United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2008

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The Iowa United States House of Representatives election in 2008 was held on November 4, 2008 and determined who would hold Iowa's seats in the United States House of Representatives during 2009-10. Each of the five incumbents was up for election, and each won re-election.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2008[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 759,460 51.25% 3
Republican 698,241 47.12% 2
Independents 24,106 1.63% 0
Totals 1,481,807 100.00% 5

District 1[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Iowa District 1 map.png

Democrat Bruce Braley, an attorney from Waterloo, the incumbent, was completing his first term. His Republican challenger was state Senator David Hartsuch. CQ Politics forecast the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

Iowa's 1st congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Braley 186,991 64.61%
Republican David Hartsuch 102,439 35.39%
Totals 289,430 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Iowa District 2 map.png

Democrat Dave Loebsack of Mount Vernon, a former political science professor at Cornell College, the incumbent, was also completing his first term. His Republican challenger was U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa, Iowa. He was also challenged by the Green Party's Wendy Barth and by Brian White, who was nominated by petition. CQ Politics forecast the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

Iowa's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (inc.) 175,218 57.24%
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 118,778 38.80%
Green Wendy Barth 6,664 2.18%
Independent Brian White 5,437 1.78%
Totals 306,097 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Iowa District 3 map.png

Leonard Boswell, a Democrat from Des Moines, the incumbent, was completing his sixth term. His Republican challenger was Kim Schmett and his Socialist Workers Party challenger was Frank Forrestal. CQ Politics forecast the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

Iowa's 3rd congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell (inc.) 176,904 56.40%
Republican Kim Schmett 132,136 42.13%
Socialist Workers Frank V. Forrestal 4,599 1.46%
Totals 313,639 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Iowa District 4 map.png

Republican Tom Latham of Alexander, the incumbent, was completing his eighth term. His Democratic challenger was Becky Greenwald. CQ Politics forecast the race as 'Safe Republican'.

Iowa's 4th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Latham (inc.) 185,458 60.57%
Democratic Becky Greenwald 120,746 39.43%
Totals 306,204 100.00%
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Iowa District 5 map.png

Steve King, a Republican from Kiron, the incumbent, was completing his third term. His Democratic challenger was Rob Hubler and was also challenged by independent candidate Victor Vara. CQ Politics forecast the race as 'Safe Republican'.

Iowa's 5th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve King (inc.) 159,430 59.84%
Democratic Rob Hubler 99,601 37.38%
Independent Victor Vara 7,406 2.78%
Totals 266,437 100.00%
Republican hold

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