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Winning the 2008 Elections HA-10-1-08


By Tony Sanders


The FEC effectively went dark as a decision-making body on New Year's Day.  Only two of its six members are seated and four are needed for a quorum. The two seats are Chairman, David M. Mason and Ellen L. Weintraub.  While the FEC staff of lawyers, investigators and auditors remain on the job, there are not enough available votes to authorize an investigation, assess a penalty for campaign law violations, or disburse matching federal campaign funds to qualified candidates.  The problem is, naturally, political. The FEC is supposed to have three Democratic and three Republican members, each nominated to the commission by the president. There is one vacancy. Three of the other commissioners were "recess appointments" -- made without Senate approval -- that expired Dec. 31. President George W. Bush nominated each of the three for full terms, but Senate Democrats blocked one and Republicans responded by blocking the other two. The net effect is agency paralysis.


Congress and the President must come to an agreement on appointing four new FEC Commissioners, As Soon As Possible, two Commissioners must be appointed immediately.  Failure to provide for the oversight of campaign finance laws will cast a shadow of doubt upon the credibility of the second session of the 110th Congress to hold the 2008 Congressional and Presidential elections.  The American people desperately need an error free election of the 111th Congress 2009-2010.  Congress may suggest FEC nominees to the President, as they so often delegate to the majority and minority leaders of the Senate.  FEC staff are highly encouraged to run for office of the Commissioner.  Free Press End the Stalemate on FEC Vacancies. January 4, 2008.  Mosk, Matthew. FEC Reduced to Offering Advice: Without a Quorum, Rulings on Campaigns are Nonbinding. January 9, 2008. 


The road to the White House this 2008 goes on.  The Presidential campaign includes major stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, a semi-national primary on February 5, national party conventions in Denver, Colorado, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, a national Election Day in November 4th and a meeting of the Electoral College in December to Inauguration Day in January 2009, when the new president and vice president take office on the steps of the Capitol in Washington.



TOTAL as of 09/30/2007

Hillary Clinton


Barack Obama


Mitt Rommey


Rudy Giuliani


John McCain


John Edwards


Bill Richardson


Fred Thompson


Chris Dodd


Ron Paul


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First off are the primaries and caucuses. The 2008 calendar is still in flux, with many states moving their primaries and caucuses earlier than ever in a bid to influence the outcome. Florida, Michigan and Wyoming have joined Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada by moving at least some of their events to January. Meanwhile, at least 24 states are settled on February 5, raising the prospect that the nominating process could be all but over by then. See the map and calendar for the dates as they stand now; many are tentative or could change.


Primaries and Caucuses


First Primaries/Caucuses

January 3:

Iowa caucuses

January 5:

Wyoming caucuses

January 8:

New Hampshire primary

January 15:

Michigan primary

January 19:

Nevada caucuses
South Carolina primary

January 26:

South Carolina primary

January 29:

Florida primary

February 1:

Maine caucuses


Democratic Map


Democratic Map | Republican Map

Republican Map


After the primaries and caucuses are over, each political party holds a convention at which their presidential and vice presidential nominees are formally selected.  Delegate counts represent CNN's most recent total for each candidate. There are currently 4,049 total delegates to the Democratic National Convention, including 3,253 pledged delegates and 796 superdelegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 2,025. There are currently 2,380 total delegates to the Republican National Convention, including 1,917 pledged delegates and 463 unpledged delegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 1,191.


Election Day and Beyond. Registered voters head to the polls on the first Tuesday in November to decide who'll lead the country.


Standing as of January 9, 2008











Hillary Clinton


The former first lady is now in her second term as the junior senator from New York.



Mitt Romney


The former Massachusetts governor made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 1994.



Barack Obama


The former lawyer and state senator won a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois in 2004.



Mike Huckabee


Before he was a governor of Arkansas, Huckabee served as pastor to several churches.



John Edwards


The former U.S. senator from North Carolina was the Democratic 2004 vice presidential candidate.



John McCain


The U.S. senator from Arizona ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2000, but lost to George W. Bush.



Bill Richardson


The New Mexico governor has also served in the U.S. House and as U.N. ambassador and U.S. energy secretary.



Fred Thompson


The former U.S. senator from Tennessee also is known for acting, including his "Law and Order" role.



Dennis Kucinich


Kucinich represents an Ohio district in the U.S. House and also ran for the '04 Democratic presidential nomination.



Ron Paul


The U.S. House member from Texas and medical doctor ran as a Libertarian for president in 1988.



Mike Gravel


The former U.S. senator from Alaska now heads up a non-profit firm promoting civics and education.



Rudy Giuliani


The two-term mayor of New York City once ran for the U.S. Senate, but dropped out in 2000.




Duncan Hunter


Hunter has served as a U.S. representative from California since 1981.


Who's Out



Joe Biden


Dropped out January 3, 2008.
The lawyer is serving his sixth term as U.S. senator from Delaware, and once ran for president in 1988.



Sam Brownback


Dropped out October 19, 2007.
Sam Brownback is a U.S. senator from Kansas.



Chris Dodd


Dropped out January 3, 2008.
Dodd has been a U.S. senator from Connecticut since 1981.



Jim Gilmore


Dropped out July 14, 2007.
The former Virginia governor now chairs a homeland security program and think tank.




Tom Tancredo


Dropped out December 20, 2007.
He has represented his Colorado district in the U.S. House since 1998.




Tommy Thompson


Dropped out August 12, 2007.
The former Wisconsin governor was secretary of Health and Human Services from 2001 to 2005.



All of the 435 seats in the House being contested in the 2008 elections. Since Representatives are elected for two-year terms, those elected will serve in the 111th United States Congress from January 3, 2009 until January 3, 2011.The current composition of the House stands at 232 Democrats, 200 Republicans, and 3 vacancies. 


The vacancies are in Illinois’s 14th congressional district - Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) resigned on November 26, 2007. The special primary election will be held on February 5, followed by the special general election on March 8. Indiana’s 7th congressional district - Representative Julia Carson died on December 15, 2007 of lung cancer. The special election will be March 11, 2008..  Louisiana’s 1st congressional district - There will be a vacancy when Republican Bobby Jindal, who was elected governor of Louisiana on October 20, 2007, resigns his congressional seat to assume that office. There will be a non-partisan primary in which the winner of the majority of the vote will be elected. If no one candidate wins a majority, then the two candidates who win the most votes will face each other in a runoff.  Mississippi’s 1st congressional district - There will be a vacancy when Republican Roger Wicker assumes the Senate seat of Trent Lott, who resigned from the Senate on December 18, 2007. Wicker was appointed on December 31, 2007 by Governor Haley Barbour. The special election to determine who will serve out the remainder of Lott's term until 2013 is scheduled on the same day as the November 2008 general election, and Wicker has stated that he will be running for the remainder of the term. The special election for Wicker's vacant seat will be held in spring 2008.


There are 17 Races with no imcumbents because of Retirements Alabama's 2nd congressional district -Terry Everett (R), Arizona's 1st congressional district - Rick Renzi (R) , California's 12th congressional district - Tom Lantos (D), Colorado's 6th congressional district - Tom Tancredo (R), Illinois's 11th congressional district - Jerry Weller (R) , Illinois's 18th congressional district - Ray LaHood (R), Louisiana's 4th congressional district - Jim McCrery (R), Minnesota's 3rd congressional district - Jim Ramstad (R), Mississippi's 3rd congressional district - Chip Pickering (R), New Jersey's 3rd congressional district - Jim Saxton (R), New Jersey's 7th congressional district - Mike Ferguson (R), New York's 21st congressional district - Michael McNulty (D), Ohio's 7th congressional district - Dave Hobson (R), Ohio's 15th congressional district - Deborah Pryce (R), Ohio's 16th congressional district - Ralph Regula (R), Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district - John E. Peterson (R) and Wyoming's At-large congressional district - Barbara Cubin (R).


Incumbents of the 110th Congress



Bonner, Jo, Alabama, 1st

Cramer, Robert E. "Bud", Alabama, 5th

Everett, Terry, Alabama, 2nd

Bachus, Spencer, Alabama, 6th  

Rogers, Mike, Alabama, 3rd

Davis, Artur, Alabama, 7th

Aderholt, Robert, Alabama, 4th



Young, Don, Alaska, At Large



Berry, Marion, Arkansas, 1st

Boozman, John, Arkansas, 3rd

Snyder, Vic, Arkansas 2nd

Ross, Mike, Arkansas, 4th


Renzi, Rick, Arizona, 1st

Mitchell, Harry E., Arizona, 5th

Franks, Trent, Arizona, 2nd  

Flake, Jeff, Arizona, 6th

Shadegg, John, Arizona, 3rd

Grijalva, Raul, Arizona, 7th

Pastor, Ed, Arizona, 4th

Giffords, Gabrielle, Arizona, 8th


Thompson, Mike, California, 1st  

Berman, Howard, California, 28th  

Herger, Wally, California, 2nd   

Schiff, Adam, California, 29th  

Lungren, Daniel E., California, 3rd  

Waxman, Henry, California, 30th  

Doolittle, John, California, 4th  

Becerra, Xavier, California, 31st

Matsui, Doris O., California, 5th

Solis, Hilda, California, 32nd

Woolsey, Lynn, California, 6th  

Watson, Diane E., California, 33rd

Miller, George, California, 7th  

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, California, 34th

Pelosi, Nancy, California, 8th  

Waters, Maxine, California, 35th  

Lee, Barbara, California, 9th  

Harman, Jane, California, 36th

Tauscher, Ellen, California, 10th

Richardson, Laura, California, 37th

McNerney, Jerry, California, 11th  

Napolitano, Grace, California, 38th  

Lantos, Tom, California, 12th

Sanchez, Linda, California, 39th

Stark, Fortney Pete, California, 13th  

Royce, Ed, California, 40th

Eshoo, Anna G., California, 14th

Lewis, Jerry, California, 41st

Honda, Mike, California, 15th

Miller, Gary, California, 42nd

Lofgren, Zoe, California, 16th

Baca, Joe, California, 43rd

Farr, Sam, California, 17th  

Calvert, Ken, California, 44th

Cardoza, Dennis, California, 18th  

Bono, Mary, California, 45th

Radanovich, George P., California, 19th

Rohrabacher, Dana, California, 46th

Costa, Jim, California, 20th  

Sanchez, Loretta, California, 47th

Nunes, Devin, California, 21st  

Campbell, John, California, 48th

McCarthy, Kevin, California, 22nd  

Issa,Darrell, California, 49th

Capps, Lois, California, 23rd  

Bilbray, Brian P., California, 50th

Gallegly, Elton, California, 24th  

Filner, Bob, California, 51st

McKeon, Buck, California, 25th

Hunter, Duncan, California, 52nd

Dreier, David, California, 26th

Davis, Susan, California, 53rd

Sherman, Brad, California, 27th  





DeGette, Diana, Colorado, 1st

Lamborn, Doug, Colorado, 5th

Udall, Mark, Colorado, 2nd  

Tancredo, Tom, Colorado, 6th

Salazar, John T., Colorado, 3rd

Perlmutter, Ed, Colorado, 7th

Musgrave, Marilyn, Colorado, 4th



Larson, John B., Connecticut, 1st  

Shays, Christopher, Connecticut, 4th

Courtney, Joe, Connecticut, 2nd

Murphy, Christopher S., Connecticut, 5th

DeLauro, Rosa L., Connecticut, 3rd  


District of Columbia

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, District of Columbia



Castle, Michael N., Delaware, At Large



Miller, Jeff, Florida, 1st  

Mack, Connie, Florida, 14th

Boyd, Allen, Florida, 2nd  

Weldon, Dave, Florida, 15th

Brown, Corrine, Florida, 3rd  

Mahoney, Tim, Florida, 16th

Crenshaw, Ander, Florida, 4th  

Meek, Kendrick, Florida, 17th  

Brown-Waite, Virginia, Florida, 5th  

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Florida, 18th  

Stearns, Cliff, Florida, 6th  

Wexler, Robert, Florida, 19th

Mica, John, Florida, 7th  

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Florida, 20th

Keller, Ric, Florida, 8th  

Diaz-Balart, Lincoln, Florida, 21st

Bilirakis, Gus M., Florida, 9th

Klein, Ron , Florida, 22nd

Young, C.W. Bill, Florida, 10th  

Hastings, Alcee L., Florida, 23rd

Castor, Kathy, Florida, 11th

Feeney, Tom, Florida, 24th

Putnam, Adam, Florida, 12th

Diaz-Balart, Mario, Florida, 25th

Buchanan, Vern, Florida, 13th



Kingston, Jack, Georgia, 1st  

Linder, John, Georgia, 7th

Bishop Jr., Sanford D., Georgia, 2nd  

Marshall, Jim, Georgia, 8th  

Westmoreland, Lynn A., Georgia, 3rd  

Deal, Nathan, Georgia, 9th

Johnson, Henry C. "Hank" Jr., Georgia, 4th  

Broun, Paul C., Georgia, 10th

Lewis, John, Georgia, 5th  

Gingrey, Phil, Georgia, 11th

Price, Tom, Georgia, 6th

Barrow, John, Georgia, 12th  


Scott, David, Georgia, 13th


Abercrombie, Neil, Hawaii, 1st

Hirono, Mazie K., Hawaii, 2nd


Boswell, Leonard, Iowa, 3rd

Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, 1st

King, Steve, Iowa, 5th

Loebsack, David, Iowa, 2nd

Latham, Tom, Iowa, 4th



Sali, Bill, Idaho, 1st

Simpson, Mike, Idaho, 2nd


Rush, Bobby L., Illinois, 1st  

Weller, Jerry, Illinois, 11th  

Jackson Jr., Jesse L., Illinois, 2nd  

Costello, Jerry, Illinois, 12th

Lipinski, Daniel, Illinois, 3rd  

Biggert, Judy, Illinois, 13th

Gutierrez, Luis, Illinois, 4th  

Hastert, Denny, Illinois, 14th -- Vacancy

Emanuel, Rahm, Illinois, 5th

Johnson, Timothy V., Illinois, 15th

Roskam, Peter J., Illinois, 6th  

Manzullo, Donald, Illinois, 16th  

Davis, Danny K., Illinois, 7th

Hare, Phil, Illinois, 17th

Bean, Melissa L., Illinois, 8th

LaHood, Ray, Illinois, 18th

Schakowsky, Jan, Illinois, 9th

Shimkus, John, Illinois, 19th

Kirk, Mark, Illinois, 10th  



Visclosky, Peter, Indiana, 1st  

Burton, Dan, Indiana, 5th

Donnelly, Joe, Indiana, 2nd  

Pence, Mike, Indiana, 6th

Souder, Mark E., Indiana, 3rd  

Carson, Julia, Indiana, 7th -- Vacancy

Buyer, Steve, Indiana, 4th  

Ellsworth, Brad, Indiana, 8th


Hill, Baron, Indiana, 9th


Moran, Jerry, Kansas, 1st  

Moore, Dennis, Kansas, 3rd

Boyda, Nancy E., Kansas, 2nd

Tiahrt, Todd, Kansas, 4th


Whitfield, Ed, Kentucky, 1st  

Davis, Geoff, Kentucky, 4th

Lewis, Ron, Kentucky, 2nd

Rogers, Harold, Kentucky, 5th

Yarmuth, John A., Kentucky, 3rd

Chandler, Ben, Kentucky, 6th


Jindal, Bobby, Louisiana, 1st  

Alexander, Rodney, Louisiana, 5th

Jefferson, William J., Louisiana, 2nd  

Baker, Richard, Louisiana, 6th

Melancon, Charlie, Louisiana, 3rd

Boustany Jr., Charles W., Louisiana, 7th

McCrery, Jim, Louisiana, 4th



Olver, John, Massachusetts, 1st  

Tierney, John, Massachusetts, 6th  

Neal, Richard E., Massachusetts, 2nd  

Markey, Ed, Massachusetts, 7th  

McGovern, James, Massachusetts, 3rd

Capuano, Michael E., Massachusetts, 8th

Frank, Barney, Massachusetts, 4th

Lynch, Stephen F., Massachusetts, 9th

Tsongas, Niki, Massachusetts, 5th  

Delahunt, William, Massachusetts, 10th


Gilchrest, Wayne, Maryland, 1st  

Hoyer, Steny H., Maryland, 5th  

Ruppersberger, Dutch, Maryland, 2nd

Bartlett, Roscoe, Maryland, 6th

Sarbanes, John P., Maryland, 3rd

Cummings, Elijah, Maryland, 7th

Wynn, Albert, Maryland, 4th  

Van Hollen, Chris, Maryland, 8th


Allen, Tom, Maine, 1st

Michaud, Michael, Maine, 2nd


Stupak, Bart, Michigan, 1st

Knollenberg, Joseph, Michigan, 9th  

Hoekstra, Pete, Michigan, 2nd  

Miller, Candice, Michigan, 10th

Ehlers, Vernon J., Michigan, 3rd

McCotter, Thaddeus, Michigan, 11th

Camp, Dave, Michigan, 4th  

Levin, Sander, Michigan, 12th

Kildee, Dale, Michigan, 5th  

Kilpatrick, Carolyn, Michigan, 13th

Upton, Fred, Michigan, 6th  

Conyers Jr., John, Michigan, 14th

Walberg, Timothy, Michigan, 7th

Dingell, John D., Michigan, 15th

Rogers, Mike, Michigan, 8th



Walz, Timothy J., Minnesota, 1st  

Ellison, Keith, Minnesota, 5th

Kline, John, Minnesota, 2nd

Bachmann, Michele, Minnesota, 6th

Ramstad, Jim, Minnesota, 3rd  

Peterson, Collin C., Minnesota, 7th

McCollum, Betty, Minnesota, 4th

Oberstar, James L., Minnesota, 8th


Clay Jr., William "Lacy", Missouri, 1st  

Graves, Sam, Missouri, 6th  

Akin, Todd, Missouri, 2nd  

Blunt, Roy, Missouri 7th

Carnahan, Russ, Missouri, 3rd  

Emerson, Jo Ann, Missouri, 8th

Skelton, Ike, Missouri, 4th  

Hulshof, Kenny, Missouri, 9th

Cleaver, Emanuel, Missouri, 5th



Wicker, Roger, Mississippi, 1st -- Vacancy

Pickering, Charles W. "Chip", Mississippi, 3rd  

Thompson, Bennie G., Mississippi, 2nd

Taylor, Gene, Mississippi, 4th


Rehberg, Dennis, Montana, At Large



Fortenberry, Jeff, Nebraska, 1st

Smith, Adrian, Nebraska, 3rd

Terry, Lee, Nebraska, 2nd



Berkley, Shelley, Nevada, 1st

Porter, Jon, Nevada, 3rd

Heller, Dean, Nevada, 2nd


New Hampshire

Shea-Porter, Carol, New Hampshire, 1st  

Hodes, Paul W., New Hampshire, 2nd


New Jersey

Andrews, Robert E., New Jersey, 1st

Pascrell Jr., Bill, New Jersey, 8th

LoBiondo, Frank, New Jersey, 2nd  

Rothman, Steven, New Jersey, 9th

Saxton, Jim, New Jersey, 3rd  

Payne, Donald M., New Jersey, 10th

Smith, Chris, New Jersey, 4th  

Frelinghuysen, Rodney, New Jersey, 11th

Garrett, Scott, New Jersey, 5th  

Holt, Rush, New Jersey, 12th

Pallone Jr., Frank, New Jersey, 6th  

Sires, Albio, New Jersey, 13th

Ferguson, Michael, New Jersey, 7th


New Mexico

Wilson, Heather, New Mexico, 1st  

Udall, Tom, New Mexico, 3rd

Pearce, Steve, New Mexico, 2nd


New York

Bishop, Timothy, New York, 1st   

Rangel, Charles B., New York, 15th

Israel, Steve, New York, 2nd

Serrano, José E., New York, 16th  

King, Pete, New York, 3rd  

Engel, Eliot, New York, 17th  

McCarthy, Carolyn, New York, 4th  

Lowey, Nita, New York, 18th  

Ackerman, Gary, New York, 5th  

Hall, John J., New York, 19th

Meeks, Gregory W., New York, 6th  

Gillibrand, Kirsten E., New York, 20th  

Crowley, Joseph, New York, 7th

McNulty, Michael R., New York, 21st

Nadler, Jerrold, New York, 8th  

Hinchey, Maurice, New York, 22nd

Weiner, Anthony D., New York, 9th  

McHugh, John M., New York, 23rd

Towns, Edolphus, New York, 10th  

Arcuri, Michael A., New York, 24th

Clarke, Yvette D., New York, 11th

Walsh, Jim, New York, 25th

Velázquez, Nydia M., New York, 12th  

Reynolds, Thomas M., New York, 26th

Fossella, Vito, New York, 13th  

Higgins, Brian, New York, 27th

Maloney, Carolyn, New York, 14th  

Slaughter, Louise, New York, 28th


Kuhl Jr., John R. "Randy", New York, 29th

North Carolina

Butterfield, G.K., North Carolina, 1st

Hayes, Robin, North Carolina, 8th

Etheridge, Bob, North Carolina, 2nd

Myrick, Sue, North Carolina, 9th

Jones, Walter B., North Carolina, 3rd  

McHenry, Patrick T., North Carolina, 10th

Price, David, North Carolina, 4th  

Shuler, Heath, North Carolina, 11th

Foxx, Virginia, North Carolina, 5th  

Watt, Mel, North Carolina, 12th

Coble, Howard, North Carolina, 6th

Miller, Brad, North Carolina, 13th

McIntyre, Mike, North Carolina, 7th  


North Dakota

Pomeroy, Earl, North Dakota, At Large



Chabot, Steve, Ohio, 1st  

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, 10th

Schmidt, Jean, Ohio, 2nd  

Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, 11th

Turner, Michael, Ohio, 3rd

Tiberi, Pat, Ohio, 12th

Jordan, Jim, Ohio, 4th  

Sutton, Betty, Ohio, 13th

Latta, Robert E., Ohio, 5th  

LaTourette, Steven C., Ohio, 14th

Wilson, Charles A., Ohio, 6th

Pryce, Deborah, Ohio, 15th

Hobson, David, Ohio, 7th  

Regula, Ralph, Ohio, 16th  

Boehner, John A., Ohio, 8th

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, 17th

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, 9th

Space, Zachary T., Ohio, 18th


Sullivan, John, Oklahoma, 1st  

Cole, Tom, Oklahoma, 4th

Boren, Dan, Oklahoma, 2nd  

Fallin, Mary, Oklahoma, 5th

Lucas, Frank, Oklahoma, 3rd



Wu, David, Oregon, 1st  

DeFazio, Peter, Oregon, 4th

Walden, Greg, Oregon, 2nd  

Hooley, Darlene, Oregon, 5th

Blumenauer, Earl, Oregon 3rd



Brady, Robert, Pennsylvania, 1st  

Kanjorski, Paul E., Pennsylvania, 11th

Fattah, Chaka, Pennsylvania, 2nd  

Murtha, John, Pennsylvania, 12th  

English, Phil, Pennsylvania, 3rd  

Schwartz, Allyson Y., Pennsylvania, 13th

Altmire, Jason, Pennsylvania, 4th

Doyle, Mike, Pennsylvania, 14th

Peterson, John E., Pennsylvania, 5th  

Dent, Charles W., Pennsylvania, 15th  

Gerlach, Jim, Pennsylvania, 6th  

Pitts, Joseph R., Pennsylvania, 16th  

Sestak, Joe, Pennsylvania, 7th  

Holden, Tim, Pennsylvania, 17th

Murphy, Patrick J., Pennsylvania, 8th  

Murphy, Tim, Pennsylvania, 18th  

Shuster, Bill, Pennsylvania, 9th  

Platts, Todd, Pennsylvania, 19th

Carney, Christopher P., Pennsylvania, 10th


Rhode Island

Kennedy, Patrick, Rhode Island, 1st

Langevin, Jim, Rhode Island, 2nd

South Carolina

Brown, Henry, South Carolina, 1st  

Inglis, Bob, South Carolina, 4th

Wilson, Joe, South Carolina, 2nd  

Spratt, John, South Carolina, 5th

Barrett, J.Gresham, South Carolina, 3rd  

Clyburn, James E., South Carolina, 6th

South Dakota

Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie, South Dakota, At Large



Davis, David, Tennessee, 1st  

Gordon, Bart, Tennessee, 6th  

Duncan Jr., John J., Tennessee, 2nd  

Blackburn, Marsha, Tennessee 7th

Wamp, Zach, Tennessee, 3rd  

Tanner, John, Tennessee, 8th

Davis, Lincoln, Tennessee, 4th  

Cohen, Steve, Tennessee, 9th

Cooper, Jim, Tennessee, 5th



Gohmert, Louie, Texas 1st  

Edwards, Chet, Texas, 17th

Poe, Ted, Texas, 2nd  

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Texas, 18th  

Johnson, Sam, Texas, 3rd  

Neugebauer, Randy, Texas, 19th  

Hall, Ralph M., Texas, 4th  

Gonzalez, Charlie A., Texas, 20th  

Hensarling, Jeb, Texas, 5th  

Smith, Lamar, Texas, 21st

Barton, Joe, Texas, 6th  

Lampson, Nick, Texas, 22nd

Culberson, John, Texas, 7th  

Rodriguez, Ciro, Texas, 23rd  

Brady, Kevin, Texas, 8th

Marchant, Kenny, Texas, 24th

Green, Al, Texas, 9th  

Doggett, Lloyd, Texas, 25th

McCaul, Michael T., Texas, 10th  

Burgess, Michael, Texas, 26th

Conaway, K. Michael, Texas, 11th  

Ortiz, Solomon P., Texas, 27th

Granger, Kay, Texas, 12th

Cuellar, Henry, Texas, 28th

Thornberry, Mac, Texas, 13th  

Green, Gene, Texas, 29th

Paul, Ron, Texas, 14th

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Texas 30th

Hinojosa, Rubén, Texas, 15th  

Carter, John, Texas, 31st

Reyes, Silvestre, Texas, 16th  

Sessions, Pete, Texas, 32nd


Bishop, Rob, Utah, 1st

Cannon, Chris, Utah, 3rd

Matheson, Jim, Utah, 2nd



Welch, Peter, Vermont, At Large



Wittman, Robert J., Virginia, 1st

Goodlatte, Bob, Virginia, 6th  

Drake, Thelma D., Virginia, 2nd

Cantor, Eric, Virginia, 7th  

Scott, Robert C. "Bobby", Virginia, 3rd

Moran, Jim, Virginia, 8th

Forbes, J. Randy, Virginia, 4th  

Boucher, Rick, Virginia, 9th

Goode Jr., Virgil H., Virginia, 5th  

Wolf, Frank, Virginia, 10th


Davis, Tom, Virginia, 11th


Inslee, Jay, Washington, 1st  

Dicks, Norman D., Washington, 6th

Larsen, Rick, Washington, 2nd  

McDermott, Jim, Washington, 7th

Baird, Brian, Washington, 3rd

Reichert, David G., Washington, 8th

Hastings, Doc, Washington, 4th  

Smith, Adam, Washington, 9th

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Washington, 5th  



Ryan, Paul, Wisconsin, 1st  

Sensenbrenner, F. James, Wisconsin, 5th  

Baldwin, Tammy, Wisconsin, 2nd  

Petri, Thomas, Wisconsin, 6th

Kind, Ron, Wisconsin, 3rd  

Obey, David R., Wisconsin, 7th

Moore, Gwen, Wisconsin, 4th

Kagen, Steve, Wisconsin, 8th

West Virginia

Mollohan, Alan B., West Virginia, 1st  

Rahall, Nick, West Virginia, 3rd

Capito, Shelley Moore, West Virginia, 2nd



Cubin, Barbara, Wyoming, At Large



American Samoa

Faleomavaega, Eni F. H., American Samoa (Delegate)



Bordallo, Madeleine, Guam (Delegate)


Puerto Rico

Fortuno, Luis G., Puerto Rico (Resident Commissioner)


Virgin Islands

Christian-Christensen, Donna M., U.S. Virgin Islands (Delegate)



Redistricting battles will occur in states that are slated to gain or lose seats as a result of the 2010 census because some changes will have to occur in current Congressional delegations in those states. States projected to lose seats after the 2010 census are New York (-2), Ohio (-2), Illinois (-1), Iowa (-1), Louisiana (-1), Massachusetts (-1). Michigan (-1), Missouri (-1) and Pennsylvania (-1).  States projected to gain seats after the 2010 census include Texas (+3), Arizona (+2), Florida (+2), California (+1), Georgia (+1), Nevada (+1) and Utah (+1).  During the last round of redistricting in 2001, Republicans had total control of the process in key states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida. In the process, they disenfranchised thousands of black and Hispanic voters. Republicans during the past two cycles (1992 and 2002) actively and aggressively discriminated against racial minorities by attempting to pack as many as possible into as few districts as possible, particularly in the South.  Democrats, on the other hand, have stood for racial justice and maximizing minority influence.  Frost, Martin. Congressional Redistricting: The Ultimate Political Prize. Fox News. November 26, 2007