United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 2008

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Map of the District of Columbia At-Large district.

The 2008 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 4, 2008. The winner of the race was incumbent Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), who is now serving in the 111th Congress from January 4, 2009, until her term of office expires on January 3, 2011.

The non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the District of Columbia is elected for two-year terms. This election coincided with the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Match-up summary[edit]

District Incumbent 2008 Status Democratic Republican Green Socialist Workers Party
At-large Eleanor Holmes Norton Re-election Eleanor Holmes Norton Maude Hills Seth Dellinger


Incumbent Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, sought re-election for a 10th full term to the United States House of Representatives. She launched her re-election campaign with an announcement at the Eastern Market playground on May 10, 2008.[1]

Norton was opposed by Green Party candidate Maude Hills and Seth Dellinger, a candidate for the Socialist Workers Party. The incumbent easily won reelection with over 85% of the vote.


District of Columbia's at-large congressional district election, 2008[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eleanor Norton (inc.) 228,376 92.28%
D.C. Statehood Green Maude Hills 16,693 6.75%
Write-ins 2,402 0.97%
Totals 247,471 100.00%
Democratic hold