Kansas has four seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Its 2007-2008 congressional delegation consisted of two Republicans and two Democrats. It is now three Republicans and one Democrat. District 2 was the only seat which changed party (from Democratic to Republican), although CQ Politics had forecasted districts 2 and 3 to be at some risk for the incumbent party.
The primary elections for Republican Party and Democratic Party candidates were held on August 5.
Republican nominee and former Kansas State TreasurerLynn Jenkins won against Democratic incumbent Nancy Boyda, Libertarian Robert Garrard, and Reform Party candidate Leslie Martin. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'No Clear Favorite'.
Kansas's 2nd congressional district election, 2008
Incumbent Democrat Dennis Moore won against Republican nominee and Kansas State SenatorNick Jordan, Libertarian candidate Joe Bellis, and Reform candidate Roger Tucker. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Democrat Favored'.
Kansas's 3rd congressional district election, 2008
Incumbent Republican Todd Tiahrt won against Democratic nominee and Kansas State Senator Donald Betts, Jr., Libertarian candidate Steven Rosile and Reform Party candidate Susan G. Ducey in the General election. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Republican'.
Kansas's 1st congressional district election, 2008