United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2008
|Elections in Washington|
The 2008 congressional elections in Washington was held on November 4, 2008 to determine who will represent the state of Washington in the United States House of Representatives. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 4, 2009 until January 3, 2011. The election coincided with the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
Washington has nine seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Its 2007-2008 congressional delegation consisted of six Democrats and three Republicans. That remains unchanged, although the District 8 race was considered competitive: "toss up" for Cook, "no clear favorite" for CQ Politics and "toss up/tilt Republican" for Rothenberg.
The Top 2 Primary election was held August 19, 2008.
Races and results
Because of Washington's new "Top 2" primary system, only two names were on the ballot in each congressional race. Incumbents held their seats in all nine congressional races in Washington. The table below shows the certified election results with the winner of each race listed in bold.
|Washington 1||Jay Inslee||Democrat||1998||Running||Jay Inslee (D) (cw)
Larry Ishmael (R) (cw)
|Washington 2||Rick Larsen||Democrat||2000||Running||Rick Larsen (D) (cw)
Rick Bart (R) (cw)
|Washington 3||Brian Baird||Democrat||1998||Running||Brian Baird (D) (cw)
Michael Delavar (R) (cw)
|Washington 4||Doc Hastings||Republican||1994||Running||Doc Hastings (R) (cw)
George Fearing (D) (cw)
|Washington 5||Cathy McMorris||Republican||2004||Running||Cathy McMorris (R) (cw)
Mark Mays (D) (cw)
|Washington 6||Norm Dicks||Democrat||1976||Running||Norm Dicks (D) (cw)
Doug Cloud (R) (cw)
|Washington 7||Jim McDermott||Democrat||1988||Running||Jim McDermott (D) (cw)
Steve Beren (R) (cw)
|Washington 8||Dave Reichert||Republican||2004||Running||Dave Reichert (R) (cw)
Darcy Burner (D) (cw)
|Washington 9||Adam Smith||Democrat||1996||Running||Adam Smith (D) (cw)
James Postma (R) (cw)
- Elections from the Washington Secretary of State
- Map of districts
- U.S. Congress candidates for Washington at Project Vote Smart
- Washington U.S. House Races from 2008 Race Tracker
- Campaign contributions for Washington congressional races from OpenSecrets.org
- NWProgressive Institute blog on candidates
- Sanders, Eli (February 16, 2009). "Anatomy of a Netroots Failure". The American Prospect. Retrieved February 16, 2014.