United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 1994

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The 1994 House elections in Georgia occurred on November 8, 1994 to elect the members of the State of Georgia's delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Georgia had eleven seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1990 United States Census.

These elections were held concurrently with the United States Senate elections of 1994, the United States House elections in other states, and various state and local elections.

Despite the fact that Bill Clinton had won Georgia's electoral votes in the Presidential election of 1992 two years prior, Republicans capitalized on the unpopularity of Clinton's and Congressional Democrats' major initiatives, most notably the Clinton health care plan of 1993 and gun control measures as well as miscellaneous disputes regarding social issues to gain three House seats from Democrats. In doing so, Republicans held a majority of the seats of Georgia's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time since Reconstruction. Republicans would gain an additional seat when Nathan Deal (GA-9) changed his political affiliation in April 1995.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 1994[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 816,484 54.522% 4 7 +3
Democratic 681,051 45.478% 7 4 -3
Others 0 0.0% 0 0
Valid votes - -%
Invalid or blank votes - -%
Totals 1,497,535 100.00% 11 11 -
Voter turnout

Results[edit]

District Incumbent Party Elected Status Opponent
Georgia 1 Jack Kingston Republican 1992 Re-elected Jack Kingston (R) 76.6%
Raymond Beckworth (D) 23.4%
Georgia 2 Sanford Bishop Democratic 1992 Re-elected Sanford Bishop (D) 66.2%
John Clayton (R) 33.8%
Georgia 3 Mac Collins Republican 1992 Re-elected Mac Collins (R) 65.5%
Fred Overby (D) 34.5%
Georgia 4 John Linder Republican 1992 Re-elected John Linder (R) 57.9%
Comer Yates (D) 42.1%
Georgia 5 John Lewis Democratic 1986 Re-elected John Lewis (D) 69.1%
Dale Dixon (R) 30.9%
Georgia 6 Newt Gingrich Republican 1978 Re-elected Newt Gingrich (R) 64.2%
Ben L. Jones (D) 35.8%
Georgia 7 George Darden Democratic 1983 Defeated Bob Barr (R) 51.9%
George Darden (D) 48.1%
Georgia 8 J. Roy Rowland Democratic 1982 Retired; Republican victory Saxby Chambliss (R) 62.7%
Craig Mathis (D) 37.3%
Georgia 9 Nathan Deal Democratic 1992 Re-elected Nathan Deal (D) 57.9%
Robert L. Castello (R) 42.1%
Georgia 10 Don Johnson Democratic 1992 Defeated Charlie Norwood (R) 65.2%
Don Johnson (D) 34.8%
Georgia 11 Cynthia McKinney Democratic 1992 Re-elected Cynthia McKinney (D) 65.6%
Woodrow Lovett (R) 34.4%

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