United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2008
|Elections in Kansas|
The 2008 congressional elections in Kansas were held on November 4, 2008 to determine who would represent the state of Kansas in the United States House of Representatives, coinciding with the presidential and senatorial elections. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 3, 2009 until January 3, 2011.
Kansas has four seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Its 2007-2008 congressional delegation consisted of two Republicans and two Democrats. It is now three Republicans and one Democrat. District 2 was the only seat which changed party (from Democratic to Republican), although CQ Politics had forecasted districts 2 and 3 to be at some risk for the incumbent party. As of 2016, this is the last time in which a Democrat was elected to congress from Kansas.
The primary elections for Republican Party and Democratic Party candidates were held on August 5.
|United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2008|
|Republican||Jerry Moran (inc.)||214,549||81.88|
|Reform||Kathleen M. Burton||7,145||2.73|
Republican nominee and former Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins won against Democratic incumbent Nancy Boyda, Libertarian Robert Garrard, and Reform Party candidate Leslie Martin. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'No Clear Favorite'.
|Democratic||Nancy Boyda (inc.)||142,013||46.21|
|Reform||Leslie S. Martin||5,080||1.65|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
Incumbent Democrat Dennis Moore won against Republican nominee and Kansas State Senator Nick Jordan, Libertarian candidate Joe Bellis, and Reform candidate Roger Tucker. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Democrat Favored'.
|Democratic||Dennis Moore (inc.)||202,541||56.44|
|Reform||Roger D. Trucker||3,937||1.10|
Incumbent Republican Todd Tiahrt won against Democratic nominee and Kansas State Senator Donald Betts, Jr., Libertarian candidate Steven Rosile and Reform Party candidate Susan G. Ducey in the General election. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Republican'.
|Republican||Todd Tiahrt (inc.)||177,617||63.41|
|Democratic||Donald Betts, Jr.||90,706||32.38|
|Reform||Susan G. Ducey||6,441||2.30|
|Libertarian||Steve A. Rosile||5,345||1.91|
- Elections & Legislative from the Kansas Secretary of State
- U.S. Congress candidates for Kansas at Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions for Kansas congressional races from OpenSecrets.org
- Kansas U.S. House of Representatives race from 2008 Race Tracker
|United States House elections in Kansas