United States House of Representatives elections, 1996

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United States House of Representatives elections, 1996
United States
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All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
218 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  NewtGingrich.jpg Dick Gephardt.jpg
Leader Newt Gingrich Dick Gephardt
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since March 20, 1989 June 6, 1989
Leader's seat Georgia-6th Missouri-3rd
Last election 230 seats[1] 204 seats[1]
Seats won 226[2] 207[2]
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 2
Popular vote 43,447,962 43,507,586
Percentage 48.2% 48.2%
Swing Decrease 3.7% Increase 3.4%

  Third party
 
Party Independent
Last election 1 seat
Seats won 2
Seat change Increase 1
Popular vote 572,746
Percentage 0.6%

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Results:
  Democratic hold
  Democratic pickup
  Republican hold
  Republican pickup
  Independent hold
  Independent pickup

Speaker before election

Newt Gingrich
Republican

Elected Speaker

Newt Gingrich
Republican

The 1996 United States House of Representatives elections was an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 5, 1996, which coincided with the re-election of President Bill Clinton. Democrats won by almost 60,000 votes (0.07%) and gained a net of two[3][4] seats from the Republicans, but the Republicans retained an overall majority of seats in the House for the first time since 1928.

Although the Republicans lost 3 seats, 1 of them included an Independent who would caucus with them and switch to the Republicans. This resulted in a 227 Republican majority to the Democrat's 208 minority which also included an Independent caucusing with them.

The election is similar to the 1952 elections, although, in terms of the total vote this result remains one of the closest in U.S. history.

Results summary[edit]

206 2 227
Democratic I Republican
Party Seats Seat
percentage
Vote
percentage
Popular
vote
1994 Elected Net
Change
Democratic Party 204 206 Increase 2 47.4% 48.2% 43,507,586
Republican Party 230 227 Decrease 3 52.4% 48.2% 43,447,962
Libertarian Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.7% 651,448
Independent 1 2 Increase 1 0.2% 0.6% 572,746
Natural Law Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.6% 518,413
Reform Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.2% 178,475
U.S. Taxpayers' Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.1% 54,054
Independence Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.1% 48,272
Peace and Freedom Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.1% 48,136
Green Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 42,510
Right to Life Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 37,154
Conservative Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 33,458
Independent American Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 20,148
Liberal Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 19,763
Grassroots Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 18,067
Americans Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 7,428
Socialist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 7,092
Socialist Workers Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 6,537
Francis Worley Congress Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 3,194
Workers World Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 2,704
Independent Grassroots Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 2,696
Working Class Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 2,534
Liberty Union Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 1,965
Socialist Equality Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 1,871
Others 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1.1% 999,254
Totals 435 435 Steady 100.0% 100.0% 90,233,467
Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk
Popular vote
Democratic
48.22%
Republican
48.15%
Libertarian
0.72%
Others
2.91%
House seats
Republican
52.41%
Democratic
47.36%
Others
0.23%
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80%+ to 100% Democratic
  80%+ to 100% Republican
  60%+ to 80% Democratic
  60%+ to 80% Republican
  up to 60% Democratic
  up to 60% Republican
  80%+ to 100% Independent
Change in House seats by party
  3 to 5 Democratic gain
 
  1 to 2 Democratic gain
  1 to 2 Republican gain
  no net change

Retiring incumbents[edit]

40 incumbents retired: 29 Democrats and 21 Republicans, giving the Republicans a net gain of 6 seats from the Democrats.

Democrats[edit]

Democratic hold[edit]

  1. Arkansas's 1st congressional district: Blanche Lincoln
  2. Arkansas's 2nd congressional district: Ray Thornton
  3. California's 24th congressional district: Anthony C. Beilenson
  4. Colorado's 1st congressional district: Patricia Schroeder
  5. Florida's 2nd congressional district: Pete Peterson
  6. Florida's 11th congressional district: Sam Gibbons
  7. Florida's 19th congressional district: Harry Johnston
  8. Illinois's 7th congressional district: Cardiss Collins
  9. Indiana's 10th congressional district: Andrew Jacobs, Jr.
  10. Massachusetts's 10th congressional district: Gerry Studds
  11. New Jersey's 9th congressional district: Robert Torricelli, to run for U.S. Senate
  12. North Carolina's 7th congressional district: Charlie Rose
  13. Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district: Jack Reed, to run for U.S. Senate
  14. Tennessee's 9th congressional district: Harold Ford, Sr.
  15. Texas's 1st congressional district: Jim Chapman, to run for U.S. Senate
  16. Texas's 2nd congressional district: Charlie Wilson
  17. Texas's 15th congressional district: Kika de la Garza
  18. Texas's 16th congressional district: Ronald D. Coleman
  19. Virginia's 5th congressional district: Lewis Payne

Republican gain[edit]

  1. Alabama's 3rd congressional district: Glen Browder, to run for U.S. Senate
  2. Alabama's 4th congressional district: Tom Bevill
  3. Illinois's 20th congressional district: Dick Durbin, to run for U.S. Senate
  4. Louisiana's 5th congressional district: Cleo Fields
  5. Mississippi's 3rd congressional district: Sonny Montgomery
  6. Montana's at-large congressional district: Rick Hill
  7. Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district: William K. Brewster
  8. South Dakota's at-large congressional district: Tim Johnson, to run for U.S. Senate
  9. Texas's 5th congressional district: John Bryant, to run for U.S. Senate
  10. Texas's 12th congressional district: Pete Geren

Republicans[edit]

Republican hold[edit]

  1. Arkansas's 3rd congressional district: Tim Hutchinson, to run for U.S. Senate
  2. California's 27th congressional district: Carlos Moorhead
  3. Colorado's 4th congressional district: Wayne Allard, to run for U.S. Senate
  4. Indiana's 7th congressional district: John Myers
  5. Kansas's 1st congressional district: Pat Roberts, to run for U.S. Senate
  6. Kansas's 2nd congressional district: Sam Brownback, to run for U.S. Senate
  7. Kansas's 3rd congressional district: Jan Meyers
  8. Missouri's 7th congressional district: Mel Hancock
  9. Nevada's 2nd congressional district: Barbara Vucanovich
  10. New Hampshire's 1st congressional district: Bill Zeliff, to run for Governor
  11. New Jersey's 12th congressional district: Dick Zimmer, to run for U.S. Senate
  12. Oregon's 2nd congressional district: Wes Cooley
  13. Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district: Bill Clinger
  14. Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district: Robert Smith Walker
  15. Tennessee's 1st congressional district: Jimmy Quillen
  16. Texas's 8th congressional district: Jack Fields
  17. Utah's 2nd congressional district: Enid Greene

Democratic gain[edit]

  1. Iowa's 3rd congressional district: Jim Ross Lightfoot, to run for U.S. Senate
  2. Louisiana's 7th congressional district: Jimmy Hayes, to run for U.S. Senate
  3. Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district: Steve Gunderson
  4. Wisconsin's 8th congressional district: Toby Roth

Incumbents defeated[edit]

In primary elections[edit]

Democrats[edit]

  1. Michigan's 5th congressional district: Barbara-Rose Collins, lost to Carolyn Kilpatrick, who later won the general election

Republicans[edit]

  1. Texas's 14th congressional district: Greg Laughlin, lost to Ron Paul, who later won the general election

In the general elections[edit]

21 seats switched parties in the November elections, giving the Democrats a net gain of 15 seats from the Republicans.

Democrats who lost to Republicans[edit]

  1. Kentucky's 3rd congressional district: Mike Ward, lost to Anne Northup
  2. Missouri's 9th congressional district: Harold Volkmer, lost to Kenny Hulshof
  3. Utah's 3rd congressional district: Bill Orton, lost to Chris Cannon

Republicans who lost to Democrats[edit]

  1. California's 10th congressional district: William P. Baker, lost to Ellen Tauscher
  2. California's 22nd congressional district: Andrea Seastrand, lost to Walter Capps
  3. California's 46th congressional district: Bob Dornan, lost to Loretta Sanchez
  4. Connecticut's 5th congressional district: Gary Franks, lost to Jim Maloney
  5. Illinois's 5th congressional district: Michael Flanagan, lost to Rod Blagojevich
  6. Maine's 1st congressional district: James B. Longley, Jr., lost to Tom Allen
  7. Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district: Peter Blute, lost to Jim McGovern
  8. Massachusetts's 6th congressional district: Peter Torkildsen, lost to John F. Tierney
  9. Michigan's 8th congressional district: Dick Chrysler, lost to Debbie Stabenow
  10. New Jersey's 8th congressional district: Bill Martini, lost to Bill Pascrell
  11. New York's 4th congressional district: Daniel Frisa, lost to Carolyn McCarthy
  12. North Carolina's 2nd congressional district: David Funderburk, lost to Bob Etheridge
  13. North Carolina's 4th congressional district: Fred Heineman, lost to David Price
  14. Ohio's 6th congressional district: Frank Cremeans, lost to Ted Strickland
  15. Ohio's 10th congressional district: Martin Hoke, lost to Dennis J. Kucinich
  16. Oregon's 5th congressional district: Jim Bunn, lost to Darlene Hooley
  17. Texas's 9th congressional district: Steve Stockman, lost to Nick Lampson
  18. Washington's 9th congressional district: Randy Tate, lost to Adam Smith

Special elections[edit]

District Predecessor Party Result Candidates
California 37 Walter R. Tucker III Democratic Incumbent resigned December 15, 1995 due to scandals during his past tenure as Mayor of Compton, California.
New member elected March 26, 1996.
Democratic hold.
Juanita Millender-McDonald (Democratic) 27%
Willard Murray (Democratic)
Maryland 7 Kweisi Mfume Democratic Incumbent resigned February 15, 1996 to become President of the NAACP.
New member elected April 16, 1996.
Democratic hold.
Elijah Cummings (Democratic)
Kenneth Konder (Republican)
Oregon 3 Ron Wyden Democratic Incumbent resigned February 6, 1996 when elected U.S. Senator.
New member elected May 21, 1996.
Democratic hold.
Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) 69%
Mark Brunelle (Republican)
Kansas 2 Sam Brownback Republican Incumbent resigned November 27, 1996 when elected U.S. Senator.
New member elected November 27, 1996.
Republican hold.
Jim Ryun (Republican)

Alabama[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alabama 1 Sonny Callahan Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Sonny Callahan (Republican) 64.36%
Don Womack (Democratic) 33.82%
Bob Burns (Libertarian) 1.61%
Alabama 2 Terry Everett Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Terry Everett (Republican) 63.19%
Bob Gaines (Democratic) 35.42%
Michael Probst (Libertarian) 1.26%
Alabama 3 Glen Browder Democratic 1988 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Bob Riley (Republican) 50.42%
Ted Little (Democratic) 47.3%
Lucy Lawrence (Natural Law) 1.20%
R.E. Stokes (Libertarian) 1.02%
Alabama 4 Tom Bevill Democratic 1966 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Robert Aderholt (Republican) 49.89%
Bob Wilson (Democratic) 48.20%
Alan Barksdale (Libertarian) 1.80%
Alabama 5 Robert "Bud" Cramer Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Robert "Bud" Cramer (Democratic) 55.68%
Wayne Parker (Republican) 42.19%
Shirley Madison (Natural Law) 1.21%
Craig Goodrich (Libertarian) 0.90%
Alabama 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Spencer Bachus (Republican) 70.93%
Mary Lynn Bates (Democratic) 27.31%
Franklin Harris (Libertarian) 0.90%
Diane Vogel (Natural Law) 0.83%
Alabama 7 Earl Hilliard Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Hilliard (Democratic) 71.13%
Joe Powell (Republican) 27.14%
Ken Hager (Libertarian) 1.64%

Alaska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alaska at-large Don Young Republican 1973 Incumbent re-elected. Don Young (Republican) 59.41%
Georgianna Lincoln (Democratic) 36.42%
William Nemec (AKI) 2.15%
Johnny Grames (Green) 1.93%

Arizona[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arizona 1 Matt Salmon Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Matt Salmon (Republican) 60.18%
John Cox (Democratic) 39.82%
Arizona 2 Ed Pastor Democratic 1991 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Pastor (Democratic) 65.01%
Jim Buster (Republican) 30.76%
Alice Bangle (Libertarian) 4.23%
Arizona 3 Bob Stump Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Stump (Republican) 66.52%
Alexander Schneider (Democratic) 33.48%
Arizona 4 John Shadegg Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. John Shadegg (Republican) 66.78%
Maria Milton (Democratic) 33.22%
Arizona 5 Jim Kolbe Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Kolbe (Republican) 68.74%
Mort Nelson (Democratic) 25.91%
John Zajac (Libertarian) 2.81%
Ed Finkelstein (Reform) 2.54%
Arizona 6 J. D. Hayworth Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. J. D. Hayworth (Republican) 47.57%
Steve Owens (Democratic) 46.60%
Robert Anderson (Libertarian) 5.84%

Arkansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arkansas 1 Blanche Lincoln Democratic 1992 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Marion Berry (Democratic) 52.78%
Warren Dupwe (Republican) 44.34%
Keith Carle (Reform) 2.87%
Arkansas 2 Ray Thornton Democratic 1972, 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Vic Snyder (Democratic) 52.34%
Bud Cummins (Republican) 47.65%
Arkansas 3 Tim Hutchinson Republican 1992 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Asa Hutchinson (Republican) 55.70%
Ann Henry (Democratic) 41.84%
Tony Joe Huffman (Reform) 2.43%
Arkansas 4 Jay Dickey Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jay Dickey (Republican) 63.50%
Vincent Tolliver (Democratic) 36.50%

California[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
California 1 Frank Riggs Republican 1990/1994 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Riggs (Republican) 49.63%
Michela Alioto (Democratic) 43.46%
Emil Rossi (Libertarian) 6.91%
California 2 Wally Herger Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Wally Herger (Republican) 60.8%
Roberts Braden (Democratic) 33.73%
Patrice Thiessen (Natural Law) 3.04%
William Brunner (Libertarian) 2.42%
California 3 Vic Fazio Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Vic Fazio (Democratic) 53.52%
Tim Lefever (Republican) 41.1%
Tomothy Erich (Reform) 3.47%
Erin Donelle (Libertarian) 1.91%
California 4 John Doolittle Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. John Doolittle (Republican) 60.46%
Katie Hirning (Democratic) 36.1%
Patrick McHargue (Libertarian) 3.43%
California 5 Bob Matsui Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Matsui (Democratic) 70.44%
Robert Dinsmore (Republican) 26.15%
Joseph Miller (Libertarian) 1.26%
Gordon Mors (American Independent) 1.1%
Charles Kersey (Natural Law) 1.05%
California 6 Lynn Woolsey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lynn Woolsey (Democratic) 61.83%
Duane Hughes (Republican) 33.99%
Ernest Jones (PF) 2.54%
Bruce Kendall (Natural Law) 1.63%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. George Miller (Democratic) 71.8%
Norman Reece (Republican) 22.28%
William C. Thompson (Reform) 3.6%
Bob Liatunick (Natural Law) 2.32%
California 8 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1987 Incumbent re-elected. Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) 84.34%
Justin Raimondo (Republican) 12.39%
David Smithstein (Natural Law) 3.26%
Ed Murray (R-W/I) 0.01%
California 9 Ron Dellums Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Dellums (Democratic) 77.03%
Deborah Wright (Republican) 18.47%
Tom Condit (PF) 2.77%
Jack Forem (Natural Law) 1.73%
California 10 Bill Baker Republican 1992 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ellen Tauscher (Democratic) 48.63%
Bill Baker (Republican) 47.19%
John Place (Reform) 2.24%
Valerie Janlois (Natural Law) 1.08%
Gregory Lyon (Libertarian) 0.86%
California 11 Richard Pombo Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Pombo (Republican) 59.35%
Jason Silva (Democratic) 36.19%
Kelly Rego (Libertarian) 2.8%
Selene Bush (Natural Law) 1.66%
California 12 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Lantos (Democratic) 71.69%
Storm Jenkins (Republican) 23.7%
Christopher Schmidt (Libertarian) 2.94%
Richard Borg (Natural Law) 1.67%
California 13 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Stark (Democratic) 65.18%
James Fay (Republican) 30.41%
Terry Savage (Libertarian) 4.41%
California 14 Anna Eshoo Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Anna Eshoo (Democratic) 64.87%
Ben Brink (Republican) 31.1%
Timothy Thompson (PF) 1.59%
Joseph Dehn (Libertarian) 1.52%
Robert Wells (Natural Law) 0.93%
California 15 Tom Campbell Republican 1988/1995 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Campbell (Republican) 58.5%
Dick Lane (Democratic) 34.84%
Valli Sharpe-Geisler (Reform) 2.75%
Ed Wimmers (Libertarian) 2.42%
Bruce Currivan (Natural Law) 1.49%
California 16 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Zoe Lofgren (Democratic) 65.65%
Chuck Wojslaw (Republican) 30.16%
David Bonino (Libertarian) 2.88%
Abaan Abu-Shumays (Natural Law) 1.3%
California 17 Sam Farr Democratic 1993 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Farr (Democratic) 58.87%
Jess Brown (Republican) 37.77%
John H. Black (Libertarian) 3.36%
California 18 Gary Condit Democratic 1989 Incumbent re-elected. Gary Condit (Democratic) 65.72%
Bill Conrad (Republican) 31.82%
James Morzella (Libertarian) 1.35%
Page Riskin (Natural Law) 1.1%
California 19 George Radanovich Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. George Radanovich (Republican) 66.58%
Paul Barile (Democratic) 28.32%
Pamela Pescosolido (Libertarian) 2.95%
David Adalian (Natural Law) 2.15%
California 20 Cal Dooley Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Cal Dooley (Democratic) 56.51%
Trice Harvey (Republican) 39.13%
Jonathan Richter (Libertarian) 4.36%
California 21 Bill Thomas Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Thomas (Republican) 65.81%
Deborah Vollmer (Democratic) 26.5%
John Evans (Reform) 4.24%
Jane Bialosky (Natural Law) 1.77%
Mike Hodges (Libertarian) 1.59%
Karen Gentry (R-W/I)
California 22 Andrea Seastrand Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Walter Capps (Democratic) 48.45%
Andrea Seastrand (Republican) 44.22%
Steven Wheeler (Independent) 4.03%
Richard Porter (Reform) 1.63%
David Bersohn (Libertarian) 0.91%
Dawn Tomastik (Natural Law) 0.76%
California 23 Elton Gallegly Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Elton Gallegly (Republican) 59.59%
Robert Unruhe (Democratic) 35.1%
Gail Lightfoot (Libertarian) 4.18%
Stephen Hospodar (Natural Law) 1.12%
California 24 Anthony C. Beilenson Democratic 1976 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Brad Sherman (Democratic) 49.43%
Rich Sybert (Republican) 43.58%
Ralph Shroyer (PF) 2.92%
Erich Miller (Libertarian) 2.65%
Ron Lawrence (Natural Law) 1.43%
California 25 Howard McKeon Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Howard McKeon (Republican) 62.4%
Diane Trautman (Democratic) 33.17%
Bruce Acker (Libertarian) 3.15%
Justin Charles Gerber (PF) 1.28%
California 26 Howard Berman Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Howard Berman (Democratic) 65.87%
Bill Glass (Republican) 28.61%
Scott Fritschler (Libertarian) 3.45%
Gary Hearne (Natural Law) 2.07%
California 27 Carlos Moorhead Republican 1972 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
James E. Rogan (Republican) 50.18%
Doug Kahn (Democratic) 43.18%
Elizabeth Michael (Libertarian) 3.5%
Walt Sheasby (Green) 2.21%
Martin Zucker (Natural Law) 0.93%
California 28 David Dreier Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. David Dreier (Republican) 60.67%
David Levering (Democratic) 36.94%
Ken Saurenman (Libertarian) 2.38%
California 29 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Waxman (Democratic) 67.63%
Paul Stepanek (Republican) 24.6%
John Peter Daly (PF) 4.1%
Mike Binkley (Libertarian) 2.22%
Brian Rees (Natural Law) 1.44%
California 30 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Xavier Becerra (Democratic) 72.32%
Patricia Parker (Republican) 18.71%
Pam Probst (Libertarian) 3.42%
Shirley Mandel (PF) 3.1%
Rosemary Watson-Frith (Natural Law) 2.44%
California 31 Matthew G. Martinez Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Matthew G. Martinez (Democratic) 67.47%
John Flores (Republican) 27.95%
Michael Everling (Republican) 4.58%
California 32 Julian C. Dixon Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Julian C. Dixon (Democratic) 82.36%
Larry Ardito (Republican) 12.39%
Neal Donner (Libertarian) 4.22%
Rashied Jibri (Natural Law) 1.03%
California 33 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic) 82.1%
John Leonard (Republican) 14.09%
Howard Johnson (Libertarian) 3.81%
California 34 Ed Torres Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Torres (Democratic) 68.43%
David Nunez (Republican) 26.62%
Walter Scott (American Independent) 2.98%
David Argall (Libertarian) 1.98%
California 35 Maxine Waters Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Maxine Waters (Democratic) 85.5%
Eric Carlson (Republican) 12.09%
Gordon Mego (American Independent) 2.4%
California 36 Jane Harman Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jane Harman (Democratic) 52.46%
Susan Brooks (Republican) 43.9%
Bruce Dovner (Libertarian) 2.2%
Bradley McManus (Natural Law) 1.44%
California 37 Juanita Millender-McDonald Democratic 1996 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Juanita Millender-McDonald (Democratic) 85%
Michael Voetee (Republican) 15%
California 38 Steve Horn Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Horn (Republican) 52.57%
Rick Zbur (Democratic) 42.72%
William Yeager (Green) 2.75%
Paul Gautreau (Libertarian) 1.95%
California 39 Ed Royce Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Royce (Republican) 62.8%
R.O. "Bob" Davis (Democratic) 31.93%
Jack Dean (Libertarian) 5.27%
California 40 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Lewis (Republican) 64.9%
Robert Conaway (Democratic) 28.96%
Hale McGee (American Independent) 3.26%
Joseph Kelley (Libertarian) 2.87%
California 41 Jay Kim Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jay Kim (Republican) 58.46%
Richard Waldron (Democratic) 32.98%
Richard Newhouse (Libertarian) 4.97%
David Kramer (Natural Law) 3.5%
California 42 George Brown Democratic 1962/1972 Incumbent re-elected. George Brown (Democratic) 50.48%
Linda Wilde (Republican) 49.52%
California 43 Ken Calvert Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ken Calvert (Republican) 54.72%
Guy Kimbrough (Democratic) 37.94%
Annie Wallack (Natural Law) 3.7%
Kevin Akin (PF) 1.86%
Gene Berkman (Libertarian) 1.74%
California 44 Sonny Bono Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Sonny Bono (Republican) 57.74%
Anita Rufus (Democratic) 38.54%
Donald Cochran (American Independent) 2.03%
Karen Wilkinson (Natural Law) 1.64%
California 45 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Dana Rohrabacher (Republican) 60.98%
Sally Alexander (Democratic) 33.24%
Mark F. Murphy (Libertarian) 4.29%
Rand McDevitt (Natural Law) 1.49%
California 46 Bob Dornan Republican 1976/1984 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Loretta Sanchez (Democratic) 46.8%
Bob Dornan (Republican) 45.84%
Lawrence Stafford (Reform) 3.16%
Thomas Reimer (Libertarian) 2.28%
Carlos Aguirre (Natural Law) 1.92%
California 47 Christopher Cox Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Christopher Cox (Republican) 65.66%
Tina Laine (Democratic) 28.86%
Iris Adam (Natural Law) 2.79%
Victor Wagner (Libertarian) 2.68%
California 48 Ron Packard Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Packard (Republican) 65.86%
Dan Farrell (Democratic) 26.9%
Sharon Miles (Natural Law) 3.62%
William Dreu (Reform) 3.62%
California 49 Brian Bilbray Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Brian Bilbray (Republican) 52.62%
Peter Navarro (Democratic) 41.91%
Ernie Lippe (Libertarian) 2.04%
Kevin Hambsch (Reform) 1.82%
Peter Sterling (Natural Law) 1.6%
California 50 Bob Filner Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Filner (Democratic) 61.86%
Jim Baize (Republican) 32.41%
Dan Clark (Reform) 2.75%
Earl Shepard (Natural Law) 1.81%
Philip Zoebisch (Libertarian) 1.18%
California 51 Duke Cunningham Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Duke Cunningham (Republican) 65.07%
Rita Tamerius (Democratic) 28.93%
Miriam Clark (Reform) 2.36%
Jack C. Anderson (Libertarian) 2.31%
Eric Bourdette (Natural Law) 1.33%
California 52 Duncan Hunter Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Duncan Hunter (Republican) 65.47%
Darity Wesley (Democratic) 29.78%
Janice Jordan (PF) 2.05%
Dante Ridley (Libertarian) 1.87%
Peter Ballantyne (Natural Law) 0.84%

Colorado[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Colorado 1 Patricia Schroeder Democratic 1972 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Diana DeGette (Democratic) 56.93%
Joe Rogers (Republican) 40.20%
Richard Combs (Libertarian) 2.86%
Colorado 2 David Skaggs Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. David Skaggs (Democratic) 57.04%
Pat Miller (Republican) 38.26%
Larry E. Johnson (Reform) 2.46%
Earl Allen (Libertarian) 2.24%
Colorado 3 Scott McInnis Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Scott McInnis (Republican) 68.87%
Albert Gurule (Democratic) 31.13%
Colorado 4 Wayne Allard Republican 1990 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Bob Schaffer (Republican) 56.14%
Guy Kelley (Democratic) 38.04%
Wes McKinley (AMS) 3.04%
Cynthia Parker (Natural Law) 2.78%
Colorado 5 Joel Hefley Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Joel Hefley (Republican) 71.94%
Mike Robinson (Democratic) 28.06%
Colorado 6 Daniel Schaefer Republican 1983 Incumbent re-elected. Daniel Schaefer (Republican) 62.24%
Joan Fitz-Gerald (Democratic) 37.76%

Connecticut[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 Barbara Kennelly Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Barbara Kennelly (Democratic) 73.54%
Kent Sleath (Republican) 24.94%
John Forry (CNC) 0.98%
Daniel Wasielewski (Natural Law) 0.53%
Connecticut 2 Sam Gejdenson Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Gejdenson (Democratic) 51.59%
Edward Munster (Republican) 44.94%
Dianne Ondusko (IDP) 2.90%
Thomas E. Hall (Natural Law) 0.56%
Connecticut 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Rosa DeLauro (Democratic) 71.35%
John Coppola (Republican) 28.07%
Gail Dalby (Natural Law) 0.58%
Connecticut 4 Chris Shays Republican 1987 Incumbent re-elected. Chris Shays (Republican) 60.46%
William Finch (Democratic) 37.63%
Edward Tonkin (Libertarian) 1.40%
Terry Nevas (Natural Law) 0.52%
Connecticut 5 Gary Franks Republican 1990 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Jim Maloney (Democratic) 52.05%
Gary Franks (Republican) 45.92%
Rosita Rodriguez (CNC) 1.39%
Walter Thiessen (Libertarian) 0.65%
Connecticut 6 Nancy Johnson Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Nancy Johnson (Republican) 49.62%
Charlotte Koskoff (Democratic) 48.93%
Timothy Knibbs (CNC) 1.45%

Delaware[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Delaware at-large Michael N. Castle Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Michael N. Castle (Republican) 69.55%
Dennis Williams (Democratic) 27.45%
George Jurgensens (Libertarian) 1.50%
Felicia Johnson (Taxpayers) 1.13%
Bob Mattson (Natural Law) 0.37%

Florida[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Florida 1 Joe Scarborough Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Scarborough (Republican) 72.54%
Kevin Beck (Democratic) 27.42%
Florida 2 Pete Peterson Democratic 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Allen Boyd (Democratic) 59.44%
Bill Sutton (Republican) 40.50%
Florida 3 Corrine Brown Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Corrine Brown (Democratic) 61.20%
Preston James Fields (Republican) 38.80%
Florida 4 Tillie Fowler Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Tillie Fowler (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 5 Karen Thurman Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Karen Thurman (Democratic) 61.68%
Dave Gentry (Republican) 38.32%
Florida 6 Cliff Stearns Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Cliff Stearns (Republican) 67.18%
Newell O'Brien (Democratic) 32.82%
Florida 7 John Mica Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John Mica (Republican) 62.04%
George Stuart (Democratic) 37.93%
Florida 8 Bill McCollum Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Bill McCollum (Republican) 67.47%
Al Krulick (Democratic) 32.52%
Florida 9 Michael Bilirakis Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Michael Bilirakis (Republican) 68.66%
Jerry Provenzano (Democratic) 31.34%
Florida 10 Bill Young Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Young (Republican) 66.61%
Henry Green (Democratic) 33.39%
Florida 11 Sam Gibbons Democratic 1962 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Jim Davis (Democratic) 57.91%
Mark Sharpe (Republican) 42.09%
Florida 12 Charles Canady Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Canady (Republican) 61.57%
Mike Canady (Democratic) 38.43%
Florida 13 Dan Miller Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Miller (Republican) 64.34%
Sanford Gordon (Democratic) 35.60%
Florida 14 Porter Goss Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Porter Goss (Republican) 73.49%
Jim Nolan (Democratic) 26.51%
Florida 15 Dave Weldon Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Dave Weldon (Republican) 51.42%
John Byron (Democratic) 42.90%
David Golding (Independent) 5.68%
Florida 16 Mark Foley Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mark Foley (Republican) 64%
Jim Stuber (Democratic) 36%
Florida 17 Carrie Meek Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Carrie Meek (Democratic) 88.75%
Wellington Rolle (Republican) 11.24%
Florida 18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 1989 Incumbent re-elected. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 19 Harry Johnston Democratic 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Robert Wexler (Democratic) 65.57%
Beverly Kennedy (Republican) 34.42%
Florida 20 Peter Deutsch Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Peter Deutsch (Democratic) 64.99%
Jim Jacobs (Republican) 35.01%
Florida 21 Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 22 Clay Shaw Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Clay Shaw (Republican) 61.86%
Kenneth Cooper (Democratic) 38.14%
Florida 23 Alcee Hastings Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Alcee Hastings (Democratic) 73.45%
Robert Paul Brown (Republican) 26.53%

Georgia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Georgia 1 Jack Kingston Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Kingston (Republican) 68.21%
Rosemary Kaszans (Democratic) 31.79%
Georgia 2 Sanford Bishop Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Sanford Bishop (Democratic) 53.97%
Darrel Ealum (Republican) 46.03%
Georgia 3 Mac Collins Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Mac Collins (Republican) 61.11%
Jim Chafin (Democratic) 38.89%
Georgia 4 Cynthia McKinney Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Cynthia McKinney (Democratic) 57.76%
John Mitnick (Republican) 42.24%
Georgia 5 John Lewis Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. John Lewis (Democratic)
Unopposed
Georgia 6 Newt Gingrich Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Newt Gingrich (Republican) 57.80%
Michael Coles (Democratic) 42.20%
Georgia 7 Bob Barr Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Barr (Republican) 57.80%
Charlie Watts (Democratic) 42.20%
Georgia 8 Saxby Chambliss Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Saxby Chambliss (Republican) 52.56%
Jim Wiggins (Democratic) 47.44%
Georgia 9 Nathan Deal Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Nathan Deal (Republican) 65.55%
Ken Poston (Democratic) 34.45%
Georgia 10 Charlie Norwood Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Norwood (Republican) 52.34%
David Bell (Democratic) 47.65%
Georgia 11 John Linder Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John Linder (Republican) 64.31%
Tommy Stephenson (Democratic) 35.69%

Hawaii[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Hawaii 1 Neil Abercrombie Democratic 1986, 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Neil Abercrombie (Democratic) 50.36%
Orson Swindle (Republican) 46.49%
Mark Duering (Nonpartisan) 2.40%
Nicholas Bedworth (Natural Law) 0.75%
Hawaii 2 Patsy Mink Democratic 1964, 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Patsy Mink (Democratic) 60.33%
Tom Pico (Republican) 30.80%
Nolan Crabbe (Nonpartisan) 4.27%
James Keefe (Libertarian) 2.64%
Amanda Toulon (Natural Law) 1.97%

Idaho[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Idaho 1 Helen Chenoweth Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Helen Chenoweth (Republican) 49.98%
Dan Williams (Democratic) 47.55%
Marion Ellis (Natural Law) 2.47%
Idaho 2 Mike Crapo Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Crapo (Republican) 68.77%
John Seidl (Democratic) 29.50%
John Butler (Natural Law) 1.73%

Illinois[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Illinois 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bobby Rush (Democratic) 85.67%
Noel Naughton (Republican) 12.63%
Tim Griffin (Libertarian) 1.70%
Illinois 2 Jesse L. Jackson Jr. Democratic 1995 Incumbent re-elected. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (Democratic) 94.06%
Frank Stratman (Libertarian) 5.93%
Illinois 3 Bill Lipinski Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Lipinski (Democratic) 65.34%
Jim Nalepa (Republican) 32.02%
George Skaritka (Reform) 1.74%
Robert Prazak (Libertarian) 0.91%
Illinois 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Luis Gutierrez (Democratic) 93.57%
William Passmore (Libertarian) 6.43%
Illinois 5 Michael Flanagan Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Rod Blagojevich (Democratic) 64.12%
Michael Flanagan (Republican) 35.87%
Illinois 6 Henry Hyde Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Hyde (Republican) 64.29%
Stephen De La Rosa (Democratic) 33.41%
George Meyers (Libertarian) 2.30%
Illinois 7 Cardiss Collins Democratic 1973 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Danny K. Davis (Democratic) 82.59%
Randy Borow (Republican) 15.04%
Chauncey Stroud (Independent) 1.07%
Toietta Dixon (Libertarian) 0.87%
Charles A. Winter (Natural Law) 0.42%
Illinois 8 Phil Crane Republican 1969 Incumbent re-elected. Phil Crane (Republican) 62.23%
Betty Hull (Democratic) 36.08%
Daniel Druck (Libertarian) 1.69%
Illinois 9 Sidney Yates Democratic 1948, 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Sidney Yates (Democratic) 63.40%
Joe Walsh (Republican) 36.60%
Illinois 10 John Porter Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. John Porter (Republican) 69.09%
Philip Torf (Democratic) 30.91%
Illinois 11 Jerry Weller Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Weller (Republican) 51.77%
Clem Balanoff (Democratic) 48.23%
Illinois 12 Jerry Costello Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Costello (Democratic) 71.59%
Shapley Hunter (Republican) 26.58%
Geoffrey Nathan (Democratic) 1.82%
Illinois 13 Harris Fawell Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Harris Fawell (Republican) 59.93%
Susan Hynes (Democratic) 40.06%
Illinois 14 Dennis Hastert Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Dennis Hastert (Republican) 64.39%
Doug Mains (Democratic) 35.60%
Illinois 15 Thomas W. Ewing Republican 1991 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas W. Ewing (Republican) 57.33%
Laurel Lunt Prussing (Democratic) 42.67%
Illinois 16 Donald A. Manzullo Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Donald A. Manzullo (Republican) 60.29%
Catherine Lee (Democratic) 39.71%
Illinois 17 Lane Evans Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Lane Evans (Democratic) 51.91%
Mark Baker (Republican) 47.25%
William Herrmann (Libertarian) 0.83%
Illinois 18 Ray LaHood Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ray LaHood (Republican) 59.25%
Michael D. Curran (Democratic) 40.75%
Illinois 19 Glenn Poshard Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Glenn Poshard (Democratic) 66.69%
Brent Winters (Republican) 31.83%
Patricia Riker (Natural Law) 0.95%
James Lacher (Libertarian) 0.53%
Illinois 20 Richard Durbin Democratic 1982 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
John Shimkus (Republican) 50.26%
Jay Hoffman (Democratic) 49.74%

Indiana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Indiana 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Visclosky (Democratic) 69.16%
Michael Petyo (Republican) 29.22%
Michael Crass (Libertarian) 1.63%
Indiana 2 David McIntosh Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. David McIntosh (Republican) 57.83%
Marc Carmichael (Democratic) 39.98%
Paul E. Zimmerman (Libertarian) 2.19%
Indiana 3 Tim Roemer Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Tim Roemer (Democratic) 57.92%
Joe Zakas (Republican) 40.90%
Bernie Taylor (Libertarian) 1.18%
Indiana 4 Mark Souder Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mark Souder (Republican) 58.37%
Gerald Houseman (Democratic) 39.32%
Ken Bisson (Libertarian) 2.31%
Indiana 5 Steve Buyer Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Buyer (Republican) 61.86%
Douglas Clark (Democratic) 35.71%
Tom Lehman (Libertarian) 2.43%
Indiana 6 Dan Burton Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Burton (Republican) 75.02%
Carrie Dillard-Trammell (Democratic) 23.04%
Fred Peterson (Libertarian) 1.93%
Indiana 7 John Myers Republican 1966 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Edward Pease (Republican) 61.96%
Robert Hellmann (Democratic) 34.65%
Barbara Bourland (Libertarian) 3.40%
Indiana 8 John Hostettler Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. John Hostettler (Republican) 49.97%
Jonathan Weinzapfel (Democratic) 48.30%
Paul Hager (Libertarian) 1.73%
Indiana 9 Lee H. Hamilton Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Lee H. Hamilton (Democratic) 56.47%
Jean Leising (Republican) 42.51%
Diane Feeney (Libertarian) 1.02%
Indiana 10 Andrew Jacobs, Jr. Democratic 1964, 1974 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Julia Carson (Democratic) 52.94%
Virginia Murphy Blankenbaker (Republican) 44.83%
Kurt St. Angelo (Libertarian) 2.22%

Iowa[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Iowa 1 Jim Leach Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Leach (Republican) 52.84%
Bob Rush (Democratic) 45.62%
Thomas Isenhour (NP) 0.93%
Michael Cuddehe (Natural Law) 0.57%
Iowa 2 Jim Nussle Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Nussle (Republican) 53.42%
Donna L. Smith (Democratic) 45.86%
Albert Schoeman (Libertarian) 0.38%
Peter Lamoureaux (Natural Law) 0.32%
Iowa 3 Jim Ross Lightfoot Republican 1984 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Leonard Boswell (Democratic) 49.35%
Mike Mahaffey (Republican) 47.64%
Jay Marcus (Natural Law) 1.36%
Edward Rusk (WC) 1.08%
Dick Kruse (Libertarian) 0.54%
Iowa 4 Greg Ganske Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Greg Ganske (Republican) 52.01%
Connie McBurney (Democratic) 46.70%
Rogers Badgett (Natural Law) 0.47%
Carl Olsen (Libertarian) 0.45%
Richard McBride (SWP) 0.27%
Iowa 5 Tom Latham Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Latham (Republican) 65.45%
MacDonald Smith (Democratic) 33.61%
Michael Dimick (Natural Law) 0.90%

Kansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Results
Kansas 1 Pat Roberts Republican 1980 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator..
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Jerry Moran (Republican) 73.48%
John Divine (Democratic) 24.49%
Bill Earnest (Libertarian) 2.03%
Kansas 2 Sam Brownback Republican 1994 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Jim Ryun (Republican) 52.20%
John Frieden (Democratic) 45.48%
Art Clack (Libertarian) 2.32%
Kansas 3 Jan Meyers Republican 1984 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Vince Snowbarger (Republican) 49.83%
Judy Hancock (Democratic) 45.42%
Randy Gardner (Reform) 3.40%
Charles Clack (Libertarian) 1.34%
Kansas 4 Todd Tiahrt Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Todd Tiahrt (Republican) 50.11%
Randy Rathbun (Democratic) 46.62%
Seth Warren (Libertarian) 3.26%

Kentucky[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Results
Kentucky 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Whitfield (Republican) 53.55%
Dennis Null (Democratic) 46.45%
Kentucky 2 Ron Lewis Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Lewis (Republican) 58.09%
Joe Wright (Democratic) 41.91%
Kentucky 3 Mike Ward Democratic 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Anne Northup (Republican) 50.26%
Mike Ward (Democratic) 49.74%
Kentucky 4 Jim Bunning Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Bunning (Republican) 68.39%
Denny Bowman (Democratic) 31.61%
Kentucky 5 Hal Rogers Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Hal Rogers (Republican) (unopposed)•
Kentucky 6 Scotty Baesler Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Scotty Baesler (Democratic) 55.70%
Ernie Fletcher (Republican) 44.30%

Louisiana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Louisiana 1 Robert Livingston Republican 1977 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Livingston (Republican) (unopposed)•
Louisiana 2 William J. Jefferson Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. William J. Jefferson (Democratic) (unopposed)•
Louisiana 3 Billy Tauzin Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Billy Tauzin (Republican) (unopposed)•
Louisiana 4 Jim McCrery Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jim McCrery (Republican) 71.38%
Paul Chachere (Democratic) 28.62%
Louisiana 5 Cleo Fields Democratic 1992 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
John Cooksey (Republican) 58.28%
Francis Thompson (Democratic) 41.72%
Louisiana 6 Richard Baker Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Baker (Republican) 69.30%
Steve Myers (Democratic) 30.70%
Louisiana 7 Jimmy Hayes Republican 1986 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Chris John (Democratic) 53.12%
Hunter Lundy (Democratic) 46.88%

Maine[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maine 1 Jim Longley Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Tom Allen (Democratic) 55.30%
Jim Longley (Republican) 44.68%
Maine 2 John Baldacci Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. John Baldacci (Democratic) 71.92%
Paul R. Young (Republican) 24.81%
Aldric Saucier (Independent) 3.25%

Maryland[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maryland 1 Wayne Gilchrest Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Wayne Gilchrest (Republican) 61.55%
Steven Eastaugh (Democratic) 38.44%
Maryland 2 Robert Ehrlich Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Ehrlich (Republican) 61.82%
Connie Dejuliis (Democratic) 38.17%
Maryland 3 Ben Cardin Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Ben Cardin (Democratic) 67.31%
Patrick McDonough (Republican) 32.69%
Maryland 4 Albert Wynn Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Albert Wynn (Democratic) 85.19%
John Kimble (Republican) 14.81%
Maryland 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 1981 Incumbent re-elected. Steny Hoyer (Democratic) 56.92%
John S. Morgan (Republican) 43.08%
Maryland 6 Roscoe Bartlett Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Roscoe Bartlett (Republican) 56.83%
Stephen Crawford (Democratic) 43.16%
Maryland 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Elijah Cummings (Democratic) 83.47%
Kenneth Kondner (Republican) 16.53%
Maryland 8 Connie Morella Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Connie Morella (Republican) 61.22%
Donald Mooers (Democratic) 38.62%

Massachusetts[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1 John Olver Democratic 1991 Incumbent re-elected. John Olver (Democratic) 52.72%
Jane Swift (Republican) 47.24%
Massachusetts 2 Richard Neal Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Neal (Democratic) 71.67%
Mark Steele (Republican) 21.94%
Scott Andrichak (Independent) 4.04%
Richard Kaynor (Natural Law) 2.25%
Massachusetts 3 Peter Blute Republican 1992 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Jim McGovern (Democratic) 52.94%
Peter Blute (Republican) 45.35%
Dale Friedgen (Natural Law) 1.32%
Massachusetts 4 Barney Frank Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Barney Frank (Democratic) 71.64%
Jonathan Raymond (Republican) 28.33%
Massachusetts 5 Marty Meehan Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Marty Meehan (Democratic)
Unopposed
Massachusetts 6 Peter Torkildsen Republican 1992 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
John F. Tierney (Democratic) 48.18%
Peter Torkildsen (Republican) 48.05%
Martin McNulty (Independent) 1.51%
Randal Fritz (Constitution) 0.92%
Benjamin Gatchell (Independent) 0.74%
Orrin Smith (Natural Law) 0.50%
Massachusetts 7 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Markey (Democratic) 69.82%
Patricia Long (Republican) 30.13%
Massachusetts 8 Joe Kennedy Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Kennedy (Democratic) 84.26%
Philip Hyde (Republican) 15.63%
Massachusetts 9 Joe Moakley Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Moakley (Democratic) 72.23%
Paul Gryska (Republican) 27.75%
Massachusetts 10 Gerry Studds Democratic 1972 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Bill Delahunt (Democratic) 54.32%
Edward Teague (Republican) 41.74%
Charles Laws (Green) 3.69%

Michigan[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Michigan 1 Bart Stupak Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bart Stupak (Democratic) 70.67%
Bob Carr (Republican) 27.24%
Michael Oleniczak (Libertarian) 1.10%
Wendy Conway (Natural Law) 0.96%
Michigan 2 Pete Hoekstra Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Hoekstra (Republican) 65.28%
Dan Kruszynski (Democratic) 32.95%
Bruce A. Smith (Libertarian) 1.21%
Henry Ogden Clark (Natural Law) 0.54%
Michigan 3 Vern Ehlers Republican 1993 Incumbent re-elected. Vern Ehlers (Republican) 68.60%
Betsy Flory (Democratic) 29.46%
Erwin Haas (Libertarian) 1.21%
Eric Anderson (Natural Law) 0.70%
Michigan 4 Dave Camp Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Dave Camp (Republican) 65.49%
Lisa Donaldson (Democratic) 32.71%
Ben Steele (Libertarian) 0.99%
Susan Arnold (Natural Law) 0.79%
Michigan 5 James Barcia Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. James Barcia (Democratic) 69.98%
Lawrence Sims (Republican) 28.20%
Mark Owen (Libertarian) 1.25%
Brian Ellison (Natural Law) 0.55%
Michigan 6 Fred Upton Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Fred Upton (Republican) 67.72%
Clarence Annen (Democratic) 30.69%
Scott Beavers (Libertarian) 1.56%
Michigan 7 Nick Smith Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Nick Smith (Republican) 55.01%
Kim Tunnicliff (Democratic) 42.89%
Robert Broda (Libertarian) 1.41%
Scott Williamson (Natural Law) 0.67%
Michigan 8 Dick Chrysler Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Debbie Stabenow (Democratic) 53.76%
Dick Chrysler (Republican) 44.14%
Doug MacDonald (Libertarian) 1.45%
Patricia Rayfield Allen (Natural Law) 0.64%
Michigan 9 Dale Kildee Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Dale Kildee (Democratic) 59.19%
Patrick Nowak (Republican) 38.81%
Malcolm Johnson (Libertarian) 1.50%
Terrence Shulman (Natural Law) 0.49%
Michigan 10 David Bonior Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. David Bonior (Democratic) 54.38%
Susy Heintz (Republican) 43.57%
Scott Scott (Libertarian) 1.53%
John Litle (Natural Law) 0.51%
Michigan 11 Joe Knollenberg Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Knollenberg (Republican) 61.15%
Morris Frumin (Democratic) 35.90%
Dick Gach (Libertarian) 1.83%
Stuart Goldberg (Natural Law) 1.10%
Michigan 12 Sander Levin Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Sander Levin (Democratic) 57.40%
John Pappageorge (Republican) 40.54%
Albert Titran (Libertarian) 1.33%
Gail Petrosof (Natural Law) 0.73%
Michigan 13 Lynn Rivers Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Lynn Rivers (Democratic) 56.57%
Joe Fitzsimmons (Republican) 41.31%
James Montgomery (Libertarian) 1.43%
Jane Cutter (WW) 0.45%
Jim Hartnett (SEP) 0.23%
Michigan 14 John Conyers Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. John Conyers Jr. (Democratic) 85.86%
William Ashe (Republican) 12.06%
Scott Boman (Libertarian) 0.93%
Richard R. Miller (Natural Law) 0.40%
Willie Reid (NPA) 0.39%
Helen Halyard (SEP) 0.36%
Michigan 15 Barbara-Rose Collins Democratic 1990 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Carolyn Kilpatrick (Democratic) 88.36%
Stephen Hume (Republican) 9.84%
Raymond Warner (Libertarian) 0.83%
Kevin Carey (WW) 0.54%
Gregory Smith (Natural Law) 0.40%
Michigan 16 John Dingell Democratic 1955 Incumbent re-elected. John Dingell (Democratic) 62.03%
James DeSana (Republican) 35.68%
Bruce Cain (Libertarian) 1.43%
Noha Hamze (WW) 0.46%
David Sole (Natural Law) 0.38%

Minnesota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Results
Minnesota 1 Gil Gutknecht Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Gil Gutknecht (Republican) 52.67%
Mary Rieder (Democratic) 47.17%
Minnesota 2 David Minge Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. David Minge (Democratic) 54.92%
Gary Revier (Republican) 41.09%
Stan Bentz (Reform) 3.92%
Minnesota 3 Jim Ramstad Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Ramstad (Republican) 70.10%
Stanley Leino (Democratic) 29.75%
Minnesota 4 Bruce Vento Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Bruce Vento (Democratic) 57.02%
Dennis Newinski (Democratic) 36.80%
Richard Gibbons (Reform) 3.64%
Phil Willkie (GRT) 1.41%
Dan Vacek (IGR) 1.05%
Minnesota 5 Martin Sabo Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Martin Sabo (Democratic) 64.32%
Jack Uldrich (Republican) 28.49%
Erika Anderson (GRT) 5.32%
Jennifer Benton (SWP) 1.74%
Minnesota 6 Bill Luther Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Luther (Democratic) 55.81%
Tad Jude (Republican) 43.99%
Minnesota 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Collin Peterson (Democratic) 67.94%
Darrell McKigney (Republican) 31.85%
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Oberstar (Democratic) 67.31%
Andy Larson (Republican) 25.23%
Stan Estes (Republican) 6.04%
Larry Fuhol (Republican) 1.34%

Mississippi[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 Roger Wicker Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Roger Wicker (Republican) 67.62%
Henry Boyd (Democratic) 30.60%
Andy Rouse (Libertarian) 1.25%
Luke Lundemo (Natural Law) 0.53%
Mississippi 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1993 Incumbent re-elected. Bennie Thompson (Democratic) 59.62%
Danny Covington (Republican) 37.96%
Will Chipman (Libertarian) 2.42%
Mississippi 3 Sonny Montgomery Democratic 1966 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Chip Pickering (Republican) 61.36%
John Eaves (Democratic) 36.49%
Lamen Clemons (Independent) 1.33%
Charles Scarborough (Libertarian) 0.82%
Mississippi 4 Mike Parker Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Parker (Republican) 61.22%
Kevin Antoine (Democratic) 36.39%
Kenneth Welch (IDP) 1.23%
Eileen Mahoney (Natural Law) 0.63%
Bill Fausek (Libertarian) 0.52%
Mississippi 5 Gene Taylor Democratic 1989 Incumbent re-elected. Gene Taylor (Democratic) 58.28%
Dennis Dollar (Republican) 40.08%
Le'Roy Carney (Independent) 1.03%
Dan E. Rogers (IDP) 0.27%
Jordan Gollub (IDP) 0.24%
Philip Mayeux (Natural Law) 0.10%

Missouri[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Missouri 1 William Lacy Clay Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. William Lacy Clay (Democratic) 70.16%
Daniel O'Sullivan (Republican) 27.63%
Tamara Millay (Libertarian) 2.20%
Missouri 2 James Talent Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. James Talent (Republican) 61.32%
Joan Kelly Horn (Democratic) 37.08%
Anton Stever (Libertarian) 1.01%
Judith Clessler (Natural Law) 0.60%
Missouri 3 Richard A. "Dick" Gephardt Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Richard A. "Dick" Gephardt (Democratic) 58.99%
Debbie Wheelehan (Republican) 38.75%
Michael Crist (Libertarian) 1.70%
James Keersemaker (Natural Law) 0.55%
Missouri 4 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ike Skelton (Democratic) 63.78%
Bill Phelps (Republican) 33.91%
Ed Hoag (Libertarian) 2.31%
Missouri 5 Karen McCarthy Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Karen McCarthy (Democratic) 67.40%
Penny Bennett (Republican) 28.88%
Kevin Hertel (Libertarian) 1.92%
Tom Danaher (Natural Law) 1.79%
Missouri 6 Patsy Danner Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Patsy Danner (Democratic) 68.62%
Jeff Bailey (Republican) 29.26%
Karl Wetzel (Libertarian) 2.12%
Missouri 7 Mel Hancock Republican 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Roy Blunt (Republican) 64.87%
Ruth Bamberger (Democratic) 31.65%
Mike Harman (Libertarian) 2.61%
Sharalyn Harris (Natural Law) 0.87%
Missouri 8 Bill Emerson Republican 1980 Died
Independent gain.
Jo Ann Emerson (Independent) 50.47%
Emily Firebaugh (Democratic) 37.28%
Richard Kline (Republican) 10.53%
Greg Tlapek (Libertarian) 1.12%
David Zimmer (Natural Law) 0.59%
Missouri 9 Harold Volkmer Democratic 1976 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Kenny Hulshof (Republican) 49.39%
Harold Volkmer (Democratic) 47.03%
Mitchell Moore (Libertarian) 2.85%
Douglas Rexford (Natural Law) 0.73%
  • Jo Ann Emerson was elected as a republican in a special to serve the remaining months of the term and was elected as an Independent caucusing with Republicans due to Missouri state law. She later switched to the Republican Party a few days after the start of the new Congress.

Montana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Montana at-large Pat Williams Democratic 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Rick Hill (Republican) 52.41%
Bill Yellowtail (Democratic) 43.15%
Jim Brooks (Natural Law) 4.43%

Nebraska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nebraska 1 Doug Bereuter Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Doug Bereuter (Republican) 74%
Don Eret (Democratic) 26%
Nebraska 2 Jon L. Christensen Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Jon L. Christensen (Republican) 56.82%
James Martin Davis (Democratic) 40.14%
Patricia Dunn (Natural Law) 1.98%
Phillip Torrison (Libertarian) 0.87%
Nebraska 3 Bill Barrett Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Barrett (Republican) 77.39%
John Webster (Democratic) 22.53%

Nevada[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nevada 1 John Ensign Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. John Ensign (Republican) 50%
Bob Coffin (Democratic) 43.50%
Ted Gunderson (IA) 2.65%
James Dan (Libertarian) 1.94%
Richard Eidson (Natural Law) 1.81%
Nevada 2 Barbara Vucanovich Republican 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Jim Gibbons (Republican) 58.56%
Thomas Wilson (Democratic) 35.26%
Dan Hansen (IA) 3.17%
Lois Avery (Libertarian) 1.67%
Louis Tomburello (Libertarian) 1.35%

New Hampshire[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Bill Zeliff Republican 1990 Incumbent retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
John Sununu (Republican) 50.03%
Joe Keefe (Democratic) 46.61%
Gary Flanders (Libertarian) 3.30%
New Hampshire 2 Charlie Bass Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Bass (Republican) 50.50%
Deborah Arnesen (Democratic) 43.46%
Carole Lamirande (Independent) 4.42%
Roy Kendel (IA) 1.53%

New Jersey[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Jersey 1 Rob Andrews Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Rob Andrews (Democratic) 76.12%
Mel Suplee (Republican) 21.02%
Michael Edmondson (Libertarian) 1.27%
Patricia Bily (Natural Law) 0.89%
Norman Wahner (CNJ) 0.71%
New Jersey 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Frank LoBiondo (Republican) 60.31%
Ruth Katz (Democratic) 38.01%
David Headrick (TLL) 0.65%
Judith Azaren (Natural Law) 0.53%
Andrea Lippi (JPR) 0.49%
New Jersey 3 Jim Saxton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Saxton (Republican) 64.21%
John Leonardi (Democratic) 33.26%
Janice Presser (Democratic) 1.24%
Agnes James (CNJ) 0.55%
Eugene Ashworth (Natural Law) 0.46%
Ken Feduniewicz (AF) 0.27%
New Jersey 4 Chris Smith Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Chris Smith (Republican) 63.62%
Kevin Meara (Democratic) 33.71%
Robert Figueroa (TLL) 1.30%
Morgan Strong (CNJ) 0.88%
Arnold Kokans (Natural Law) 0.48%
New Jersey 5 Marge Roukema Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Marge Roukema (Republican) 71.29%
Bill Auer (Democratic) 24.75%
Lorraine La Neve (CNJ) 1.61%
Dan Karlan (Libertarian) 0.83%
Helen Hamilton (Natural Law) 0.66%
Barry Childers (RP) 0.50%
Gregory Kresge (USA) 0.35%
New Jersey 6 Frank Pallone Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Pallone (Democratic) 61.25%
Steven Corodemus (Republican) 36.07%
Keith Quarles (Libertarian) 1.00%
Richard Sorrentino (CNJ) 0.74%
Susan Normandin (Natural Law) 0.61%
Stefanie Trice (SWP) 0.32%
New Jersey 7 Bob Franks Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Franks (Republican) 55.39%
Larry Lerner (Democratic) 41.83%
Dorothy De Laura (CNJ) 1.75%
Nicholas Gentile (Natural Law) 0.73%
Robert G. Robertson (SWP) 0.30%
New Jersey 8 Bill Martini Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Bill Pascrell (Democratic) 51.20%
Bill Martini (Republican) 47.68%
Jeffrey Levine (Natural Law) 0.84%
New Jersey 9 Robert Torricelli Democratic 1982 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Steve Rothman (Democratic) 55.77%
Kathleen Donovan (Republican) 42.20%
Arthur Rosen (NJI) 1.29%
Leon Myerson (Libertarian) 0.73%
New Jersey 10 Don Payne Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Don Payne (Democratic) 84.16%
Vanessa Williams (Republican) 14.62%
Harley Tyler (Natural Law) 0.79%
Toni Jackson (SWP) 0.43%
New Jersey 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Rodney Frelinghuysen (Republican) 66.27%
Chris Evangel (Democratic) 30.86%
Ed De Mott (CNJ) 1.12%
Austin Lett (Libertarian) 1.03%
Victoria Spruiell (Natural Law) 0.72%
New Jersey 12 Dick Zimmer Republican 1990 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Mike Pappas (Republican) 50.45%
David Del Vecchio (Democratic) 46.65%
Virginia Flynn (Libertarian) 1.47%
Joseph Mercurio (CNJ) 0.98%
Philip Cenicola (Natural Law) 0.45%
New Jersey 13 Bob Menendez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Menendez (Democratic) 78.83%
Carlos Munoz (Republican) 17.36%
Herbert Shaw (PC) 1.46%
Mike Buoncristiano (Libertarian) 1.43%
William Estrada (SWP) 0.49%
Rupert Ravens (Natural Law) 0.43%

New Mexico[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Mexico 1 Steven Schiff Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Steven Schiff (Republican) 56.60%
John Wertheim (Democratic) 37.10%
John Uhrich (Green) 3.98%
Betty Turrietta-Koury (Independent) 2.31%
New Mexico 2 Joe Skeen Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Skeen (Republican) 55.93%
Shirley Baca (Democratic) 44.07%
New Mexico 3 Bill Richardson Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Richardson (Democratic) 67.25%
Bill Redmond (Republican) 30.54%
Ed Nagel (Libertarian) 2.21%

New York[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New York 1 Michael Forbes Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Michael Forbes (Republican) 54.72%
Nora Bredes (Democratic) 45.28%
New York 2 Rick Lazio Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Rick Lazio (Republican) 64.23%
Kenneth Herman (Democratic) 33.19%
Alice Ross (RTL) 2.58%
New York 3 Peter King Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Peter King (Republican) 55.30%
Dal LaMagna (Democratic) 42.14%
John O'Shea (RTL) 1.78%
John De Prima (Libertarian) 0.78%
New York 4 Daniel Frisa Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Carolyn McCarthy (Democratic) 57.49%
Daniel Frisa (Republican) 40.51%
Vincent Garbitelli (RTL) 1.47%
Robert Berkowitz (Libertarian) 0.52%
New York 5 Gary Ackerman Democratic 1983 Incumbent re-elected. Gary Ackerman (Democratic) 63.66%
Grant Lally (Republican) 35.01%
Andrew Duff (RTL) 1.33%
New York 6 Floyd Flake Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Floyd Flake (Democratic) 84.85%
Jorawar Misir (Republican) 15.14%
New York 7 Thomas Manton Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Manton (Democratic) 71.07%
Rose Birtley (Republican) 28.93%
New York 8 Jerrold Nadler Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jerrold Nadler (Democratic) 82.28%
Michael Benjamin (Republican) 16.23%
George Galip (Con) 1.48%
New York 9 Charles Schumer Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Schumer (Democratic) 74.79%
Robert Verga (Republican) 21.29%
Michael Mossa (Con) 3.92%
New York 10 Ed Towns Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Towns (Democratic) 91.27%
Amelia Smith-Parker (Republican) 7.91%
Julian Hill (RTL) 0.82%
New York 11 Major Owens Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Major Owens (Democratic) 91.95%
Claudette Hayle (Republican) 8.04%
New York 12 Nydia Velazquez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Nydia Velazquez (Democratic) 84.61%
Miguel Prado (Republican) 13.64%
Eleanor Garcia (SWP) 1.75%
New York 13 Susan Molinari Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Susan Molinari (Republican) 61.56%
Tyrone Butler (Democratic) 34.71%
Kathleen Marciano (RTL) 2.21%
Anita Lerman (IDP) 1.52%
New York 14 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Carolyn Maloney (Democratic) 72.42%
Jeffrey Livingston (Republican) 23.72%
Thomas Leighton (Green) 1.95%
Joseph Lavezzo (Con) 1.22%
Delco Cornett (RTL) 0.68%
New York 15 Charles B. Rangel Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Charles B. Rangel (Democratic) 91.31%
Edward Adams (Republican) 4.77%
Ruben Vargas (Con) 3.12%
Jose Suero (RTL) 0.79%
New York 16 Jose Serrano Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jose Serrano (Democratic) 96.31%
Rodney Torres (Republican) 2.90%
Owen Camp (Con) 0.79%
New York 17 Eliot Engel Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Eliot Engel (Democratic) 84.98%
Denis McCarthy (Republican) 13.33%
Dennis Coleman (IDP) 1.68%
New York 18 Nita Lowey Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Nita Lowey (Democratic) 63.64%
Kerry Katsorhis (Republican) 32.03%
Concetta Ferrara (IDP) 2.31%
Florence O'Grady (RTL) 2.02%
New York 19 Sue Kelly Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Sue Kelly (Republican) 46.30%
Richard Klein (Democratic) 39.40%
Joseph DioGuardi (Con) 12.43%
William Haase (IDP) 1.86%
New York 20 Benjamin Gilman Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Benjamin Gilman (Republican) 57.07%
Yash Aggarwal (Democratic) 37.63%
Robert Garrison (RTL) 2.96%
Ira Goodman (IDP) 2.34%
New York 21 Mike McNulty Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Mike McNulty (Democratic) 66.10%
Nancy Norman (Republican) 26.89%
Lee Wasserman (Libertarian) 7.00%
New York 22 Gerald Solomon Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Gerald Solomon (Republican) 60.48%
Steve James (Democratic) 39.52%
New York 23 Sherwood Boehlert Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Sherwood Boehlert (Republican) 64.34%
Bruce Hapanowicz (Democratic) 26.04%
Thomas Loughlin (IDP) 5.59%
William Tapley (RTL) 4.02%
New York 24 John McHugh Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John McHugh (Republican) 71.12%
Donald Ravenscroft (Democratic) 25.01%
William Beaumont (Democratic) 3.86%
New York 25 Jim Walsh Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Walsh (Republican) 55.11%
Marty Mack (Democratic) 44.89%
New York 26 Maurice Hinchey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Maurice Hinchey (Democratic) 55.21%
Sue Wittig (Republican) 42.30%
Douglas Drazen (IDP) 2.48%
New York 27 Bill Paxon Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Paxon (Republican) 59.88%
Thomas Fricano (Democratic) 40.12%
New York 28 Louise Slaughter Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Louise Slaughter (Democratic) 57.25%
Geoff Rosenberger (Republican) 42.75%
New York 29 John LaFalce Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. John LaFalce (Democratic) 61.99%
David Callard (Republican) 38.01%
New York 30 Jack Quinn Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Quinn (Republican) 54.82%
Francis Pordum (Democratic) 45.18%
New York 31 Amo Houghton Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Amo Houghton (Republican) 71.56%
Bruce Mac Bain (Democratic) 25.35%
Le Roy Wilson (RTL) 3.09%

North Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 Eva Clayton Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Eva Clayton (Democratic) 65.90%
Ted Tyler (Republican) 33.12%
Todd Murphrey (Libertarian) 0.65%
Joseph Boxerman (Natural Law) 0.32%
North Carolina 2 David Funderburk Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Bob Etheridge (Democratic) 52.54%
David Funderburk (Republican) 45.68%
Mark D. Jackson (Libertarian) 1.34%
Robert Argy (Natural Law) 0.44%
North Carolina 3 Walter Jones Jr. Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Walter Jones Jr. (Republican) 62.66%
George Parrott (Democratic) 36.53%
Jon Williams (Natural Law) 0.81%
North Carolina 4 Fred Heineman Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
David Price (Democratic) 54.39%
Fred Heineman (Republican) 43.76%
David Allen Walker (Libertarian) 1.43%
Russell Wollman (Natural Law) 0.42%
North Carolina 5 Richard Burr Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Burr (Republican) 62.08%
Neil Cashion (Democratic) 35.44%
Barbara Howe (Libertarian) 2.00%
Craig Berg (Natural Law) 0.48%
North Carolina 6 Howard Coble Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Howard Coble (Republican) 72.43%
Mark Costley (Democratic) 25.39%
Gary Goodson (Libertarian) 1.18%
North Carolina 7 Charlie Rose Democratic 1972 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Mike McIntyre (Democratic) 52.88%
Bill Caster (Republican) 45.82%
Chris Nubel (Libertarian) 0.95%
Garrison Frantz (Natural Law) 0.34%
North Carolina 8 Bill Hefner Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Hefner (Democratic) 55.18%
Curtis Blackwood (Republican) 43.70%
Thomas Carlisle (Natural Law) 1.12%
North Carolina 9 Sue Myrick Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Sue Myrick (Republican) 62.95%
Mike Daisley (Democratic) 35.40%
David Knight (Libertarian) 0.97%
Jeannine Austin (Natural Law) 0.64%
North Carolina 10 Cass Ballenger Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Cass Ballenger (Republican) 69.98%
Ben Neill (Democratic) 28.73%
Richard Kahn (Natural Law) 1.28%
North Carolina 11 Charles Taylor Republican 1990 Re-elected Charles Taylor (Republican) 58.26%
James Mark Ferguson (Democratic) 40.02%
Phil McCanless (Libertarian) 1.01%
Milton Burrill (Natural Law) 0.70%
North Carolina 12 Mel Watt Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Mel Watt (Democratic) 71.49%
Joe Martino (Republican) 26.71%
Roger Kohn (Libertarian) 1.07%
Walter Lewis (Natural Law) 0.73%

North Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Dakota at-large Earl Pomeroy Democratic-NPL 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Pomeroy (D-NPL) 55.07%
Kevin Cramer (Republican) 43.22%
Kenneth Loughead (Independent) 1.71%

Ohio[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 Steve Chabot Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Chabot (Republican) 54.17%
Mark Longabaugh (Democratic) 43.36%
John Halley (Natural Law) 2.46%
Ohio 2 Robert J. Portman Republican 1993 Incumbent re-elected. Robert J. Portman (Republican) 72.01%
Thomas R. Chandler (Democratic) 22.36%
Kathleen McKnight (Natural Law) 5.36%
Ohio 3 Tony P. Hall Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Tony P. Hall (Democratic) 63.64%
David Westbrock (Republican) 33.33%
Dorothy Mackey (Natural Law) 2.24%
Ohio 4 Michael G. Oxley Republican 1981 Incumbent re-elected. Michael G. Oxley (Republican) 64.81%
Paul McClain (Democratic) 30.34%
Michael McCaffery (Natural Law) 4.85%
Ohio 5 Paul E. Gillmor Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Paul E. Gillmor (Republican) 61.13%
Annie Saunders (Democratic) 34.06%
David Schaffer (Natural Law) 4.81%
Ohio 6 Frank Cremeans Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ted Strickland (Democratic) 51.32%
Frank Cremeans (Republican) 48.67%
Ohio 7 David L. Hobson Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. David L. Hobson (Republican) 67.85%
Richard Blain (Democratic) 26.36%
Dawn Johnson (Natural Law) 5.78%
Ohio 8 John A. Boehner Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. John A. Boehner (Republican) 70.28%
Jeffrey Kitchen (Democratic) 26.07%
William Baker (Natural Law) 3.65%
Ohio 9 Marcia C. Kaptur Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Marcia C. Kaptur (Democratic) 81%
Randy Whitman (Republican) 20.80%
Elizabeth Slotnick (Natural Law) 2.11%
Ohio 10 Martin Hoke Republican 1992 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Dennis J. Kucinich (Democratic) 49.06%
Martin Hoke (Republican) 46.32%
Robert Iverson (Natural Law) 4.61%
Ohio 11 Louis Stokes Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Louis Stokes (Democratic) 81.22%
James Sykora (Republican) 15.25%
Sonja Glavina (Natural Law) 3.52%
Ohio 12 John Kasich Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. John Kasich (Republican) 63.88%
Cynthia Ruccia (Democratic) 33.17%
Barbara Edelman (Natural Law) 2.95%
Ohio 13 Sherrod Brown Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Sherrod Brown (Democratic) 60.49%
Kenneth Blair (Republican) 35.92%
David Kluter (Natural Law) 3.59%
Ohio 14 Tom Sawyer Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Sawyer (Democratic) 54.34%
Joyce George (Republican) 41.72%
Terry Wilkinson (Natural Law) 3.93%
Ohio 15 Deborah D. Pryce Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Deborah D. Pryce (Republican) 70.80%
Cliff Arnebeck (Democratic) 29.20%
Ohio 16 Ralph S. Regula Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Ralph S. Regula (Republican) 68.72%
Thomas Burkhart (Democratic) 28.00%
Brad Graef (Natural Law) 3.28%
Ohio 17 James Traficant Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. James Traficant (Democratic) 90.96%
James Cahaney (Natural Law) 9.04%
Ohio 18 Robert W. Ney Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Robert W. Ney (Republican) 50.19%
Rob Burch (Democratic) 46.33%
Margaret Chitti (Natural Law) 3.48%
Ohio 19 Steven C. LaTourette Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Steven C. LaTourette (Republican) 54.70%
Thomas Coyne (Democratic) 40.98%
Thomas A. Martin (Natural Law) 4.32%

Oklahoma[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oklahoma 1 Steve Largent Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Largent (Republican) 68.16%
Randolph Amen (Democratic) 27.56%
Karla Condray (Independent) 4.28%
Oklahoma 2 Tom Coburn Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Coburn (Republican) 55.47%
Glen Johnson (Democratic) 44.53%
Oklahoma 3 Bill Brewster Democratic 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Wes Watkins (Republican) 51.45%
Darryl Roberts (Democratic) 45.24%
Scott Demaree (Independent) 3.31%
Oklahoma 4 J. C. Watts Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. J. C. Watts (Republican) 57.68%
Ed Crocker (Democratic) 39.89%
Robert T. Murphy (Independent) 2.43%
Oklahoma 5 Ernest Istook Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ernest Istook (Republican) 69.72%
James Forsythe (Democratic) 27.07%
Ava Kennedy (Independent) 3.21%
Oklahoma 6 Frank Lucas Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Lucas (Republican) 63.88%
Paul Barby (Democratic) 36.12%

Oregon[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oregon 1 Elizabeth Furse Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Elizabeth Furse (Democratic) 51.90%
Bill Witt (Republican) 45.28%
Richard Johnson (Libertarian) 2.26%
David Princ (Socialist) 0.41%
Oregon 2 Wes Cooley Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Bob Smith (Republican) 61.66%
Mike Dugan (Democratic) 36.53%
Frank Wise (Libertarian) 1.72%
Oregon 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) 66.93%
Scott Bruun (Republican) 26.32%
Joe Keating (Green) 3.74%
Bruce Knight (Libertarian) 1.80%
Victoria Guillebeau (Socialist) 0.99%
Oregon 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Peter DeFazio (Democratic) 65.69%
John Newkirk (Republican) 28.40%
Tonie Nathan (Libertarian) 1.82%
Bill Bonville (Reform) 1.47%
David Duemler (Socialist) 0.51%
Allan Opus (Green) 0.48%
Oregon 5 Jim Bunn Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Darlene Hooley (Democratic) 51.17%
Jim Bunn (Republican) 46.00%
Lawrence Duquesne (Libertarian) 1.90%
Trey Smith (Socialist) 0.78%

Pennsylvania[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 Thomas Foglietta Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Foglietta (Democratic) 87.50%
James Cella (Republican) 12.49%
Pennsylvania 2 Chaka Fattah Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Chaka Fattah (Democratic) 87.99%
Larry Murphy (Republican) 12.01%
Pennsylvania 3 Robert Borski Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Borski (Democratic) 68.90%
Joseph McColgan (Republican) 31.10%
Pennsylvania 4 Ron Klink Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Klink (Democratic) 64.20%
Paul Adametz (Republican) 35.76%
Pennsylvania 5 Bill Clinger Republican 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
John E. Peterson (Republican) 60.26%
Ruth Rudy (Democratic) 39.70%
Pennsylvania 6 Tim Holden Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Tim Holden (Democratic) 58.55%
Christian Leinbach (Republican) 40.70%
Thomas List (Natural Law) 0.75%
Pennsylvania 7 Curt Weldon Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Curt Weldon (Republican) 66.93%
John Innelli (Democratic) 32.38%
John Pronchik (Natural Law) 0.68%
Pennsylvania 8 Jim Greenwood Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Greenwood (Republican) 59.10%
John Murray (Democratic) 35.28%
Richard Piotrowski (Libertarian) 3.09%
David Booth (CST) 2.52%
Pennsylvania 9 Bud Shuster Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Bud Shuster (Republican) 73.70%
Monte Kemmler (Democratic) 26.27%
Pennsylvania 10 Joe McDade Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Joe McDade (Republican) 59.78%
Joe Cullen (Democratic) 36.22%
Thomas McLaughlin (REF) 3.98%
Pennsylvania 11 Paul Kanjorski Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Kanjorski (Democratic) 68.00%
Stephen Urban (Republican) 31.99%
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. John Murtha (Democratic) 69.99%
Bill Choby (Republican) 30.00%
Pennsylvania 13 Jon D. Fox Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Jon D. Fox (Republican) 48.91%
Joe Hoeffel (Democratic) 48.87%
Thomas Burke (Libertarian) 2.00%
Pennsylvania 14 William Coyne Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. William Coyne (Democratic) 60.68%
Bill Ravotti (Republican) 38.96%
Paul Scherrer (SEP) 0.35%
Pennsylvania 15 Paul McHale Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Paul McHale (Democratic) 54.81%
Bob Kilbanks (Republican) 41.33%
Nicholas Sabatine (Reform) 3.46%
Philip Faust (Natural Law) 0.40%
Pennsylvania 16 Robert Walker Republican 1976 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Joe Pitts (Republican) 59.40%
James Blaine (Democratic) 37.50%
Robert Yorczyk (Reform) 3.09%
Pennsylvania 17 George Gekas Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. George Gekas (Republican) 72.23%
Paul Kettl (Democratic) 27.76%
Pennsylvania 18 Mike Doyle Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Doyle (Democratic) 56.01%
David Fawcett (Republican) 40.39%
Richard Caligiuri (Independent) 3.19%
Ralph Emmerich (Natural Law) 0.41%
Pennsylvania 19 Bill Goodling Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Goodling (Republican) 62.55%
Scott Chronister (Democratic) 35.86%
Francis Worley (Democratic) 1.53%
Pennsylvania 20 Frank Mascara Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Mascara (Democratic) 53.89%
Mike McCormick (Republican) 46.10%
Pennsylvania 21 Phil English Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Phil English (Republican) 50.68%
Ronald DiNicola (Democratic) 49.32%

Rhode Island[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Patrick Kennedy Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Patrick Kennedy (Democratic) 69.42%
Giovanni Cicione (Republican) 28.04%
Michael Rollins (Independent) 0.99%
Graham Schwass (Green) 0.80%
Gregory Raposa (Independent) 0.74%
Rhode Island 2 Jack Reed Democratic 1990 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Robert Weygand (Democratic) 64.47%
Richard Wild (Republican) 31.72%
Thomas Ricci (Independent) 1.70%
Gail Casman (Independent) 1.19%
Jack Potter (Independent) 0.92%

South Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1 Mark Sanford Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mark Sanford (Republican) 96.36%
Joseph Innella (Natural Law) 3.55%
South Carolina 2 Floyd Spence Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Floyd Spence (Republican) 89.76%
Maurice Raiford (Natural Law) 10.05%
South Carolina 3 Lindsey Graham Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Lindsey Graham (Republican) 60.29%
Debbie Dorn (Democratic) 38.73%
Linda Pennington (Natural Law) 0.97%
South Carolina 4 Bob Inglis Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Inglis (Republican) 70.92%
Darrell Curry (Democratic) 27.78%
Faye Walters (Natural Law) 1.28%
South Carolina 5 John Spratt Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. John Spratt (Democratic) 54.08%
Larry Bigham (Republican) 45.26%
P.G. Joshi (Natural Law) 0.64%
South Carolina 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Clyburn (Democratic) 69.41%
Gary McLeod (Republican) 30.03%
Savita Joshi (Natural Law) 0.55%

South Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Dakota at-large Tim Johnson Democratic 1986 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
John Thune (Republican) 57.67%
Rick Weiland (Democratic) 36.99%
Stacey Nelson (Independent) 3.22%
Kurt Evans (Independent) 2.12%

Tennessee[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 Jimmy Quillen Republican 1962 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Bill Jenkins (Republican) 64.76%
Kay Smith (Democratic) 32.28%
Dave Davis (Independent) 1.07%
James B. Taylor (Independent) 0.60%
Bill Bull Durham (Independent) 0.49%
John Curtis (Independent) 0.34%
Mike Fugate (Independent) 0.24%
Paul Schmidt (Independent) 0.20%
Tennessee 2 Jimmy Duncan Jr. Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jimmy Duncan Jr. (Republican) 70.68%
Stephen Smith (Democratic) 28.57%
Chris Dimit (Independent) 0.61%
George Njezic (Independent) 0.14%
Tennessee 3 Zach Wamp Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Zach Wamp (Republican) 56.30%
Chuck Jolly (Democratic) 42.55%
William Cole (Independent) 0.50%
Walt Ward (Independent) 0.36%
Thomas Morrell (Independent) 0.15%
Dick Sims (Independent) 0.14%
Tennessee 4 Van Hilleary Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Van Hilleary (Republican) 55.93%
Mark Stewart (Democratic) 39.79%
Patrick Lyons (Independent) 3.97%
Preston Spaulding (Independent) 0.30%
Tennessee 5 Bob Clement Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Clement (Democratic) 72.38%
Steven Edmondson (Republican) 23.84%
Mike Childers (Independent) 3.78%
Tennessee 6 Bart Gordon Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Bart Gordon (Democratic) 54.42%
Steve Gill (Republican) 41.57%
Jim Coffer (Independent) 4.01%
Tennessee 7 Ed Bryant Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Bryant (Republican) 64.12%
Don Trotter (Democratic) 34.55%
Steven Romer (Independent) 1.32%
Tennessee 8 John Tanner Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. John Tanner (Democratic) 67.26%
Tom Watson (Republican) 29.92%
Donna Malone (Independent) 2.62%
Tennessee 9 Harold Ford, Sr. Democratic 1974 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Harold Ford Jr. (Democratic) 61.10%
Rod DeBerry (Republican) 37.26%
Silky Sullivan (Independent) 0.50%

Texas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Texas 1 Jim Chapman Democratic 1984 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Max Sandlin (Democratic) 51.56%
Ed Merritt (Republican) 46.75%
Margaret Palms (Republican) 1.69%
Texas 2 Charles Wilson Democratic 1972 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Jim Turner (Democratic) 52.24%
Brian Babin (Republican) 45.61%
Henry McCullough (Independent) 1.21%
David Constant (Libertarian) 0.63%
Gary Hardy (Natural Law) 0.30%
Texas 3 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Johnson (Republican) 72.98%
Lee Cole (Republican) 24.43%
John E. Davis (Libertarian) 2.59%
Texas 4 Ralph Hall Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Ralph Hall (Democratic) 63.77%
Jerry Hall (Republican) 34.30%
Steven Rothacker (Libertarian) 1.53%
Enos Denham (Natural Law) 0.39%
Texas 5 John Bryant Democratic 1982 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Pete Sessions (Republican) 53.07%
John Pouland (Democratic) 46.93%
Texas 6 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Barton (Republican) 77.12%
Skeet Richardson (Independent) 12.81%
Catherine Anderson (Libertarian) 6.93%
Doug Williams (US) 3.14%
Texas 7 Bill Archer Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Archer (Republican) 81.37%
Al Siegmund (Democratic) 15.09%
Gene Hsiao (Independent) 2.08%
Randy Sims (Independent) 1.46%
Texas 8 Jack Fields Republican 1980 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Kevin Brady (Republican) 59.11%
Gene Fontenot (Republican) 40.89%
Texas 9 Steve Stockman Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Nick Lampson (Democratic) 52.83%
Steve Stockman (Republican) 47.16%
Texas 10 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Lloyd Doggett (Democratic) 56.20%
Teresa Doggett (Republican) 41.36%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 1.68%
Steve Klayman (Natural Law) 0.75%
Texas 11 Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Chet Edwards (Democratic) 56.83%
Jay Mathis (Republican) 42.37%
Ken Hardin (Natural Law) 0.79%
Texas 12 Pete Geren Democratic 1989 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Kay Granger (Republican) 57.78%
Hugh Parmer (Democratic) 41.04%
Heather Proffer (Natural Law) 1.17%
Texas 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mac Thornberry (Republican) 66.87%
Samuel Silverman (Democratic) 32.29%
Don Harkey (Natural Law) 0.84%
Texas 14 Greg Laughlin Republican 1988 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Ron Paul (Republican) 51.08%
Lefty Morris (Democratic) 47.62%
Ed Fasanella (Natural Law) 1.30%
Texas 15 Kika de la Garza Democratic 1964 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Ruben Hinojosa (Democratic) 62.30%
Tom Haughey (Republican) 36.74%
Rob Wofford (Natural Law) 0.96%
Texas 16 Ronald Coleman Democratic 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Silvestre Reyes (Democratic) 70.63%
Rick Ledesma (Republican) 27.60%
Carl Proffer (Natural Law) 1.76%
Texas 17 Charles Stenholm Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Stenholm (Democratic) 51.65%
Rudy Izzard (Republican) 47.37%
Richard Caro (Natural Law) 0.98%
Texas 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Sheila Jackson Lee (Democratic) 77.07%
Larry White (Republican) 10.14%
Jerry Burley (Republican) 5.72%
George A. Young (Republican) 3.87%
Mike Lamson (Democratic) 3.20%
Texas 19 Larry Combest Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Larry Combest (Republican) 80.37%
John Sawyer (Democratic) 19.63%
Texas 20 Henry Gonzalez Democratic 1961 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Gonzalez (Democratic) 63.72%
James Walker (Republican) 34.40%
Alex De Pena (Libertarian) 1.56%
Lyndon Felps (Natural Law) 0.32%
Texas 21 Lamar S. Smith Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Lamar S. Smith (Republican) 76.43%
Gordon Wharton (Democratic) 22.40%
Randy Rutenbeck (Natural Law) 1.16%
Texas 22 Tom DeLay Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Tom DeLay (Republican) 68.11%
Scott Cunningham (Democratic) 31.89%
Texas 23 Henry Bonilla Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Bonilla (Republican) 61.85%
Charlie Jones (Democratic) 36.37%
Linda Caswell (Natural Law) 1.78%
Texas 24 Martin Frost Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Martin Frost (Democratic) 55.75%
Ed Harrison (Republican) 39.07%
Marion Jacob (Democratic) 3.33%
Dale Mouton (Independent) 1.84%
Texas 25 Ken Bentsen Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ken Bentsen (Democratic) 57.32%
Dolly Madison McKenna (Republican) 42.68%
Texas 26 Dick Armey Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Dick Armey (Republican) 73.63%
Jerry Frankel (Democratic) 26.37%
Texas 27 Solomon Ortiz Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Solomon Ortiz (Democratic) 64.64%
Joe Gardner (Republican) 33.84%
Kevin Richardson (Natural Law) 1.52%
Texas 28 Frank Tejeda Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Tejeda (Democratic) 75.37%
Mark Cude (Republican) 23.40%
Clifford Finley (Natural Law) 1.23%
Texas 29 Gene Green Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Gene Green (Democratic) 67.51%
Jack Rodriguez (Republican) 31.03%
Jack Klinger (US) 1.46%
Texas 30 Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democratic) 54.59%
John Hendry (Republican) 18.28%
James Sweatt (Republican) 8.76%
Marvin Crenshaw (Republican) 6.87%
Lisa Kitterman (Republican) 6.86%
Lisa Hembry (Independent) 3.10%
Ada Granado (Independent) 1.13%
Stevan Hammond (Independent) 0.41%

Utah[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Utah 1 James V. Hansen Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. James V. Hansen (Republican) 68.31%
Gregory Sanders (Democratic) 29.97%
Randall Tolpinrud (Natural Law) 1.72%
Utah 2 Enid Greene Waldholtz Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Merrill Cook (Republican) 54.99%
Ross Anderson (Democratic) 42.44%
Arly Pederson (Independent) 1.30%
Catherine Carter (Natural Law) 1.26%
Utah 3 Bill Orton Democratic 1990 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Chris Cannon (Republican) 51.14%
Bill Orton (Democratic) 47.26%
Amy Lassen (Libertarian) 1.13%
Gerald Slothower (UN) 0.34%
John Langford (SWP) 0.13%

Vermont[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Vermont at-large Bernie Sanders Independent 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Bernie Sanders (Independent) 55.23%
Susan Sweetser (Republican) 32.59%
Jack Long (Democratic) 9.36%
Thomas Morse (Libertarian) 1.06%
Peter Diamondstone (LU) 0.77%
Robert Melamede (G-VT) 0.53%
Norio Kushi (Natural Law) 0.32%

Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Virginia 1 Herb Bateman Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Herb Bateman (Republican)
Unopposed
Virginia 2 Owen B. Pickett Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Owen B. Pickett (Democratic) 64.77%
John Tate (Independent) 35.11%
Virginia 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bobby Scott (Democratic) 82.12%
Elsie Holland (Republican) 17.85%
Virginia 4 Norman Sisisky Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Norman Sisisky (Democratic) 78.61%
Tony Zevgolis (Republican) 21.37%
Virginia 5 Lewis Payne Democratic 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Virgil Goode (Democratic) 60.79%
George Landrith (Republican) 35.81%
Tex Wood (VR) 3.35%
Virginia 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Goodlatte (Republican) 67.00%
Jeffrey Grey (Democratic) 30.84%
Jay Rutledge (Independent) 2.12%
Virginia 7 Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. (Republican) 75.10%
Roderic Slayton (Democratic) 20.28%
Bradley Evans (Independent) 4.56%
Virginia 8 Jim Moran Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Moran (Democratic) 66.40%
John Otey (Republican) 28.14%
Ward Edmonds (VR) 2.72%
Sarina Grosswald (Independent) 2.28%
Charles Severance (Independent) 0.32%
Virginia 9 Rick Boucher Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Rick Boucher (Democratic) 65.00%
Patrick Muldoon (Republican) 30.70%
Tom Roberts (VR) 4.27%
Virginia 10 Frank Wolf Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Wolf (Republican) 72.02%
Bob Weinberg (Democratic) 25.17%
Gary Reams (Independent) 2.76%
Virginia 11 Thomas M. Davis Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas M. Davis (Republican) 64.10%
Tom Horton (Independent) 34.51%
Levi Levy (Independent) 1.31%
Note: VR=Virginia Reform Party

Washington[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Washington 1 Rick White Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Rick White (Republican) 53.74%
Jeff Coopersmith (Democratic) 46.26%
Washington 2 Jack Metcalf Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Metcalf (Republican) 48.51%
Kevin Quigley (Democratic) 47.76%
Karen Leibrant (Natural Law) 3.72%
Washington 3 Linda Smith Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Linda Smith (Republican) 50.18%
Brian Baird (Democratic) 49.82%
Washington 4 Doc Hastings Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Doc Hastings (Republican) 52.96%
Rick Locke (Democratic) 47.04%
Washington 5 George Nethercutt Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. George Nethercutt (Republican) 55.58%
Judy Olson (Democratic) 44.41%
Washington 6 Norm Dicks Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Norm Dicks (Democratic) 65.90%
Bill Tinsley (Republican) 30.24%
Ted Haley (Independent) 2.36%
Michael Huddleston (Natural Law) 1.50%
Washington 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jim McDermott (Democratic) 80.96%
Frank Kleschen (Republican) 19.04%
Washington 8 Jennifer Dunn Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jennifer Dunn (Republican) 65.39%
Dave Little (Democratic) 34.61%
Washington 9 Randy Tate Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Adam Smith (Democratic) 50.14%
Randy Tate (Republican) 47.27%
David Gruenstein (Natural Law) 2.59%

West Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
West Virginia 1 Alan Mollohan Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Alan Mollohan (Democratic)
Unopposed
West Virginia 2 Bob Wise Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Wise (Democratic) 68.89%
Greg Morris (Republican) 31.11%
West Virginia 3 Nick Rahall Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Nick Rahall (Democratic)
Unopposed

Wisconsin[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Mark Neumann Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mark Neumann (Republican) 51%
Lydia Spottswood (Democratic) 49%
Wisconsin 2 Scott Klug Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Scott Klug (Republican) 57%
Paul Soglin (Democratic) 41%
Ben Masel (Libertarian) 2%
Wisconsin 3 Steve Gunderson Republican 1980 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ron Kind (Democratic) 52%
James Harsdorf (Republican) 48%
Wisconsin 4 Jerry Kleczka Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Kleczka (Democratic) 58%
Thomas G. Reynolds (Republican) 42%
Wisconsin 5 Tom Barrett Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Barrett (Democratic) 73%
Paul Melotik (Republican) 25%
James Soderna (Taxpayers) 2%
Wisconsin 6 Tom Petri Republican 1979 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Petri (Republican) 73%
Al Lindskoog (Democratic) 24%
James Dean (Taxpayers) 2%
Timothy Farness (Independent) 1%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 Incumbent re-elected. Dave Obey (Democratic) 57%
Scott West (Republican) 43%
Wisconsin 8 Toby Roth Republican 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Jay W. Johnson (Democratic) 52%
David Prosser, Jr. (Republican) 48%
Wisconsin 9 James Sensenbrenner Republican 1979 Incumbent re-elected. James Sensenbrenner (Republican) 75%
Floyd Brenholt (Democratic) 25%

Wyoming[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wyoming at-large Barbara Cubin Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Barbara Cubin (Republican) 55.24%
Pete Maxfield (Democratic) 40.82%
Dave Dawson (Libertarian) 3.93%

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