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United States House of Representatives elections, 2008
United States
2006 ←
November 4, 2008 → 2010

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's seat California-8th Ohio-8th
Last election 233 seats, 52.3% 202 seats, 44.3%
Seats before 236 (incl. 1 vacancy) 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

The 2008 U.S. 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. 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 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] 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.

Composition entering the election[edit]

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 elections in 2008 for the 110th Congress[edit]

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 on five seats. Republicans held of only one of their four seats.

Retiring incumbents[edit]

Thirty-three incumbents voluntarily retired.[4]

Democratic incumbents[edit]

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"[5]
  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."[6]
  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"[7]
Results of 2008 election in non-voting delegate races
  Democratic hold
  Democratic pickup
  Independent pickup

Republican incumbents[edit]

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[8]
  2. Arizona's 1st congressional district: Rick Renzi: To fight federal criminal charges involving a land-swap deal[9]
  3. California's 4th congressional district: John Doolittle: To fight an FBI corruption investigation[10]
  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[11]
  7. Illinois's 11th congressional district: Jerry Weller: To spend more time with his family,[12] amid questions about his Nicaraguan land dealings, his wife's investments, and his relationship to an indicted defense contractor[13]
  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[14]
  15. New Jersey's 7th congressional district: Mike Ferguson: To spend more time with his family[15]
  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"[16]
  22. Ohio's 15th congressional district: Deborah Pryce: To spend more time with her family[17]
  23. Ohio's 16th congressional district: Ralph Regula
  24. Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district: John Peterson: To spend more time with his family[18][19]
  25. Puerto Rico's at-large congressional district: Luis Fortuño: Ran for and won the Governorship of Puerto Rico defeating Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá[20]
  26. Virginia's 11th congressional district: Thomas M. Davis: "It's time for me to take a sabbatical"[21]
  27. Wyoming's at-large congressional district: Barbara Cubin[22]

Defeated incumbents[edit]

Incumbents defeated in primary election[edit]

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 election[edit]

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)[23]
  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 gains[edit]

Twelve seats 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 gain)
  13. Virginia's 11th congressional district (Democratic gain)

Predictions[edit]

Results[edit]

257 178
Democratic Republican
United States House of Representatives elections, 2008
Party Voting members[24][25] Non-voting members[26]
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 154,839 0.13% 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
Independent Greens 14,100 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[27] 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.[28] In the Northern Mariana Islands, Sablan appeared on the ballot as an independent.[29]
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%

Complete list[edit]

Most recent election results are listed. Winning candidates are listed in bold.

Key to party abbreviations:

Abbreviation Party
AI American Independent Party
AK Alaskan Independence Party
C Constitution Party
Cons Conservative Party
D Democratic Party
G Green Party
I Independent
IA Independent American Party
IG Independent Green Party
IP Independence Party
L Libertarian Party
LU Liberty Union Party
NPP New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico
PG Pacific Green Party
PF Peace and Freedom Party
PDP Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico
P Progressive Party
PIP Puerto Rican Independence Party
PF Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Party
Ref Reform Party
R Republican Party
S Socialist Party
SW Socialist Workers Party
TL Term Limits Party
UST U.S. Taxpayers Party
WF Working Families Party
W-I Write-In Candidate

Alabama[edit]

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

Alaska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Alaska at Large Don Young Republican 1973 Re-elected Don Young (R) 50.2%
Ethan Berkowitz (D) 45.0%
Don Wright (AK) 4.5%

Arizona[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Arizona 1 Rick Renzi Republican 2002 Retired
Democratic gain
Ann Kirkpatrick (D) 55.9%
Sydney Hay (R) 39.4%
Brent Maupin (I) 3.4%
Thane Eichenauer (L) 1.3%
Arizona 2 Trent Franks Republican 2002 Re-elected Trent Franks (R) 59.4%
John Thrasher (D) 37.2%
Powell Gammill (L) 2.3%
William Crum (G) 1.1%
Arizona 3 John Shadegg Republican 1994 Re-elected John Shadegg (R) 54.1%
Bob Lord (D) 42.1%
Michael Shoen (L) 3.8%
Arizona 4 Ed Pastor Democratic 1991 Re-elected Ed Pastor (D) 72.1%
Don Karg (R) 21.2%
Rebecca DeWitt (G) 3.6%
Joe Cobb (L) 3.1%
Arizona 5 Harry Mitchell Democratic 2006 Re-elected Harry Mitchell (D) 53.2%
David Schweikert (R) 43.6%
Warren Severin (L) 3.2%
Arizona 6 Jeff Flake Republican 2000 Re-elected Jeff Flake (R) 62.5%
Rebecca Schneider (D) 34.5%
Rick Biondi (L) 3.0%
Arizona 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 2002 Re-elected Raul Grijalva (D) 63.3%
Joseph Sweeney (R) 32.8%
Raymond Patrick Petrulsky (L) 3.9%
Arizona 8 Gabrielle Giffords Democratic 2006 Re-elected Gabrielle Giffords (D) 54.7%
Tim Bee (R) 42.8%
Paul Davis (L) 2.5%

Arkansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Arkansas 1 Marion Berry Democratic 1996 Re-elected Marion Berry (D) unopposed
Arkansas 2 Vic Snyder Democratic 1996 Re-elected Vic Snyder (D) 76.5%
Deb McFarland (G) 23.2%
Danial Suits (W-I) 0.2%
Arkansas 3 John Boozman Republican 2000 Re-elected John Boozman (R) 78.5%
Abel Tomlinson (G) 21.5%
Arkansas 4 Mike Ross Democratic 2000 Re-elected Mike Ross (D) 86.2%
Joshua Drake (G) 13.8%

California[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
California 1 Mike Thompson Democratic 1998 Re-elected Mike Thompson (D) 68.2%
Zane Starkewolf (R) 23.3%
Carol Wolman (G) 8.5%
California 2 Wally Herger Republican 1988 Re-elected Wally Herger (R) 57.9%
Jeff Morris (D) 42.1%
California 3 Dan Lungren Republican 1998 Re-elected Dan Lungren (R) 49.5%
Bill Durston (D) 44.0%
Dina Padilla (PF) 4.2%
Douglas Arthur Tuma (L) 2.3%
California 4 John Doolittle Republican 1990 Retired
Republican hold
Tom McClintock (R) 50.3%
Charles Brown (D) 49.7%
California 5 Doris Matsui Democratic 2005 Re-elected Doris Matsui (D) 74.3%
Paul Smith (R) 20.9%
L.R. Roberts (PF) 4.8%
California 6 Lynn Woolsey Democratic 1992 Re-elected Lynn Woolsey (D) 71.7%
Mike Halliwell (R) 24.1%
Joel Smolen (L) 4.2%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Re-elected George Miller (D) 72.9%
Roger Allen Petersen (R) 21.8%
Bill Callison (PF) 2.8%
Camden McConnell (L) 2.5%
California 8 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1987 Re-elected Nancy Pelosi (D) 71.9%
Cindy Sheehan (I) 16.2%
Dana Walsh (R) 9.7%
Philip Berg (L) 2.2%
California 9 Barbara Lee Democratic 1998 Re-elected Barbara Lee (D) 86.1%
Charles Hargrave (R) 9.7%
James Eyer (L) 4.2%
California 10 Ellen Tauscher Democratic 1996 Re-elected Ellen Tauscher (D) 65.2%
Nicholas Gerber (R) 31.1%
Eugene Ruyle (PF) 3.7%
California 11 Jerry McNerney Democratic 2006 Re-elected Jerry McNerney (D) 55.3%
Dean Andal (R) 44.7%
California 12 Jackie Speier Democratic April 8, 2008
(Special)
Re-elected Jackie Speier (D) 75.2%
Greg Conlon (R) 18.5%
Nathalie Hrizi (PF) 2.2%
Barry Hermanson (G) 2.1%
Kevin Dempsey Peterson (L) 2.0%
California 13 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Re-elected Pete Stark (D) 76.5%
Raymond Chui (R) 23.5%
California 14 Anna Eshoo Democratic 1992 Re-elected Anna Eshoo (D) 69.8%
Ronny Santana (R) 22.3%
Brian Holtz (L) 4.3%
Carol Brouillet (G) 3.6%
California 15 Mike Honda Democratic 2000 Re-elected Mike Honda (D) 71.7%
Joyce Stoer Cordi (R) 23.3%
Peter Myers (G) 5.0%
California 16 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1994 Re-elected Zoe Lofgren (D) 71.4%
Charel Winston (R) 24.0%
Steven Wells (L) 4.6%
California 17 Sam Farr Democratic 1992 Re-elected Sam Farr (D) 73.9%
Jeff Taylor (R) 25.9%
Peter Andresen (W-I) 0.2%
California 18 Dennis Cardoza Democratic 2002 Re-elected Dennis Cardoza (D) unopposed
California 19 George Radanovich Republican 1994 Re-elected George Radanovich (R) 98.5%
Peter Leinau (W-I) 1.3%
Phil Rockey (W-I) 0.2%
California 20 Jim Costa Democratic 2004 Re-elected Jim Costa (D) 74.4%
Jim Lopez (R) 25.6%
California 21 Devin Nunes Republican 2000 Re-elected Devin Nunes (R) 68.4%
Larry Johnson (D) 31.6%
California 22 Kevin McCarthy Republican 2006 Re-elected Kevin McCarthy (R) unopposed
California 23 Lois Capps Democratic 1998 Re-elected Lois Capps (D) 68.1%
Matt Kokkonen (R) 31.9%
California 24 Elton Gallegly Republican 1986 Re-elected Elton Gallegly (R) 58.2%
Marta Ann Jorgensen (D) 41.8%
California 25 Howard McKeon Republican 1992 Re-elected Howard McKeon (R) 57.8%
Jackie Conaway (D) 42.2%
California 26 David Dreier Republican 1980 Re-elected David Dreier (R) 52.7%
Russ Warner (D) 40.4%
Ted Brown (L) 6.9%
California 27 Brad Sherman Democratic 1996 Re-elected Brad Sherman (D) 68.6%
Navraj Singh (R) 24.8%
Tim Denton (L) 6.6%
California 28 Howard Berman Democratic 1982 Re-elected Howard Berman (D) 99.9%
Michael J. Koch (W-I) 0.1%
California 29 Adam Schiff Democratic 2000 Re-elected Adam Schiff (D) 69.0%
Charles Hahn (R) 26.7%
Alan Pyeatt (L) 4.3%
California 30 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Re-elected Henry Waxman (D) unopposed
California 31 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1992 Re-elected Xavier Becerra (D) unopposed
California 32 Hilda Solis Democratic 2000 Re-elected Hilda Solis (D) unopposed
California 33 Diane Watson Democratic 2001 Re-elected Diane Watson (D) 87.6%
David Crowley (R) 12.4%
California 34 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1992 Re-elected Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) 77.1%
Christopher Balding (R) 22.9%
California 35 Maxine Waters Democratic 1990 Re-elected Maxine Waters (D) 82.6%
Ted Hayes (R) 13.3%
Herb Peters (L) 4.1%
California 36 Jane Harman Democratic 1986 Re-elected Jane Harman (D) 68.7%
Brian Gibson (R) 31.3%
California 37 Laura Richardson Democratic 2007 Re-elected Laura Richardson (D) 75.0%
Nick Dibs (I) 24.4%
Peter Mathews (W-I) 0.3%
June Viena Pouesi (W-I) 0.3%
California 38 Grace Napolitano Democratic 1998 Re-elected Grace Napolitano (D) 81.8%
Christopher Agrella (L) 18.2%
California 39 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2002 Re-elected Linda Sánchez (D) 69.7%
Diane Lenning (R) 30.3%
California 40 Ed Royce Republican 1992 Re-elected Ed Royce (R) 62.6%
Christina Avalos (D) 37.4%
California 41 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Re-elected Jerry Lewis (R) 61.7%
Tim Prince (D) 38.3%
California 42 Gary Miller Republican 1998 Re-elected Gary Miller (R) 60.2%
Ed Chau (D) 39.8%
California 43 Joe Baca Democratic 1999 Re-elected Joe Baca (D) 69.2%
John Roberts (R) 30.8%
California 44 Ken Calvert Republican 1992 Re-elected Ken Calvert (R) 51.2%
Bill Hedrick (D) 48.8%
California 45 Mary Bono Republican 1998 Re-elected Mary Bono Mack (R) 58.3%
Julie Bornstein (D) 41.7%
California 46 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 1988 Re-elected Dana Rohrabacher (R) 52.6%
Debbie Cook (D) 43.1%
Thomas Lash (G) 2.8%
Ernst Gasteiger (L) 1.5%
California 47 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 1996 Re-elected Loretta Sanchez (D) 69.5%
Rosie Avila (R) 25.5%
Robert Lauten (AI) 5.0%
California 48 John Campbell Republican 2005 Re-elected John Campbell (R) 55.7%
Steve Young (D) 40.6%
Don Patterson (L) 3.7%
California 49 Darrell Issa Republican 2000 Re-elected Darrell Issa (R) 58.3%
Robert Hamilton (D) 37.5%
Lars Grossmith (L) 4.2%
California 50 Brian Bilbray Republican 2006 Re-elected Brian Bilbray (R) 50.3%
Nick Leibham (D) 45.2%
Wayne Dunlap (L) 4.5%
California 51 Bob Filner Democratic 1992 Re-elected Bob Filner (D) 72.8%
David Lee Joy (R) 24.2%
Dan Litwin (L) 3.0%
California 52 Duncan L. Hunter Republican 1980 Retired
Republican hold
Duncan D. Hunter (R) 56.4%
Mike Lumpkin (D) 39.0%
Michael Benoit (L) 4.6%
California 53 Susan Davis Democratic 2000 Re-elected Susan Davis (D) 68.5%
Michael Crimmins (R) 27.5%
Edward Teyssier (L) 4.0%

Colorado[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Colorado 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 1996 Re-elected Diana DeGette (D) 71.9%
George Lilly (R) 23.8%
Martin Buchanan (L) 4.3%
Colorado 2 Mark Udall Democratic 1998 Retired to run for U.S. Senate Jared Polis (D) 62.6%
Scott Starin (R) 33.9%
J.A. Calhoun (G) 2.9%
Bill Hammons (Unity) 0.6%
Colorado 3 John Salazar Democratic 2004 Re-elected John Salazar (D) 61.6%
Wayne Wolf (R) 38.4%
Colorado 4 Marilyn Musgrave Republican 2002 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Betsy Markey (D) 56.2%
Marilyn Musgrave (R) 43.8%
Colorado 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 2006 Re-elected Doug Lamborn (R) 60.0%
Hal Bidlack (D) 37.0%
Brian Scott (C) 2.9%
Colorado 6 Tom Tancredo Republican 1998 Retired
Republican hold
Mike Coffman (R) 60.7%
Hank Eng (D) 39.3%
Colorado 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 2006 Re-elected Ed Perlmutter (D) 63.5%
John Lerew (R) 36.5%

Connecticut[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Connecticut 1 John Larson Democratic 1998 Re-elected John Larson (D) 71.6%
Joe Visconti (R) 26.0%
Stephen Fournier (G) 2.4%
Connecticut 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 2006 Re-elected Joe Courtney (D) 65.7%
Sean Sullivan (R) 32.4%
Scott Deshefy (G) 1.9%
Connecticut 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1990 Re-elected Rosa DeLauro (D) 77.4%
Bo Itshaky (R) 19.7%
Ralph Ferrucci (G) 2.9%
Connecticut 4 Chris Shays Republican 1987 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Jim Himes (D) 51.3%
Chris Shays (R) 47.6%
Michael Carrano (L) 0.7%
Richard Duffee (G) 0.4%
Connecticut 5 Chris Murphy Democratic 2006 Re-elected Chris Murphy (D) 59.2%
David Cappiello (R) 39.0%
Harold Burbank (G) 1.0%
Thomas Winn (I) 0.8%

Delaware[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Delaware at Large Michael Castle Republican 1992 Re-elected Michael Castle (R) 61.1%
Karen Hartley-Nagle (D) 38.0%
Mark Anthony Parks (L) 0.9%

Florida[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Florida 1 Jeff Miller Republican 2001 Re-elected Jeff Miller (R) 70.2%
James Jim Bryan (D) 29.8%
Florida 2 Allen Boyd Democratic 1996 Re-elected Allen Boyd (D) 61.9%
Mark Mulligan (R) 38.1%
Florida 3 Corrine Brown Democratic 1992 Re-elected Corrine Brown (D) unopposed
Florida 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 2000 Re-elected Ander Crenshaw (R) 65.3%
Jay McGovern (D) 34.7%
Florida 5 Ginny Brown-Waite Republican 2002 Re-elected Ginny Brown-Waite (R) 61.2%
John Russell (D) 38.8%
Florida 6 Cliff Stearns Republican 1988 Re-elected Cliff Stearns (R) 60.9%
Tim Cunha (D) 39.1%
Florida 7 John Mica Republican 1992 Re-elected John Mica (R) 62.0%
Faye Armitage (D) 38.0%
Florida 8 Ric Keller Republican 2000 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Alan Grayson (D) 52.0%
Ric Keller (R) 48.0%
Florida 9 Gus Bilirakis Republican 2006 Re-elected Gus Bilirakis (R) 62.2%
Bill Mitchell (D) 36.3%
John Kalimnios (I) 1.0%
Richard Emmons (TL) 0.6%
Florida 10 Bill Young Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Young (R) 60.7%
Bob Hackworth (D) 39.3%
Florida 11 Kathy Castor Democratic 2006 Re-elected Kathy Castor (D) 71.7%
Eddie Adams (R) 28.3%
Florida 12 Adam Putnam Republican 2000 Re-elected Adam Putnam (R) 57.5%
Doug Tudor (D) 42.5%
Florida 13 Vern Buchanan Republican 2006 Re-elected Vern Buchanan (R) 55.5%
Christine Jennings (D) 37.5%
Jan Schneider (I) 5.5%
Don Baldauf (I) 1.5%
Florida 14 Connie Mack IV Republican 2004 Re-elected Connie Mack (R) 59.4%
Robert Neeld (D) 24.8%
Burt Saunders (I) 14.5%
Jeff George (I) 1.3%
Florida 15 Dave Weldon Republican 1994 Retired
Republican hold
Bill Posey (R) 53.1%
Stephen Blythe (D) 42.0%
Frank Zilaitis (I) 3.9%
Trevor Lowing (I) 1.0%
Florida 16 Tim Mahoney Democratic 2006 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Tom Rooney (R) 60.1%
Tim Mahoney (D) 39.9%
Florida 17 Kendrick Meek Democratic 2002 Re-elected Kendrick Meek (D) unopposed
Florida 18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 1989 Re-elected Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 57.9%
Annette Taddeo (D) 42.1%
Florida 19 Robert Wexler Democratic 1996 Re-elected Robert Wexler (D) 66.2%
Edward Lynch (R) 27.2%
Ben Graber (I) 6.6%
Florida 20 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2004 Re-elected Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 77.5%
Margaret Hostetter (I) 22.5%
Florida 21 Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican 1992 Re-elected Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R) 57.9%
Raul Martinez (D) 42.1%
Florida 22 Ron Klein Democratic 2006 Re-elected Ron Klein (D) 54.7%
Allen West (R) 45.3%
Florida 23 Alcee Hastings Democratic 1992 Re-elected Alcee Hastings (D) 82.1%
Marion Thorpe (R) 17.8%
Florida 24 Tom Feeney Republican 2002 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Suzanne Kosmas (D) 57.2%
Tom Feeney (R) 41.1%
Gaurav Bhola (I) 1.7%
Florida 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 2002 Re-elected Mario Diaz-Balart (R) 53.1%
Joe Garcia (D) 46.9%

Georgia[edit]

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

Hawaii[edit]

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

Idaho[edit]

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

Illinois[edit]

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

Indiana[edit]

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

Iowa[edit]

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

Kansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Kansas 1 Jerry Moran Republican 1996 Re-elected Jerry Moran (R) 81.8%
James Bordonaro (D) 13.2%
Kathleen Burton (Ref) 2.7%
Jack Warner (L) 2.1%
Kansas 2 Nancy Boyda Democratic 2006 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Lynn Jenkins (R) 50.6%
Nancy Boyda (D) 46.2%
Leslie Martin (Ref) 1.6%
Robert Garrard (L) 1.5%
Kansas 3 Dennis Moore Democratic 1998 Re-elected Dennis Moore (D) 56.4%
Nick Jordan (R) 39.6%
Joe Bellis (L) 2.8%
Roger Tucker (Ref) 1.0%
Kansas 4 Todd Tiahrt Republican 1994 Re-elected Todd Tiahrt (R) 63.4%
Donald Betts Jr. (D) 32.3%
Susan Ducey (Ref) 2.2%
Steve Rosile (L) 1.9%

Kentucky[edit]

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

Louisiana[edit]

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)
Re-elected Steve Scalise (R) 65.7%
Jim Harlan (D) 34.3%
Louisiana 2 Bill Jefferson Democratic 1990 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Joseph Cao (R) 49.5%
Bill Jefferson (D) 46.8%
Malik Rahim (G) 2.8%
Gregory Kahn (L) 0.8%
Louisiana 3 Charlie Melancon Democratic 2004 Re-elected Charlie Melancon (D) unopposed
Louisiana 4 Jim McCrery Republican 1988 Retired
Republican hold
John Fleming (R) 48.1%
Paul Carmouche (D) 47.7%
Chester T. Kelly (I) 3.5%
Gerard Bowen Jr. (I) 0.7%
Louisiana 5 Rodney Alexander Republican 2002 Re-elected Rodney Alexander (R) unopposed
Louisiana 6 Don Cazayoux Democratic May 3, 2008
(Special)
Lost re-election
Republican gain
Bill Cassidy (R) 48.1%
Don Cazayoux (D) 40.3%
Michael Jackson (I) 11.6%
Louisiana 7 Charles Boustany Republican 2004 Re-elected Charles Boustany (R) 61.9%
Don Cravins Jr. (D) 34.3%
Peter Vidrine (C) 3.8%

Maine[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Maine 1 Tom Allen Democratic 1996 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Chellie Pingree (D) 54.9%
Charlie Summers (R) 45.1%
Maine 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 2002 Re-elected Mike Michaud (D) 67.4%
John Frary (R) 32.6%

Maryland[edit]

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

Massachusetts[edit]

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

Michigan[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Michigan 1 Bart Stupak Democratic 1992 Re-elected Bart Stupak (D) 65.0%
Tom Casperson (R) 32.7%
Jean Marie Treacy (G) 0.8%
Dan Grow (L) 0.8%
Joshua Warren (UST) 0.6%
Michigan 2 Pete Hoekstra Republican 1992 Re-elected Pete Hoekstra (R) 62.4%
Fred Johnson (D) 34.8%
Dan Johnson (L) 1.6%
Ron Graeser (UST) 1.2%
Michigan 3 Vern Ehlers Republican 1993 Re-elected Vern Ehlers (R) 61.1%
Henry Sanchez (D) 35.4%
Erwin Haas (L) 3.4%
Michigan 4 Dave Camp Republican 1990 Re-elected Dave Camp (R) 61.9%
Andrew Concannon (D) 35.7%
John Emerick (UST) 1.2%
Allitta Hren (L) 1.1%
Michigan 5 Dale Kildee Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dale Kildee (D) 70.4%
Matt Sawicki (R) 27.0%
Leonard Schwartz (L) 1.4%
Ken Mathenia (G) 1.3%
Michigan 6 Fred Upton Republican 1986 Re-elected Fred Upton (R) 58.9%
Don Cooney (D) 38.6%
Greg Merle (L) 1.5%
Edward Pinkney (G) 1.1%
Michigan 7 Tim Walberg Republican 2006 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Mark Schauer (D) 48.8%
Tim Walberg (R) 46.5%
Lynn Meadows (G) 3.0%
Ken Proctor (L) 1.8%
Michigan 8 Mike Rogers Republican 2000 Re-elected Mike Rogers (R) 56.5%
Robert Alexander (D) 40.2%
Will Tyler White (L) 1.2%
Aaron Stuttman (G) 1.1%
George Zimmer (UST) 1.0%
Michigan 9 Joe Knollenberg Republican 1992 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Gary Peters (D) 52.1%
Joe Knollenberg (R) 42.6%
Jack Kevorkian (I) 2.6%
Adam Goodman (L) 1.4%
Douglas Campbell (G) 1.4%
Michigan 10 Candice Miller Republican 2002 Re-elected Candice Miller (R) 66.3%
Robert Denison (D) 31.2%
Neil Stephenson (L) 1.3%
Candace Caveny (G) 1.2%
Michigan 11 Thad McCotter Republican 2002 Re-elected Thad McCotter (R) 51.4%
Joseph Larkin (D) 45.4%
John Tatar (L) 1.7%
Erik Shelley (G) 1.5%
Michigan 12 Sander Levin Democratic 1982 Re-elected Sander Levin (D) 72.1%
Bert Copple (R) 23.9%
John Vico (L) 1.5%
Les Townsend (UST) 1.3%
William Opalicky (G) 1.2%
Michigan 13 Carolyn Kilpatrick Democratic 1996 Re-elected Carolyn Kilpatrick (D) 74.1%
Edward Gubics (R) 19.1%
George Corsetti (G) 4.2%
Greg Creswell (L) 2.6%
Michigan 14 John Conyers Jr. Democratic 1964 Re-elected John Conyers Jr. (D) 92.4%
Rick Secula (L) 4.4%
Clyde Shabazz (G) 3.2%
Michigan 15 John Dingell Democratic 1955 Re-elected John Dingell (D) 70.7%
John Lynch (R) 25.0%
Aimee Smith (G) 2.2%
Greg Stempfle (L) 1.2%
James Wagner (UST) 1.0%

Minnesota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Minnesota 1 Tim Walz Democratic 2006 Re-elected Tim Walz (D) 62.5%
Brian Davis (R) 32.9%
Gregory Mikkelson (IP) 4.5%
Minnesota 2 John Kline Republican 2002 Re-elected John Kline (R) 57.3%
Steve Sarvi (D) 42.6%
Minnesota 3 Jim Ramstad Republican 1990 Retired
Republican hold
Erik Paulsen (R) 48.5%
Ashwin Madia (D) 40.9%
David Dillon (IP) 10.6%
Minnesota 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 2000 Re-elected Betty McCollum (D) 68.4%
Ed Matthews (R) 31.3%
Minnesota 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 2006 Re-elected Keith Ellison (D) 70.9%
Barb Davis White (R) 22.0%
Bill McGaughey (IP) 6.9%
Minnesota 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 2006 Re-elected Michele Bachmann (R) 46.4%
Elwyn Tinklenberg (D) 43.4%
Bob Anderson (IP) 10.0%
Minnesota 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 1990 Re-elected Collin Peterson (D) 72.2%
Glenn Menze (R) 27.7%
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jim Oberstar (D) 67.7%
Michael Cummins (R) 32.2%

Mississippi[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Mississippi 1 Travis Childers Democratic May 13, 2008
(Special)
Re-elected Travis Childers (D) 54.5%
Greg Davis (R) 43.9%
Wally Pang (I) 1.1%
John Wages Jr. (G) 0.6%
Mississippi 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1993 Re-elected Bennie Thompson (D) 69.1%
Richard Cook (R) 30.9%
Mississippi 3 Chip Pickering Republican 1996 Retired
Republican hold
Gregg Harper (R) 62.5%
Joel Gill (D) 37.5%
Mississippi 4 Gene Taylor Democratic 1989 Re-elected Gene Taylor (D) 74.5%
John McCay (R) 25.5%

Missouri[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Missouri 1 William Lacy Clay Jr. Democratic 2000 Re-elected William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D) 86.9%
Robb Cunningham (L) 13.1%
Missouri 2 Todd Akin Republican 2000 Re-elected Todd Akin (R) 62.3%
Bill Haas (D) 35.4%
Thomas Knapp (L) 2.3%
Missouri 3 Russ Carnahan Democratic 2004 Re-elected Russ Carnahan (D) 66.4%
Chris Sander (R) 30.4%
Kevin Babcock (L) 1.8%
Cindy Redburn (C) 1.4%
Missouri 4 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ike Skelton (D) 65.9%
Jeff Parnell (R) 34.1%
Missouri 5 Emanuel Cleaver Democratic 2004 Re-elected Emanuel Cleaver (D) 64.4%
Jacob Turk (R) 35.6%
Missouri 6 Sam Graves Republican 2000 Re-elected Sam Graves (R) 59.4%
Kay Barnes (D) 36.9%
Dave Browning (L) 3.7%
Missouri 7 Roy Blunt Republican 1996 Re-elected Roy Blunt (R) 67.8%
Richard Monroe (D) 28.1%
Kevin Craig (L) 2.2%
Travis Maddox (C) 1.9%
Missouri 8 Jo Ann Emerson Republican 1996 Re-elected Jo Ann Emerson (R) 71.4%
Joe Allen (D) 26.2%
Branden McCullough (L) 1.6%
Richard Smith (C) 0.8%
Missouri 9 Kenny Hulshof Republican 1996 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) 50.0%
Judy Baker (D) 47.5%
Tamara Millay (L) 2.5%

Montana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Montana at Large Denny Rehberg Republican 2000 Re-elected Denny Rehberg (R) 64.2%
John Driscoll (D) 32.4%
Mike Fellows (L) 3.4%

Nebraska[edit]

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

Nevada[edit]

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

New Hampshire[edit]

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

New Jersey[edit]

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

New Mexico[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New Mexico 1 Heather Wilson Republican 1998 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic gain
Martin Heinrich (D) 55.7%
Darren White (R) 44.3%
New Mexico 2 Steve Pearce Republican 2002 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic gain
Harry Teague (D) 56.0%
Edward Tinsley (R) 44.0%
New Mexico 3 Tom Udall Democratic 1998 Retired to run for U.S. Senate Ben Lujan (D) 56.7%
Daniel East (R) 30.5%
Carol Miller (I) 12.8%

New York[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New York 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 2002 Re-elected Tim Bishop (D) 58.4%
Lee Zeldin (R) 41.6%
New York 2 Steve Israel Democratic 2000 Re-elected Steve Israel (D) 66.9%
Frank Stalzer (R) 33.1%
New York 3 Peter King Republican 1992 Re-elected Peter King (R) 63.9%
Graham Long (D) 36.1%
New York 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 1996 Re-elected Carolyn McCarthy (D) 64.0%
Jack Martins (R) 36.0%
New York 5 Gary Ackerman Democratic 1983 Re-elected Gary Ackerman (D) 70.7%
Elizabeth Berney (R) 27.4%
Jun Policarpo (Cons) 1.9%
New York 6 Gregory Meeks Democratic 1998 Re-elected Gregory Meeks (D) unopposed
New York 7 Joseph Crowley Democratic 1998 Re-elected Joseph Crowley (D) 84.7%
William Britt (R) 15.3%
New York 8 Jerrold Nadler Democratic 1992 Re-elected Jerrold Nadler (D) 80.5%
Grace Lin (R) 19.5%
New York 9 Anthony Weiner Democratic 1998 Re-elected Anthony Weiner (D) 93.3%
Alfred Donohue (Cons) 6.7%
New York 10 Ed Towns Democratic 1982 Re-elected Ed Towns (D) 94.2%
Salvatore Grupico (R) 5.8%
New York 11 Yvette Clarke Democratic 2006 Re-elected Yvette Clarke (D) 92.8%
Hugh Carr (R) 6.4%
Cartrell Gore (Cons) 0.8%
New York 12 Nydia Velazquez Democratic 1992 Re-elected Nydia Velazquez (D) 90.0%
Allan Romaguera (R) 10.0%
New York 13 Vito Fossella Republican 1997 Retired
Democratic gain
Michael McMahon (D) 60.9%
Robert Straniere (R) 33.3%
Timothy Cochrane (Cons) 3.1%
Carmine Morano (IP) 2.7%
New York 14 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 1992 Re-elected Carolyn Maloney (D) 79.8%
Robert Heim (R) 19.0%
Isaiah Matos (L) 1.2%
New York 15 Charles Rangel Democratic 1970 Re-elected Charles Rangel (D) 89.2%
Edward Daniels (R) 7.9%
Craig Schely (I) 1.9%
Martin Koppel (SW) 1.1%
New York 16 Jose Serrano Democratic 1990 Re-elected Jose Serrano (D) 96.6%
Ali Mohamed (R) 3.4%
New York 17 Eliot Engel Democratic 1988 Re-elected Eliot Engel (D) 79.9%
Robert Goodman (R) 20.1%
New York 18 Nita Lowey Democratic 1988 Re-elected Nita Lowey (D) 68.5%
Jim Russell (R) 31.5%
New York 19 John Hall Democratic 2006 Re-elected John Hall (D) 58.7%
Kieran Michael Lalor (R) 41.3%
New York 20 Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 2006 Re-elected Kirsten Gillibrand (D) 62.1%
Sandy Treadwell (R) 37.9%
New York 21 Mike McNulty Democratic 1988 Retired
Democratic hold
Paul Tonko (D) 62.1%
James Buhrmaster (R) 35.0%
Phillip Steck (IP) 2.9%
New York 22 Maurice Hinchey Democratic 1992 Re-elected Maurice Hinchey (D) 66.3%
George Phillips (R) 33.7%
New York 23 John McHugh Republican 1992 Re-elected John McHugh (R) 65.3%
Michael Oot (D) 34.7%
New York 24 Mike Arcuri Democratic 2006 Re-elected Mike Arcuri (D) 52.0%
Richard Hanna (R) 48.0%
New York 25 Jim Walsh Republican 1988 Retired
Democratic gain
Dan Maffei (D) 54.8%
Dale Sweetland (R) 41.9%
Howie Hawkins (G) 3.3%
New York 26 Tom Reynolds Republican 1998 Retired
Republican hold
Christoper Lee (R) 55.0%
Alice Kryzan (D) 40.5%
Jonathan Powers (WF) 4.5%
New York 27 Brian Higgins Democratic 2004 Re-elected Brian Higgins (D) 74.4%
Daniel Humiston (R) 22.6%
Harold Schroeder (Cons) 3.0%
New York 28 Louise Slaughter Democratic 1986 Re-elected Louise Slaughter (D) 78.0%
David Crimmen (R) 22.0%
New York 29 Randy Kuhl Republican 2004 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Eric Massa (D) 51.0%
Randy Kuhl (R) 49.0%

North Carolina[edit]

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

North Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
North Dakota at Large Earl Pomeroy Democratic-NPL 1992 Re-elected Earl Pomeroy (D-NPL) 62.0%
Duane Sand (R) 38.0%

Ohio[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Ohio 1 Steve Chabot Republican 1994 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Steven Driehaus (D) 52.4%
Steve Chabot (R) 47.5%
Ohio 2 Jean Schmidt Republican 2005 Re-elected Jean Schmidt (R) 44.8%
Victoria Wulsin (D) 37.5%
David Krikorian (I) 17.7%
Ohio 3 Mike Turner Republican 2002 Re-elected Mike Turner (R) 63.3%
Jane Mitakides (D) 36.7%
Ohio 4 Jim Jordan Republican 2006 Re-elected Jim Jordan (R) 65.2%
Mike Carroll (D) 34.8%
Ohio 5 Bob Latta Republican 2007 Re-elected Bob Latta (R) 64.1%
George Mays (D) 35.9%
Ohio 6 Charlie Wilson Democratic 2006 Re-elected Charlie Wilson (D) 62.3%
Dick Stobbs (R) 32.8%
Dennis Spisak (G) 4.9%
Ohio 7 Dave Hobson Republican 1990 Retired
Republican hold
Steve Austria (R) 58.2%
Sharen Neuhardt (D) 41.8%
Ohio 8 John Boehner Republican 1990 Re-elected John Boehner (R) 67.9%
Nick von Stein (D) 32.1%
Ohio 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 1982 Re-elected Marcy Kaptur (D) 74.4%
Bradley Leavitt (R) 25.6%
Ohio 10 Dennis Kucinich Democratic 1996 Re-elected Dennis Kucinich (D) 57.0%
Jim Trakas (R) 39.1%
Paul Conroy (L) 3.9%
Ohio 11 Vacant Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D) died August 20, 2008
Democratic hold
Marcia Fudge (D) 85.2%
Thomas Pekarek (R) 14.7%
Craig Willis (W-I) 0.1%
Ohio 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 2000 Re-elected Pat Tiberi (R) 54.8%
David Robinson (D) 42.2%
Steven Linnabary (L) 3.0%
Ohio 13 Betty Sutton Democratic 2006 Re-elected Betty Sutton (D) 64.5%
David Potter (R) 35.4%
Ohio 14 Steve LaTourette Republican 1994 Re-elected Steve LaTourette (R) 58.3%
William O'Neill (D) 38.7%
David Macko (L) 2.9%
Ohio 15 Deborah Pryce Republican 1992 Retired
Democratic gain
Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 45.9%
Steve Stivers (R) 45.2%
Mark Michael Noble (L) 4.6%
Don Elijah Eckhart (I) 4.3%
Ohio 16 Ralph Regula Republican 1972 Retired
Democratic gain
John Boccieri (D) 55.4%
Kirk Schuring (R) 44.6%
Ohio 17 Tim Ryan Democratic 2002 Re-elected Tim Ryan (D) 78.2%
Duane Grassell (R) 21.8%
Ohio 18 Zack Space Democratic 2006 Re-elected Zack Space (D) 59.9%
Fred Dailey (R) 40.1%

Oklahoma[edit]

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

Oregon[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Oregon 1 David Wu Democratic 1998 Re-elected David Wu (D) 71.5%
Joel Haugen (I) 17.5%
Scott Semrau (C) 4.3%
H. Joe Tabor (L) 3.3%
Chris Henry (PG) 2.1%
Oregon 2 Greg Walden Republican 1998 Re-elected Greg Walden (R) 69.5%
Noah Lemas (D) 25.8%
Tristin Mock (PG) 2.8%
Richard Hake (C) 1.7%
Oregon 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 1996 Re-elected Earl Blumenauer (D) 74.5%
Delia Lopez (R) 20.8%
Michael Meo (PG) 4.4%
Oregon 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 1986 Re-elected Peter DeFazio (D) 82.3%
Jaynee Germond (C) 12.9%
Mike Beilstein (PG) 3.9%
Oregon 5 Darlene Hooley Democratic 1996 Retired
Democratic hold
Kurt Schrader (D) 54.3%
Mike Erickson (R) 38.3%
Sean Bates (I) 2.0%
Douglas Patterson (C) 2.0%
Alex Polikoff (PG) 1.6%
Steve Milligan (L) 1.4%

Pennsylvania[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 Bob Brady Democratic 1998 Re-elected Bob Brady (D) 90.8%
Mike Muhammad (R) 9.2%
Pennsylvania 2 Chaka Fattah Democratic 1994 Re-elected Chaka Fattah (D) 88.9%
Adam Lang (R) 11.1%
Pennsylvania 3 Phil English Republican 1994 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Kathy Dahlkemper (D) 51.2%
Phil English (R) 48.8%
Pennsylvania 4 Jason Altmire Democratic 2006 Re-elected Jason Altmire (D) 55.9%
Melissa Hart (R) 44.1%
Pennsylvania 5 John Peterson Republican 1996 Retired
Republican hold
G.T. Thompson (R) 56.7%
Mark McCracken (D) 41.0%
James Fryman (L) 2.2%
Pennsylvania 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 2002 Re-elected Jim Gerlach (R) 52.1%
Bob Roggio (D) 47.9%
Pennsylvania 7 Joe Sestak Democratic 2006 Re-elected Joe Sestak (D) 59.6%
Craig Williams (R) 40.4%
Pennsylvania 8 Patrick Murphy Democratic 2006 Re-elected Patrick Murphy (D) 56.8%
Tom Manion (R) 41.6%
Tom Lingenfelter (I) 1.6%
Pennsylvania 9 Bill Shuster Republican 2001 Re-elected Bill Shuster (R) 63.9%
Tony Barr (D) 36.1%
Pennsylvania 10 Chris Carney Democratic 2006 Re-elected Chris Carney (D) 56.3%
Chris Hackett (R) 43.7%
Pennsylvania 11 Paul Kanjorski Democratic 1984 Re-elected Paul Kanjorski (D) 51.6%
Lou Barletta (R) 48.4%
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Re-elected John Murtha (D) 57.9%
William Russell (R) 42.1%
Pennsylvania 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 2004 Re-elected Allyson Schwartz (D) 62.8%
Marina Kats (R) 34.5%
John McDermott (C) 2.7%
Pennsylvania 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 1994 Re-elected Mike Doyle (D) 91.3%
Titus North (G) 8.7%
Pennsylvania 15 Charlie Dent Republican 2004 Re-elected Charlie Dent (R) 58.6%
Sam Bennett (D) 41.4%
Pennsylvania 16 Joe Pitts Republican 1996 Re-elected Joe Pitts (R) 55.8%
Bruce Slater (D) 39.4%
John Murphy (I) 3.9%
Daniel Frank (C) 0.9%
Pennsylvania 17 Tim Holden Democratic 1992 Re-elected Tim Holden (D) 63.7%
Toni Gilhooley (R) 36.3%
Pennsylvania 18 Tim Murphy Republican 2002 Re-elected Tim Murphy (R) 64.1%
Steve O'Donnell (D) 35.9%
Pennsylvania 19 Todd Platts Republican 2000 Re-elected Todd Platts (R) 66.6%
Phil Avillo (D) 33.4%

Rhode Island[edit]

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

South Carolina[edit]

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

South Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
South Dakota at Large Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Democratic 2004 Re-elected Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 67.6%
Chris Lien (R) 32.4%

Tennessee[edit]

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

Texas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Texas 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 2004 Re-elected Louie Gohmert (R) 87.6%
Roger Owen (I) 12.4%
Texas 2 Ted Poe Republican 2004 Re-elected Ted Poe (R) 88.9%
Craig Wolfe (L) 11.1%
Texas 3 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 Re-elected Sam Johnson (R) 59.7%
Tom Daley (D) 38.0%
Christopher Claytor (L) 2.2%
Texas 4 Ralph Hall Republican 1980 Re-elected Ralph Hall (R) 68.8%
Glenn Melancon (D) 29.3%
Fred Annett (L) 1.9%
Texas 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2002 Re-elected Jeb Hensarling (R) 83.6%
Ken Ashby (L) 16.4%
Texas 6 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Re-elected Joe Barton (R) 62.0%
Ludwig Otto (D) 35.6%
Max Koch (L) 2.4%
Texas 7 John Culberson Republican 2000 Re-elected John Culberson (R) 55.9%
Michael Skelly (D) 42.4%
Drew Parks (L) 1.7%
Texas 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Re-elected Kevin Brady (R) 72.6%
Kent Hargett (D) 24.8%
Brian Stevens (L) 2.7%
Texas 9 Al Green Democratic 2004 Re-elected Al Green (D) 93.6%
Brad Walters (L) 6.4%
Texas 10 Michael McCaul Republican 2004 Re-elected Michael McCaul (R) 53.9%
Larry Joe Doherty (D) 43.1%
Matt Finkel (L) 3.0%
Texas 11 Mike Conaway Republican 2004 Re-elected Mike Conaway (R) 88.3%
John Strohm (L) 11.7%
Texas 12 Kay Granger Republican 1996 Re-elected Kay Granger (R) 67.6%
Tracey Smith (D) 30.6%
Shiloh Sidney Shambaugh (L) 1.8%
Texas 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Re-elected Mac Thornberry (R) 77.6%
Roger Waun (D) 22.4%
Texas 14 Ron Paul Republican 1996 Re-elected Ron Paul (R) unopposed
Texas 15 Ruben Hinojosa Democratic 1996 Re-elected Ruben Hinojosa (D) 65.7%
Eddie Zamora (R) 31.9%
Gricha Raether (L) 2.3%
Texas 16 Silvestre Reyes Democratic 1996 Re-elected Silvestre Reyes (D) 82.1%
Mette Baker (L) 10.3%
Ben Mendoza (I) 7.6%
Texas 17 Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Re-elected Chet Edwards (D) 53.0%
Rob Curnock (R) 45.5%
Gardner Osborne (L) 1.5%
Texas 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Re-elected Sheila Jackson Lee (D) 77.3%
John Faulk (R) 20.3%
Mike Taylor (L) 2.3%
Texas 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 2002 Re-elected Randy Neugebauer (R) 72.4%
Dwight Fullingim (D) 24.9%
Chip Peterson (L) 2.6%
Texas 20 Charlie Gonzalez Democratic 1998 Re-elected Charlie Gonzalez (D) 71.9%
Robert Litoff (R) 25.2%
Michael Idrogo (L) 2.9%
Texas 21 Lamar Smith Republican 1986 Re-elected Lamar Smith (R) 80.0%
James Arthur Strohm (L) 20.0%
Texas 22 Nick Lampson Democratic 2006 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Pete Olson (R) 52.4%
Nick Lampson (D) 45.4%
John Wieder (L) 2.2%
Texas 23 Ciro Rodriguez Democratic 2006 Re-elected Ciro Rodriguez (D) 55.8%
Lyle Larson (R) 41.9%
Lani Connolly (L) 2.3%
Texas 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 2004 Re-elected Kenny Marchant (R) 56.0%
Tom Love (D) 41.1%
David Casey (L) 2.9%
Texas 25 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Re-elected Lloyd Doggett (D) 65.8%
George Morovich (R) 30.4%
Jim Stutsman (L) 3.7%
Texas 26 Michael Burgess Republican 2002 Re-elected Michael Burgess (R) 60.2%
Ken Leach (D) 36.4%
Stephanie Weiss (L) 3.4%
Texas 27 Solomon Ortiz Democratic 1982 Re-elected Solomon Ortiz (D) 57.9%
Willie Vaden (R) 38.4%
Robert Powell (L) 3.7%
Texas 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 2004 Re-elected Henry Cuellar (D) 68.7%
Jim Fish (R) 29.2%
Ross Lynn Leone (L) 2.1%
Texas 29 Gene Green Democratic 1992 Re-elected Gene Green (D) 74.6%
Eric Story (R) 23.9%
Joel Grace (L) 1.5%
Texas 30 Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Re-elected Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) 82.5%
Fred Wood (R) 15.9%
Jarrett Woods (L) 1.6%
Texas 31 John Carter Republican 2002 Re-elected John Carter(R) 60.3%
Brian Ruiz (D) 36.6%
Barry Cooper (L) 3.1%
Texas 32 Pete Sessions Republican 1996 Re-elected Pete Sessions (R) 57.2%
Eric Roberson (D) 40.6%
Alex Bischoff (L) 2.2%

Utah[edit]

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

Vermont[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Vermont at Large Peter Welch Democratic 2006 Re-elected Peter Welch (D/R) 83.2%
Mike Bethel (I) 4.8%
Jerry Trudell (I) 3.6%
Thomas James Herman (P) 3.0%
Cris Ericson (I) 2.6%
Jane Newton (LU) 1.7%

Virginia[edit]

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

Washington[edit]

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

West Virginia[edit]

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

Wisconsin[edit]

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

Wyoming[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Wyoming at Large Barbara Cubin Republican 1994 Retired
Republican hold
Cynthia Lummis (R) 52.6%
Gary Trauner (D) 42.8%
W. David Herbert (L) 4.4%

Non-voting Delegates[edit]

  Democratic hold
  Democratic pickup
  Independent gain

American Samoa[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
American Samoa Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 1988 Re-elected Eni Faleomavaega (D) 60.4%
Aumua Amata Coleman (R) 35.0%
Rosie F. Tago Lancaster (I) 4.6%

District of Columbia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
District of Columbia Eleanor Holmes Norton Democratic 1990 Re-elected Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) 92.3%
Maude Hills (G) 6.8%

Guam[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Guam Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 2002 Re-elected Madeleine Bordallo (D) unopposed

Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Northern Mariana Islands New seat Independent gain Gregorio Sablan (I) 24.5%
Pedro Tenorio (R) 20.7%
John Gonzales (I) 18.7%
Juan Lizama (I) 17.3%
Luis Cristostimo (I) 9.5%
David Cing (D) 2.9%
Felipe Atalig (I) 2.5%
Chong Won (I) 2.4%
John Davis (I) 1.5%

Puerto Rico[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño New Progressive Party 2004 New Progressive hold Pedro Pierluisi (NPP)[30] 53.1%
Alfredo Salazar (PPD) 42.5%
Carlos Alberto Velazquez Lopez (PPR) 2.4%
Jessica Martinez (PIP) 2.0%

United States Virgin Islands[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
U.S. Virgin Islands Donna Christian-Christensen Democratic 1996 Re-elected Donna Christian-Christensen (D) unopposed

See also[edit]

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