United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2008

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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.

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 61% to 39% for John Kerry in 2004.

Election results[edit]

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

See also[edit]

South Dakota's At-large congressional district

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