The Green Papers: 2008 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 110th Congress
(2007-2008)
House Seats by State

This is a list of the current House seats and the incumbents occupying them. All 435 of these seats are up for election on 4 November 2008.

There have been 6 deaths, 4 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in the 110th House.

  • Congressman J. Dennis Hastert (Republican, Illinois, CD 14) announced his retirement on 17 August 2007 and resigned 26 November 2007.
  • Congressman Nicola Tsongas (Democrat, Massachusetts House CD 5) was elected 16 October 2007 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Martin T. "Marty" Meehan (Democrat, Massachusetts House CD 5) resigned 1 July 2007 to become Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  • Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald (Democrat, California CD 37) passed away 22 April 2007 at the age of 68 from cancer.
  • Congressman Charles Whitlow "Charlie" Norwood (Republican, Georgia CD 10) passed away 13 February 2007 at the age of 65 from lung and liver cancer.
  • Congressman Paul E. Gillmor (Republican, Ohio CD 5) passed away suddenly 5 September 2007 at the age of 68.
  • Congressman Jo Ann S. Davis (Republican, Virginia CD 1) passed away 6 October 2007 at the age of 57 from breast cancer.
  • Congressman Robert Latta (Republican, Ohio CD 5) was elected 11 December 2007 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Rob Wittman (Republican, Virginia CD 1) was elected 11 December 2007 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Tom Lantos (Democrat, California CD 12) passed away 11 February 2008 at the age of 80 from esophageal cancer.
  • Congressman G. William "Bill" Foster (Democrat, Illinois House CD 14) was elected 8 March 2008 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Jackie Speier (Democratic, California CD 12) was elected 8 April 2008 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise (Republican, Louisiana CD 1) was elected 3 May 2008 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Donald J. "Don" Cazayoux, Jr. (Democratic, Louisiana CD 6) was elected 3 May 2008 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Travis W. Childers (Democratic, Mississippi CD 1) was elected 13 May 2008 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Albert R. Wynn (Democratic, Maryland CD 4) resigned 1 June 2008 to become a partner in the Washington law firm Dickstein Shapiro LLP.
  • Congressman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (Democratic, Ohio CD 11) passed away 20 August 2008 at the age of 58 after suffering an aneurysm.
  • Congressman Rahm Emanuel (Democratic, Illinois CD 5) resigned 2 January 2009 to become President-elect Barack Obama's Chief of Staff.

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Alabama  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 5 Republican, 2 Democratic

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Terry Everett
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 26 September 2007: Announced that he is retiring and will not seek re-election.
 Polls: Toss-up - Republican state Representative Jay K. Love vs. Montgomery Mayor Bobby Neal Bright, Sr.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Robert Edward "Bud" Cramer, Jr.
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced he would not seek re-election 13 March 2008.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Democratic state Senator R. Parker "Parker" Griffith
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Arizona  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 4 Republican, 4 Democratic

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Richard G. "Rick" Renzi
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 23 August 2007: Announced that he will not seek re-election. On 22 February 2008, Congressman Renzi was indicted on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, extortion, and insurance fraud.
 Polls: Toss-up - WATCH - Democratic state Representative Ann Kirkpatrick slightly favored over Republican Sydney Ann Hay
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

California  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 34 Democratic, 19 Republican

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman John Taylor Doolittle
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 10 January 2008: Congressman Doolittle announced that he would not seek reelection.
18 April 2007: media reports state that FBI agents have raided the home of Congressman John T. Doolittle as part of an investigation into the Jack Abramoff influence buying scandal.
 Polls: Toss-up - WATCH - Democratic Charles Duane "Charlie" Brown slightly favored over Republican state Senator Thomas "Tom" McClintock
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 52
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter
First elected: 1980
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - On 22 March 2007 Congressman Hunter indicated he does not intend to seek re-election. Ran for President in 2008. On 19 January 2008 the congressman ended his Presidential campaign.
 Polls: Republican Duncan Duane Hunter
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Colorado  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 4 Democratic, 3 Republican

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Mark E. Udall
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Ran for and won the Senate Class 2 seat in 2008
 Polls: Democratic Jared Polis
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Thomas Gerard "Tom" Tancredo
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - On 29 October 2007 Congressman Tancredo announced he would not seek a 6th term in Congress. He formally entered the 2008 Presidential contest on Monday 2 April 2007 and withdrew on 20 December 2007.
 Polls: Republican Secretary of State Mike Coffman
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Florida  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 16 Republican, 9 Democratic

CD 15
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman David Joseph "Dave" Weldon, Jr.
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 25 January 2008: Announced retirement
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican state Senator William "Bill" Posey
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Illinois  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 10 Democratic, 8 Republican, 1 Vacancy

CD 11
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 21 September 2007: Congressman Weller stated that he will not seek re-election.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic state Senate Majority Leader Deborah "Debbie" DeFrancesco Halvorson
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 18
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Ray LaHood
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 27 July 2007: Announced he will not run for re-election in 2008.
19 December 2008: Nominated for Secretary of Transportation in the Obama Administration.
 Polls: Republican state Representative Aaron Schock
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  
If no Democratic candidate is nominated in the primary, the Democratic county chairmen will have 60 days after the primary to nominate a candidate for the 4 November 2008 ballot.

Kentucky  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 4 Republican, 2 Democratic

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Ron Lewis
First elected: in Special Election, 24 May 1994, re: death of Congressman William Natcher, 29 March 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 29 January 2008: Withdrew
 Polls: Republican state Senator Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Louisiana  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 4 Republican, 3 Democratic

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman James Otis "Jim" McCrery, III
First elected: 16 April 1988, in Special Election re: resignation of Congressman Buddy Roemer, 14 March 1988, having been elected Governor.
Seat up for election: Saturday 6 December 2008
Open Seat - 7 December 2007: Announced he would not seek re-election in 2008.
 Polls: Leans Republican - WATCH - Leans slightly Republican
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Maine  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Thomas H. "Tom" Allen
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Candidate for Senate in 2008
 Polls: Democratic former Senate Majority Leader Chellie M. "Hannah" Pingree
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Minnesota  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 5 Democratic, 3 Republican

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Jim Ramstad
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 17 September 2007: Announced that he will not seek re-election.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic-Farmer Labor Jigar Ashwin "Ashwin" Madia favored over Republican state Representative Erik Paulsen
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Mississippi  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 3 Democratic, 1 Republican

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Charles W. "Chip" Pickering, Jr.
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - On 16 August 2007, Congressman Pickering stated that he will not seek re-election in 2008.
 Polls: Republican Gregg Harper
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Missouri  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 4 Democratic, 5 Republican

CD 9
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Kenny Charles Hulshof
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced he will seek the Governor's Chair 29 January 2008. Received his party's Gubernatorial nomination 5 August 2008.
 Polls: Toss-up - Democratic state Representative Judith W. "Judy" Baker vs. Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

New Jersey  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 7 Democratic, 6 Republican

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman H. J. "Jim" Saxton
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced retirement 9 November 2007
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic state Senator John H. Adler favored over Republican Christopher "Chris" Myers
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Mike Ferguson
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 19 November 2007: Announced he would not run for re-election.
 Polls: Toss-up - Democratic state Assemblywoman Linda D. Stender v. Republican state Senator Leonard Lance
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

New Mexico  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican, 1 Democratic

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Heather A. Wilson
First elected: 23 June 1998 in Special Election re: death of Congressman Stephen Schiff, 25 March 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Running for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2008.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Martin T. Heinrich favored over Republican Darren P. White
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Running for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2008
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Harry Teague favored over Republican Edward R. "Ed" Tinsley, III
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Tom Udall
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Running for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2008
 Polls: Democratic Public Utilities Commissioner Ben Ray LujŠn
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

New York  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 23 Democratic, 6 Republican

CD 13
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Vito J. Fossella
First elected: in Special Election, 4 November 1997 re: resignation of Congresswoman Susan Molinari, 2 August 1997
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Congressman Vito J. Fossella was arrested between midnight and 2am Thursday 1 May 2008 in Alexandria, Virginia and charged with driving while intoxicated. Media reports of 19 May 2008 state that Congressman Fossella will announce that he will not seek reelection on 20 May 2008: in addition to the drunk driving allegation, there are ethical questions about a trip the Congressman took to Europe which included his admitted mistress and whether this junket was at taxpayers' expense.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic New York City Council Member Michael E. "Mike" McMahon
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 21
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Michael R. McNulty
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced retirement 29 October 2007
 Polls: Democratic former state Assemblyman Paul David Tonko
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 25
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman James T. Walsh
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 24 January 2007: Announced he would not seek re-election.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Daniel B. "Dan" Maffei
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 26
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Thomas M. "Tom" Reynolds
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced retirement 20 March 2008
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Christopher J. "Chris" Lee
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Ohio  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 11 Republican, 7 Democratic

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman David Lee "Dave" Hobson
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced retirement 14 October 2007
 Polls: Republican state Senator Steve Austria
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 15
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Deborah D. Pryce
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced retirment 16 August 2007
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy favored over Republican state Senator Steve Stivers
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

CD 16
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Ralph S. Regula
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced retirement 12 October 2007
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic state Senator John A. Boccieri favored over Republican state Senator J. Kirk Schuring slightly
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Oregon  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 4 Democratic, 1 Republican

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Darlene Hooley
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced she would not run for re-election on Thursday 7 February 2008
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic state Senator Kurt Schrader
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Pennsylvania  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 11 Democratic, 8 Republican

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman John E. Peterson
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced that he would not seeek re-election on 3 January 2008.
 Polls: Republican Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Wyoming  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

At-Large
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Barbara L. Cubin
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced retirement 9 November 2007
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican former state Treasurer Cynthia Marie Lummis
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Green
  Libertarian
  Pacific Green
  Reform
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence
  American Constitution
  American Independent
  America's Independent
  Boston Tea
  Conservative
  Constitution
  Independence
  Independent American
  Independent Green Populist
  Independent Greens
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Liberty Union
  Marijuana
  Peace And Freedom
  Progressive
  Purple Party
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Socialist Workers Party
  Term Limits for the United States Congress
  U.S. Taxpayers
  Unity
  Vote People Change
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
  No Affiliation
  No Party Affiliation
  Nominated By Petition
  Nomination by other than by Primary
  Nonpartisan
  Other-party nominee
  Unaffiliated
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  Scattering
  Write-in
 

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.

FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.


 


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