United States House of Representatives elections, 1978

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United States House of Representatives elections, 1978
United States
1976 ←
November 7, 1978
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All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
218 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  SpeakerO'Neill.jpg JohnRhodes.jpg
Leader Tip O'Neill John Rhodes
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat Massachusetts-11th Arizona-1st
Last election 292 seats 143 seats
Seats won 277 158
Seat change Decrease 15 Increase 15
Popular vote 29,317,922 24,471,291
Percentage 53.7% 44.8%
Swing Decrease 2.2% Increase 2.5%

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Speaker before election

Tip O'Neill
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Tip O'Neill
Democratic

The U.S. House election, 1978 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1978 which occurred in the middle of President Jimmy Carter's term, when the country was going through an energy crisis and facing rapid inflation. The President's Democratic Party lost seats to the opposition Republican Party, in this case a net of 15, but the Democrats still retained a rather large majority.

Notable freshmen included future Vice President Dick Cheney (R-Wy.), future Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), future Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), future U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Me.), and future vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro (D-N.Y.).

Future president George W. Bush was the Republican nominee for a seat in Texas, but lost.

Overall results[edit]

277 158
Democratic Republican
Parties Seats Popular Vote
Previous
election
This
election
+/- Strength Vote  % Change
  Democratic 292 277 Decrease 15 63.7% 29,317,222 53.7% Decrease 2.2%
  Republican 143 158 Increase 15 36.3% 24,471,291 44.8% Increase 2.5%
  Independents Steady Steady Steady Steady 344,272 0.6% Decrease 0.2%
  American Independent Steady Steady Steady Steady 74,765 0.1% Steady
  Conservative Steady Steady Steady Steady 74,531 0.1% Steady
  Libertarian Steady Steady Steady Steady 64,310 0.1% Steady
  U.S. Labor Steady Steady Steady Steady 45,866 0.1% Steady
  Liberal Steady Steady Steady Steady 44,807 0.1% Steady
  Peace and Freedom Steady Steady Steady Steady 39,017 0.1% Increase 0.1%
  American Steady Steady Steady Steady 34,110 0.1% Decrease 0.1%
  Socialist Workers Steady Steady Steady Steady 19,530 <0.1% Steady
  Prohibition Steady Steady Steady Steady 9,992 <0.1% Steady
  Communist Steady Steady Steady Steady 9,261 <0.1% Steady
  La Raza Unida Steady Steady Steady Steady 7,185 <0.1% Steady
  Liberty Union Steady Steady Steady Steady 6,505 <0.1% Steady
  Peoples Independent Coalition Steady Steady Steady Steady 5,396 <0.1% Steady
  Workers Steady Steady Steady Steady 2,709 <0.1% Steady
  Socialist Labor Steady Steady Steady Steady 2,434 <0.1% Steady
  Aloha Democratic Steady Steady Steady Steady 2,095 <0.1% Steady
  Betsy Ross Steady Steady Steady Steady 1,629 <0.1% Steady
  Socialist Steady Steady Steady Steady 978 <0.1% Steady
  United Labor Steady Steady Steady Steady 712 <0.1% Steady
  Others Steady Steady Steady Steady 5,305 <0.1% Decrease 0.3%
Total 435 435 0 100.0% 54,583,922 100.0% -

Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk

Popular vote
Democratic
  
53.71%
Republican
  
44.83%
Others
  
1.46%
House seats
Democratic
  
63.68%
Republican
  
36.32%
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80+ to 100% Democratic
  80+ to 100% Republican
  60+ to 80% Democratic
  60+ to 80% Republican
  Up to 60% Democratic
  Up to 60% Republican
Striped = 50/50 split
Change in seats
 
  3-5 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain
  no net change
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80.1-100% Democratic
  80.1-100% Republican
  60.1-80% Democratic
  60.1-80% Republican
  Up to 60% Democratic
  Up to 60% Republican
  6+ Democratic gain
  6+ Republican gain
  3-5 Democratic gain
  3-5 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain
  no net change

Retiring Incumbents[edit]

Incumbents Defeated[edit]

Separate elections[edit]

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November elections[edit]

Key to party abbreviations: AI=American Independent, D=Democrat, PF=Peace and Freedom, R=Republican.

Alabama[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alabama 1 Jack Edwards Republican 1964 Re-elected Jack Edwards (R) 63.9%
L. W. Noonan (D) 36.1%
Alabama 2 William Louis Dickinson Republican 1964 Re-elected William Louis Dickinson (R) 54.0%
Wendell Mitchell (D) 46.0%
Alabama 3 William Flynt Nichols Democratic 1966 Re-elected William Flynt Nichols (D) Unopposed
Alabama 4 Tom Bevill Democratic 1966 Re-elected Tom Bevill (D) Unopposed
Alabama 5 Ronnie Flippo Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ronnie Flippo (D) 96.8%
Harvey Nicholas Crumhorn (L) 3.2%
Alabama 6 John Hall Buchanan, Jr. Republican 1964 Re-elected John Hall Buchanan, Jr. (R) 61.7%
Don Hawkins (D) 38.3%
Alabama 7 Walter Flowers Democratic 1968 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic hold
Richard Shelby (D) 93.8%
Fulton Gray (Con) 4.0%
Jim Scruggs (R) 2.2%

Alaska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alaska At-large Don Young Republican 1972 Re-elected Don Young (R) 55.5%
Patrick Rodey (D) 44.5%

Arizona[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arizona 1 John Jacob Rhodes Republican 1952 Re-elected John Jacob Rhodes (R) 71.0%
Ken Graves (D) 29.0%
Arizona 2 Mo Udall Democratic 1961 Re-elected Mo Udall (D) 52.5%
Tom Richey (R) 45.4%
Joe Bach (L) 1.1%
Betsy McDonald (Socialist Workers) 0.9%
Arizona 3 Bob Stump Democratic 1976 Re-elected Bob Stump (D) 85.0%
Kathleen Cooke (L) 15.0%
Arizona 4 Eldon Rudd Republican 1976 Re-elected Eldon Rudd (R) 63.1%
Michael McCormick (D) 33.8%
Lawrence W. Jerome (L) 3.1%

Arkansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arkansas 1 William Vollie Alexander, Jr. Democratic 1968 Re-elected William Vollie Alexander, Jr. (D) Unopposed
Arkansas 2 Jim Guy Tucker Democratic 1976 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican gain
Ed Bethune (R) 51.2%
Benton Douglas Brandon, Jr. (D) 48.8%
Arkansas 3 John P. Hammerschmidt Republican 1966 Re-elected John P. Hammerschmidt (R) 78.4%
William Curtis Mears (D) 21.6%
Arkansas 4 Ray Thornton Democratic 1972 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic hold
Beryl Anthony, Jr. (D) Unopposed

California[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
California 1 Harold T. Johnson Democratic 1958 Re-elected Harold T. Johnson (D) 59.4%
James E. Taylor (R) 40.6%
California 2 Donald H. Clausen Republican 1963 Re-elected Donald H. Clausen (R) 52.0%
Norma K. Bork (D) 45.3%
Irv Sutley (PF) 2.8%
California 3 John E. Moss Democratic 1952 Retired
Democratic hold
Bob Matsui (D) 53.4%
Sandy Smoley (R) 46.6%
California 4 Robert L. Leggett Democratic 1962 Retired
Democratic hold
Victor H. Fazio (D) 55.4%
Rex Hime (R) 44.6%
California 5 John L. Burton Democratic 1974 Re-elected John L. Burton (D) 66.8%
Dolores Skore (R) 33.2%
California 6 Phillip Burton Democratic 1964 Re-elected Phillip Burton (D) 68.3%
Tom Spinosa (R) 28.0%
Raymond O. Heaps (AI) 3.7%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Re-elected George Miller (D) 63.4%
Paula Gordon (R) 33.7%
Melvin E. Stanley (AI) 2.8%
California 8 Ron Dellums Democratic 1970 Re-elected Ron Dellums (D) 57.4%
Charles V. Hughes (R) 42.6%
California 9 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Re-elected Pete Stark (D) 65.4%
Robert S. Allen (R) 30.5%
Lawrence J. Phillips (PF) 4.1%
California 10 Don Edwards Democratic 1962 Re-elected Don Edwards (D) 67.1%
Rudy Hansen (R) 32.9%
California 11 Leo Ryan Democratic 1972 Re-elected Leo Ryan (D) 60.5%
Dave Welch (R) 35.6%
Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff (AI) 3.9%
California 12 Pete McCloskey Republican 1967 Re-elected Pete McCloskey (R) 73.1%
Kirsten Olsen (D) 21.5%
Harold R. Boylan (AI) 3.5%
Adele Fumino (PF) 1.9%
California 13 Norman Mineta Democratic 1974 Re-elected Norman Mineta (D) 57.5%
Dan O'Keefe (R) 39.5%
Robert Goldsborough III (PF) 3.0%
California 14 John J. McFall Democratic 1956 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Norman D. Shumway (R) 53.4%
John J. McFall (D) 42.6%
George Darold Waldron (AI) 4.0%
California 15 Bernice F. Sisk Democratic 1954 Retired
Democratic hold
Tony Coelho (D) 60.1%
Chris Patterakis (R) 39.9%
California 16 Leon Panetta Democratic 1976 Re-elected Leon Panetta (D) 61.4%
Eric Seastrand (R) 38.6%
California 17 John Hans Krebs Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Chip Pashayan (R) 54.5%
John Hans Krebs (D) 45.5%
California 18 Vacant William M. Ketchum (R) died June 24, 1978
Republican hold
Bill Thomas (R) 59.3%
Bob Sogge (D) 40.7%
California 19 Robert J. Lagomarsino Republican 1974 Re-elected Robert J. Lagomarsino (R) 71.7%
Jerry Zamos (D) 24.3%
Milton Shiro Takei (PF) 4.0%
California 20 Barry Goldwater, Jr. Republican 1969 Re-elected Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R) 66.4%
Pat Lear (D) 33.6%
California 21 James C. Corman Democratic 1960 Re-elected James C. Corman (D) 59.5%
Rod Walsh (R) 35.9%
Bill Hill (PF) 4.6%
California 22 Carlos Moorhead Republican 1972 Re-elected Carlos Moorhead (R) 64.6%
Robert S. Henry (D) 35.4%
California 23 Anthony C. Beilenson Democratic 1976 Re-elected Anthony C. Beilenson (D) 65.6%
Joseph Barbara (R) 34.4%
California 24 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Re-elected Henry Waxman (D) 62.7%
Howard G. Schaefer (R) 32.6%
Kevin Casey Peters (PF) 4.8%
California 25 Edward R. Roybal Democratic 1962 Re-elected Edward R. Roybal (D) 67.4%
Robert K. Watson (R) 32.6%
California 26 John H. Rousselot Republican 1970 Re-elected John H. Rousselot (R) Unopposed
California 27 Bob Dornan Republican 1976 Re-elected Bob Dornan (R) 51.0%
Carey Peck (D) 49.0%
California 28 Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Democratic 1972 Retired to run for Attorney General of California
Democratic hold
Julian C. Dixon (D) Unopposed
California 29 Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic 1962 Re-elected Augustus F. Hawkins (D) 85.0%
Uriah J. Fields (R) 15.0%
California 30 George E. Danielson Democratic 1970 Re-elected George E. Danielson (D) 71.4%
Henry Ares (R) 28.6%
California 31 Charles H. Wilson Democratic 1962 Re-elected Charles H. Wilson (D) 67.8%
Don Grimshaw (R) 32.2%
California 32 Glenn M. Anderson Democratic 1968 Re-elected Glenn M. Anderson (D) 71.4%
Sonya Mathison (R) 22.4%
Ida Bader (AI) 6.1%
California 33 Del M. Clawson Republican 1963 Retired
Republican hold
Wayne R. Grisham (R) 56.0%
Dennis S. Kazarian (D) 44.0%
California 34 Mark W. Hannaford Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Dan Lungren (R) 53.7%
Mark W. Hannaford (D) 43.7%
Lawrence John Stafford (AI) 2.6%
California 35 James F. Lloyd Democratic 1974 Re-elected James F. Lloyd (D) 54.0%
David Dreier (R) 46.0%
California 36 George Brown, Jr. Democratic 1972 Re-elected George Brown, Jr. (D) 62.9%
Dana Warren Carmody (R) 37.1%
California 37 Shirley Neil Pettis Republican 1975 Retired
Republican hold
Jerry Lewis (R) 61.4%
Dan Corcoran (D) 34.8%
Bernard Wahl (AI) 3.8%
California 38 Jerry M. Patterson Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jerry M. Patterson (D) 58.6%
Dan Goedeke (R) 41.4%
California 39 Charles E. Wiggins Republican 1966 Retired
Republican hold
William E. Dannemeyer (R) 63.7%
William E. "Bill" Farris (D) 36.3%
California 40 Robert Badham Republican 1976 Re-elected Robert Badham (R) 65.9%
Jim McGuy (D) 34.1%
California 41 Bob Wilson Republican 1952 Re-elected Bob Wilson (R) 58.1%
King Golden, Jr. (D) 41.9%
California 42 Lionel Van Deerlin Democratic 1962 Re-elected Lionel Van Deerlin (D) 73.7%
Lawrence C. Mattera (R) 26.3%
California 43 Clair Burgener Republican 1972 Re-elected Clair Burgener (R) 68.7%
Ruben B. Brooks (D) 31.3%

Colorado[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Colorado 1 Patricia Schroeder Democratic 1972 Re-elected Patricia Schroeder (D) 61.5%
Gene Hutcheson (R) 37.0%
Susan Lorraine Adley (Socialist Workers) 1.5%
Colorado 2 Tim Wirth Democratic 1974 Re-elected Tim Wirth (D) 52.9%
Ed Scott (R) 47.1%
Colorado 3 Frank E. Evans Democratic 1964 Retired
Democratic hold
Raymond P. Kogovsek (D) 49.3%
Harold L. McCormick (R) 49.0%
Henry John Olshaw (I) 1.7%
Colorado 4 James Paul Johnson Republican 1972 Re-elected James Paul Johnson (R) 61.2%
Morgan Smith (D) 38.8%
Colorado 5 William L. Armstrong Republican 1972 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Ken Kramer (R) 59.8%
Gerry Frank (D) 34.4%
L. W. Dan Bridges (I) 5.8%

Connecticut[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 William R. Cotter Democratic 1970 Re-elected William R. Cotter (D) 59.6%
Ben F. Andrews, Jr. (R) 39.3%
Donna C. McDonough (Lab) 1.1%
Connecticut 2 Chris Dodd Democratic 1974 Re-elected Chris Dodd (D) 69.9%
Thomas Hudson Connell (R) 30.1%
Connecticut 3 Robert Giaimo Democratic 1958 Re-elected Robert Giaimo (D) 58.1%
John G. Pucciano (R) 40.0%
Joelle R. Fishman (C) 1.8%
Connecticut 4 Stewart McKinney Republican 1970 Re-elected Stewart McKinney (R) 58.4%
Michael G. Morgan (D) 41.6%
Connecticut 5 Ronald A. Sarasin Republican 1972 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic gain
William R. Ratchford (D) 52.3%
George C. Guidera (R) 47.7%
Connecticut 6 Toby Moffett Democratic 1974 Re-elected Toby Moffett (D) 64.2%
Daniel F. Mackinnon (R) 35.8%

Delaware[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Delaware At-large Thomas B. Evans, Jr. Republican 1976 Re-elected Thomas B. Evans, Jr. (R) 58.2%
Gary E. Hindes (D) 41.2%
James E. Hicks (AI) 0.6%

Florida[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Florida 1 Robert L. F. Sikes Democratic 1940 Retired
Democratic hold
Earl Dewitt Hutto (D) 63.3%
Warren Briggs (R) 36.7%
Florida 2 Don Fuqua Democratic 1962 Re-elected Don Fuqua (D) 81.7%
Pete Brathwaite (R) 18.3%
Florida 3 Charles Edward Bennett Democratic 1948 Re-elected Charles Edward Bennett (D) Unopposed
Florida 4 William V. Chappell, Jr. Democratic 1968 Re-elected William V. Chappell, Jr. (D) 73.1%
Tom Boney (R) 26.9%
Florida 5 Richard Kelly Republican 1974 Re-elected Richard Kelly (R) 51.1%
David Ryan Best (D) 48.9%
Florida 6 Bill Young Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Young (R) 78.8%
Jim Christison (D) 21.2%
Florida 7 Sam M. Gibbons Democratic 1962 Re-elected Sam M. Gibbons (D) Unopposed
Florida 8 Andy Ireland Democratic 1976 Re-elected Andy Ireland (D) Unopposed
Florida 9 Louis Frey, Jr. Republican 1968 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic gain
Bill Nelson (D) 61.5%
Edward J. Gurney (R) 38.5%
Florida 10 Louis A. Bafalis Republican 1972 Re-elected Louis A. Bafalis (R) Unopposed
Florida 11 Paul Rogers Democratic 1954 Retired
Democratic hold
Dan Mica (D) 55.3%
Bill James (R) 44.7%
Florida 12 J. Herbert Burke Republican 1966 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Edward J. Stack (D) 61.6%
J. Herbert Burke (R) 38.4%
Florida 13 William Lehman Democratic 1972 Re-elected William Lehman (D) Unopposed
Florida 14 Claude Pepper Democratic 1962 Re-elected Claude Pepper (D) 63.1%
Al Cardenas (R) 36.9%
Florida 15 Dante Fascell Democratic 1954 Re-elected Dante Fascell (D) 74.2%
Herbert J. Hoodwin (R) 25.8%

Georgia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Georgia 1 Ronald "Bo" Ginn Democratic 1972 Re-elected Ronald "Bo" Ginn (D) Unopposed
Georgia 2 Dawson Mathis Democratic 1970 Re-elected Dawson Mathis (D) Unopposed
Georgia 3 Jack Thomas Brinkley Democratic 1966 Re-elected Jack Thomas Brinkley (D) Unopposed
Georgia 4 Elliott H. Levitas Democratic 1974 Re-elected Elliott H. Levitas (D) 80.9%
Homer Cheung (R) 19.1%
Georgia 5 Wyche Fowler Democratic 1977 Re-elected Wyche Fowler (D) 75.5%
Thomas P. Bowles, Jr. (R) 24.5%
Georgia 6 John James Flynt, Jr. Democratic 1954 Retired
Republican gain
Newt Gingrich (R) 54.4%
Virginia Shapard (D) 45.6%
Georgia 7 Larry McDonald Democratic 1974 Re-elected Larry McDonald (D) 66.5%
Earnest Norsworthy (R) 33.5%
Georgia 8 Billy Lee Evans Democratic 1976 Re-elected Billy Lee Evans (D) Unopposed
Georgia 9 Ed Jenkins Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ed Jenkins (D) 76.9%
David G. Ashworth (R) 23.1%
Georgia 10 Doug Barnard, Jr. Democratic 1976 Re-elected Doug Barnard, Jr. (D) Unopposed

Hawaii[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Hawaii 1 Cecil Heftel Democratic 1976 Re-elected Cecil Heftel (D) 73.3%
William D. Spillane (R) 21.2%
Peter David Larsen (L) 3.7%
Debra Figueroa (Ind Dem) 1.8%
Hawaii 2 Daniel Akaka Democratic 1976 Re-elected Daniel Akaka (D) 85.7%
Charlie Isaak (R) 11.4%
Amelia L. Fritts (L) 2.9%

Idaho[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Idaho 1 Steve Symms Republican 1972 Re-elected Steve Symms (R) 59.9%
Roy Truby (D) 40.1%
Idaho 2 George V. Hansen Republican 1974 Re-elected George V. Hansen (R) 57.3%
Stan Kress (D) 42.7%

Illinois[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Illinois 1 Ralph H. Metcalfe Democratic 1970 Died in office
Democratic hold
Bennett M. Stewart (D) 58.5%
A. A. Rayner, Jr. (R) 41.3%
??? (W/I) 0.2%
Illinois 2 Morgan F. Murphy Democratic 1970 Re-elected Morgan F. Murphy (D) 86.0%
James P. Wognum (R) 11.8%
Carl Stanley Holmes (I) 2.2%
Illinois 3 Marty Russo Democratic 1974 Re-elected Marty Russo (D) 65.2%
Robert L. Dunne (R) 34.8%
Illinois 4 Ed Derwinski Republican 1958 Re-elected Ed Derwinski (R) 66.9%
Andrew Thomas (D) 33.1%
Illinois 5 John G. Fary Democratic 1975 Re-elected John G. Fary (D) 84.0%
Joseph A. Barracca (R) 16.0%
Illinois 6 Henry Hyde Republican 1974 Re-elected Henry Hyde (R) 66.2%
Jeanne P. Quinn (D) 33.8%
Illinois 7 Cardiss Collins Democratic 1973 Re-elected Cardiss Collins (D) 86.3%
James C. Holt (R) 13.7%
Illinois 8 Dan Rostenkowski Democratic 1958 Re-elected Dan Rostenkowski (D) 86.0%
Carl C. LoDico (R) 14.0%
Illinois 9 Sidney R. Yates Democratic 1964 Re-elected Sidney R. Yates (D) 75.3%
John M. Collins (R) 24.7%
Illinois 10 Abner J. Mikva Democratic 1974 Re-elected Abner J. Mikva (D) 50.2%
John E. Porter (R) 49.8%
Illinois 11 Frank Annunzio Democratic 1964 Re-elected Frank Annunzio (D) 73.7%
John Hoeger (R) 26.3%
Illinois 12 Phil Crane Republican 1969 Re-elected Phil Crane (R) 79.5%
Gilbert Bogen (D) 20.5%
Illinois 13 Robert McClory Republican 1962 Re-elected Robert McClory (R) 61.2%
Frederick J. Steffen (D) 38.8%
Illinois 14 John N. Erlenborn Republican 1964 Re-elected John N. Erlenborn (R) 75.1%
James A. Romanyak (D) 24.9%
Illinois 15 Tom Corcoran Republican 1976 Re-elected Tom Corcoran (R) 62.4%
Tim Lee Hall (D) 37.6%
Illinois 16 John B. Anderson Republican 1960 Re-elected John B. Anderson (R) 65.5%
Ernest W. Dahlin (D) 34.5%
Illinois 17 George M. O'Brien Republican 1972 Re-elected George M. O'Brien (R) 70.6%
Clifford J. Sinclair (D) 29.4%
Illinois 18 Robert H. Michel Republican 1956 Re-elected Robert H. Michel (R) 65.9%
Virgil R. Grunkmeyer (D) 34.1%
Illinois 19 Tom Railsback Republican 1966 Re-elected Tom Railsback (R) Unopposed
Illinois 20 Paul Findley Republican 1960 Re-elected Paul Findley (R) 69.6%
Victor Roberts (D) 30.4%
Illinois 21 Edward Rell Madigan Republican 1972 Re-elected Edward Rell Madigan (R) 78.3%
Ken Baughman (D) 21.7%
Illinois 22 George E. Shipley Democratic 1958 Retired
Republican gain
Dan Crane (R) 54.0%
Terry L. Bruce (D) 46.0%
Illinois 23 Melvin Price Democratic 1944 Re-elected Melvin Price (D) 74.2%
Daniel J. Stack (R) 25.8%
Illinois 24 Paul Simon Democratic 1974 Re-elected Paul Simon (D) 65.6%
John T. Anderson (R) 34.4%

Indiana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Indiana 1 Adam Benjamin, Jr. Democratic 1976 Re-elected Adam Benjamin, Jr. (D) 80.3%
Owen W. Crumpacker (R) 19.3%
Christopher Martinson (Lab) 0.4%
Indiana 2 Floyd Fithian Democratic 1974 Re-elected Floyd Fithian (D) 56.5%
Jay Philip Oppenheim (R) 36.2%
William Costas (I) 6.4%
James Hensley Logan (AI) 0.8%
Indiana 3 John Brademas Democratic 1958 Re-elected John Brademas (D) 55.5%
Thomas L. Thorson (R) 43.3%
R. Craig Fisher (L) 1.2%
Indiana 4 Dan Quayle Republican 1976 Re-elected Dan Quayle (R) 64.4%
John D. Walda (D) 33.8%
Terry Eugene Hively (AI) 1.9%
Indiana 5 Elwood Hillis Republican 1970 Re-elected Elwood Hillis (R) 67.6%
Max Ervin Heiss (D) 32.4%
Indiana 6 David W. Evans Democratic 1974 Re-elected David W. Evans (D) 52.2%
David G. Crane (R) 47.6%
John Williams Rothrock, Jr. (L) 0.2%
Indiana 7 John T. Myers Republican 1966 Re-elected John T. Myers (R) 56.3%
Charlotte T. Zietlow (D) 43.7%
Indiana 8 David L. Cornwell Democratic 1976 Lost re-election
Republican gain
H. Joel Deckard (R) 52.0%
David L. Cornwell (D) 48.0%
Indiana 9 Lee H. Hamilton Democratic 1964 Re-elected Lee H. Hamilton (D) 65.6%
Frank I. Hamilton, Jr. (R) 34.4%
Indiana 10 Philip R. Sharp Democratic 1974 Re-elected Philip R. Sharp (D) 56.1%
William G. Frazier (R) 42.8%
George W. Ames (AI) 1.1%
Indiana 11 Andrew Jacobs, Jr. Democratic 1974 Re-elected Andrew Jacobs, Jr. (D) 57.2%
Charles E. Bosma (R) 42.6%
Henry Slubowski (Socialist Workers) 0.1%

Iowa[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Iowa 1 Jim Leach Republican 1976 Re-elected Jim Leach (R) 63.5%
Richard E. Myers (D) 35.8%
William R. Douglas (S) 0.8%
Iowa 2 Mike Blouin Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Tom Tauke (R) 52.3%
Mike Blouin (D) 47.1%
James D. Roberson (I) 0.6%
Iowa 3 Chuck Grassley Republican 1974 Re-elected Chuck Grassley (R) 74.8%
John Knudson (D) 25.2%
Iowa 4 Neal Smith Democratic 1958 Re-elected Neal Smith (D) 64.7%
Charles E. Minor (R) 35.3%
Iowa 5 Tom Harkin Democratic 1974 Re-elected Tom Harkin (D) 58.9%
Julian B. Garrett (R) 41.1%
Iowa 6 Berkley Bedell Democratic 1974 Re-elected Berkley Bedell (D) 66.3%
Willis Edgar Junker (R) 33.7%

Kansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kansas 1 Keith Sebelius Republican 1968 Re-elected Keith Sebelius (R) Unopposed
Kansas 2 Martha Keys Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
James Edmund Jeffries (R) 52.0%
Martha Keys (D) 48.0%
Kansas 3 Larry Winn Republican 1966 Re-elected Larry Winn (R) Unopposed
Kansas 4 Dan Glickman Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dan Glickman (D) 69.6%
James Paul Litsey (R) 30.4%
Kansas 5 Joe Skubitz Republican 1962 Retired
Republican hold
Bob Whittaker (R) 57.0%
Don Allegrucci (D) 41.4%
Jack C. Blackwell (Proh) 1.6%

Kentucky[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kentucky 1 Carroll Hubbard Democratic 1974 Re-elected Carroll Hubbard (D) Unopposed
Kentucky 2 William Huston Natcher Democratic 1953 Re-elected William Huston Natcher (D) Unopposed
Kentucky 3 Romano L. Mazzoli Democratic 1970 Re-elected Romano L. Mazzoli (D) 65.7%
Norbert Drummond Leveronne (R) 31.3%
Tom Beckham (I) 2.3%
James Burfeind (Socialist Workers) 0.8%
Kentucky 4 Gene Snyder Republican 1966 Re-elected Gene Snyder (R) 65.8%
George Clarke Martin (D) 34.2%
Kentucky 5 Tim Lee Carter Republican 1964 Re-elected Tim Lee Carter (R) 79.2%
Jesse M. Ramey (D) 20.8%
Kentucky 6 John B. Breckinridge Democratic 1972 Lost renomination
Republican gain
Larry J. Hopkins (R) 50.6%
Charles T. Easterly (D) 46.1%
Lloyd K. Rogers (AI) 3.2%
Kentucky 7 Carl D. Perkins Democratic 1948 Re-elected Carl D. Perkins (D) 76.5%
Granville Thomas (R) 23.5%

Louisiana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Louisiana 1 Bob Livingston Republican 1977 Re-elected Bob Livingston (R) Unopposed
Louisiana 2 Lindy Boggs Democratic 1973 Re-elected Lindy Boggs (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 3 Dave Treen Republican 1972 Re-elected Dave Treen (R) Unopposed
Louisiana 4 Joe Waggonner Democratic 1961 Retired
Democratic hold
Buddy Leach (D) 50.1%
James Hamilton Wilson (R) 49.9%
Louisiana 5 Jerry Huckaby Democratic 1976 Re-elected Jerry Huckaby (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 6 Henson Moore Republican 1974 Re-elected Henson Moore (R) Unopposed
Louisiana 7 John Breaux Democratic 1972 Re-elected John Breaux (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 8 Gillis William Long Democratic 1972 Re-elected Gillis William Long (D) Unopposed

Maine[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maine 1 David F. Emery Republican 1974 Re-elected David F. Emery (R) 61.5%
John Quinn (D) 35.8%
J. David Madigan (I) 2.7%
Maine 2 William Cohen Republican 1972 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Olympia Snowe (R) 50.8%
Markham L. Gartley (D) 40.9%
Frederick W. Whittaker (I) 4.6%
Eddie Shurtleff (I) 1.1%
Robert H. Burmeister (I) 1.0%
Margaret E. Cousins (I) 0.9%
Robert L. Cousins (I) 0.7%

Maryland[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maryland 1 Robert Bauman Republican 1973 Re-elected Robert Bauman (R) 63.5%
Joseph D. Quinn (D) 36.5%
Maryland 2 Clarence Long Democratic 1962 Re-elected Clarence Long (D) 66.4%
Malcolm M. McKnight (R) 33.6%
Maryland 3 Barbara Mikulski Democratic 1976 Re-elected Barbara Mikulski (D) Unopposed
Maryland 4 Marjorie Holt Republican 1972 Re-elected Marjorie Holt (R) 62.0%
Sue F. Ward (D) 38.0%
Maryland 5 Gladys Spellman Democratic 1974 Re-elected Gladys Spellman (D) 77.2%
Saul J. Harris (R) 22.8%
Maryland 6 Goodloe Byron Democratic 1970 Died in office
Democratic hold
Beverly Byron (D) 89.7%
Melvin Perkins (R) 10.3%
Maryland 7 Parren Mitchell Democratic 1970 Re-elected Parren Mitchell (D) 88.7%
Debra J. Hanania-Freeman (I) 11.3%
Maryland 8 Newton Steers Republican 1976 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Michael D. Barnes (D) 51.3%
Newton Steers (R) 48.7%

Massachusetts[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1 Silvio Conte Republican 1958 Re-elected Silvio Conte (R) Unopposed
Massachusetts 2 Edward Boland Democratic 1952 Re-elected Edward Boland (D) 72.8%
Thomas P. Swank (R) 27.2%
Massachusetts 3 Joseph D. Early Democratic 1974 Re-elected Joseph D. Early (D) 75.2%
Charles K. Macleod (R) 24.8%
Massachusetts 4 Robert Drinan Democratic 1970 Re-elected Robert Drinan (D) Unopposed
Massachusetts 5 Paul Tsongas Democratic 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic hold
James Shannon (D) 52.2%
John J. Buckley (R) 28.2%
James J. Gaffney, III (I) 19.6%
Massachusetts 6 Michael J. Harrington Democratic 1969 Retired
Democratic hold
Nicholas Mavroules (D) 53.8%
William E. Bronson (R) 46.2%
Massachusetts 7 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ed Markey (D) 84.8%
James J. Murphy (I) 15.2%
Massachusetts 8 Tip O'Neill Democratic 1952 Re-elected Tip O'Neill (D) 74.6%
William A. Barnstead (R) 20.9%
Laura M. Ross (C) 4.5%
Massachusetts 9 Joe Moakley Democratic 1972 Re-elected Joe Moakley (D) 91.8%
Brenda Lee M. Franklin (Socialist Workers) 5.8%
David Freund (Workers) 2.3%
Massachusetts 10 Margaret Heckler Republican 1966 Re-elected Margaret Heckler (R) 61.1%
John J. Marino (D) 38.9%
Massachusetts 11 James A. Burke Democratic 1958 Retired
Democratic hold
Brian J. Donnelly (D) 91.7%
H. Graham Lowry (Lab) 8.3%
Massachusetts 12 Gerry E. Studds Democratic 1972 Re-elected Gerry E. Studds (D) Unopposed

Michigan[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Michigan 1 John Conyers Democratic 1964 Re-elected John Conyers (D) 92.9%
Robert S. Arnold (R) 7.1%
Michigan 2 Carl Pursell Republican 1976 Re-elected Carl Pursell (R) 67.6%
Earl Greene (D) 31.6%
Henry W. Kroes (AI) 0.8%
Michigan 3 Garry E. Brown Republican 1966 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Howard Wolpe (D) 51.3%
Garry E. Brown (R) 48.7%
Michigan 4 David Stockman Republican 1976 Re-elected David Stockman (R) 70.6%
Morgan L. Hager, Jr. (D) 28.3%
Jimmie Dale Burke (AI) 1.1%
Michigan 5 Harold S. Sawyer Republican 1976 Re-elected Harold S. Sawyer (R) 49.4%
Dale Robert Sprik (D) 48.7%
Dwight W. Johnson (AI) 1.8%
Michigan 6 Milton Robert Carr Democratic 1974 Re-elected Milton Robert Carr (D) 56.7%
Michael H. Conlin (R) 43.3%
Michigan 7 Dale E. Kildee Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dale E. Kildee (D) 76.6%
Gale M. Cronk (R) 21.8%
Jimmy L. Sabin (AI) 1.6%
Michigan 8 J. Bob Traxler Democratic 1974 Re-elected J. Bob Traxler (D) 66.6%
Norman R. Hughes (R) 33.4%
Michigan 9 Guy Vander Jagt Republican 1966 Re-elected Guy Vander Jagt (R) 69.6%
Howard M. LeRoux (D) 30.4%
Michigan 10 Elford Albin Cederberg Republican 1952 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Donald J. Albosta (D) 51.5%
Elford Albin Cederberg (R) 48.5%
Michigan 11 Philip Ruppe Republican 1966 Retired
Republican hold
Robert William Davis (R) 54.9%
Keith McLeod (D) 45.1%
Michigan 12 David E. Bonior Democratic 1976 Re-elected David E. Bonior (D) 54.9%
Kirby Holmes (R) 45.1%
Michigan 13 Charles Diggs Democratic 1954 Re-elected Charles Diggs (D) 79.2%
Dovie T. Pickett (R) 20.8%
Michigan 14 Lucien N. Nedzi Democratic 1961 Re-elected Lucien N. Nedzi (D) 67.4%
John Edward Getz (R) 32.6%
Michigan 15 William D. Ford Democratic 1964 Re-elected William D. Ford (D) 79.6%
Edgar Nieten (R) 19.4%
Aldi C. Fuhrmann (AI) 1.0%
Michigan 16 John D. Dingell, Jr. Democratic 1955 Re-elected John D. Dingell, Jr. (D) 76.5%
Melvin E. Heuer (R) 22.0%
Harry C. Hengy (AI) 1.5%
Michigan 17 William M. Brodhead Democratic 1974 Re-elected William M. Brodhead (D) 95.2%
Hector M. McGregor (AI) 4.8%
Michigan 18 James J. Blanchard Democratic 1974 Re-elected James J. Blanchard (D) 74.5%
Robert J. Salloum (R) 24.3%
David Wengel Drexler (AI) 1.2%
Michigan 19 William Broomfield Republican 1956 Re-elected William Broomfield (R) 71.3%
Betty F. Collier (D) 28.7%

Minnesota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Minnesota 1 Al Quie Republican 1958 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Arlen Erdahl (R) 56.2%
Gerald Sikorski (DFL) 42.5%
Lloyd Duwe (American) 1.3%
Minnesota 2 Tom Hagedorn Republican 1974 Re-elected Tom Hagedorn (R) 70.4%
John F. Considine (DFL) 29.6%
Minnesota 3 Bill Frenzel Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Frenzel (R) 65.7%
Michael O. Freeman (DFL) 34.3%
Minnesota 4 Bruce Vento Democratic 1976 Re-elected Bruce Vento (DFL) 58.0%
John Berg (R) 42.0%
Minnesota 5 Donald M. Fraser Democratic 1962 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic hold
Martin Olav Sabo (DFL) 62.3%
Mike Till (R) 37.7%
Minnesota 6 Richard Nolan Democratic 1974 Re-elected Richard Nolan (DFL) 55.3%
Russ Njorhus (R) 44.7%
Minnesota 7 Arlan Stangeland Republican 1977 Re-elected Arlan Stangeland (R) 51.7%
Gene Wenstrom (DFL) 45.1%
Ronald M. Holmquist (American) 3.2%
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jim Oberstar (DFL) 87.2%
John W. Hull (American) 12.8%

Mississippi[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 Jamie L. Whitten Democratic 1941 Re-elected Jamie L. Whitten (D) 66.6%
Terrill K. Moffett (R) 31.0%
Horace E. Hutcheson (I) 2.4%
Mississippi 2 David R. Bowen Democratic 1972 Re-elected David R. Bowen (D) 61.7%
Roland Byrd (R) 38.3%
Mississippi 3 Gillespie V. Montgomery Democratic 1966 Re-elected Gillespie V. Montgomery (D) 92.4%
Dorothy Eleanor Cleveland (R) 7.6%
Mississippi 4 Thad Cochran Republican 1972 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Jon Hinson (R) 51.6%
John Hampton Stennis (D) 26.4%
Evan Doss, Jr. (I) 19.0%
Perry Lawrence Dillard (I) 1.9%
Mary McKenzie Maxey (I) 1.1%
Mississippi 5 Trent Lott Republican 1972 Re-elected Trent Lott (R) Unopposed

Missouri[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Missouri 1 Bill Clay Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bill Clay (D) 66.6%
Bill White (R) 31.3%
Mary Pritchard (Socialist Workers) 1.4%
Gerald Pechenuk (Lab) 0.7%
Missouri 2 Robert A. Young Democratic 1976 Re-elected Robert A. Young (D) 56.4%
Bob Chase (R) 43.6%
Missouri 3 Dick Gephardt Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dick Gephardt (D) 81.9%
Lee Buchschacher (R) 18.1%
Missouri 4 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ike Skelton (D) 72.8%
Bill Baker (R) 27.2%
Missouri 5 Richard Bolling Democratic 1948 Re-elected Richard Bolling (D) 72.0%
Steven L. Walter (R) 26.6%
James Levitt (Socialist Workers) 1.4%
Missouri 6 Earl Thomas Coleman Republican 1976 Re-elected Earl Thomas Coleman (R) 55.9%
Phil Snowden (D) 44.1%
Missouri 7 Gene Taylor Republican 1972 Re-elected Gene Taylor (R) 61.2%
Jim Thomas (D) 38.8%
Missouri 8 Richard Howard Ichord, Jr. Democratic 1960 Re-elected Richard Howard Ichord, Jr. (D) 60.5%
Donald D. Meyer (R) 39.5%
Missouri 9 Harold Volkmer Democratic 1976 Re-elected Harold Volkmer (D) 74.7%
Jerry Dent (R) 25.3%
Missouri 10 Bill Burlison Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bill Burlison (D) 65.3%
James A. Weir (R) 34.7%

Montana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Montana 1 Max Baucus Democratic 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic hold
John Patrick Williams (D) 57.3%
Jim Waltermire (R) 42.7%
Montana 2 Ron Marlenee Republican 1976 Re-elected Ron Marlenee (R) 56.9%
Thomas G. Monahan (D) 43.1%

Nebraska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nebraska 1 Charles Thone Republican 1970 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Doug Bereuter (R) 58.1%
Hess Dyas (D) 41.9%
Nebraska 2 John Joseph Cavanaugh Democratic 1976 Re-elected John Joseph Cavanaugh (D) 52.3%
Harold J. Daub, Jr. (R) 47.7%
Nebraska 3 Virginia D. Smith Republican 1974 Re-elected Virginia D. Smith (R) 80.0%
Marilyn Fowler (D) 20.0%

Nevada[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nevada At-large James David Santini Democratic 1974 Re-elected James David Santini (D) 72.4%
Bill O'Mara (R) 24.3%
Linda West (L) 3.3%

New Hampshire[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Norman D'Amours Democratic 1974 Re-elected Norman D'Amours (D) 61.6%
Daniel M. Hughes (R) 36.6%
James E. Pinard (L) 1.8%
New Hampshire 2 James Colgate Cleveland Republican 1962 Re-elected James Colgate Cleveland (R) 68.1%
Edgar J. Helms (D) 31.9%

New Jersey[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Jersey 1 James J. Florio Democratic 1974 Re-elected James J. Florio (D) 79.4%
Robert Mark Deitch (R) 20.1%
Julius Levin (Soc-Lab) 0.5%
New Jersey 2 William J. Hughes Democratic 1974 Re-elected William J. Hughes (D) 66.4%
James H. Biggs (R) 33.6%
New Jersey 3 James J. Howard Democratic 1964 Re-elected James J. Howard (D) 56.0%
Bruce G. Coe (R) 43.5%
Stevenson M. Enterline (L) 0.6%
New Jersey 4 Frank Thompson Democratic 1954 Re-elected Frank Thompson (D) 61.1%
Christopher H. Smith (R) 36.9%
John Valjean Mahalchik (I) 1.0%
Paul B. Rizzo (I) 0.7%
Judson Carter (I) 0.3%
New Jersey 5 Millicent Fenwick Republican 1974 Re-elected Millicent Fenwick (R) 72.6%
John T. Fahy (D) 27.4%
New Jersey 6 Edwin B. Forsythe Republican 1970 Re-elected Edwin B. Forsythe (R) 60.4%
W. Thomas McGann (D) 38.4%
Bernardo S. Doganiero (Soc-Lab) 0.5%
Charles M. Pike, Jr. (L) 0.4%
Hazel McGlory (I) 0.3%
New Jersey 7 Andrew Maguire Democratic 1974 Re-elected Andrew Maguire (D) 52.5%
Margaret S. Roukema (R) 46.6%
Robert Shapiro (L) 0.7%
Elliot Greenspan (Lab) 0.2%
New Jersey 8 Robert A. Roe Democratic 1970 Re-elected Robert A. Roe (D) 74.5%
Thomas Melani (R) 25.5%
New Jersey 9 Harold C. Hollenbeck Republican 1976 Re-elected Harold C. Hollenbeck (R) 48.9%
Nicholas S. Mastorelli (D) 37.9%
Henry Helstoski (I) 12.7%
Bruce Todd (Lab) 0.4%
New Jersey 10 Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Democratic 1948 Re-elected Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (D) 86.4%
John L. Pelt (R) 12.6%
Tony Austin (Socialist Workers) 0.5%
Gordon A. Douglas (Lab) 0.5%
New Jersey 11 Joseph G. Minish Democratic 1962 Re-elected Joseph G. Minish (D) 70.5%
Julius George Feld (R) 28.5%
Richard S. Roth (L) 1.0%
New Jersey 12 Matthew John Rinaldo Republican 1972 Re-elected Matthew John Rinaldo (R) 73.4%
Richard McCormack (D) 26.6%
New Jersey 13 Helen Stevenson Meyner Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
James A. Courter (R) 51.8%
Helen Stevenson Meyner (D) 48.2%
New Jersey 14 Joseph A. LeFante Democratic 1976 Retired
Democratic hold
Frank Joseph Guarini (D) 63.6%
Henry J. Hill (R) 20.3%
Thomas E. McDonough (I) 14.3%
John E. Walton (I) 1.9%
New Jersey 15 Edward J. Patten Democratic 1962 Re-elected Edward J. Patten (D) 48.3%
Charles W. Wiley (R) 45.8%
Ann V. Bastian (I) 4.7%
Michael Fieschko (L) 1.2%

New Mexico[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Mexico 1 Manuel Lujan, Jr. Republican 1968 Re-elected Manuel Lujan, Jr. (R) 62.5%
Robert M. Hawk (D) 37.5%
New Mexico 2 Harold L. Runnels Democratic 1970 Re-elected Harold L. Runnels (D) Unopposed

New York[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New York 1 Otis G. Pike Democratic 1960 Retired
Republican gain
William Carney (R) 56.3%
John Randolph (D) 41.9%
Dorothy A. Samek (Lib) 1.8%
New York 2 Thomas J. Downey Democratic 1974 Re-elected Thomas J. Downey (D) 54.9%
Harold J. Withers (R) 45.1%
New York 3 Jerome A. Ambro, Jr. Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jerome A. Ambro, Jr. (D) 50.9%
Gregory W. Carman (R) 47.9%
William Clark (Lib) 1.2%
New York 4 Norman F. Lent Republican 1970 Re-elected Norman F. Lent (R) 66.1%
Everett A. Rosenblum (D) 32.5%
Aaron M. Schein (Lib) 1.5%
New York 5 John W. Wydler Republican 1962 Re-elected John W. Wydler (R) 58.4%
John W. Matthews (D) 41.6%
New York 6 Lester L. Wolff Democratic 1964 Re-elected Lester L. Wolff (D) 60.0%
Stuart L. Ain (R) 32.9%
Howard Horowitz (Con) 7.1%
New York 7 Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic 1960 Re-elected Joseph P. Addabbo (D) 94.9%
Mark Elliott Scott (Con) 5.1%
New York 8 Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal Democratic 1962 Re-elected Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal (D) 78.6%
Albert Lemishow (R) 15.9%
Paul C. Ruebenacker (Con) 5.4%
New York 9 James J. Delaney Democratic 1948 Retired
Democratic hold
Geraldine Ferraro (D) 54.2%
Alfred A. DeliBovi (R) 44.4%
Theodore E. Garrison (Lib) 1.4%
New York 10 Mario Biaggi Democratic 1968 Re-elected Mario Biaggi (D) 95.0%
Carmen Ricciardi (Con) 5.0%
New York 11 James H. Scheuer Democratic 1974 Re-elected James H. Scheuer (D) 78.5%
Kenneth Huhn (R) 21.5%
New York 12 Shirley Chisholm Democratic 1968 Re-elected Shirley Chisholm (D) 87.8%
Charles Gibbs (R) 12.2%
New York 13 Stephen J. Solarz Democratic 1974 Re-elected Stephen J. Solarz (D) 81.1%
Max Carasso (R) 18.9%
New York 14 Fred Richmond Democratic 1974 Re-elected Fred Richmond (D) 76.9%
Arthur Bramwell (R) 18.4%
Ralph J. Carrano (Con) 3.3%
Sharon D. Grant (Socialist Workers) 1.4%
New York 15 Leo C. Zeferetti Democratic 1974 Re-elected Leo C. Zeferetti (D) 68.1%
Robert P. Whelan (R) 28.4%
Ronald Seminara (Lib) 3.5%
New York 16 Elizabeth Holtzman Democratic 1972 Re-elected Elizabeth Holtzman (D) 81.9%
Larry Penner (R) 12.9%
John H. Fox (Con) 5.2%
New York 17 John M. Murphy Democratic 1962 Re-elected John M. Murphy (D) 54.2%
John M. Peters (R) 33.1%
Thomas Hoyt Stokes (Lib) 12.7%
New York 18 S. William Green Republican 1978 Re-elected S. William Green (R) 53.3%
Carter Burden (D) 46.7%
New York 19 Charles B. Rangel Democratic 1970 Re-elected Charles B. Rangel (D) 96.4%
E. Freeman Yearling (Con) 2.7%
Kenneth B. Miliner (Socialist Workers) 1.0%
New York 20 Theodore S. Weiss Democratic 1976 Re-elected Theodore S. Weiss (D) 84.6%
Harry Torczyner (R) 15.4%
New York 21 Robert García Democratic 1978 Re-elected Robert García (D) 98.0%
Lawrence W. Lindsley (Con) 2.0%
New York 22 Jonathan Brewster Bingham Democratic 1964 Re-elected Jonathan Brewster Bingham (D) 84.1%
Anthony J. Geidel, Jr. (R) 15.9%
New York 23 Bruce Faulkner Caputo Republican 1976 Retired to run for Lieutenant Governor
Democratic gain
Peter A. Peyser (D) 51.6%
Angelo Martinelli (R) 46.2%
John P. Hagen (Lib) 2.1%
New York 24 Richard Ottinger Democratic 1974 Re-elected Richard Ottinger (D) 56.1%
Michael R. Edelman (R) 42.7%
Richard O. Reyes (Lib) 1.1%
Michael O'Mara Billington (I) 0.1%
New York 25 Hamilton Fish IV Republican 1968 Re-elected Hamilton Fish IV (R) 78.2%
Gunars M. Ozols (D) 21.3%
Frank Fletcher (Soc-Lab) 0.5%
New York 26 Benjamin A. Gilman Republican 1972 Re-elected Benjamin A. Gilman (R) 62.3%
Charles Emmet Holbrook (D) 30.0%
William R. Schaeffer, Jr. (Con) 7.7%
New York 27 Matthew F. McHugh Democratic 1974 Re-elected Matthew F. McHugh (D) 55.8%
Neil Tyler Wallace (R) 44.2%
New York 28 Samuel S. Stratton Democratic 1958 Re-elected Samuel S. Stratton (D) 76.3%
Paul H. Tocker (R) 19.7%
Richard A. Hind (Lib) 4.0%
New York 29 Edward W. Pattison Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Gerald B. H. Solomon (R) 54.0%
Edward W. Pattison (D) 46.0%
New York 30 Robert C. McEwen Republican 1964 Re-elected Robert C. McEwen (R) 60.5%
Norma A. Bartle (D) 39.5%
New York 31 Donald J. Mitchell Republican 1972 Re-elected Donald J. Mitchell (R) Unopposed
New York 32 James M. Hanley Democratic 1964 Re-elected James M. Hanley (D) 52.4%
Peter Del Giorno (R) 46.1%
Lillian E. Reiner (Lib) 1.5%
New York 33 William F. Walsh Republican 1972 Retired
Republican hold
Gary A. Lee (R) 56.0%
Roy A. Bernardi (D) 39.5%
Robert J. Byrne (Con) 3.4%
Lynne Budzinski (Lib) 1.1%
New York 34 Frank Horton Republican 1962 Re-elected Frank Horton (R) 87.1%
Leo J. Kesselring (Con) 12.9%
New York 35 Barber Conable Republican 1964 Re-elected Barber Conable (R) 69.4%
Francis C. Repicci (D) 26.3%
Karen A. Hammel (Con) 4.4%
New York 36 John J. LaFalce Democratic 1974 Re-elected John J. LaFalce (D) 74.1%
Francina Joyce Cartonia (R) 23.5%
Francis P. Mundy (Con) 2.4%
New York 37 Henry J. Nowak Democratic 1974 Re-elected Henry J. Nowak (D) 78.6%
Charles Poth III (R) 19.5%
Dunstan Haettenschwiller (Con) 1.7%
Khushro Ghandi (Lab) 0.3%
New York 38 Jack Kemp Republican 1970 Re-elected Jack Kemp (R) 94.8%
James A. Peck (Lib) 5.2%
New York 39 Stan Lundine Democratic 1976 Re-elected Stan Lundine (D) 58.5%
Crispin Maguire (R) 41.5%

North Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 Walter B. Jones, Sr. Democratic 1966 Re-elected Walter B. Jones, Sr. (D) 80.1%
James Milford Newcomb (R) 19.9%
North Carolina 2 Lawrence H. Fountain Democratic 1952 Re-elected Lawrence H. Fountain (D) 78.2%
Barry Lynn Gardner (R) 20.2%
Les Koehler (L) 1.5%
North Carolina 3 Charles Orville Whitley Democratic 1976 Re-elected Charles Orville Whitley (D) 71.1%
Willard Jackson Blanchard (R) 28.9%
North Carolina 4 Ike Franklin Andrews Democratic 1972 Re-elected Ike Franklin Andrews (D) 94.4%
Naudeen Beek (L) 5.6%
North Carolina 5 Stephen L. Neal Democratic 1974 Re-elected Stephen L. Neal (D) 54.2%
Hamilton C. Horton (R) 45.8%
North Carolina 6 L. Richardson Preyer Democratic 1968 Re-elected L. Richardson Preyer (D) 68.4%
George S. Bemus (R) 31.6%
North Carolina 7 Charlie Rose Democratic 1972 Re-elected Charlie Rose (D) 69.9%
Raymond Schrump (R) 30.1%
North Carolina 8 Bill Hefner Democratic 1974 Re-elected Bill Hefner (D) 59.0%
Roger Lee Austin (R) 41.0%
North Carolina 9 James G. Martin Republican 1972 Re-elected James G. Martin (R) 68.3%
Charles Kimball Maxwell (D) 30.7%
Frederick W. Pasotto (L) 0.9%
North Carolina 10 James T. Broyhill Republican 1962 Re-elected James T. Broyhill (R) Unopposed
North Carolina 11 V. Lamar Gudger Democratic 1976 Re-elected V. Lamar Gudger (D) 53.4%
R. Curtis Ratcliff (R) 46.6%

North Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Dakota At-large Mark Andrews Republican 1963 Re-elected Mark Andrews (R) 67.0%
Bruce F. Hagen (D) 30.9%
Harley J. McLain (I) 1.5%
Don Klingensmith (I) 0.6%

Ohio[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 Bill Gradison Republican 1974 Re-elected Bill Gradison (R) 64.5%
Timothy M. Burke (D) 33.9%
Joseph E. May (I) 1.7%
Ohio 2 Tom Luken Democratic 1976 Re-elected Tom Luken (D) 52.4%
Stanley J. Aronoff (R) 47.6%
Ohio 3 Charles W. Whalen, Jr. Republican 1966 Retired
Democratic gain
Tony P. Hall (D) 53.8%
Dudley P. Kircher (R) 44.4%
Alfred R. Deptula (I) 1.8%
Ohio 4 Tennyson Guyer Republican 1972 Re-elected Tennyson Guyer (R) 68.5%
John William Griffin (D) 31.5%
Ohio 5 Del Latta Republican 1958 Re-elected Del Latta (R) 62.6%
James Robert Sherck (D) 37.4%
Ohio 6 Bill Harsha Republican 1960 Re-elected Bill Harsha (R) 64.9%
Ted Strickland (D) 35.1%
Ohio 7 Clarence J. Brown Jr. Republican 1965 Re-elected Clarence J. Brown Jr. (R) Unopposed
Ohio 8 Tom Kindness Republican 1974 Re-elected Tom Kindness (R) 71.4%
Luella R. Schroeder (D) 28.6%
George Hahn (I) 0.003%
Ohio 9 Thomas L. Ashley Democratic 1954 Re-elected Thomas L. Ashley (D) 63.4%
John C. Hoyt (R) 30.3%
Michael James Lewinski (I) 4.0%
Edward Silvia Emery (I) 2.3%
Ohio 10 Clarence E. Miller Republican 1966 Re-elected Clarence E. Miller (R) 73.9%
James A. Plummer (D) 26.1%
Ohio 11 J. William Stanton Republican 1964 Re-elected J. William Stanton (R) 68.1%
Patrick James Donlin (D) 28.3%
Robert Dean Penny (I) 3.6%
Ohio 12 Samuel L. Devine Republican 1958 Re-elected Samuel L. Devine (R) 56.9%
James L. Baumann (D) 43.1%
Ohio 13 Don Pease Democratic 1976 Re-elected Don Pease (D) 65.1%
Mark W. Whitfield (R) 34.9%
Ohio 14 John F. Seiberling Democratic 1970 Re-elected John F. Seiberling (D) 72.5%
Walter J. Vogel (R) 27.5%
Ohio 15 Chalmers P. Wylie Republican 1966 Re-elected Chalmers P. Wylie (R) 71.1%
Henry W. Eckhart (R) 28.9%
Ohio 16 Ralph Regula Republican 1972 Re-elected Ralph Regula (R) 78.0%
Owen S. Hand, Jr. (D) 22.0%
Ohio 17 John M. Ashbrook Republican 1960 Re-elected John M. Ashbrook (R) 67.4%
Kenneth Robert Grier (D) 32.6%
Ohio 18 Douglas Applegate Democratic 1976 Re-elected Douglas Applegate (D) 59.5%
William J. Ress (R) 40.5%
Ohio 19 Charles J. Carney Democratic 1970 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Lyle Williams (R) 50.7%
Charles J. Carney (D) 49.3%
Ohio 20 Mary Rose Oakar Democratic 1976 Re-elected Mary Rose Oakar (D) Unopposed
Ohio 21 Louis Stokes Democratic 1968 Re-elected Louis Stokes (D) 86.1%
Bill Mack (R) 13.9%
Ohio 22 Charles Vanik Democratic 1954 Re-elected Charles Vanik (D) 66.0%
Richard W. Sander (R) 23.3%
James F. Sexton (I) 5.4%
Robert E. Lehman (I) 5.3%
Ohio 23 Ronald M. Mottl Democratic 1974 Re-elected Ronald M. Mottl (D) 74.8%
Homer S. Taft (R) 25.2%

Oklahoma[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oklahoma 1 James Robert Jones Democratic 1972 Re-elected James Robert Jones (D) 59.9%
Paula Unruh (R) 40.1%
Oklahoma 2 Ted Risenhoover Democratic 1974 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Mike Synar (D) 54.8%
Gary Richardson (R) 45.2%
Oklahoma 3 Wes Watkins Democratic 1976 Re-elected Wes Watkins (D) Unopposed
Oklahoma 4 Tom Steed Democratic 1948 Re-elected Tom Steed (D) 60.3%
Seward Eliot Robb (R) 39.7%
Oklahoma 5 Mickey Edwards Republican 1976 Re-elected Mickey Edwards (R) 79.9%
Jesse Dennis Knipp (D) 20.1%
Oklahoma 6 Glenn English Democratic 1974 Re-elected Glenn English (D) 74.2%
Harold V. Hunter (R) 25.8%

Oregon[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oregon 1 Les AuCoin Democratic 1974 Re-elected Les AuCoin (D) 62.9%
Nick Bunick (R) 37.1%
Oregon 2 Albert C. Ullman Democratic 1956 Re-elected Albert C. Ullman (D) 69.2%
Terry L. Hicks (R) 30.8%
Oregon 3 Robert B. Duncan Democratic 1974 Re-elected Robert B. Duncan (D) 84.9%
Martin Simon (Lab) 15.1%
Oregon 4 Jim Weaver Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jim Weaver (D) 56.3%
Jerry Lausmann (R) 43.7%

Pennsylvania[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 Michael Myers Democratic 1976 Re-elected Michael Myers (D) 71.9%
Samuel N. Fanelli (R) 26.1%
Jeffrey C. Smith (L) 2.0%
Pennsylvania 2 Robert N. C. Nix, Sr. Democratic 1958 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
William H. Gray (D) 82.0%
Roland J. Atkins (R) 15.9%
Benjamin A. Bailey (Socialist Workers) 1.4%
Anton Henry Chaitkin (Lab) 0.7%
Pennsylvania 3 Raymond F. Lederer Democratic 1976 Re-elected Raymond F. Lederer (D) 71.8%
Raymond S. Kauffman (R) 28.2%
Pennsylvania 4 Joshua Eilberg Democratic 1966 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Charles F. Dougherty (R) 55.8%
Joshua Eilberg (D) 44.2%
Pennsylvania 5 Richard T. Schulze Republican 1974 Re-elected Richard T. Schulze (R) 75.1%
Murray P. Zealor (D) 24.9%
Pennsylvania 6 Gus Yatron Democratic 1968 Re-elected Gus Yatron (D) 73.8%
Stephen Mazur (R) 26.2%
Pennsylvania 7 Robert W. Edgar Democratic 1974 Re-elected Robert W. Edgar (D) 50.3%
Eugene Daniel Kane (R) 49.4%
Anthony Nazzereno Esposito (Lab) 0.3%
Pennsylvania 8 Peter H. Kostmayer Democratic 1976 Re-elected Peter H. Kostmayer (D) 61.1%
G. Roger Bowers (R) 38.9%
Pennsylvania 9 Bud Shuster Republican 1972 Re-elected Bud Shuster (R) 74.9%
Blaine Leroy Havice, Jr. (D) 25.1%
Pennsylvania 10 Joseph M. McDade Republican 1962 Re-elected Joseph M. McDade (R) 76.5%
Gene Basalyga (D) 23.5%
Pennsylvania 11 Daniel J. Flood Democratic 1954 Re-elected Daniel J. Flood (D) 57.5%
Robert P. Hudock (R) 42.5%
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Re-elected John Murtha (D) 68.7%
Luther V. Elkin (R) 31.3%
Pennsylvania 13 R. Lawrence Coughlin Republican 1968 Re-elected R. Lawrence Coughlin (R) 70.5%
Alan Bendix Rubenstein (D) 29.5%
Pennsylvania 14 William S. Moorhead Democratic 1958 Re-elected William S. Moorhead (D) 57.0%
Stan Thomas (R) 41.9%
Stanley James Kuziel (AI) 1.0%
Pennsylvania 15 Fred B. Rooney Democratic 1963 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Donald L. Ritter (R) 53.2%
Fred B. Rooney (D) 46.8%
Pennsylvania 16 Robert Smith Walker Republican 1976 Re-elected Robert Smith Walker (R) 77.0%
Charles W. Boohar (D) 23.0%
Pennsylvania 17 Allen E. Ertel Democratic 1976 Re-elected Allen E. Ertel (D) 59.6%
Thomas Richard Rippon (R) 40.4%
Pennsylvania 18 Doug Walgren Democratic 1976 Re-elected Doug Walgren (D) 57.1%
Ted Jacob (R) 42.1%
James Gelvin (Lab) 0.8%
Pennsylvania 19 William F. Goodling Republican 1974 Re-elected William F. Goodling (R) 78.7%
Raj Kumar (D) 21.3%
Pennsylvania 20 Joseph M. Gaydos Democratic 1968 Re-elected Joseph M. Gaydos (D) 72.1%
Kathleen M. Meyer (R) 27.9%
Pennsylvania 21 John H. Dent Democratic 1958 Retired
Democratic hold
Donald A. Bailey (D) 52.9%
Robert H. Miller (R) 47.1%
Pennsylvania 22 Austin Murphy Democratic 1976 Re-elected Austin Murphy (D) 71.6%
Marilyn Coyle Ecoff (R) 28.4%
Pennsylvania 23 Joseph S. Ammerman Democratic 1976 Lost re-election
Republican gain
William F. Clinger, Jr. (R) 54.3%
Joseph S. Ammerman (D) 45.7%
Pennsylvania 24 Marc L. Marks Republican 1976 Re-elected Marc L. Marks (R) 64.0%
Joseph P. Vigorito (D) 36.0%
Pennsylvania 25 Gary A. Myers Republican 1974 Retired
Democratic gain
Eugene Atkinson (D) 46.5%
Tim Shaffer (R) 42.3%
Robert Henry Morris (I) 7.2%
John W. Cook (I) 4.0%

Rhode Island[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Fernand St. Germain Democratic 1960 Re-elected Fernand St. Germain (D) 61.2%
Jerry Slocum (R) 38.8%
Rhode Island 2 Edward Beard Democratic 1974 Re-elected Edward Beard (D) 52.6%
Claudine Camarada Schneider (R) 47.4%

South Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1 Mendel Jackson Davis Democratic 1971 Re-elected Mendel Jackson Davis (D) 60.4%
C. C. Wannamaker (R) 39.6%
South Carolina 2 Floyd Spence Republican 1970 Re-elected Floyd Spence (R) 57.5%
Jack Solomon Bass (D) 42.5%
South Carolina 3 Butler Derrick Democratic 1974 Re-elected Butler Derrick (D) 81.9%
Anthony Panuccio (R) 18.1%
South Carolina 4 James R. Mann Democratic 1968 Retired
Republican gain
Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. (R) 52.3%
Max M. Heller (D) 46.0%
Don Sprouse (I) 1.7%
South Carolina 5 Kenneth Lamar Holland Democratic 1974 Re-elected Kenneth Lamar Holland (D) 82.7%
Harold Hough (I) 17.3%
South Carolina 6 John Jenrette Democratic 1974 Re-elected John Jenrette (D) Unopposed

South Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Dakota 1 Larry Pressler Republican 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic gain
Tom Daschle (D) 50.4%
Leo K. Thorsness (R) 49.6%
South Dakota 2 James Abdnor Republican 1972 Re-elected James Abdnor (R) 56.0%
Robert Samuelson (D) 44.0%

Tennessee[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 Jimmy Quillen Republican 1962 Re-elected Jimmy Quillen (R) 64.5%
Gordon Ball (D) 35.5%
Tennessee 2 John Duncan, Sr. Republican 1964 Re-elected John Duncan, Sr. (R) 81.8%
Margaret Francis (D) 18.2%
Tennessee 3 Marilyn Lloyd Democratic 1974 Re-elected Marilyn Lloyd (D) 88.9%
Dan Rucker East (I) 11.1%
Tennessee 4 Al Gore Democratic 1976 Re-elected Al Gore (D) Unopposed
Tennessee 5 Clifford Allen Democratic 1975 Died in office
Democratic hold
Bill Boner (D) 51.4%
William Dean Goodwin (R) 35.4%
Henry Haile (I) 13.2%
Tennessee 6 Robin Beard Republican 1972 Re-elected Robin Beard (R) 74.6%
C. Ronald Arline (D) 25.4%
Tennessee 7 Ed Jones Democratic 1969 Re-elected Ed Jones (D) 72.9%
Ross Earl Cook (R) 27.1%
Tennessee 8 Harold Ford, Sr. Democratic 1974 Re-elected Harold Ford, Sr. (D) 69.7%
Duncan Ragsdale (R) 29.1%
Richard Whitmore (I) 1.3%

Texas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Texas 1 Sam B. Hall Democratic 1976 Re-elected Sam B. Hall (D) 78.1%
Fred Hudson (R) 21.9%
Texas 2 Charles Wilson Democratic 1972 Re-elected Charles Wilson (D) 70.1%
James H. Dillion (R) 29.9%
Texas 3 James M. Collins Republican 1968 Re-elected James M. Collins (R) Unopposed
Texas 4 Ray Roberts Democratic 1962 Re-elected Ray Roberts (D) 61.5%
Frank S. Glenn (R) 38.5%
Texas 5 Jim Mattox Democratic 1976 Re-elected Jim Mattox (D) 50.3%
Thomas W. Pauken (R) 49.1%
James Michael White (Socialist Workers) 0.6%
Texas 6 Olin E. Teague Democratic 1946 Retired
Democratic hold
Phil Gramm (D) 65.1%
Wes Mowery (R) 34.9%
Texas 7 William Reynolds Archer, Jr. Republican 1970 Re-elected William Reynolds Archer, Jr. (R) 85.1%
Robert Laurence Hutchings (D) 14.9%
Texas 8 Robert C. Eckhardt Democratic 1966 Re-elected Robert C. Eckhardt (D) 61.5%
Nick Gearhart (R) 38.5%
Texas 9 Jack Brooks Democratic 1952 Re-elected Jack Brooks (D) 63.3%
Randy Evans (R) 36.7%
Texas 10 J. J. Pickle Democratic 1963 Re-elected J. J. Pickle (D) 76.3%
Emmett Leroy Hudspeth (R) 23.7%
Texas 11 William R. Poage Democratic 1936 Retired
Democratic hold
Marvin Leath (D) 51.6%
Jack Burgess (R) 48.4%
Texas 12 Jim Wright Democratic 1954 Re-elected Jim Wright (D) 68.5%
Claude K. Brown (R) 31.5%
Texas 13 Jack Hightower Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jack Hightower (D) 74.9%
Clifford Alvin Jones (R) 25.1%
Texas 14 John Andrew Young Democratic 1956 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Joseph P. Wyatt, Jr. (D) 72.4%
Joy Yates (R) 27.6%
Texas 15 Kika de la Garza Democratic 1964 Re-elected Kika de la Garza (D) 66.2%
Robert Lendol McDonald (R) 33.8%
Texas 16 Richard C. White Democratic 1964 Re-elected Richard C. White (D) 70.0%
Michael Giere (R) 30.0%
Texas 17 Omar Burleson Democratic 1946 Retired
Democratic hold
Charles Stenholm (D) 68.1%
Billy L. Fisher (R) 31.9%
Texas 18 Barbara Jordan Democratic 1972 Retired
Democratic hold
Mickey Leland (D) 96.8%
Deborah Vee Vernier (Socialist Workers) 3.2%
Texas 19 George H. Mahon Democratic 1934 Retired
Democratic hold
Kent Hance (D) 53.2%
George W. Bush (R) 46.8%
Texas 20 Henry B. Gonzalez Democratic 1961 Re-elected Henry B. Gonzalez (D) Unopposed
Texas 21 Bob Krueger Democratic 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican gain
Tom Loeffler (R) 57.0%
Nelson William Wolff (D) 43.0%
Texas 22 Robert Gammage Democratic 1976 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Ron Paul (R) 50.6%
Robert Gammage (D) 49.4%
Texas 23 Abraham Kazen, Jr. Democratic 1966 Re-elected Abraham Kazen, Jr. (D) 89.7%
Agustin Mata (La Raza Unida) 10.3%
Texas 24 Dale Milford Democratic 1972 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Martin Frost (D) 54.1%
Leo Berman (R) 45.9%

Utah[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Utah 1 K. Gunn McKay Democratic 1970 Re-elected K. Gunn McKay (D) 51.0%
Jed J. Richardson (R) 46.2%
Robert Terrance Owens (AI) 2.3%
Dennis A. De Boer (I) 0.5%
Utah 2 David Daniel Marriott Republican 1976 Re-elected David Daniel Marriott (R) 62.3%
Edwin Brown Firmage (D) 35.3%
Lawrence Rey Tophman (AI) 1.0%
Bruce Bangerter (I) 0.8%
William C. Hoyle (I) 0.7%

Vermont[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Vermont At-large Jim Jeffords Republican 1974 Re-elected Jim Jeffords (R) 75.3%
Sarah Marie Dietz (D) 19.3%
Peter Issac Diamondstone (I) 5.4%

Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Virginia 1 Paul S. Trible, Jr. Republican 1976 Re-elected Paul S. Trible, Jr. (R) 72.1%
Lewis Burwell Puller (D) 27.9%
Virginia 2 G. William Whitehurst Republican 1968 Re-elected G. William Whitehurst (R) Unopposed
Virginia 3 David E. Satterfield III Democratic 1964 Re-elected David E. Satterfield III (D) 87.9%
Alan Robert Ogden (I) 12.1%
Virginia 4 Robert Daniel Republican 1972 Re-elected Robert Daniel (R) Unopposed
Virginia 5 Dan Daniel Democratic 1968 Re-elected Dan Daniel (D) Unopposed
Virginia 6 M. Caldwell Butler Republican 1972 Re-elected M. Caldwell Butler (R) Unopposed
Virginia 7 J. Kenneth Robinson Republican 1970 Re-elected J. Kenneth Robinson (R) 64.3%
Lewis Perley Fickett, Jr. (D) 35.7%
Virginia 8 Herbert Harris Democratic 1974 Re-elected Herbert Harris (D) 50.5%
Charles E. Coe (I) 47.1%
John F. Herrity (R) 2.4%
Virginia 9 William C. Wampler Republican 1966 Re-elected William C. Wampler (R) 61.9%
Charles Champ Clark (D) 38.1%
Virginia 10 Joseph L. Fisher Democratic 1974 Re-elected Joseph L. Fisher (D) 53.4%
Frank R. Wolf (R) 46.6%

Washington[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Washington 1 Joel Pritchard Republican 1972 Re-elected Joel Pritchard (R) 64.0%
Janice Niemi (D) 33.7%
John H. Addison (L) 2.3%
Washington 2 Lloyd Meeds Democratic 1964 Retired
Democratic hold
Al Swift (D) 51.4%
John Nance Garner (R) 48.6%
Washington 3 Don Bonker Democratic 1974 Re-elected Don Bonker (D) 58.6%
Richard H. Bennett (R) 41.4%
Washington 4 Mike McCormack Democratic 1970 Re-elected Mike McCormack (D) 61.1%
Susan Roylance (R) 38.9%
Washington 5 Tom Foley Democratic 1964 Re-elected Tom Foley (D) 48.0%
Duane Alton (R) 42.7%
Mel Tonasket (I) 9.3%
Washington 6 Norman D. Dicks Democratic 1976 Re-elected Norman D. Dicks (D) 60.9%
James Edward Beaver (R) 37.4%
Mary Kathleen Smith (Socialist Workers) 1.8%
Washington 7 John E. Cunningham Republican 1977 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Mike Lowry (D) 53.3%
John E. Cunningham (R) 46.7%

West Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
West Virginia 1 Bob Mollohan Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bob Mollohan (D) 63.4%
Gene A. Haynes (R) 36.6%
West Virginia 2 Harley O. Staggers Democratic 1948 Re-elected Harley O. Staggers (D) 55.3%
Cleveland Keith Benedict (R) 44.7%
West Virginia 3 John M. Slack, Jr. Democratic 1958 Re-elected John M. Slack, Jr. (D) 59.2%
David Michael Staton (R) 40.8%
West Virginia 4 Nick Rahall Democratic 1976 Re-elected Nick Rahall (D) Unopposed

Wisconsin[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Les Aspin Democratic 1970 Re-elected Les Aspin (D) 54.5%
William W. Petrie (R) 45.5%
Wisconsin 2 Robert W. Kastenmeier Democratic 1958 Re-elected Robert W. Kastenmeier (D) 57.7%
James A. Wright (R) 41.3%
Dick G. Fields (I) 1.0%
Wisconsin 3 Alvin Baldus Democratic 1974 Re-elected Alvin Baldus (D) 62.8%
Michael Steven Ellis (R) 37.2%
Wisconsin 4 Clement J. Zablocki Democratic 1948 Re-elected Clement J. Zablocki (D) 66.1%
Elroy C. Honadel (R) 33.9%
Wisconsin 5 Henry S. Reuss Democratic 1954 Re-elected Henry S. Reuss (D) 73.1%
James R. W. Medina (R) 25.9%
Paul Greenberg (I) 0.7%
John Edward Sokoly (I) 0.3%
Wisconsin 6 William A. Steiger Republican 1966 Re-elected William A. Steiger (R) 69.6%
Robert J. Steffes (D) 29.6%
Gordon Ponschock (Con) 0.8%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 Re-elected Dave Obey (D) 62.2%
Vinton A. Vesta (R) 36.9%
George Olishkewych (Con) 0.9%
Wisconsin 8 Robert John Cornell Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Toby Roth (R) 57.9%
Robert John Cornell (D) 42.1%
Wisconsin 9 Bob Kasten Republican 1974 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Jim Sensenbrenner (R) 61.2%
Matthew J. Flynn (D) 38.8%

Wyoming[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wyoming At-large Teno Roncalio Democratic 1970 Retired
Republican gain
Dick Cheney (R) 58.6%
William D. Bagley (D) 41.4%

See also[edit]