United States House of Representatives elections, 1998

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United States House of Representatives elections, 1998

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All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
218 seats 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 227 seats 206 seats
Seats won 223 211
Seat change Decrease 4 Increase 5
Popular vote 32,237,964 31,490,298
Percentage 48.4% 47.3%
Swing Increase 0.2% Decrease 0.9%

  Third party
 
Party Independent
Last election 2 seats
Seats won 1
Seat change Decrease 1
Popular vote 372,072
Percentage 0.6%

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998.png
     Democratic hold      Republican hold
     Democratic gain      Republican gain
     Independent gain

Speaker before election

Newt Gingrich
Republican

Elected Speaker

Dennis Hastert
Republican

The 1998 United States House of Representatives elections were part of the midterm elections held during President Bill Clinton's second term. They were a major disappointment to the Republicans, who were expecting to gain seats due to the embarrassment Clinton suffered during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and the "six-year itch" effect observed in most second-term midterm elections. However, the Republicans lost five seats to the Democrats, but retained a narrow majority in the House. A wave of Republican discontent with Speaker Newt Gingrich prompted him to resign shortly after the election; he was replaced by Congressman Dennis Hastert of Illinois.

The campaign was marked by Republican attacks on the morality of President Bill Clinton, with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr having released his report on the Lewinsky scandal and House leaders having initiated an inquiry into whether impeachable offenses had occurred. However, exit polls indicated that most voters opposed impeaching Clinton, and predictions of high Republican or low Democratic turnout due to the scandal failed to materialize.[1] Some speculate that the losses reflected a backlash against the Republicans for attacking the popular President Clinton. With the Republicans having lost 4 House seats and failing to gain any seats in the Senate, it was the first time since 1934 that the non-presidential party failed to gain congressional seats in a mid-term election. This status quo election was also due to the strong and growing economy due to the Dot Com Bubble. It was also the first time since 1822 that the non-presidential party had failed to gain seats in the mid-term election of a President's second term.

Seats picked up by the Democrats included Kansas's 3rd district, Nevada's 1st district, Pennsylvania's 13th district, New Mexico's 3rd district, New Jersey's 12th district, Kentucky's 4th district, Mississippi's 4th district, California's 1st district, Wisconsin's 2nd district, Washington's 1st district, and Washington's 3rd district. The Republicans, however, picked up seats in Kentucky's 6th district, Wisconsin's 8th district, California's 3rd district, California's 36th district, Pennsylvania's 15th district, and North Carolina's 8th district.

Overall results[edit]

223 1 211
Republican I Democratic
Party Seats Seat
percentage
Vote
percentage
Popular
vote
1996 Elected Net
Change
  Republican Party 227 223 Decrease 4 51.3% 48.4% 32,237,964
  Democratic Party 206 211 Increase 5 48.5% 47.3% 31,490,298
  Libertarian Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1.3% 880,024
  Independent 2 1 Decrease 1 0.2% 0.6% 372,072
  Reform Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.4% 239,173
  Natural Law Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.3% 195,015
  U.S. Taxpayers' Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.1% 73,983
  Green Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.1% 70,932
  Conservative Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.1% 57,775
  Right to Life Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.1% 52,356
  Independent American Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.1% 45,206
  American Heritage Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 23,510
  Socialist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 19,268
  Socialist Workers Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 17,470
  Peace and Freedom Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 14,070
  Liberal Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 12,490
  Marijuana Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 5,839
  Grassroots Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 3,464
  Term Limits Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 3,045
  Liberty Union Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 2,153
  Anti-Federalist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 1,561
  American Freedom Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 1,046
  Patriot Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 950
  Fusion Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 320
  Others 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1.2% 775,818
Totals 435 435 Steady 100.0% 100.0% 66,604,802
Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk
Popular vote
Republican
48.40%
Democratic
47.28%
Libertarian
1.32%
Others
3.00%
House seats
Republican
51.26%
Democratic
48.51%
Others
0.23%
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80%+ Democratic
  80%+ Republican
  60%+ to 80% Democratic
  60%+ to 80% Republican
  Up to 60% Democratic
  Up to 60% Republican
  80%+ Independent
  6+ Democratic gain
  6+ Republican gain
  3-5 Democratic gain
  3-5 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain

  no net change

Incumbent retirements[edit]

Democrats[edit]

  1. California 3: Vic Fazio
  2. California 34: Esteban Edward Torres
  3. California 36: Jane Harman: To run for Governor
  4. Colorado 2: David Skaggs
  5. Connecticut 1: Barbara Kennelly: To run for Governor
  6. Illinois 9: Sidney Yates
  7. Illinois 19: Glenn Poshard: To run for Governor
  8. Indiana 9: Lee H. Hamilton
  9. Kentucky 6: Scotty Baesler: To run for U.S. Senate
  10. Massachusetts 8: Joseph P. Kennedy II
  11. New York 7: Thomas J. Manton
  12. New York 9: Charles Schumer: To run for U.S. Senate
  13. North Carolina 8: Bill Hefner
  14. Ohio 11: Louis Stokes
  15. Oregon 1: Elizabeth Furse
  16. Pennsylvania 15: Paul McHale
  17. Texas 20: Henry Gonzalez

Republicans[edit]

  1. California 1: Frank Riggs: To run for U.S. Senate
  2. Colorado 6: Daniel Schaefer
  3. Idaho 2: Mike Crapo: To run for U.S. Senate
  4. Illinois 13: Harris Fawell
  5. Kentucky 4: Jim Bunning: To run for U.S. Senate
  6. Mississippi 4: Mike Parker: To run for Governor
  7. Nebraska 2: Jon L. Christensen: To run for Governor
  8. Nevada 1: John Ensign: To run for U.S. Senate
  9. New York 22: Gerald B.H. Solomon
  10. New York 27: Bill Paxon
  11. Oregon 2: Robert Freeman Smith
  12. Pennsylvania 10: Joe McDade
  13. South Carolina 4: Bob Inglis: To run for U.S. Senate
  14. Washington 3: Linda Smith: To run for U.S. Senate
  15. Wisconsin 1: Mark Neumann: To run for U.S. Senate
  16. Wisconsin 2: Scott Klug

Incumbents defeated[edit]

In primary elections[edit]

Republicans who lost to a Republican challenger[edit]

  1. California 41: Jay Kim lost to Gary Miller who later won the general election

In the general election[edit]

Democrats who lost to a Republican challenger[edit]

  1. Wisconsin 8: Jay W. Johnson lost to Mark Green

Republicans who lost to a Democratic challenger[edit]

  1. Kansas 3: Vince Snowbarger lost to Dennis Moore
  2. New Jersey 12: Mike Pappas lost to Rush D. Holt Jr.
  3. New Mexico 3: Bill Redmond lost to Tom Udall
  4. Pennsylvania 13: Jon D. Fox lost to Joe Hoeffel
  5. Washington 1: Rick White lost to Jay Inslee

Special elections[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New York 6 Floyd Flake Democratic [Data unknown/missing.] Incumbent resigned November 17, 1997 to work at his church full-time.
New member elected February 3, 1998.
Democratic hold.
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November.
Gregory W. Meeks (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
California 22 Walter Capps Democratic [Data unknown/missing.] Incumbent died October 28, 1997.
New member elected March 10, 1998.
Democratic hold.
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November.
Lois Capps (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
California 9 Ron Dellums Democratic [Data unknown/missing.] Incumbent resigned February 6, 1998.
New member elected April 7, 1998.
Democratic hold.
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November.
Barbara Lee (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
California 44 Sonny Bono Republican [Data unknown/missing.] Incumbent died January 5, 1998.
New member elected April 7, 1998.
Republican hold.
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November.
Mary Bono (Republican)
[Data unknown/missing.]
Pennsylvania 1 Thomas M. Foglietta Democratic [Data unknown/missing.] Incumbent resigned November 11, 1997, to become U.S. Ambassador to Italy.
New member elected May 19, 1998.
Democratic hold.
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November.
Bob Brady (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]
New Mexico 1 Steven Schiff Republican [Data unknown/missing.] Incumbent died March 25, 1998.
New member elected June 23, 1998.
Republican hold.
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November.
Heather Wilson (Republican)
[Data unknown/missing.]

Alabama[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Alabama 1 Sonny Callahan Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Sonny Callahan (Republican)
Unopposed
Alabama 2 Terry Everett Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Terry Everett (Republican) 69%
Joe Fondren (Democratic) 31%
Alabama 3 Bob Riley Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Riley (Republican) 58%
Joe Turnham (Democratic) 42%
Alabama 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Aderholt (Republican) 56%
Don Bevill (Democratic) 44%
Alabama 5 Robert E. Cramer Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Robert E. Cramer (Democratic) 70%
Gil Aust (Republican) 30%
Alabama 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Spencer Bachus (Republican) 72%
Donna Wesson Smalley (Democratic) 28%
Alabama 7 Earl Hilliard Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Hilliard (Democratic)
Unopposed

Alaska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Alaska at-large Don Young Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Don Young (Republican) 62.6%
Jim Duncan (Democratic) 34.6%
John Grames (Green) 2.7%

Arizona[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Arizona 1 Matt Salmon Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Matt Salmon (Republican) 64%
David Mendoza (Democratic) 36%
Arizona 2 Ed Pastor Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Pastor (Democratic) 67.8%
Edward Barron (Republican) 28%
Rick Duncan (Libertarian) 3.1%
Gregory R. Schultz (Reform) 1.1%
Arizona 3 Bob Stump Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Stump (Republican) 67%
Stuart Starky (Democratic) 33%
Arizona 4 John Shadegg Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. John Shadegg (Republican) 64.7%
Eric Ehst (Democratic) 31.2%
Ernest Hancock (Libertarian) 2.4%
Doug Quelland (Independent) 1.7%
Arizona 5 Jim Kolbe Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Kolbe (Republican) 51.6%
Thomas Volgy (Democratic) 45.2%
Phil Murphy (Libertarian) 2.5%
Robert Connery Sr. (Reform) 0.8%
Arizona 6 J. D. Hayworth Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. J. D. Hayworth (Republican) 53%
Steve Owens (Democratic) 43.7%
Robert Anderson (Libertarian) 3.3%

Arkansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Arkansas 1 Marion Berry Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Marion Berry (Democratic)
Unopposed
Arkansas 2 Vic Snyder Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Vic Snyder (Democratic) 58%
Phil Wyrick (Republican) 42%
Arkansas 3 Asa Hutchinson Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Asa Hutchinson (Republican) 80.7%
Ralph Forbes (Reform) 19.3%
Arkansas 4 Jay Dickey Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jay Dickey (Republican) 57.5%
Judy Smith (Democratic) 42.5%

California[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
California 1 Frank Riggs Republican 1990/1994 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Mike Thompson (Democratic) 61.9%
Mark Luce (Republican) 32.8%
Emil Rossi (Libertarian) 2.8%
Ernest K. Jones (Peace and Freedom) 2.5%
California 2 Wally Herger Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Wally Herger (Republican) 62.5%
Roberts Braden (Democratic) 34.5%
Patrice Thiessen (Natural Law) 3%
California 3 Vic Fazio Democratic 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Doug Ose (Republican) 52.4%
Sandra Dunn (Democratic) 45%
Ross Crain (Libertarian) 2.6%
California 4 John Doolittle Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. John Doolittle (Republican) 62.6%
David Shapiro (Democratic) 34.4%
Dan Winterrowd (Libertarian) 3%
California 5 Bob Matsui Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Matsui (Democratic) 71.9%
Robert Dinsmore (Republican) 26%
Arthur Tuma (Libertarian) 2.1%
California 6 Lynn Woolsey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lynn Woolsey (Democratic) 68%
Ken McAuliffe (Republican) 29.7%
Alan R Barreca (Natural Law) 2.3%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. George Miller (Democratic) 77%
Norman Reece (Republican) 23%
California 8 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1987 Incumbent re-elected. Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) 85.8%
David Martz (Republican) 12%
David Smithstein (Natural Law) 2.1%
California 9 Barbara Lee Democratic April 7, 1998
(special)
Incumbent re-elected. Barbara Lee (Democratic) 82.8%
Claiborne Sanders (Republican) 13.2%
Gerald Sanders (Peace and Freedom) 2.8%
Walter Ruehling (Natural Law) 1.2%
California 10 Ellen Tauscher Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ellen Tauscher (Democratic) 53.5%
Charles Ball (Republican) 43.4%
Valerie Janlois (Natural Law) 1.7%
John Place (Reform) 1.4%
California 11 Richard Pombo Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Pombo (Republican) 61.4%
Robert Figueroa (Democratic) 36.3%
Jesse Baird (Libertarian) 2.3%
California 12 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Lantos (Democratic) 74%
Robert Evans (Republican) 21.1%
Michael Moloney (Libertarian) 4.9%
California 13 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Stark (Democratic) 71.2%
James Goetz (Republican) 26.7%
Karnig Beylikjian (Natural Law) 2.2%
California 14 Anna Eshoo Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Anna Eshoo (Democratic) 68.6%
Chris Haugen (Republican) 28.4%
Joseph Dehn III (Libertarian) 1.7%
California 15 Tom Campbell Republican 1988/1995 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Campbell (Republican) 60.5%
Dick Lane (Democratic) 37.9%
Frank Strutner (Natural Law) 1.5%
California 16 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Zoe Lofgren (Democratic) 72.8%
H.E. Thayn (Republican) 23.4%
John H Black (Natural Law) 3.8%
California 17 Sam Farr Democratic 1993 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Farr (Democratic) 64.5%
Bill McCampbell (Republican) 32.7%
Rick Garrett (Libertarian) 1.7%
Scott Harley (Natural Law) 1%
California 18 Gary Condit Democratic 1989 Incumbent re-elected. Gary Condit (Democratic) 86.7%
Linda Degroat (Libertarian) 13.2%
California 19 George Radanovich Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. George Radanovich (Republican) 79.4%
Johnathan Richter (Libertarian) 20.6%
California 20 Cal Dooley Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Cal Dooley (Democratic) 60.7%
Cliff Unruh (Republican) 39.3%
California 21 Bill Thomas Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Thomas (Republican) 78.9%
John Evans (Reform) 21%
California 22 Lois Capps Democratic March 10, 1998
(special)
Incumbent re-elected. Lois Capps (Democratic) 55%
Thomas Bordonaro (Republican) 43%
Robert Bakhaus (Libertarian) 1.3%
Richard Porter (Reform) 0.6%
California 23 Elton Gallegly Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Elton Gallegly (Republican) 60%
Daniel Gonzalez (Democratic) 39.4%
California 24 Brad Sherman Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Brad Sherman (Democratic) 57.3%
Randy Hoffman (Republican) 38.5%
Catherine Carter (Natural Law) 1.7%
Erich Miller (Libertarian) 1.5%
Ralph Shroyer (Peace and Freedom) 1%
California 25 Howard McKeon Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Howard McKeon (Republican) 74.7%
Bruce Acker (Libertarian) 25.3%
California 26 Howard Berman Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Howard Berman (Democratic) 82.5%
Juan Carlos Ros (Libertarian) 7.8%
Maria Armoudian (Green) 5.8%
David Cossak (Natural Law) 3.9%
California 27 Jim Rogan Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Rogan (Republican) 50.7%
Barry Gordon (Democratic) 46.4%
Bob New (Libertarian) 2.8%
California 28 David Dreier Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. David Dreier (Republican) 57.6%
Janice Nelson (Democratic) 39.2%
Jerry Douglas (Libertarian) 1.3%
Walt Sheasby (Green) 1.2%
M. Lawrence Allison (Natural Law) 0.5%
California 29 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Waxman (Democratic) 73.9%
Mike Gottlieb (Republican) 22.6%
Mike Binkley (Libertarian) 2%
Karen Wilkinson (Natural Law) 1.5%
California 30 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Xavier Becerra (Democratic) 81.3%
Patricia Parker (Republican) 18.8%
California 31 Matthew G. Martinez Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Matthew G. Martinez (Democratic) 70%
Frank Moreno (Republican) 22.6%
Krista Lieberg-Wong (Green) 5%
Michael Everling (Libertarian) 1.3%
Gary Hearne (Natural Law) 1%
California 32 Julian C. Dixon Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Julian C. Dixon (Democratic) 86.7%
Lawrence Ardito (Republican) 11.3%
Velko Milosevich (Libertarian) 2%
California 33 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic) 87.2%
Wayne Miller (Republican) 12.8%
California 34 Ed Torres Democratic 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Grace Napolitano (Democratic) 67.6%
Ed Perez (Republican) 28.6%
Jason Heath (Libertarian) 1.9%
Walter Scott (American Independent) 1.9%
California 35 Maxine Waters Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Maxine Waters (Democratic) 89.3%
Gordon Mego (American Independent) 10.7%
California 36 Jane Harman Democratic 1986 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Steven T. Kuykendall (Republican) 48.9%
Janice Hahn (Democratic) 46.6%
Robin Barrett (Green) 2%
Kerry Welsh (Libertarian) 1.7%
John Konopka (American Independent) 0.9%
California 37 Juanita Millender-McDonald Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Juanita Millender-McDonald (Democratic) 85.1%
Saul Lankster (Republican) 14.9%
California 38 Steve Horn Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Horn (Republican) 52.9%
Peter Mathews (Democratic) 44.3%
David Bowers (Libertarian) 2.8%
California 39 Ed Royce Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Royce (Republican) 62.6%
Cecy Groom (Democratic) 34%
Jack Dean (Libertarian) 2.2%
Ron Jevning (Natural Law) 1.3%
California 40 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Lewis (Republican) 64.9%
Robert Conaway (Democratic) 31.9%
Maurice Mayben (Libertarian) 3.2%
California 41 Jay Kim Republican 1992 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Gary Miller (Republican) 53.2%
Eileen Ansari (Democratic) 40.7%
Cynthia Allaire (Green) 2.8%
Kenneth Valentine (Libertarian) 2%
David Kramer (Natural Law) 1.3%
California 42 George Brown Jr. Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. George Brown Jr. (Democratic) 55.3%
Elia Pirozzi (Republican) 40.3%
Hale McGee (American Independent) 2.7%
David Hollist (Libertarian) 1.7%
California 43 Ken Calvert Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ken Calvert (Republican) 55.7%
Mike Rayburn (Democratic) 37.8%
Phill Courtney (Green) 3.7%
Annie Wallack (Natural Law) 2.8%
California 44 Mary Bono Republican April 7, 1998
(special)
Incumbent re-elected. Mary Bono (Republican) 60%
Ralph Waite (Democratic) 35.7%
Jim Meuer (Natural Law) 4.2%
California 45 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Dana Rohrabacher (Republican) 56.4%
Patricia Neal (Democratic) 37.3%
Don Hull (Libertarian) 2.7%
William Verkamp (Natural Law) 1.3%
California 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Loretta Sanchez (Democratic) 56.4%
Bob Dornan (Republican) 39.2%
Thomas Reimer (Libertarian) 2.7%
Larry Engwall (Natural Law) 1.6%
California 47 Christopher Cox Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Christopher Cox (Republican) 67.6%
Christina Avalos (Democratic) 29.5%
Victor Wagner (Libertarian) 1.5%
Paul Fisher (Natural Law) 0.7%
California 48 Ron Packard Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Packard (Republican) 76.9%
Sharon Miles (Natural Law) 12.9%
Daniel Muhe (Democratic) 10.2%
California 49 Brian Bilbray Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Brian Bilbray (Republican) 48.8%
Christine Kehoe (Democratic) 46.6%
Ernest Lippe (Libertarian) 1.8%
Julie Simon (Natural Law) 1.5%
Janice Jordan (Peace and Freedom) 1.3%
California 50 Bob Filner Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Filner (Democratic)
Unopposed
California 51 Duke Cunningham Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Duke Cunningham (Republican) 61%
Dan Kripke (Democratic) 34.7%
Jack C. Anderson (Libertarian) 2.6%
Eric Bourdette (Natural Law) 1.7%
California 52 Duncan Hunter Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Duncan Hunter (Republican) 75.7%
Lynn Badler (Libertarian) 14.3%
Adrienne Pelton (Natural Law) 10%

Colorado[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Colorado 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Diana DeGette (Democratic) 66.9%
Nancy McClanahan (Republican) 30.1%
Richard Combs (Libertarian) 3%
Colorado 2 David Skaggs Democratic 1986 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Mark Udall (Democratic) 49.9%
Bob Greenlee (Republican) 47.4%
Patrick C. West (Natural Law) 2.7%
Colorado 3 Scott McInnis Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Scott McInnis (Republican) 66.1%
Reed Kelley (Democratic) 31.5%
Barry Maggert (Libertarian) 2.4%
Colorado 4 Bob Schaffer Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Schaffer (Republican) 59%
Susan Kirkpatrick (Democratic) 41%
Colorado 5 Joel Hefley Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Joel Hefley (Republican) 72.7%
Ken Alford (Democratic) 26%
Mark A. Mellot (Natural Law) 1.3%
Colorado 6 Daniel Schaefer Republican 1983 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Tom Tancredo (Republican) 55.9%
Henry Strauss (Democratic) 41.5%
George Newman (Natural Law) 2.6%

Connecticut[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Connecticut 1 Barbara Kennelly Democratic 1982 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
John Larson (Democratic) 58%
Kevin O'Connor (Republican) 41.4%
Jay E. Palmieri IV (Term Limits) .5%
Connecticut 2 Sam Gejdenson Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Gejdenson (Democratic) 61%
Gary Koval (Republican) 35.5%
Dianne G. Ondusko (Independence) 3.1%
Paul W. Cook (Term Limits) 0.4%
Connecticut 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Rosa DeLauro (Democratic) 71.3%
Martin Reust (Republican) 27.4%
Kristen J. Abbatiello (Term Limits) 0.5%
David Cole (Reform) 0.4%
Gail J. Dalby (Natural Law) 0.4%
Connecticut 4 Chris Shays Republican 1987 Incumbent re-elected. Chris Shays (Republican) 69%
Jonathan Kantrowitz (Democratic) 29.9%
Marshall C. Harrison (Libertarian) 1.1%
Connecticut 5 Jim Maloney Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Maloney (Democratic) 49.9%
Mark Nielsen (Republican) 48.4%
Robert V. Strasdauskas (Concerned Citizens) 1.7%
Connecticut 6 Nancy Johnson Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Nancy Johnson (Republican) 58.1%
Charlotte Koskoff (Democratic) 39.6%
Timothy A. Knibbs (Concerned Citizens) 1.8%
Mark J. Polon (Term Limits) 0.4%

Delaware[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Delaware at-large Michael N. Castle Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Michael N. Castle (Republican) 66.4%
Dennis Williams (Democratic) 31.8%
James P. Webster (U.S. Taxpayers) 1.3%
Kim Stanley Bemis (Natural Law) 0.5%

Florida[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Florida 1 Joe Scarborough Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Scarborough (Republican) 99.5% unopposed
Florida 2 Allen Boyd Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Allen Boyd (Democratic)
Unopposed
Florida 3 Corrine Brown Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Corrine Brown (Democratic) 56%
Bill Randall (Democratic) 44%
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) 66.3%
Jack Gargan (Reform) 33.7%
Florida 6 Cliff Stearns Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Cliff Stearns (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 7 John Mica Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John Mica (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 8 Bill McCollum Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Bill McCollum (Republican) 66%
Al Krulick (Democratic) 34%
Florida 9 Michael Bilirakis Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Michael Bilirakis (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 10 Bill Young Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Young (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 11 Jim Davis Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Davis (Democratic) 65%
John Chillura (Republican) 35%
Florida 12 Charles Canady Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Canady (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 13 Dan Miller Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Miller (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 14 Porter Goss Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Porter Goss (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 15 Dave Weldon Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Dave Weldon (Republican) 63%
David Golding (Democratic) 37%
Florida 16 Mark Foley Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mark Foley (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 17 Carrie Meek Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Carrie Meek (Democratic)
Unopposed
Florida 18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 1989 Incumbent re-elected. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 19 Robert Wexler Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Wexler (Democratic)
Unopposed
Florida 20 Peter Deutsch Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Peter Deutsch (Democratic)
Unopposed
Florida 21 Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Republican) 75%
Patrick Cusack (Democratic) 25%
Florida 22 Clay Shaw Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Clay Shaw (Republican)
Unopposed
Florida 23 Alcee Hastings Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Alcee Hastings (Democratic)
Unopposed

Georgia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Georgia 1 Jack Kingston Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Kingston (Republican)
Unopposed
Georgia 2 Sanford Bishop Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Sanford Bishop (Democratic) 57%
Joseph F. McCormick (Republican) 43%
Georgia 3 Mac Collins Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Mac Collins (Republican)
Unopposed
Georgia 4 Cynthia McKinney Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Cynthia McKinney (Democratic) 61%
Sunny Warren (Republican) 39%
Georgia 5 John Lewis Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. John Lewis (Democratic) 79%
John Lewis Sr. (Republican) 21%
Georgia 6 Newt Gingrich Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Newt Gingrich (Republican) 71%
Gary Pelphrey (Democratic) 29%
Georgia 7 Bob Barr Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Barr (Republican) 55%
James Williams (Democratic) 45%
Georgia 8 Saxby Chambliss Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Saxby Chambliss (Republican) 62%
Ronald Cain (Democratic) 38%
Georgia 9 Nathan Deal Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Nathan Deal (Republican)
Unopposed
Georgia 10 Charlie Norwood Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Norwood (Republican) 59%
Marion Freeman (Democratic) 41%
Georgia 11 John Linder Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John Linder (Republican) 69%
Vince Littman (Democratic) 31%

Hawaii[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Hawaii 1 Neil Abercrombie Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Neil Abercrombie (Democratic) 59.8%
Gene Ward (Republican) 35.3%
Nicholas Bedworth (Natural Law) 2%
Hawaii 2 Patsy Mink Democratic 1964,
1990
Incumbent re-elected. Patsy Mink (Democratic) 66.3%
Carol Douglass (Republican) 23.2%
Noreen Leilehua Chun (Libertarian) 6.1%

Idaho[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Idaho 1 Helen Chenoweth Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Helen Chenoweth (Republican) 55%
Dan Williams (Democratic) 45%
Idaho 2 Mike Crapo Republican 1992 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Mike Simpson (Republican) 52.5%
Richard Stallings (Democratic) 44.7%
Jonathan B. Ratner (Natural Law) 2.8%

Illinois[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Illinois 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bobby Rush (Democratic) 87.1%
Marlene Ahimaz (Republican) 10.6%
Marjorie Kohls (Libertarian) 2.3%
Illinois 2 Jesse Jackson Jr. Democratic 1995 Incumbent re-elected. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Democratic) 89.4%
Robert Gordon (Republican) 9.6%
Matthew Beauchamp (Libertarian) 1%
Illinois 3 Bill Lipinski Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Lipinski (Democratic) 72.5%
Robert Marshall (Republican) 27.5%
Illinois 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Luis Gutierrez (Democratic) 81.7%
John Birch (Republican) 15.9%
William Passmore (Libertarian) 2.4%
Illinois 5 Rod Blagojevich Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Rod Blagojevich (Democratic) 74%
Alan Spitz (Republican) 26%
Illinois 6 Henry Hyde Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Hyde (Republican) 67.3%
Thomas Cramer (Democratic) 30.1%
George Meyers (Libertarian) 2.5%
Illinois 7 Danny K. Davis Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Danny K. Davis (Democratic) 92.9%
Dorn Van Cleave (Libertarian) 7.1%
Illinois 8 Phil Crane Republican 1969 Incumbent re-elected. Phil Crane (Republican) 68.6%
Mike Rothman (Democratic) 31.4%
Illinois 9 Sidney Yates Democratic 1964 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Jan Schakowsky (Democratic) 74.6%
Herbert Sohn (Republican) 23.1%
Michael Ray (Libertarian) 2.3%
Illinois 10 John Porter Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. John Porter (Republican)
Unopposed
Illinois 11 Jerry Weller Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Weller (Republican) 58.8%
Gary Mueller (Democratic) 41.2%
Illinois 12 Jerry Costello Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Costello (Democratic) 60.4%
William Price (Republican) 39.6%
Illinois 13 Harris Fawell Republican 1984 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Judy Biggert (Republican) 61%
Susan Hynes (Democratic) 39%
Illinois 14 Dennis Hastert Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Dennis Hastert (Republican) 69.8%
Robert Cozzi (Democratic) 30.2%
Illinois 15 Thomas Ewing Republican 1991 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Ewing (Republican) 61.6%
Laurel Lunt Prussing (Democratic) 38.4%
Illinois 16 Donald A. Manzullo Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Donald A. Manzullo (Republican)
Unopposed
Illinois 17 Lane Evans Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Lane Evans (Democratic) 51.6%
Mark Baker (Republican) 48.4%
Illinois 18 Ray LaHood Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ray LaHood (Republican)
Unopposed
Illinois 19 Glenn Poshard Democratic 1988 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
David D. Phelps (Democratic) 58.3%
Brent Winters (Republican) 41.7%
Illinois 20 John Shimkus Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. John Shimkus (Republican) 61.3%
Rick Verticchio (Democratic) 38.7%

Indiana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Indiana 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Visclosky (Democratic) 72.5%
Michael Petyo (Republican) 26.2%
Michael Crass (Libertarian) 1.3%
Indiana 2 David McIntosh Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. David McIntosh (Republican) 60.6%
Sherman Boles (Democratic) 38%
Cliff Federle (Libertarian) 1.4%
Indiana 3 Tim Roemer Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Tim Roemer (Democratic) 58.1%
Daniel Holtz (Republican) 41.9%
Indiana 4 Mark Souder Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mark Souder (Republican) 63.3%
Mark Wehrle (Democratic) 36.7%
Indiana 5 Steve Buyer Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Buyer (Republican) 62.6%
David Steele III (Democratic) 36%
Carl D. Waters (Libertarian) 1.4%
Indiana 6 Dan Burton Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Burton (Republican) 72%
Bob Kern (Democratic) 16.8%
Joe Hauptmann (Libertarian) 11.2%
Indiana 7 Edward Pease Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Edward Pease (Republican) 68.9%
Samuel Hillenburg (Democratic) 28.1%
Barbara Bourland (Libertarian) 3%
Indiana 8 John Hostettler Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. John Hostettler (Republican) 52.1%
Gail Riecken (Democratic) 46%
Paul Hager (Libertarian) 1.9%
Indiana 9 Lee H. Hamilton Democratic 1964 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Baron Hill (Democratic) 50.8%
Jean Leising (Republican) 47.9%
Diane L. Feeney (Libertarian) 1.3%
Indiana 10 Julia Carson Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Julia Carson (Democratic) 58.3%
Gary Hofmeister (Republican) 39.4%
Diane L. Feeney (Libertarian) 2.3%

Iowa[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Iowa 1 Jim Leach Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Leach (Republican) 56.5%
Bob Rush (Democratic) 42.3%
Charles Thurston (Reform) 0.7%
Jeffrey M. Smith (Natural Law) 0.5%
Iowa 2 Jim Nussle Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Nussle (Republican) 55.2%
Rob Tully (Democratic) 44%
Peter Lamoureux (Natural Law) 0.8%
Iowa 3 Leonard Boswell Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Leonard Boswell (Democratic) 56.9%
Larry McKibben (Republican) 41.1%
Charles Connolly (Reform) 1.1%
Joe Seehusen (Independent) 0.8%
Iowa 4 Greg Ganske Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Greg Ganske (Republican) 65.2%
Jon Dvorak (Democratic) 33.9%
Steven Yellin (Natural Law) 0.9%
Iowa 5 Tom Latham Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Latham (Republican)
Unopposed

Kansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Kansas 1 Jerry Moran Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Moran (Republican) 80.7%
Jim Phillips (Democratic) 19.3%
Kansas 2 Jim Ryun Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Ryun (Republican) 61%
Jim Clark (Democratic) 39%
Kansas 3 Vince Snowbarger Republican 1996 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Dennis Moore (Democratic) 52.4%
Vince Snowbarger (Republican) 47.6%
Kansas 4 Todd Tiahrt Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Todd Tiahrt (Republican) 58.2%
Jim Lawing (Democratic) 38.6%
Craig Newland (U.S. Taxpayers) 3.2%

Kentucky[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Kentucky 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Whitfield (Republican) 55.2%
Tom Barlow (Democratic) 44.8%
Kentucky 2 Ron Lewis Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Lewis (Republican) 63.7%
Bob Evans (Democratic) 35.3%
Jim Ketchel (Reform) 1%
Kentucky 3 Anne Northup Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Anne Northup (Republican) 51.5%
Chris Gorman (Democratic) 47.5%
Patricia Jo Metten (Natural Law) 1%
Kentucky 4 Jim Bunning Republican 1986 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ken Lucas (Democratic) 53.4%
Gex Williams (Republican) 46.6%
Kentucky 5 Hal Rogers Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Hal Rogers (Republican) 78.2%
Sidney Bailey-Bamer (Democratic) 21.8%
Kentucky 6 Scotty Baesler Democratic 1992 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Ernie Fletcher (Republican) 53.1%
Ernesto Scorsone (Democratic) 46%
Wasley Krogdahl (U.S. Taxpayers) 0.9%

Louisiana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Louisiana 1 Bob Livingston Republican 1977 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Livingston (Republican) (unopposed)
Louisiana 2 William J. Jefferson Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. William J. Jefferson (Democratic) 86%
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) (unopposed)
Louisiana 5 John Cooksey Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. John Cooksey (Republican) (unopposed)
Louisiana 6 Richard Baker Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Baker (Republican) 51%
Marjorie McKeithen (Democratic) 49%
Louisiana 7 Chris John Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Chris John (Democratic) (unopposed)

Maine[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Maine 1 Tom Allen Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Allen (Democratic) 60.3%
Ross Connelly (Republican) 35.5%
Eric Greiner (U.S. Taxpayers) 4.1%
Maine 2 John Baldacci Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. John Baldacci (Democratic) 76.2%
Johnathan Reisman (Republican) 23.8%

Maryland[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Maryland 1 Wayne Gilchrest Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Wayne Gilchrest (Republican) 69%
Irving Pinder (Democratic) 31%
Maryland 2 Robert Ehrlich Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Ehrlich (Republican) 69%
Kenneth Bosley (Democratic) 31%
Maryland 3 Ben Cardin Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Ben Cardin (Democratic) 78%
Colin Harby (Republican) 22%
Maryland 4 Albert Wynn Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Albert Wynn (Democratic) 86%
John Kimble (Republican) 14%
Maryland 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 1981 Incumbent re-elected. Steny Hoyer (Democratic) 66%
Robert Ostrom (Republican) 34%
Maryland 6 Roscoe Bartlett Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Roscoe Bartlett (Republican) 63%
Timothy McCown (Democratic) 37%
Maryland 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Elijah Cummings (Democratic) 86%
Kenneth Kondner (Republican) 14%
Maryland 8 Constance Morella Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Constance Morella (Republican) 60%
Ralph Neas (Democratic) 40%

Massachusetts[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Massachusetts 1 John Olver Democratic 1991 Incumbent re-elected. John Olver (Democratic) 71.7%
Gregory Morgan (Republican) 28.3%
Massachusetts 2 Richard Neal Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Neal (Democratic) 99% unopposed
Massachusetts 3 Jim McGovern Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jim McGovern (Democratic) 56.9%
Matthew Amorello (Republican) 41.5%
George Phillies (Libertarian) 1.5%
Massachusetts 4 Barney Frank Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Barney Frank (Democratic) 98.4% unopposed
Massachusetts 5 Marty Meehan Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Marty Meehan (Democratic) 70.7%
David Coleman (Republican) 29.3%
Massachusetts 6 John F. Tierney Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. John F. Tierney (Democratic) 54.6%
Peter Torkildsen (Republican) 42.4%
Randal C. Fritz (Independent) 3%
Massachusetts 7 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Markey (Democratic) 70.6%
Patricia Long (Republican) 29.3%
Massachusetts 8 Joe Kennedy Democratic 1986 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Mike Capuano (Democratic) 81.7%
Philip Hyde (Republican) 11.5%
Andrea Morell (Socialist Workers) 4%
Anthony A. Schinella (Independent) 2.8%
Massachusetts 9 Joe Moakley Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Moakley (Democratic) 99.4% unopposed
Massachusetts 10 Bill Delahunt Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Delahunt (Democratic) 70%
Eric Bleicken (Republican) 29.9%

Michigan[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Michigan 1 Bart Stupak Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bart Stupak (Democratic) 58.7%
Michelle McManus (Republican) 39.5%
John Loosemore (Libertarian) 1%
Wendy Conway (Natural Law) 0.8%
Michigan 2 Pete Hoekstra Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Hoekstra (Republican) 68.7%
Bob Shrauger (Democratic) 29.8%
Bruce A. Smith (Libertarian) 1%
Tom Russell (Natural Law) 0.5%
Michigan 3 Vern Ehlers Republican 1993 Incumbent re-elected. Vern Ehlers (Republican) 73%
John Ferguson (Democratic) 24.7%
Erwin Haas (Libertarian) 1.3%
Lucille Wiggins (Natural Law) 1%
Michigan 4 Dave Camp Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Dave Camp (Republican) 91.3%
Dan Marsh (Libertarian) 6.1%
Stuart Goldberg (Natural Law) 2.5%
Michigan 5 James Barcia Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. James Barcia (Democratic) 71.2%
Donald Brewster (Republican) 27.1%
Clint Foster (Libertarian) 1.1%
Brian D. Ellison (Natural Law) 0.6%
Michigan 6 Fred Upton Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Fred Upton (Republican) 70.1%
Clarence Annen (Democratic) 28.1%
Glenn Douglas Whitt Jr. (Libertarian) 1.1%
Ken Asmus (Natural Law) 0.7%
Michigan 7 Nick Smith Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Nick Smith (Republican) 57.4%
Jim Berryman (Democratic) 40.1%
Kenneth L. Proctor (Libertarian) 1.5%
Lynnea Ellison (Natural Law) 1%
Michigan 8 Debbie Stabenow Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Debbie Stabenow (Democratic) 57.4%
Susan Munsell (Republican) 38.6%
John Mangopoulos (Reform) 2.1%
Ben Steele III (Libertarian) 1.3%
Patricia R. Allen (Natural Law) 0.6%
Michigan 9 Dale Kildee Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Dale Kildee (Democratic) 55.9%
Tom McMillin (Republican) 41.9%
Malcolm Johnson (Libertarian) 2.2%
Michigan 10 David Bonior Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. David Bonior (Democratic) 52.4%
Brian Palmer (Republican) 45.3%
R. Friend (Libertarian) 1.6%
Henry Ogden Clark (Natural Law) 0.6%
Michigan 11 Joe Knollenberg Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Knollenberg (Republican) 63.9%
Travis Reeds (Democratic) 33.7%
Dick Gach (Libertarian) 2.4%
Michigan 12 Sander Levin Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Sander Levin (Democratic) 55.9%
Leslie Touma (Republican) 42%
Albert J. Titran (Libertarian) 1.5%
Fred D. Rosenberg (Natural Law) 0.6%
Michigan 13 Lynn Rivers Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Lynn Rivers (Democratic) 58.1%
Tom Hickey (Republican) 39.8%
Dean Hutyra (Libertarian) 1.7%
Samir Roger Makarem (Natural Law) 0.4%
Michigan 14 John Conyers Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. John Conyers Jr. (Democratic) 86.9%
Vendella Collins (Republican) 11.1%
Michael Freyman (Libertarian) 1.2%
Richard R. Miller (Natural Law) 0.7%
Michigan 15 Carolyn Kilpatrick Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Carolyn Kilpatrick (Democratic) 87%
Chrysanthea Boyd-Fields (Republican) 10.3%
Linda S. Willey (Libertarian) 1.2%
Gregory F. Smith (Natural Law) 0.9%
Holly Harkness (Independent) 0.6%
Michigan 16 John Dingell Democratic 1955 Incumbent re-elected. John Dingell (Democratic) 66.6%
William Morse (Republican) 31%
Edward Hlavac (Libertarian) 1.8%
Noha Hamze (Natural Law) 0.6%

Minnesota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Minnesota 1 Gil Gutknecht Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Gil Gutknecht (Republican) 54.7%
Tracy Beckman (Democratic) 45.2%
Minnesota 2 David Minge Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. David Minge (Democratic) 57%
Craig Duehring (Republican) 38.1%
Stan Bentz (Reform) 4.7%
Minnesota 3 Jim Ramstad Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Ramstad (Republican) 71.9%
Stan Leino (Democratic) 23.5%
Derek W. Schramm (Minnesota Taxpayers) 4.5%
Minnesota 4 Bruce Vento Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Bruce Vento (Democratic) 53.7%
Dennis Newinski (Republican) 39.8%
Dan R. Vacek (Legal Marijuana Now) 2.4%
Carol Simmons Schulstad (Minnesota Taxpayers) 1.9%
Michael A. Neitzel (Libertarian) 1.2%
Heather Wood (Socialist Workers) 0.9%
Minnesota 5 Martin Sabo Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Martin Sabo (Democratic) 66.9%
Frank Taylor (Republican) 27.6%
Kevin Houston (Libertarian) 3.4%
Michael Pennock (Socialist Workers) 1.4%
Jason Kassel (Anti-Federalist) 0.7%
Minnesota 6 Bill Luther Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Luther (Democratic) 50%
John Kline (Republican) 46%
Eric M. Johnson (Libertarian) 4%
Minnesota 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Collin Peterson (Democratic) 71.7%
Jerry Shuster (Republican) 28.1%
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Oberstar (Democratic) 66%
Jerry Shuster (Republican) 26.5%
Stan Estes (Reform) 5.8%
Larry Fuhol (Libertarian) 1.7%

Mississippi[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Mississippi 1 Roger Wicker Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Roger Wicker (Republican) 67.2%
Rex Weathersr (Democratic) 30.6%
John Rouse (Libertarian) 2.2%
Mississippi 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1993 Incumbent re-elected. Bennie Thompson (Democratic) 71.2%
Will Chipman (Libertarian) 28.8%
Mississippi 3 Chip Pickering Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Chip Pickering (Republican) 84.6%
Charles T. Scarborough (Libertarian) 15.4%
Mississippi 4 Mike Parker Republican 1988 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ronnie Shows (Democratic) 54%
Delbert Hosemann (Republican) 46%
Bill Fausek (Libertarian) 0.7%
Vince Thornton (U.S. Taxpayers) 0.6%
Kenneth Welch (Reform) 0.5%
Mississippi 5 Gene Taylor Democratic 1989 Incumbent re-elected. Gene Taylor (Democratic) 77.8%
Randy McDonnell (Republican) 19.1%
Ray Coffey (Libertarian) 1.5%
Robert Claunch (Reform) 1.1%
Philip Mayeux (Natural Law) 0.5%

Missouri[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Missouri 1 William Lacy Clay Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. William Lacy Clay (Democratic) 72.6%
Richmond Soluade (Republican) 24.5%
Richard Illyes (Libertarian) 2.9%
Missouri 2 James Talent Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. James Talent (Republican) 70%
John Ross (Democratic) 28.3%
Brian Lundy (Libertarian) 1.6%
Missouri 3 Dick Gephardt Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Dick Gephardt (Democratic) 55.8%
Bill Federer (Republican) 42%
Michael Crist (Libertarian) 1.3%
Joseph Keller (U.S. Taxpayers) 0.9%
Missouri 4 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ike Skelton (Democratic) 71%
Cecilia Noland (Republican) 27.2%
Edwin Hoag (Libertarian) 1.8%
Missouri 5 Karen McCarthy Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Karen McCarthy (Democratic) 65.9%
Penny Bennett (Republican) 31%
Grant Stauffer (Libertarian) 1.7%
Elizabeth Dulaney (Reform) 1.4%
Missouri 6 Patsy Danner Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Patsy Danner (Democratic) 71%
Jeff Bailey (Republican) 26.8%
Karl Wetzel (Libertarian) 2.2%
Missouri 7 Roy Blunt Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Roy Blunt (Republican) 72.6%
Marc Perkel (Democratic) 24.3%
Mike Harman (Libertarian) 3.2%
Missouri 8 Jo Ann Emerson Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jo Ann Emerson (Republican) 62.6%
Anthony Heckemeyer (Democratic) 35.7%
John Hendricks (Libertarian) 1.7%
Missouri 9 Kenny Hulshof Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Kenny Hulshof (Republican) 62.2%
Linda Vogt (Democratic) 35.5%
Robert Hoffman (Libertarian) 2.3%

Montana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Montana at-large Rick Hill Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Rick Hill (Republican) 53%
Robert Deschamps (Democratic) 44.4%
Mike Fellows (Libertarian) 1.7%
Webb Sullivan (Reform) 0.9%

Nebraska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Nebraska 1 Doug Bereuter Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Doug Bereuter (Republican) 73.5%
Don Eret (Democratic) 26.4%
Nebraska 2 Jon L. Christensen Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Lee Terry (Republican) 65.5%
Michael Scott (Democratic) 34.2%
Nebraska 3 Bill Barrett Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Barrett (Republican) 84.3%
Jerry Hickman (Libertarian) 15.3%

Nevada[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Nevada 1 John Ensign Republican 1994 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Shelley Berkley (Democratic) 49.2%
Don Chairez (Republican) 45.7%
Jim Burns (Libertarian) 3.3%
Jess Howe (IA) 1.8%
Nevada 2 Jim Gibbons Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Gibbons (Republican) 81.1%
Christopher Horne (IA) 8.3%
Louis Tomburello (Libertarian) 7.5%
Robert Winquist (Natural Law) 3.2%

New Hampshire[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New Hampshire 1 John Sununu Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. John Sununu (Republican) 66.9%
Peter Flood (Democratic) 33.1%
New Hampshire 2 Charlie Bass Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Bass (Republican) 53.2%
Mary Rauh (Democratic) 44.8%
Paula Werme (Libertarian) 2%

New Jersey[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New Jersey 1 Rob Andrews Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Rob Andrews (Democratic) 74%
Ronald Richards (Republican) 23%
New Jersey 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Frank LoBiondo (Republican) 66%
Derek Hunsberger (Democratic) 31%
New Jersey 3 Jim Saxton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Saxton (Republican) 62%
Steven Polansky (Democratic) 36%
New Jersey 4 Chris Smith Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Chris Smith (Republican) 63%
Larry Schneider (Democratic) 35%
New Jersey 5 Marge Roukema Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Marge Roukema (Republican) 64%
Mike Schneider (Democratic) 33%
New Jersey 6 Frank Pallone Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Pallone (Democratic) 57%
Mike Ferguson (Republican) 41%
Carl Mayer (Independent) 1%
New Jersey 7 Bob Franks Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Franks (Republican) 53%
Maryanne Connelly (Democratic) 45%
New Jersey 8 Bill Pascrell Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Pascrell (Democratic) 62%
Matthew Kirnan (Republican) 36%
New Jersey 9 Steve Rothman Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Rothman (Democratic) 65%
Steve Lonegan (Republican) 34%
New Jersey 10 Don Payne Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Don Payne (Democratic) 84%
William Wnuck (Republican) 11%
New Jersey 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Rodney Frelinghuysen (Republican) 68%
John Scollo (Democratic) 30%
New Jersey 12 Mike Pappas Republican 1996 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Rush D. Holt Jr. (Democratic) 51%
Mike Pappas (Republican) 48%
New Jersey 13 Bob Menendez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Menendez (Democratic) 81%
Theresa De Leon (Republican) 17%

New Mexico[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New Mexico 1 Heather Wilson Republican June 23, 1998
(special)
Incumbent re-elected. Heather Wilson (Republican) 48.4%
Philip Maloof (Democratic) 41.9%
Robert Anderson (Green) 9.6%
New Mexico 2 Joe Skeen Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Skeen (Republican) 57.9%
Shirley Baca (Democratic) 42.1%
New Mexico 3 Bill Redmond Republican 1997 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Tom Udall (Democratic) 53.2%
Bill Redmond (Republican) 43.2%
Carol Miller (Green) 3.6

New York[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
New York 1 Michael Forbes Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Michael Forbes (Republican) 64%
William Holst (Democratic) 36%
New York 2 Rick Lazio Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Rick Lazio (Republican) 67%
John Bace (Democratic) 30%
New York 3 Peter King Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Peter King (Republican) 65%
Kevin Langberg (Democratic) 35%
New York 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Carolyn McCarthy (Democratic) 53%
Gregory Becker (Republican) 47%
New York 5 Gary Ackerman Democratic 1983 Incumbent re-elected. Gary Ackerman (Democratic) 65%
David Pinzon (Republican) 34%
New York 6 Gregory W. Meeks Democratic February 3, 1998
(Special)
Incumbent re-elected. Gregory W. Meeks (Democratic)
Unopposed
New York 7 Thomas J. Manton Democratic 1984 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Joseph Crowley (Democratic) 68%
James Dillon (Republican) 28%
New York 8 Jerrold Nadler Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jerrold Nadler (Democratic) 86%
Ted Howard (Republican) 14%
New York 9 Charles Schumer Democratic 1980 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Anthony Weiner (Democratic) 66%
Leslie Telano (Republican) 24%
New York 10 Ed Towns Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Towns (Democratic) 92%
Ernestine Brown (Republican) 7%
New York 11 Major Owens Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Major Owens (Democratic) 89%
David Greene (Republican) 10%
New York 12 Nydia Velazquez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Nydia Velazquez (Democratic) 83%
Rosemarie Markgraf (Republican) 13%
New York 13 Vito Fossella Republican 1997 Incumbent re-elected. Vito Fossella (Republican) 66%
Eugene Prisco (Democratic) 34%
New York 14 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Carolyn Maloney (Democratic) 77%
Stephanie Kupferman (Republican) 23%
New York 15 Charles B. Rangel Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Charles B. Rangel (Democratic) 94%
David Cunningham (Republican) 6%
New York 16 Jose Serrano Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jose Serrano (Democratic) 96%
Thomas Bayley (Republican) 4%
New York 17 Eliot Engel Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Eliot Engel (Democratic) 88%
Peter Fiumefreddo (Republican) 12%
New York 18 Nita Lowey Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Nita Lowey (Democratic)
Unopposed
New York 19 Sue Kelly Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Sue Kelly (Republican) 63%
Dick Collins (Democratic) 34%
New York 20 Benjamin Gilman Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Benjamin Gilman (Republican) 58%
Paul Feiner (Democratic) 40%
New York 21 Mike McNulty Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Mike McNulty (Democratic) 74%
Lauren Ayers (Republican) 26%
New York 22 Gerald Solomon Republican 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
John Sweeney (Republican) 56%
Jean Bordewich (Democratic) 43%
New York 23 Sherwood Boehlert Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Sherwood Boehlert (Republican)
Unopposed
New York 24 John McHugh Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John McHugh (Republican) 79%
Neil Tallon (Democratic) 21%
New York 25 Jim Walsh Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Walsh (Republican) 69%
Yvonne Rothenberg (Democratic) 31%
New York 26 Maurice Hinchey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Maurice Hinchey (Democratic) 62%
William Walker (Republican) 31%
Randall Terry (Independent) 7%
New York 27 Bill Paxon Republican 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Tom Reynolds (Republican) 58%
Bill Cook (Democratic) 42%
New York 28 Louise Slaughter Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Louise Slaughter (Democratic) 65%
Richard Kaplan (Republican) 31%
New York 29 John LaFalce Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. John LaFalce (Democratic) 58%
Chris Collins (Republican) 41%
New York 30 Jack Quinn Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Quinn (Republican) 68%
Crystal Peoples (Democratic) 32%
New York 31 Amo Houghton Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Amo Houghton (Republican) 69%
Caleb Rossiter (Democratic) 25%

North Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
North Carolina 1 Eva Clayton Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Eva Clayton (Democratic) 63%
Ted Tyler (Republican) 37%
North Carolina 2 Bob Etheridge Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Etheridge (Democratic) 58%
Dan Page (Republican) 42%
North Carolina 3 Walter Jones Jr. Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Walter Jones Jr. (Republican) 62%
Jon Williams (Democratic) 38%
North Carolina 4 David Price Democratic 1986,
1996
Incumbent re-elected. David Price (Democratic) 58%
Tom Roberg (Republican) 42%
North Carolina 5 Richard Burr Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Burr (Republican) 68%
Mike Robinson (Democratic) 32%
North Carolina 6 Howard Coble Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Howard Coble (Republican) 88.6%
Jeffrey D. Bentley (Libertarian) 11.4%
North Carolina 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Mike McIntyre (Democratic) 91.3%
Paul Meadows (Libertarian) 8.7%
North Carolina 8 Bill Hefner Democratic 1974 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Robin Hayes (Republican) 51%
Mike Taylor (Democratic) 49%
North Carolina 9 Sue Myrick Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Sue Myrick (Republican) 69%
Rory Blake (Democratic) 30%
North Carolina 10 Cass Ballenger Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Cass Ballenger (Republican) 85.6%
Deborah Garrett Eddins (Libertarian) 14.4%
North Carolina 11 Charles Taylor Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Taylor (Republican) 57%
David Young (Democratic) 43%
North Carolina 12 Mel Watt Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Mel Watt (Democratic) 56%
Scott Keadle (Republican) 43%

North Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
North Dakota at-large Earl Pomeroy Democratic-NPL 1992 Incumbent re-elected.

Ohio[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Ohio 1 Steve Chabot Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Chabot (Republican) 53%
Roxanne Qualls (Democratic) 47%
Ohio 2 Robert J. Portman Republican 1993 Incumbent re-elected. Robert J. Portman (Republican) 76%
Charles W. Sanders (Democratic) 24%
Ohio 3 Tony P. Hall Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Tony P. Hall (Democratic) 69%
John Shondel (Republican) 31%
Ohio 4 Michael G. Oxley Republican 1981 Incumbent re-elected. Michael G. Oxley (Republican) 64%
Paul McClain (Democratic) 36%
Ohio 5 Paul E. Gillmor Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Paul E. Gillmor (Republican) 67%
Susan Darrow (Democratic) 33%
Ohio 6 Ted Strickland Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ted Strickland (Democratic) 57%
Nancy Hollister (Republican) 43%
Ohio 7 David L. Hobson Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. David L. Hobson (Republican) 68%
Donald Minor (Democratic) 28%
Ohio 8 John A. Boehner Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. John A. Boehner (Republican) 71%
John Griffin (Democratic) 29%
Ohio 9 Marcia C. Kaptur Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Marcia C. Kaptur (Democratic) 81%
Edward Emery (Republican) 19%
Ohio 10 Dennis J. Kucinich Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Dennis J. Kucinich (Democratic) 67%
Joe Slovenec (Republican) 33%
Ohio 11 Louis Stokes Democratic 1968 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones (Democratic) 80%
James Hereford (Republican) 14%
Ohio 12 John Kasich Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. John Kasich (Republican) 67%
Edward S. Brown (Democratic) 33%
Ohio 13 Sherrod Brown Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Sherrod Brown (Democratic) 62%
Crace Drake (Republican) 38%
Ohio 14 Tom Sawyer Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Sawyer (Democratic) 63%
Tom Watkins (Republican) 37%
Ohio 15 Deborah D. Pryce Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Deborah D. Pryce (Republican) 60%
Adam Miller (Democratic) 27%
Ohio 16 Ralph S. Regula Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Ralph S. Regula (Republican) 64%
Peter Ferguson (Democratic) 36%
Ohio 17 James Traficant Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. James Traficant (Democratic) 68%
Paul Alberty (Republican) 32%
Ohio 18 Robert W. Ney Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Robert W. Ney (Republican) 60%
Rob Burch (Democratic) 40%
Ohio 19 Steven C. LaTourette Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Steven C. LaTourette (Republican) 66%
Elizabeth Kelley (Democratic) 34%

Oklahoma[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Oklahoma 1 Steve Largent Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Steve Largent (Republican) 62%
Howard Plowman (Democratic) 38%
Oklahoma 2 Tom Coburn Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Coburn (Republican) 58%
Kent Pharaoh (Democratic) 40%
Oklahoma 3 Wes Watkins Republican 1976,
1996
Incumbent re-elected. Wes Watkins (Republican) 62%
Walt Roberts (Democratic) 38%
Oklahoma 4 J. C. Watts Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. J. C. Watts (Republican) 62%
Ben Odom (Democratic) 38%
Oklahoma 5 Ernest Istook Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ernest Istook (Republican) 68%
Ben Smothermon (Democratic) 32%
Oklahoma 6 Frank Lucas Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Lucas (Republican) 65%
Paul Barby (Democratic) 34%

Oregon[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Oregon 1 Elizabeth Furse Democratic 1992 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
David Wu (Democratic) 50%
Molly Bordonaro (Republican) 47%
Oregon 2 Bob Smith Republican 1996 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Greg Walden (Republican) 61%
Kevin M. Campbell (Democratic) 35%
Lindsay Bradshaw (Libertarian) 2%
Rohn (Grandpa) Webb (S) 1%
Oregon 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) 84%
Bruce Alexander Knight (Libertarian) 9%
Walter F. Brown (S) 6%
Oregon 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Peter DeFazio (Democratic) 70%
Steve J. Webb (Republican) 29%
Oregon 5 Darlene Hooley Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Darlene Hooley (Democratic) 55%
Marylin Shannon (Republican) 40%

Pennsylvania[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 Bob Brady Democratic May 19, 1998
(special)
Incumbent re-elected. Bob Brady (Democratic) 81%
William Harrison (Republican) 17%
Pennsylvania 2 Chaka Fattah Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Chaka Fattah (Democratic) 86%
Anne Marie Mulligan (Republican) 14%
Pennsylvania 3 Robert Borski Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Borski (Democratic) 60%
Charles Dougherty (Republican) 40%
Pennsylvania 4 Ron Klink Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Klink (Democratic) 64%
Mike Turzai (Republican) 36%
Pennsylvania 5 John E. Peterson Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. John E. Peterson (Republican) 85%
William M. Belitskus (Green) 15%
Pennsylvania 6 Tim Holden Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Tim Holden (Democratic) 61%
John Meckley (Republican) 39%
Pennsylvania 7 Curt Weldon Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Curt Weldon (Republican) 72%
Martin D'Urso (Democratic) 28%
Pennsylvania 8 Jim Greenwood Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Greenwood (Republican) 64%
Bill Tuthill (Democratic) 33%
Pennsylvania 9 Bud Shuster Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Bud Shuster (Republican)
Unopposed
Pennsylvania 10 Joe McDade Republican 1962 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Don Sherwood (Republican) 49%
Patrick Casey (Democratic) 49%
Pennsylvania 11 Paul Kanjorski Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Kanjorski (Democratic) 67%
Stephen Urban (Republican) 33%
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. John Murtha (Democratic) 68%
Timothy Holloway (Republican) 32%
Pennsylvania 13 Jon D. Fox Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Joe Hoeffel (Democratic) 52%
Jon D. Fox (Republican) 47%
Pennsylvania 14 William Coyne Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. William Coyne (Democratic) 61%
Bill Ravotti (Republican) 39%
Pennsylvania 15 Paul McHale Democratic 1992 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Pat Toomey (Republican) 55%
Roy Afflerbach (Democratic) 45%
Pennsylvania 16 Joe Pitts Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Pitts (Republican) 71%
Robert Yorczyk (Democratic) 29%
Pennsylvania 17 George Gekas Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. George Gekas (Republican)
Unopposed
Pennsylvania 18 Mike Doyle Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Doyle (Democratic) 68%
Dick Walker (Republican) 32%
Pennsylvania 19 Bill Goodling Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Goodling (Republican) 68%
Linda Ropp (Democratic) 29%
Pennsylvania 20 Frank Mascara Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Mascara (Democratic)
Unopposed
Pennsylvania 21 Phil English Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Phil English (Republican) 63%
Larry Klemens (Democratic) 37%

Rhode Island[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Patrick Kennedy Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Patrick Kennedy (Democratic) 66.8%
Joe Santa (Republican) 27.7%
James C. Sheehan (Reform) 4.5%
Charles Picerno (Independent) 1%
Rhode Island 2 Robert Weygand Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Weygand (Democratic) 72%
John Matson (Republican) 24.8%
Timothy L. Miller (Reform) 3.2%

South Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
South Carolina 1 Mark Sanford Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mark Sanford (Republican) 91%
Joe Innella (Natural Law) 8.9%
South Carolina 2 Floyd Spence Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Floyd Spence (Republican) 58%
Jane Frederick (Democratic) 41%
Maurice Raiford (Natural Law) 1%
South Carolina 3 Lindsey Graham Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Lindsey Graham (Republican)
Unopposed
South Carolina 4 Bob Inglis Republican 1992 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Jim DeMint (Republican) 57.7%
Glenn Reese (Democratic) 40.2%
C. Faye Walters (Natural Law) 1.1%
Peter J. Ashy (Patriot) 0.5%
South Carolina 5 John Spratt Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. John Spratt (Democratic) 58%
Mike Burkhold (Republican) 40.2%
Dianne Nevins (Natural Law) 1.7%
South Carolina 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Clyburn (Democratic) 72.6%
Gary McLeod (Republican) 25.8%
George C. Taylor (Natural Law) 1.6%

South Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
South Dakota at-large John Thune Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. John Thune (Republican) 75.1%
Jeff Moser (Democratic) 24.9%

Tennessee[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Tennessee 1 William L. Jenkins Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. William L. Jenkins (Republican) 69%
Kay White (Democratic) 31%
Tennessee 2 Jimmy Duncan Jr. Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jimmy Duncan Jr. (Republican)
Unopposed
Tennessee 3 Zach Wamp Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Zach Wamp (Republican) 67%
Lewis Lewis (Democratic) 33%
Tennessee 4 Van Hilleary Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Van Hilleary (Republican) 60%
Jerry D. Cooper (Democratic) 40%
Tennessee 5 Bob Clement Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Clement (Democratic) 83%
Tennessee 6 Bart Gordon Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Bart Gordon (Democratic) 55%
Walt Massey (Republican) 45%
Tennessee 7 Ed Bryant Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Bryant (Republican)
Unopposed
Tennessee 8 John Tanner Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. John Tanner (Democratic)
Unopposed
Tennessee 9 Harold Ford Jr. Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Harold Ford Jr. (Democratic) 79%
Claude Burdikoff (Republican) 19%

Texas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Texas 1 Max Sandlin Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Max Sandlin (Democratic) 59.4%
Dennis Boerner (Republican) 40.6%
Texas 2 Jim Turner Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Turner (Democratic) 58.4%
Brian Babin (Republican) 40.8%
Wendell Drye (Libertarian) 0.8%
Texas 3 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Johnson (Republican) 91.2%
Ken Ashby (Libertarian) 8.8%
Texas 4 Ralph Hall Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Ralph Hall (Democratic) 57.6%
Jim Lohmeyer (Republican) 40.9%
Jim Simon (Libertarian) 1.5%
Texas 5 Pete Sessions Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Sessions (Republican) 55.8%
Victor Morales (Democratic) 43.4%
Michael Needleman (Libertarian) 0.8%
Texas 6 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Barton (Republican) 72.9%
Ben Boothe (Democratic) 25.9%
Richard A. Bandlow (Libertarian) 1.2%
Texas 7 Bill Archer Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Archer (Republican) 93.3%
Drew Parks (Libertarian) 6.6%
Texas 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Kevin Brady (Republican) 92.8%
Don Richards (Libertarian) 7.2%
Texas 9 Nick Lampson Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Nick Lampson (Democratic) 63.7%
Tom Cottar (Republican) 36.3%
Texas 10 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Lloyd Doggett (Democratic) 85.2%
Vincent J. May (Libertarian) 14.8%
Texas 11 Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Chet Edwards (Democratic) 82.4%
Vince Hanke (Libertarian) 17.6%
Texas 12 Kay Granger Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Kay Granger (Republican) 61.9%
Tom Hall (Democratic) 36.3%
Paul Barthel (Libertarian) 1.8%
Texas 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mac Thornberry (Republican) 67.9%
Mark Harmon (Democratic) 31%
Georganne Baker Payne (Libertarian) 1.1%
Texas 14 Ron Paul Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Paul (Republican) 55.3%
Loy Sneary (Democratic) 44.5%
Texas 15 Ruben Hinojosa Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ruben Hinojosa (Democratic) 58.4%
Tom Haughey (Republican) 41.6%
Texas 16 Silvestre Reyes Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Silvestre Reyes (Democratic) 87.9%
Stu Nance (Libertarian) 6.9%
Lorenzo Morales (Independent) 5.1%
Texas 17 Charles Stenholm Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Stenholm (Democratic) 53.6%
Rudy Izzard (Republican) 45.3%
Gordon Mobley (Libertarian) 1.1%
Texas 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Sheila Jackson Lee (Democratic) 89.9%
James Galvan (Libertarian) 10.1%
Texas 19 Larry Combest Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Larry Combest (Republican) 83.6%
Sidney Blankenship (Democratic) 16.4%
Texas 20 Henry Gonzalez Democratic 1961 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Charlie Gonzalez (Democratic) 63.2%
James Walker (Republican) 35.6%
Alejandro (Alex) DePeña (Libertarian) 1.3%
Texas 21 Lamar S. Smith Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Lamar S. Smith (Republican) 91.4%
Jeffrey Charles Blunt (Libertarian) 8.6%
Texas 22 Tom DeLay Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Tom DeLay (Republican) 66%
Hill Kemp (Democratic) 34%
Texas 23 Henry Bonilla Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Bonilla (Republican) 64%
Charlie Jones (Democratic) 36%
Texas 24 Martin Frost Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Martin Frost (Democratic) 58%
Shawn Terry (Republican) 34.2%
Texas 25 Ken Bentsen Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Ken Bentsen (Democratic) 58%
John Sanchez (Republican) 42%
Texas 26 Dick Armey Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Dick Armey (Republican) 88.1%
Joe Turner (Libertarian) 11.9%
Texas 27 Solomon Ortiz Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Solomon Ortiz (Democratic) 64%
Erol Stone (Republican) 36%
Texas 28 Ciro Rodriguez Democratic 1997 Incumbent re-elected. Ciro Rodriguez (Democratic) 90.5%
Edward Elmer (Libertarian) 9.5%
Texas 29 Gene Green Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Gene Green (Democratic) 92.8%
Lea Sherman (Independent) 4.2%
James P. Chudleigh (Libertarian) 3%
Texas 30 Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democratic) 70%
Carrie Kelleher (Republican) 30%

Utah[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Utah 1 James V. Hansen Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. James V. Hansen (Republican) 67.7%
Steve Beierlein (Democratic) 30.4%
Gerard Arthus (Libertarian) 1.9%
Utah 2 Merrill Cook Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Merrill Cook (Republican) 52.7%
Lily Eskelsen García (Democratic) 43.4%
Ken Larsen (Independent) 2.3%
Brian E. Swim (Libertarian) 0.8%
Arly H. Pedersen (U.S. Taxpayers) 0.5%
Robert C. Lesh (Natural Law) 0.3%
Utah 3 Chris Cannon Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Chris Cannon (Republican) 76.9%
Will Christensen (U.S. Taxpayers) 15.8%
Kitty Burton (Libertarian) 7.3%

Vermont[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Vermont at-large Bernard Sanders Independent 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Bernard Sanders (Independent) 63.4%
Mark Candon (Republican) 32.9%
Matthew Mulligan (Grassroots) 1.6%
Pete Diamondstone (Liberty Union) 1%
Robert Maynard (Libertarian) 1%

Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Virginia 1 Herb Bateman Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Herb Bateman (Republican) 76.4%
Bradford L. Phillips (Independent) 13.2%
Josh Billings (Independent) 9.5%
Virginia 2 Owen B. Pickett Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Owen B. Pickett (Democratic)
Unopposed
Virginia 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bobby Scott (Democratic) 76%
Robert S. Barnett (Independent) 22.8%
Virginia 4 Norman Sisisky Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Norman Sisisky (Democratic)
Unopposed
Virginia 5 Virgil Goode Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Virgil Goode (Democratic)
Unopposed
Virginia 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Goodlatte (Republican) 69.3%
David A. Bowers (Democratic) 30.7%
Virginia 7 Thomas J. Bliley Jr. Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas J. Bliley Jr. (Republican) 78.7%
Bradley E. Evans (Independent) 20.7%
Virginia 8 Jim Moran Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Moran (Democratic) 66.7%
Demaris H. Miller (Republican) 33.1%
Virginia 9 Rick Boucher Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Rick Boucher (Democratic) 60.9%
J. A. Barta (Republican) 39.1%
Virginia 10 Frank Wolf Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Wolf (Republican) 71.6%
Cornell W. Brooks (Democratic) 25.2%
Robert A. Buchanan (Independent) 3.1%
Virginia 11 Thomas M. Davis Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas M. Davis (Republican) 81.7%
C. W. Levy (Independent) 16.8%

Washington[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Washington 1 Rick White Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Jay Inslee (Democratic) 49.8%
Rick White (Republican) 44.1%
Bruce Craswell (American Heritage) 6.1%
Washington 2 Jack Metcalf Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Metcalf (Republican) 55.2%
Grethe Cammermeyer (Democratic) 44.8%
Washington 3 Linda Smith Republican 1994 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Brian Baird (Democratic) 54.7%
Don Benton (Republican) 45.3%
Washington 4 Doc Hastings Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Doc Hastings (Republican) 69.1%
Gordon Pross (Democratic) 24.4%
Peggy S. McKerlie (Reform) 6.5%
Washington 5 George Nethercutt Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. George Nethercutt (Republican) 56.9%
Brad Lyons (Democratic) 38.1%
John Beal (American Heritage) 5%
Washington 6 Norm Dicks Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Norm Dicks (Democratic) 68.4%
Bob Lawrence (Republican) 31.6%
Washington 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jim McDermott (Democratic) 88.2%
Stan Lippmann (Reform) 9.4%
Jeff Powers (Socialist Workers) 2.4%
Washington 8 Jennifer Dunn Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Jennifer Dunn (Republican) 59.7%
Heidi Behrens-Benedict (Democratic) 40.3%
Washington 9 Adam Smith Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Adam Smith (Democratic) 64.7%
Ron Taber (Republican) 35.3%

West Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
West Virginia 1 Alan Mollohan Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Alan Mollohan (Democratic) 84.7%
Richard Kerr (Libertarian) 15.3%
West Virginia 2 Bob Wise Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Wise (Democratic) 73%
Sally Anne Kay (Republican) 21.4%
John Brown (Libertarian) 5.6%
West Virginia 3 Nick Rahall Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Nick Rahall (Democratic) 86.6%
Joe Whelan (Libertarian) 13.4%

Wisconsin[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Mark Neumann Republican 1994 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Paul Ryan (Republican) 57.1%
Lydia Spottswood (Democratic) 42.7%
Wisconsin 2 Scott Klug Republican 1990 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Tammy Baldwin (Democratic) 52.5%
Josephine Musser (Republican) 47.4%
Wisconsin 3 Ron Kind Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Kind (Democratic) 71.5%
Troy Brechler (Republican) 28.4%
Wisconsin 4 Jerry Kleczka Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Kleczka (Democratic) 57.9%
Tom Reynolds (Republican) 42%
Wisconsin 5 Tom Barrett Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Barrett (Democratic) 78.2%
Jack Melvin (Republican) 21.6%
Wisconsin 6 Tom Petri Republican 1979 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Petri (Republican) 92.6%
Timothy Farness (U.S. Taxpayers) 7.2%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 Incumbent re-elected. Dave Obey (Democratic) 60.6%
Scott West (Republican) 39.3%
Wisconsin 8 Jay W. Johnson Democratic 1996 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Mark Green (Republican) 55.6%
Jay W. Johnson (Democratic) 45.4%
Wisconsin 9 James Sensenbrenner Republican 1979 Incumbent re-elected. James Sensenbrenner (Republican) 91.3%
Jeffrey Gonyo (Independent) 8.5%
Anthony Deiss (U.S. Taxpayers) 0% (Write-in)

Wyoming[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Wyoming at-large Barbara Cubin Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Barbara Cubin (Republican) 57.8%
Scott Farris (Democratic) 38.7%
Steve Richardson (Libertarian) 3.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wattenberg; Martin P. "The Democrats' Decline in the House during the Clinton Presidency: An Analysis of Partisan Swings" Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. 29, 1999

External links[edit]

  • "Election Results". Office of the Clerk U.S. House of Representatives.