United States Senate election in Wyoming, 2008

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the simultaneous special election, see United States Senate special election in Wyoming, 2008.
United States Senate election in Wyoming, 2008
Wyoming
2002 ←
November 4, 2008
→ 2014

  Mike Enzi official portrait new.jpg Rothfuss for Senate.jpg
Nominee Mike Enzi Chris Rothfuss
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 189,046 60,631
Percentage 75.6% 24.3%

Wyoming election results by county, all Republican.png

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mike Enzi
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Enzi
Republican

The 2008 United States Senate election in Wyoming was held November 4, 2008. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Mike Enzi won re-election to a third term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Chris Rothfuss, chemical engineer and university professor
  • Al Hamburg, perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Rothfuss 14,221 62.38%
Democratic Al Hamburg 8,578 37.62%
Totals 22,799 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Enzi (inc.) 69,195 100.00%
Totals 69,195 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Predictions[edit]

CQ Politics ranked the race as 'Safe Republican'.

Polling[edit]

Poll Source Dates administered Rothfuss Enzi
Research 2000/Daily Kos September 22-September 24, 2008 35% 59%

Results[edit]

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Enzi 189,046 75.63% +2.68%
Democratic Chris Rothfuss 60,631 24.26% -2.79%
Write-ins 269 0.11%
Majority 128,415 51.38% +5.47%
Turnout 249,946
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

External links[edit]