod (Republican) 31.6%
Herbert Tarbous (Independent) 1.4%
New Jersey 7 Mike Ferguson Republican 2000 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Leonard Lance (Republican) 50.2%
Linda Stender (Democratic) 42.2%
Michael Hsing (Independent) 5.6%
Dean Greco (Independent) 1.1%
Thomas Abrams (Independent) 0.9%
New Jersey 8 Bill Pascrell Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Pascrell (Democratic) 71.1%
Rollie Straten (Republican) 28.2%
Derek DeMarco (Libertarian) 0.7%
New Jersey 9 Steve Rothman Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Rothman (Democratic) 69.5%
Vince Micco (Republican) 31.0%
Michael Perrone Jr. (Independent) 0.5%
New Jersey 10 Don Payne Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Don Payne (Democratic) 98.9%
Michael Taber (Socialist Workers) 1.1%
New Jersey 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Rodney Frelinghuysen (Republican) 61.8%
Tom Wyka (Democratic) 37.0%
Chandler Tedholm (Independent) 1.2%
New Jersey 12 Rush Holt Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Rush Holt (Democratic) 63.1%
Alan Bateman (Republican) 35.3%
David Corsi (Independent) 1.6%
New Jersey 13 Albio Sires Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Albio Sires (Democratic) 75.4%
Joseph Turula (Republican) 21.7%
Julio Fernandez (Independent) 2.3%
Louis Vernotico (Independent) 0.6%

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.
Martin Heinrich (Democratic) 55.7%
Darren White (Republican) 44.3%
New Mexico 2 Steve Pearce Republican 2002 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Harry Teague (Democratic) 56.0%
Edward Tinsley (Republican) 44.0%
New Mexico 3 Tom Udall Democratic 1998 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator Ben Lujan (Democratic) 56.7%
Daniel East (Republican) 30.5%
Carol Miller (Independent) 12.8%

New YorkEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New York 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Tim Bishop (Democratic) 58.4%
Lee Zeldin (Republican) 41.6%
New York 2 Steve Israel Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Israel (Democratic) 66.9%
Frank Stalzer (Republican) 33.1%
New York 3 Peter King Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Peter King (Republican) 63.9%
Graham Long (Democratic) 36.1%
New York 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Carolyn McCarthy (Democratic) 64.0%
Jack Martins (Republican) 36.0%
New York 5 Gary Ackerman Democratic 1983 Incumbent re-elected. Gary Ackerman (Democratic) 70.7%
Elizabeth Berney (Republican) 27.4%
Jun Policarpo (Conservative) 1.9%
New York 6 Gregory Meeks Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Gregory Meeks (Democratic) Unopposed
New York 7 Joseph Crowley Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph Crowley (Democratic) 84.7%
William Britt (Republican) 15.3%
New York 8 Jerrold Nadler Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jerrold Nadler (Democratic) 80.5%
Grace Lin (Republican) 19.5%
New York 9 Anthony Weiner Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Anthony Weiner (Democratic) 93.3%
Alfred Donohue (Conservative) 6.7%
New York 10 Ed Towns Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Towns (Democratic) 94.2%
Salvatore Grupico (Republican) 5.8%
New York 11 Yvette Clarke Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Nydia Velazquez (Democratic) 90.0%
Allan Romaguera (Republican) 10.0%
New York 13 Vito Fossella Republican 1997 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Michael McMahon (Democratic) 60.9%
Robert Straniere (Republican) 33.3%
Timothy Cochrane (Conservative) 3.1%
Carmine Morano (Independence) 2.7%
New York 14 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Carolyn Maloney (Democratic) 79.8%
Robert Heim (Republican) 19.0%
Isaiah Matos (Libertarian) 1.2%
New York 15 Charles Rangel Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Rangel (Democratic) 89.2%
Edward Daniels (Republican) 7.9%
Craig Schely (Independent) 1.9%
Martin Koppel (Socialist Workers) 1.1%
New York 16 Jose Serrano Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jose Serrano (Democratic) 96.6%
Ali Mohamed (Republican) 3.4%
New York 17 Eliot Engel Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Eliot Engel (Democratic) 79.9%
Robert Goodman (Republican) 20.1%
New York 18 Nita Lowey Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Nita Lowey (Democratic) 68.5%
Jim Russell (Republican) 31.5%
New York 19 John Hall Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. John Hall (Democratic) 58.7%
Kieran Michael Lalor (Republican) 41.3%
New York 20 Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Kirsten Gillibrand (Democratic) 62.1%
Sandy Treadwell (Republican) 37.9%
New York 21 Mike McNulty Democratic 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Paul Tonko (Democratic) 62.1%
James Buhrmaster (Republican) 35.0%
Phillip Steck (Independence) 2.9%
New York 22 Maurice Hinchey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Maurice Hinchey (Democratic) 66.3%
George Phillips (Republican) 33.7%
New York 23 John McHugh Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John McHugh (Republican) 65.3%
Michael Oot (Democratic) 34.7%
New York 24 Mike Arcuri Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Arcuri (Democratic) 52.0%
Richard L. Hanna (Republican) 48.0%
New York 25 Jim Walsh Republican 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Dan Maffei (Democratic) 54.8%
Dale Sweetland (Republican) 41.9%
Howie Hawkins (Green) 3.3%
New York 26 Tom Reynolds Republican 1998 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Christoper Lee (Republican) 55.0%
Alice Kryzan (Democratic) 40.5%
Jonathan Powers (Working Families) 4.5%
New York 27 Brian Higgins Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Brian Higgins (Democratic) 74.4%
Daniel Humiston (Republican) 22.6%
Harold Schroeder (Conservative) 3.0%
New York 28 Louise Slaughter Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Louise Slaughter (Democratic) 78.0%
David Crimmen (Republican) 22.0%
New York 29 Randy Kuhl Republican 2004 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Eric Massa (Democratic) 51.0%
Randy Kuhl (Republican) 49.0%

North CarolinaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
North Carolina 1 G. K. Butterfield Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. G.K. Butterfield (Democratic) 70.3%
Dean Stephens (Republican) 29.7%
North Carolina 2 Bob Etheridge Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Etheridge (Democratic) 66.9%
Dan Mansell (Republican) 31.3%
Will Adkins (Libertarian) 1.8%
North Carolina 3 Walter Jones Jr. Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Walter Jones (Republican) 65.9%
Craig Weber (Democratic) 34.1%
North Carolina 4 David Price Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. David Price (Democratic) 63.3%
B.J. Lawson (Republican) 36.7%
North Carolina 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Virginia Foxx (Republican) 58.4%
Roy Carter (Democratic) 41.6%
North Carolina 6 Howard Coble Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Howard Coble (Republican) 67.0%
Teresa Sue Bratton (Democratic) 33.0%
North Carolina 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Mike McIntyre (Democratic) 68.8%
Will Breazeale (Republican) 31.2%
North Carolina 8 Robin Hayes Republican 1998 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Larry Kissell (Democratic) 55.4%
Robin Hayes (Republican) 44.6%
North Carolina 9 Sue Myrick Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Sue Myrick (Republican) 62.4%
Harry Taylor (Democratic) 35.9%
Andy Grum (Libertarian) 1.7%
North Carolina 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Patrick McHenry (Republican) 57.6%
Daniel Johnson (Democratic) 42.4%
North Carolina 11 Heath Shuler Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Heath Shuler (Democratic) 62.0%
Carl Mumpower (Republican) 35.8%
Keith Smith (Libertarian) 2.2%
North Carolina 12 Mel Watt Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Mel Watt (Democratic) 71.6%
Ty Cobb (Republican) 28.4%
North Carolina 13 Brad Miller Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Brad Miller (Democratic) 65.9%
Hugh Webster (Republican) 34.1%

North DakotaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
North Dakota at-large Earl Pomeroy Democratic-NPL 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Pomeroy (Democratic–Non-Partisan League) 62.0%
Duane Sand (Republican) 38.0%

OhioEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Ohio 1 Steve Chabot Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Steven Driehaus (Democratic) 52.4%
Steve Chabot (Republican) 47.5%
Ohio 2 Jean Schmidt Republican 2005 Incumbent re-elected. Jean Schmidt (Republican) 44.8%
Victoria Wulsin (Democratic) 37.5%
David Krikorian (Independent) 17.7%
Ohio 3 Mike Turner Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Turner (Republican) 63.3%
Jane Mitakides (Democratic) 36.7%
Ohio 4 Jim Jordan Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Jordan (Republican) 65.2%
Mike Carroll (Democratic) 34.8%
Ohio 5 Bob Latta Republican 2007 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Latta (Republican) 64.1%
George Mays (Democratic) 35.9%
Ohio 6 Charlie Wilson Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Wilson (Democratic) 62.3%
Dick Stobbs (Republican) 32.8%
Dennis Spisak (Green) 4.9%
Ohio 7 Dave Hobson Republican 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Steve Austria (Republican) 58.2%
Sharen Neuhardt (Democratic) 41.8%
Ohio 8 John Boehner Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. John Boehner (Republican) 67.9%
Nick von Stein (Democratic) 32.1%
Ohio 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Marcy Kaptur (Democratic) 74.4%
Bradley Leavitt (Republican) 25.6%
Ohio 10 Dennis Kucinich Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Dennis Kucinich (Democratic) 57.0%
Jim Trakas (Republican) 39.1%
Paul Conroy (Libertarian) 3.9%
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.
Marcia Fudge (Democratic) 85.2%
Thomas Pekarek (Republican) 14.7%
Craig Willis (Write-In) 0.1%
Ohio 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Pat Tiberi (Republican) 54.8%
David Robinson (Democratic) 42.2%
Steven Linnabary (Libertarian) 3.0%
Ohio 13 Betty Sutton Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Betty Sutton (Democratic) 64.5%
David Potter (Republican) 35.4%
Ohio 14 Steve LaTourette Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Steve LaTourette (Republican) 58.3%
William O'Neill (Democratic) 38.7%
David Macko (Libertarian) 2.9%
Ohio 15 Deborah Pryce Republican 1992 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Mary Jo Kilroy (Democratic) 45.9%
Steve Stivers (Republican) 45.2%
Mark Michael Noble (Libertarian) 4.6%
Don Elijah Eckhart (Independent) 4.3%
Ohio 16 Ralph Regula Republican 1972 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
John Boccieri (Democratic) 55.4%
Kirk Schuring (Republican) 44.6%
Ohio 17 Tim Ryan Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Tim Ryan (Democratic) 78.2%
Duane Grassell (Republican) 21.8%
Ohio 18 Zack Space Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Zack Space (Democratic) 59.9%
Fred Dailey (Republican) 40.1%

OklahomaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Oklahoma 1 John Sullivan Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. John Sullivan (Republican) 66.2%
Georgianna Oliver (Democratic) 33.8%
Oklahoma 2 Dan Boren Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Boren (Democratic) 70.5%
Raymond Wickson (Republican) 29.5%
Oklahoma 3 Frank Lucas Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Lucas (Republican) 69.7%
Frankie Robbins (Democratic) 23.6%
Forrest Michael (Independent) 6.7%
Oklahoma 4 Tom Cole Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Cole (Republican) 66.0%
Blake Cummings (Democratic) 29.2%
David E. Joyce (Independent) 4.8%
Oklahoma 5 Mary Fallin Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Mary Fallin (Republican) 65.9%
Stephen L. Perry (Democratic) 34.1%

OregonEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Oregon 1 David Wu Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. 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. 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. Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) 74.5%
Delia Lopez (Republican) 20.8%
Michael Meo (Pacific Green) 4.4%
Oregon 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. 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.
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. Bob Brady (Democratic) 90.8%
Mike Muhammad (Republican) 9.2%
Pennsylvania 2 Chaka Fattah Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. 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.
Kathy Dahlkemper (Democratic) 51.2%
Phil English (Republican) 48.8%
Pennsylvania 4 Jason Altmire Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Jason Altmire (Democratic) 55.9%
Melissa Hart (Republican) 44.1%
Pennsylvania 5 John Peterson Republican 1996 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
G.T. Thompson (Republican) 56.7%
Mark McCracken (Democratic) 41.0%
James Fryman (Libertarian) 2.2%
Pennsylvania 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Gerlach (Republican) 52.1%
Bob Roggio (Democratic) 47.9%
Pennsylvania 7 Joe Sestak Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Sestak (Democratic) 59.6%
Craig Williams (Republican) 40.4%
Pennsylvania 8 Patrick Murphy Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Patrick Murphy (Democratic) 56.8%
Tom Manion (Republican) 41.6%
Tom Lingenfelter (Independent) 1.6%
Pennsylvania 9 Bill Shuster Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Shuster (Republican) 63.9%
Tony Barr (Democratic) 36.1%
Pennsylvania 10 Chris Carney Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Chris Carney (Democratic) 56.3%
Chris Hackett (Republican) 43.7%
Pennsylvania 11 Paul Kanjorski Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Kanjorski (Democratic) 51.6%
Lou Barletta (Republican) 48.4%
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. John Murtha (Democratic) 57.9%
William Russell (Republican) 42.1%
Pennsylvania 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Allyson Schwartz (Democratic) 62.8%
Marina Kats (Republican) 34.5%
John McDermott (Constitution) 2.7%
Pennsylvania 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Doyle (Democratic) 91.3%
Titus North (Green) 8.7%
Pennsylvania 15 Charlie Dent Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Dent (Republican) 58.6%
Sam Bennett (Democratic) 41.4%
Pennsylvania 16 Joe Pitts Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Tim Holden (Democratic) 63.7%
Toni Gilhooley (Republican) 36.3%
Pennsylvania 18 Tim Murphy Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Tim Murphy (Republican) 64.1%
Steve O'Donnell (Democratic) 35.9%
Pennsylvania 19 Todd Platts Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Todd Platts (Republican) 66.6%
Phil Avillo (Democratic) 33.4%

Rhode IslandEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Patrick Kennedy Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Patrick Kennedy (Democratic) 68.6%
Jonathan Scott (Republican) 24.3%
Kenneth Capalbo (Independent) 7.1%
Rhode Island 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Langevin (Democratic) 70.1%
Mark Zaccaria (Republican) 29.9%

South CarolinaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
South Carolina 1 Henry E. Brown Jr. Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Henry E. Brown Jr. (Republican) 51.9%
Linda Ketner (Democratic) 47.9%
South Carolina 2 Joe Wilson Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Wilson (Republican) 53.7%
Robert Miller (Democratic) 46.2%
South Carolina 3 J. Gresham Barrett Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. J. Gresham Barrett (Republican) 64.7%
Jane Ballard Dyer (Democratic) 35.2%
South Carolina 4 Bob Inglis Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Inglis (Republican) 60.1%
Paul Corden (Democratic) 36.9%
C. Faye Walters (Green) 2.4%
South Carolina 5 John Spratt Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. John Spratt (Democratic) 61.6%
Albert F. Spencer (Republican) 37.0%
Frank Waggoner (Constitution) 1.3%
South Carolina 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Clyburn (Democratic) 67.5%
Nancy Harrelson (Republican) 32.5%

South DakotaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
South Dakota at-large Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (Democratic) 67.6%
Chris Lien (Republican) 32.4%

TennesseeEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Tennessee 1 David Davis Republican 2006 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Phil Roe (Republican) 71.8%
Rob Russell (Democratic) 24.5%
Joel Goodman (Independent) 1.7%
James Reeves (Independent) 1.1%
Thomas Owens (Independent) 0.8%
Tennessee 2 Jimmy Duncan Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Jimmy Duncan (Republican) 78.1%
Bob Scott (Democratic) 21.9%
Tennessee 3 Zach Wamp Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Zach Wamp (Republican) 69.4%
Doug Vandagriff (Democratic) 27.4%
Jean Howard-Hill (Independent) 1.8%
Ed Choate (Independent) 1.4%
Tennessee 4 Lincoln Davis Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Lincoln Davis (Democratic) 58.8%
Monty Lankford (Republican) 37.8%
James Anthony Gray (Independent) 1.9%
Kevin Ragsdale (Independent) 1.5%
Tennessee 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Cooper (Democratic) 65.9%
Gerard Donovan (Republican) 31.0%
Jon Jackson (Independent) 2.0%
John Miglietta (Green) 1.2%
Tennessee 6 Bart Gordon Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Bart Gordon (Democratic) 74.4%
Chris Baker (Independent) 25.6%
Tennessee 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Marsha Blackburn (Republican) 68.6%
Randy Morris (Democratic) 31.4%
Tennessee 8 John Tanner Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. John Tanner (Democratic) Unopposed
Tennessee 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Cohen (Democratic) 87.9%
Jake Ford (Independent) 4.9%
Dewey Clark (Independent) 4.4%
Mary White (Independent) 2.8%

TexasEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Texas 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Louie Gohmert (Republican) 87.6%
Roger Owen (Independent) 12.4%
Texas 2 Ted Poe Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Ted Poe (Republican) 88.9%
Craig Wolfe (Libertarian) 11.1%
Texas 3 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Johnson (Republican) 59.7%
Tom Daley (Democratic) 38.0%
Christopher Claytor (Libertarian) 2.2%
Texas 4 Ralph Hall Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Ralph Hall (Republican) 68.8%
Glenn Melancon (Democratic) 29.3%
Fred Annett (Libertarian) 1.9%
Texas 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Jeb Hensarling (Republican) 83.6%
Ken Ashby (Libertarian) 16.4%
Texas 6 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Barton (Republican) 62.0%
Ludwig Otto (Democratic) 35.6%
Max Koch (Libertarian) 2.4%
Texas 7 John Culberson Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. John Culberson (Republican) 55.9%
Michael Skelly (Democratic) 42.4%
Drew Parks (Libertarian) 1.7%
Texas 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Kevin Brady (Republican) 72.6%
Kent Hargett (Democratic) 24.8%
Brian Stevens (Libertarian) 2.7%
Texas 9 Al Green Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Al Green (Democratic) 93.6%
Brad Walters (Libertarian) 6.4%
Texas 10 Michael McCaul Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Michael McCaul (Republican) 53.9%
Larry Joe Doherty (Democratic) 43.1%
Matt Finkel (Libertarian) 3.0%
Texas 11 Mike Conaway Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Conaway (Republican) 88.3%
John Strohm (Libertarian) 11.7%
Texas 12 Kay Granger Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Kay Granger (Republican) 67.6%
Tracey Smith (Democratic) 30.6%
Shiloh Sidney Shambaugh (Libertarian) 1.8%
Texas 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mac Thornberry (Republican) 77.6%
Roger Waun (Democratic) 22.4%
Texas 14 Ron Paul Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Paul (Republican) Unopposed
Texas 15 Ruben Hinojosa Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ruben Hinojosa (Democratic) 65.7%
Eddie Zamora (Republican) 31.9%
Gricha Raether (Libertarian) 2.3%
Texas 16 Silvestre Reyes Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Silvestre Reyes (Democratic) 82.1%
Mette Baker (Libertarian) 10.3%
Ben Mendoza (Independent) 7.6%
Texas 17 Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. 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. Sheila Jackson Lee (Democratic) 77.3%
John Faulk (Republican) 20.3%
Mike Taylor (Libertarian) 2.3%
Texas 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Randy Neugebauer (Republican) 72.4%
Dwight Fullingim (Democratic) 24.9%
Chip Peterson (Libertarian) 2.6%
Texas 20 Charlie Gonzalez Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Gonzalez (Democratic) 71.9%
Robert Litoff (Republican) 25.2%
Michael Idrogo (Libertarian) 2.9%
Texas 21 Lamar Smith Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. 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.
Pete Olson (Republican) 52.4%
Nick Lampson (Democratic) 45.4%
John Wieder (Libertarian) 2.2%
Texas 23 Ciro Rodriguez Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Ciro Rodriguez (Democratic) 55.8%
Lyle Larson (Republican) 41.9%
Lani Connolly (Libertarian) 2.3%
Texas 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Kenny Marchant (Republican) 56.0%
Tom Love (Democratic) 41.1%
David Casey (Libertarian) 2.9%
Texas 25 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Lloyd Doggett (Democratic) 65.8%
George Morovich (Republican) 30.4%
Jim Stutsman (Libertarian) 3.7%
Texas 26 Michael Burgess Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Michael Burgess (Republican) 60.2%
Ken Leach (Democratic) 36.4%
Stephanie Weiss (Libertarian) 3.4%
Texas 27 Solomon Ortiz Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Solomon Ortiz (Democratic) 57.9%
Willie Vaden (Republican) 38.4%
Robert Powell (Libertarian) 3.7%
Texas 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Cuellar (Democratic) 68.7%
Jim Fish (Republican) 29.2%
Ross Lynn Leone (Libertarian) 2.1%
Texas 29 Gene Green Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Gene Green (Democratic) 74.6%
Eric Story (Republican) 23.9%
Joel Grace (Libertarian) 1.5%
Texas 30 Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democratic) 82.5%
Fred Wood (Republican) 15.9%
Jarrett Woods (Libertarian) 1.6%
Texas 31 John Carter Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. John Carter (Republican) 60.3%
Brian Ruiz (Democratic) 36.6%
Barry Cooper (Libertarian) 3.1%
Texas 32 Pete Sessions Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Sessions (Republican) 57.2%
Eric Roberson (Democratic) 40.6%
Alex Bischoff (Libertarian) 2.2%

UtahEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Utah 1 Rob Bishop Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Rob Bishop (Republican) 64.9%
Morgan Bowen (Democratic) 30.5%
Kirk Pearson (Constitution) 2.4%
Joseph Geddes Buchman (Libertarian) 2.2%
Utah 2 Jim Matheson Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Matheson (Democratic) 63.4%
Bill Dew (Republican) 34.5%
Matthew Arndt (Libertarian) 1.3%
Dennis Ray Emery (Constitution) 0.8%
Utah 3 Chris Cannon Republican 1996 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Jason Chaffetz (Republican) 65.6%
Bennion L. Spencer (Democratic) 28.3%
Jim Noorlander (Constitution) 6.1%

VermontEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Vermont at-large Peter Welch Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Peter Welch (Democratic & Republican) 83.2%
Mike Bethel (Independent) 4.8%
Jerry Trudell (Independent) 3.6%
Thomas James Herman (Vermont Progressive) 3.0%
Cris Ericson (Independent) 2.6%
Jane Newton (Liberty Union) 1.7%

VirginiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Virginia 1 Rob Wittman Republican 2007 Incumbent re-elected. Rob Wittman (Republican) 56.6%
Bill Day (Democratic) 41.8%
Nathan Larson (Libertarian) 1.5%
Virginia 2 Thelma Drake Republican 2004 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Glenn Nye (Democratic) 52.4%
Thelma Drake (Republican) 47.5%
Virginia 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bobby Scott (Democratic) Unopposed
Virginia 4 Randy Forbes Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected. Randy Forbes (Republican) 59.6%
Andrea Miller (Democratic) 40.2%
Virginia 5 Virgil Goode Republican 1996 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Tom Perriello (Democratic) 50.1%
Virgil Goode (Republican) 49.9%
Virginia 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Goodlatte (Republican) 61.6%
Sam Rasoul (Democratic) 36.6%
Janice Lee Allen (Independent) 1.7%
Virginia 7 Eric Cantor Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Eric Cantor (Republican) 62.7%
Anita Hartke (Democratic) 37.1%
Virginia 8 Jim Moran Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Moran (Democratic) 67.9%
Mark Ellmore (Republican) 29.7%
J. Ron Fisher (Independent Green) 2.1%
Virginia 9 Rick Boucher Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Rick Boucher (Democratic) Unopposed
Virginia 10 Frank Wolf Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Wolf (Republican) 58.8%
Judy Feder (Democratic) 38.8%
Neeraj Nigam (Independent) 2.2%
Virginia 11 Tom Davis Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Gerry Connolly (Democratic) 54.7%
Keith Fimian (Republican) 43.0%
Joseph Oddo (Independent Green) 2.0%

WashingtonEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Washington 1 Jay Inslee Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Jay Inslee (Democratic) 67.8%
Larry Ishmael (Republican) 32.2%
Washington 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Rick Larsen (Democratic) 62.4%
Rick Bart (Republican) 37.6%
Washington 3 Brian Baird Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Brian Baird (Democratic) 64.0%
Michael Delavar (Republican) 36.0%
Washington 4 Doc Hastings Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Doc Hastings (Republican) 63.1%
George Fearing (Democratic) 36.9%
Washington 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Republican) 65.3%
Mark Mays (Democratic) 34.7%
Washington 6 Norm Dicks Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Norm Dicks (Democratic) 66.9%
Doug Cloud (Republican) 33.1%
Washington 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jim McDermott (Democratic) 83.6%
Steve Beren (Republican) 16.4%
Washington 8 Dave Reichert Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Dave Reichert (Republican) 52.8%
Darcy Burner (Democratic) 47.2%
Washington 9 Adam Smith Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Adam Smith (Democratic) 65.5%
James Postma (Republican) 34.5%

West VirginiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
West Virginia 1 Alan Mollohan Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Alan Mollohan (Democratic) Unopposed
West Virginia 2 Shelley Capito Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Shelley Capito (Republican) 57.1%
Anne Barth (Democratic) 42.9%
West Virginia 3 Nick Rahall Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Nick Rahall (Democratic) 66.9%
Marty Gearheart (Republican) 33.1%

WisconsinEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Paul Ryan Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Ryan (Republican) 64.0%
Marge Krupp (Democratic) 34.7%
Joseph Kexel (Libertarian) 1.3%
Wisconsin 2 Tammy Baldwin Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Tammy Baldwin (Democratic) 69.3%
Peter Theron (Republican) 30.6%
Wisconsin 3 Ron Kind Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Kind (Democratic) 63.2%
Paul Stark (Republican) 34.4%
Kevin Barrett (Libertarian) 2.3%
Wisconsin 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Gwen Moore (Democratic) 87.6%
Michael LaForest (Independent) 11.5%
Wisconsin 5 Jim Sensenbrenner Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Sensenbrenner (Republican) 79.6%
Robert R. Raymond (Independent) 20.2%
Wisconsin 6 Tom Petri Republican 1979 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Petri (Republican) 63.7%
Roger Kittelson (Democratic) 36.2%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 Incumbent re-elected. Dave Obey (Democratic) 60.8%
Dan Mielke (Republican) 39.1%
Wisconsin 8 Steve Kagen Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Kagen (Democratic) 54.0%
John Gard (Republican) 45.9%

WyomingEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Wyoming at-large Barbara Cubin Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Cynthia Lummis (Republican) 52.6%
Gary Trauner (Democratic) 42.8%
W. David Herbert (Libertarian) 4.4%

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. Eni Faleomavaega (Democratic) 60.4%
Aumua Amata Coleman (Republican) 35.0%
Rosie F. Tago Lancaster (Independent) 4.6%

District of ColumbiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
District of Columbia at-large Eleanor Holmes Norton Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Eleanor Holmes Norton (Democratic) 92.3%
Maude Hills (Green) 6.8%

GuamEdit

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

Northern Mariana IslandsEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Northern Mariana Islands at-large New seat New member elected.
Independent gain.
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.
Pedro Pierluisi (New Progressive)[40] 53.1%
Alfredo Salazar (PPD) 42.5%
Carlos Alberto Velazquez Lopez (PPR) 2.4%
Jessica Martinez (Puerto Rican Independence) 2.0%

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. Donna Christian-Christensen (Democratic) Unopposed

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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