The Green Papers: 2008 General Election
Copyright 110th Congress
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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Minnesota  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 5 Democratic, 3 Republican
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 207,753 62.50% Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
FEC H6MN01174: $2,732,738
Total 332,400 100.00%  
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor; (Independence) 164,093 42.55% Stephen Todd "Steve" Sarvi
FEC H8MN02046: $559,473
Total 385,656 100.00%  
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor 150,787 40.85% Jigar Ashwin "Ashwin" Madia
FEC H8MN03085: $2,734,890
Total 369,104 100.00%  
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 216,267 68.44% Congressman Betty McCollum
FEC H0MN04049: $722,054
Total 316,018 100.00%  
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 228,776 70.88% Congressman Keith Maurice Ellison
FEC H6MN05183: $1,530,396
Total 322,747 100.00%  
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor 175,786 43.43% Elwyn Glenn "El" Tinklenberg
FEC H6MN06124: $2,968,319
Total 404,725 100.00%  
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 227,187 72.20% Congressman Collin C. Peterson
FEC H2MN07014: $1,218,264
Total 314,680 100.00%  
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 241,831 67.69% Congressman James L. "Jim" Oberstar
FEC H6MN08047: $1,995,753
Total 357,284 100.00%  

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


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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