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2008 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota

The 2008 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota took place on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Voters selected a representative for their single At-Large district, who ran on a statewide ballot.

2008 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota

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Nominee Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Chris Lein
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 256,041 122,966
Percentage 67.6% 32.4%

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Results by county
Herseth Sandlin:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

U.S. Representative before election

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Democratic

Democratic incumbent Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was challenged by the Republican nominee, businessman and attorney Chris Lien. Neither candidate was opposed in the June 3, 2008 primary.[1] CQ Politics forecasted this race as 'Safe Democrat'.[2] George W. Bush won in this district 60% to 38% for John Kerry in 2004. As of 2019, this is the last time that a Democrat won South Dakota's House seat.

Election resultsEdit

South Dakota's At-large congressional district election, 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (incumbent) 256,041 67.56
Republican Chris Lien 122,966 32.44
Total votes 379,007 100.00
Democratic hold

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