United States House of Representatives election in American Samoa, 2008

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American Samoa's At-large congressional district

The United States House of Representatives election in American Samoa took place on November 4, 2008 to elect the delegate from American Samoa's At-large congressional district. The non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives is elected for two-year terms; whoever is elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 3, 2009 until January 3, 2011. The election coincides with the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Incumbent Eni Faleomavaega was re-elected.

Candidates[edit]

All elections in American Samoa are officially non-partisan, but incumbent Faleomavaega identifies with the Democratic Party and challenger Amata with the Republican Party.[1]

Results[edit]

American Samoa's at-large congressional district election, 2008[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Eni Faleomavaega (incumbent) 7,498 60.38%
Independent Aumua Amata 4,349 35.02%
Independent Rosie Tago Lancaster 570 4.59%
Totals 12,417 100.00%
Independent hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Samoa 2008 General Election". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Official Results General Election 2008: Delegate to US Congress". American Samoa Government Election Office. Retrieved 2009-10-27.