Popular vote totals generally gathered from state Certificates of Ascertainment and/or results posted directly by individual states. Republicans were unsuccessful in persuading Governor Mike Rounds and former Lieutenant Governor Steve Kirby to run. [88] Cochran, who has not faced serious opposition since he was re-elected in 1984, faced Democratic state Representative Erik R. Fleming, whom he defeated with 61% of the vote. [85] During the recount process, Minnesota was represented by only one senator, Amy Klobuchar. ", Campbell, James E. "An exceptional election: Performance, values, and crisis in the 2008 presidential election. 2023 Electoral Ventures LLC. Incumbent Democrat Frank Lautenberg sought re-election in 2008, though he was 84. Two senators from each state are elected to represent their state. Craig found almost no support among Republicans in his home state or Washington. He also disconnected himself from the Bush administration, which became unpopular due to the financial crisis and the ongoing conflict in Iraq. Email the Senate Curator, curator@sec.senate.gov. [132], In Rhode Island, Democratic senator Jack Reed had an approval rating of 66% in November 2006. In nine races the margin of victory was under 10%. Senate Map - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times Senate Map Big Board Map Democrat 7 seats gained Majority Party undecided Republican 7 Seats lost 51 needed for majority Includes 39. Smith faced Democratic Oregon House of Representatives Speaker Jeff Merkley in the November general election. [130], In a July 16, 2008, poll, Merkley overtook Smith for the first time 43% to 41%. The original 48 desks made by Thomas Constantine in 1819 were constructed in such a way as to form three concentric semicircles on the Senate floor. [114] Domenici normally would have been expected to win re-election easily, having won his current term with the support of two out of three New Mexico voters; however, he was to be investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee for his role in firing U.S. Attorney David Iglesias. Democrats won the nationwide popular vote for the House of Representatives by 7.2 percentage points,[4] gaining 21 seats. It only became clear Begich had prevailed when early votes, absentee ballots, and questioned ballots were counted. By continuing to use the website cookies for non personal advertisements and analytics will still run. Obama campaigned on cutting low-income and middle-income taxes and raising upper-income tax rates, while McCain supported tax cuts at all income levels. The same Rasmussen poll showed Cornyn leading Noriega by a narrow four percentage points - 47% to 43%. In 1988 and 2000, the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominees Lloyd Bentsen and Joe Lieberman, ran similarly for their seat in Texas and Connecticut, respectively. A September 2007 poll put Inhofe's approval rating at 47%, with 41% disapproving of his performance. In the Democratic primary, Figures won the nomination and face Sessions in November. On election day, Shaheen defeated Sununu, 52% to 45%. Collins won on election day with 61% of the vote, compared to 39% for Allen. senate.gov - Origins wikipedia.org - United States Senate Risch won the election with approximately 58% of the vote. Other Republicans included Charles Lyonel Gonyo and Sam Kephart. simplemaps_election.colors = {'R': '#a45a4f','D':'#415490','T':'#D6D6D6'}; The only desks that are not assigned in the traditional manner are the Daniel Webster Desk, which is always occupied by the senior senator from New Hampshire; the Jefferson Davis Desk, which is given to the senior senator from Mississippi; and the Henry Clay Desk, which is given to the senior senator from Kentucky. Former Representative Bob Schaffer of Fort Collins was the Republican nominee. Businessman and U.S. Army veteran Bruce Lunsford, who lost the 2007 Democratic gubernatorial primary to Governor Steve Beshear, was the Democratic nominee. Although Kansas has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1932, former Democratic Congressman and army veteran Jim Slattery was nominated to run against Roberts. These voting patterns translated into an Obama victory with inroads into the South and West. 2008 Presidential Election 2008 interactive map << 2004 2012 >> The 56th quadrennial United States presidential election was held on November 4, 2008. [66] Republican author and conservative activist Jerome Corsi, known for his public criticism of Kerry, had stated that he would run for the seat in 2008 but later changed his mind. Baucus was not expected to face a significant challenge from the 85-year-old Republican nominee, Bob Kelleher, who surprised observers by winning the June 3 Republican primary despite supporting a number of positions that put him to the political left of Baucus, such as nationalization of the American oil and gas industry.[99]. Pre-election polling indicated that Enzi led Rothfuss by 24%. Biden vacated his senate seat shortly after the election, allowing for the Governor of Delaware to appoint a successor. Incumbent President George W. Bush was ineligible for re-election per the 22nd Amendment, which limits a president to two terms, and incumbent Vice President Dick Cheney declined to run for the office. It is a way to view the relative competitiveness of each state. This was the first time the party nominated a candidate for statewide office. The United States Senate is the upper legislature of the bicameral legislative branch. It was also the first time two sitting senators ran against each other. This is the first time this has occurred in any chamber of any state legislature in United States history. The economy and other domestic policies were also dominant issues, especially during the last months of the campaign after the onset of the 2008 economic crisis. Graham easily bested Witherspoon in the June 10 primary.[136]. On November 4, 2008, Coleman received 1,211,590 votes to Franken's 1,211,375 votes, a margin of 215 votes, far less than 0.1%, thereby triggering an automatic recount. [citation needed]. The goal of having two senators per state is to have each state equally represented in the senate. Year-end cash on hand was $6.04 million for Coleman and $3.10 million for Franken.[71]. Not on the ballot, but running a write-in campaign, was Darryl W. Perry, the 2004 Libertarian Party nominee for Pennsylvania State Treasurer and 2007 candidate for Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama. Democratic former Governor Ronnie Musgrove challenged Wicker. [5] The NRSC chair, senator John Ensign, took the unusual step of chastising the Republican Senators who, like him, were not facing re-election, and who he thought should have done more to help raise money for their colleagues.[5]. In the end, Landrieu was re-elected with 52% of the vote, Kennedy having 46%. Haley Barbour (R) named Rep. Roger Wicker (R . [67] but failed to obtain the required candidacy signatures. Justices Opened Door to Gerrymander Presidential Elections, How Trump Could Win Re-Election By One Electoral Vote, 3 Myths About Abolishing the Electoral College, 5 Reasons to Abolish the Electoral College, Another Look at the 2020 Battleground States, Imagining the 2024 Electoral Map After Redistricting, The Electoral College Penalizes Voters In High Turnout States, The Winner-Take-All Electoral College Isnt In the Constitution. Another Democrat, former Congressman Ronnie Shows, also filed to run, but he withdrew in February 2008 and endorsed Musgrove. Today the desks are no longer arranged in their original order, but are moved within the Chamber to suit the needs of the Senate. Democratic candidates defeated Republican incumbents in Alaska; New Hampshire; North Carolina; Oregon; and, after a lengthy recount process, Minnesota. 2023 Electoral Ventures LLC. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois was the Democratic nominee, and Senator John McCain of Arizona was the Republican nominee. The 2008 electoral map is above. On August 23, 2008, the Democratic nominee for President, Barack Obama, announced that Biden would be joining him on the ticket as the vice presidential nominee. State Representative Joel Dykstra announced his candidacy on July 5, 2007. Democrats picked up net gains of eight Senate seats and 21 seats in the House of Representatives on the back of Obama's coattail effect. Democrat. The Libertarian Party of Tennessee officially selected Daniel Lewis as their candidate for United States Senate on Saturday March 8, 2008, at their annual convention held in Nashville, Tennessee. 2012 Election Map: The race for Senate control. [163] Democrats Sheirl Fletcher and Billy Hendricks challenged Rockefeller in the primary but were defeated. As of 2023, this is the last time Democrats won U.S. Senate seats in Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Dakota. Lautenberg won re-election, winning 56%-42%. However, Georgia proceeded to a runoff election where the Republican candidate won by over 10%. Such seating became known as the Cherokee Strip, a reference to the region in Oklahoma with land that at the time belonged neither to the Indian Territory nor the United States. His Democratic opponent was Chris Rothfuss, a professor at the University of Wyoming and a chemical engineer, nanotechnologist, and diplomat. He ran for the Tennessee House in 2004.[147]. Privacy Policy | Utah. Projected Senate: Dem 59 GOP 41 : Main page: Previous report: Next report: Senate polls Web.csv . There was speculation as to whether the outgoing Governor, Ruth Ann Minner, or the incoming Governor-elect Jack Markell would make the appointment, and if Biden's son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden would receive the appointment. USA - 2008 House Election Map Clear Map Share Map Style Misc Login Privacy Sidebar Tossup 435 Republican 0 Democrat 0 + 0 0 0 0 435 0 0 0 0 YAPms 2 Beta - Discord USA 2018 House Map Shortcuts F - hold down to quickly fill in districts CTRL - hold down to decrement the color Enable Simulator District House Floor: H.R.1917 Congress Six of the 69 Democratic senators sat with the 23 Republican and 4 Independent senators. Challenging Levin were Republican State Representative Jack Hoogendyk, Green candidate Harley G. Mikkelson, US Taxpayers' candidate Mike Nikitin, Libertarian professor Scotty Boman, and Natural Law's candidate Doug Dern.[69]. Additionally, it was the first election in which both major parties nominated candidates who were born outside of the contiguous United States. Ten were elected on November 4, 2008. He was replaced by Scott Brown in the 2010 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts. Democrats held at least 57 seats as a result of the election. In the 2008 election, first-term incumbent Republican senator Saxby Chambliss was opposed primarily by Democrat Jim Martin, as well as third party candidates, including Libertarian Allen Buckley and Eleanor Garcia of the Socialist Workers Party. A temporary interim senator, Paul G. Kirk, was appointed to the seat of Edward M. Kennedy upon his death. The 2008 electoral map is above. [47] The announcement followed by just six days the disclosure that he had pleaded guilty on August 1, 2007, to a reduced misdemeanor charge arising out of his arrest on June 11 at the Minneapolis airport for soliciting sex with a man in the restroom. Eight incumbent state governors were running for re-election, while the retirements of Ruth Ann Minner of Delaware, Matt Blunt of Missouri, and Mike Easley of North Carolina left those gubernatorial positions open. In 1877 the practice began of moving desks back and forth across the center aisle to permit all majority party members to sit together on the appropriate side, except in a few cases where an unusually large majority existed. Obama opposed the Iraq invasion and argued for a 16-month timetable for removing troops and reinforcing troops in Afghanistan. The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 set off an economic panic that spread globally. 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[138] However, because he lost the Democratic primary, Cone was not listed on the ballot under the state's sore loser law.[139]. On November 29, after being personally recruited by Vitter and former Bush administration official Karl Rove, Kennedy announced plans to challenge Landrieu in 2008.[63][64]. The selected electors from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia voted for President and Vice President of the United States on December 15, 2008. A map of key Senate races to watch. Senators independent of either party have traditionally chosen for themselves which side of the aisle to sit on. Biden was re-elected with 65% of the vote, or 257,484 votes. Contact | [119] There was early speculation that North Carolina Governor Mike Easley might be pressured into running against her but this did not come to pass. The campaign engaged targeted groups through networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. 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", Bligh, Michelle C., and Jeffrey C. Kohles. [86] Coleman appealed this decision. simplemaps_election.votes_by_state = {"AL":9,"AK":3,"AZ":10,"AR":6,"CA":55,"CO":9,"CT":7,"DE":3,"FL":27,"GA":15,"HI":4,"ID":4,"IL":21,"IN":11,"IA":7,"KS":6,"KY":8,"LA":9,"ME":2,"ME1":1,"ME2":1,"MD":10,"MA":12,"MI":17,"MN":9,"MS":6,"MO":11,"MT":3,"NE":2,"NE1":1,"NE2":1,"NE3":1,"NV":5,"NH":4,"NJ":15,"NM":5,"NY":31,"NC":15,"ND":3,"OH":20,"OK":7,"OR":7,"PA":21,"RI":4,"SC":8,"SD":3,"TN":11,"TX":34,"UT":5,"VT":3,"VA":13,"WA":11,"WV":5,"WI":10,"WY":3,"DC":3}; Electoral Vote Map is an interactive map to help you follow the 2024 presidential election. Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway was rumored to be considering a run, but declined to do so. He had already expressed interest in running and had been building the apparatus necessary to wage a Senate campaign.[65]. President George W. Bush (R) was unable to seek re-election due to term limits, leaving open nominating processes for both major parties. Stevens was the most senior U.S. Thirty-three seats were up for regular elections; the winners were eligible to serve six-year terms from January 3, 2009, to January 3, 2015, as members of Class 2. But the division has not always been as clearly defined as it is now. . POJA Act of 2021 (11/04/2021 legislative day) Senate Floor: PN367. Two senators from each state are elected to represent their state. The Electoral College is the process in which the United States elects its president. In North Carolina, there had been rumors that senator Elizabeth Dole would retire from the Senate and run for governor, but she said in 2006 that she intended to run for re-election. Knox County Clerk Mike Padgett received 20% of the vote. States in the Senate. Occasionally one party maintains such an overwhelming majority that it becomes necessary for majority party members to sit on the minority party side in the Senate Chamber. Johnson underwent surgery in December 2006 for a cerebral arteriovenous malformation and was discharged from the hospital on April 30, 2007. Palins selection initially bumped McCains popularity, though gaffes on the campaign trail offset this boost. . Neb. Congressional Democrats made gains in the House and the Senate after winning majorities in both chambers during the 2006 midterm elections. McCain suggested that government-aided bodies like the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) failed to offset these risks. On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama won the presidential election, making Biden the next VP. Physician Steve Sauerberg of La Grange won the February 5 Republican primary. Usage Policy | This marked the first time that Nebraska has split its electoral vote since it moved away from the winner-take-all method in 1992. 18, 2008: Official minutes", "Signing Off On A 225 Vote Franken Lead (webcast of Canvassing Board Meeting)", "Finding of Facts, Conclusion of Law, and Order for Judgment", Jesse the Diva Gives Way To Bravado Lite Barkely, Senate race certification set for Monday with Franken up 225 votes, "Coleman: 'I think the law is on our side', "Senator Thad Cochran Announces Intent To Seek Re-Election", "US Senate Election Official Certification", "Lott Officially Resigns, All Eyes Now on Barbour", "Hood Files Suit to Have Special Election Earlier", "Miss. Stevens's conviction on seven felony counts of corruption put his re-election bid in serious jeopardy, coming just over a week before the election, though Stevens appealed the conviction. Once thought to be secure in his re-election, McConnell's lead had shrunk dramatically thanks to the financial crisis and polling showed the race tightening between him and Lunsford. Tom Udall, the popular Representative from New Mexico's 3rd District, was the Democratic nominee. Obama won early votes in Iowa, Nevada, and South Carolina, while Clinton secured primary wins in Florida and Michigan. Each desk was custom made for a particular location within the Chamber. The Republican nominee was Jay Wolfe of Salem, a former State Senator. Collins. 51 of 100 Seats Needed for Majority Current Senate: 53 ( D ); 45 ( R ); 2 ( I ) Blue Democratic Win Red Republican Win Yellow Other Party Win Light Teal Partial Results Dark Gray No Results Light. [115] The potential scandal may have also contributed to his decision to leave the Senate. Obama argued that deregulation of the financial industry led to risky trading mechanisms contributing to the crisis. Is It Realistic to Abolish the Electoral College? Incumbent Republican John E. Sununu represented the swing state of New Hampshire. Senator to ever lose re-election, defeating Warren Magnuson's 1980 record. Latinos and the 2008 Presidential Election. [151] Texas House of Representatives member and Afghanistan War veteran Rick Noriega secured his place as Cornyn's Democratic challenger in the March 4 primary, beating out opponents Gene Kelly, Ray McMurrey, and Rhett Smith. In Maine, Susan Collins sought a third term in the Senate. Overview and Live Results: Chicago Mayoral Election, Legislative Special Elections, Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin Running for U.S. Senate, Initial 2024 House Ratings from Sabato's Crystal Ball. The 33 seats in the United States Senate Class 2 were up for election, plus special Senate elections in Mississippi and Wyoming. 2006 Green Party Senate nominee Chris Lugo originally announced as a Democrat but dropped out of the Democratic race before the filing deadline. This marked the first time that the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands selected a delegate to Congress. When one party elected more than half the senators, some majority party members had to find space on the minority party side of the aisle. [87] On June 30, 2009, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Al Franken received the most votes, and Norm Coleman conceded defeat after the ruling, allowing Al Franken to be Senator-elect of Minnesota. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election. [109] The Republican nominee was former Congressman and 1996 senatorial candidate Dick Zimmer. Obama received more votes than any candidate in history. [158] Former Governor Jim Gilmore, who dropped out of the 2008 presidential election, was the Republican nominee for the seat. During the 89th Congress (19651967), four senators were placed in an unusual fifth row behind the Democratic senators. wikipedia.org - United States Senate. Today, Democrats traditionally sit on the presiding officer's right, and Republicans on the left. Democratic Senator Barack Obama of Illinois won the presidential election, by defeating his challenger, Senator John McCain, and the Democrats bolstered their majority in both Houses of Congress . There were several unique aspects of the 2008 election. Libertarian Kent Marmon also ran. [169] In the primary on August 19, Goodenough was defeated by a political newcomer, Gillette defense attorney Nick Carter, who became Barrasso's opponent in the general election.[170]. The Obama campaign also realized its commitment to younger voters by winning all age groups except those aged 65 years and older. All Rights Reserved. [19] Two former Veco executives have plead guilty to paying the younger Stevens $242,000 in bribes. States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. Republicans need a net gain of four seats in November to win control of the Senate. It was also the first time the Republican Party nominated a woman for Vice President (Sarah Palin, then-Governor of Alaska). Obama won the Electoral College after receiving 365 votes to 173 votes for McCain. Projects. McCain won Nebraska but Obama earned an electoral vote by winning the popular vote in the 2nd Congressional District. Louisiana's electoral votes easily went to George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. pres, senate, and governor data Let's Talk Elections: 2022 senate projections Political Analysis: 2022 senate projections MIT Election Lab: past pres, senate, house data Dave Leip's Atlas: past presidential results CNN: 2022 . senate.gov - Origins wikipedia.org - United States Senate [53] Kathy Cummings, a retired special education teacher was nominated via convention by the Green Party. On Jan. 1, 2008, Gov. The Republicans, who openly conceded early on that they wouldn't be able to regain the majority in this election,[3][4] lost eight seats. . PDF Help | Popular Democratic former Governor Mark Warner (no relation) was the Democratic nominee for the race. This seating plan is updated at the start of each Congress, and as needed if members change desks or seating locations or if a new senator is sworn in. Gordon Smith formally conceded soon afterward. Libertarian Robert J. Underwood had 3%. Projected Senate: Dem 58 GOP 42 : Main page: Previous report: Next report: Senate polls Web.csv . Source: Election results from National Election Pool/Edison Research (Nov. 3, 2020: U.S. Senate) and The Associated Press (Jan. 5, 2021: U.S. Senate) Race calls from The . Sen. Trent Lott's surprise resignation has opened up the other Mississippi Senate seat in 2008. Two senators from each state are elected to represent their state. CQpolitics.com rated the contest as "safe Democrat.". On Election Day, Udall defeated Schaffer 53% to 43%. www.senate.gov. Build your own road to 270 starting with a map of reliably red and blue states, as well as the battlegrounds CNN is tracking . They increased their total number of seats to 257, the largest number of seats held by either party in the House since Democrats lost control of Congress in the 1994 elections. Additionally, they won Republican-held open seats in Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia. Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch was the Republican candidate; U.S. Army veteran and former congressman Larry LaRocco was the Democratic candidate. It is not clear whether Barkley detracted more votes from Coleman or Franken. Please enter a name, party, and color for each candidate. [62] Nevertheless, McConnell was re-elected by a margin of 53% to 47%. Senator Pat Roberts sought re-election to a third term. The presidential election, which was won by Democrat Barack Obama, elections for all House of Representatives seats; elections for several gubernatorial elections; and many state and local elections occurred on the same date. Incumbent Republican Thad Cochran announced that he would seek re-election for a sixth term. Overview and Live Results: Chicago Mayoral Election, Legislative Special Elections, Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin Running for U.S. Senate, Initial 2024 House Ratings from Sabato's Crystal Ball. Republicans gained a seat in a January 2010 special election in Massachusetts, thereby making the balance 5941 before the start of the next election cycle. Share This Map. In December 2007, Chambliss had an approval rating of 53% and a disapproval rating of 34% according to Strategic Vision, a Republican polling firm. He has announced he will seek a second term in 2008. This marked the first time that Nebraska has split its electoral vote since it moved away from the winner-take-all method in 1992. Congress. The states are not interactive on the map unless the split is . The major theme during the campaign was the American public's general desire of change and reform from both Washington and the policies of President Bush. Republican. [134] National Journal has declared that "Reed is probably the safest incumbent of the 2008 cycle". how old is brian from darcizzle, american standard ovation shower walls, alex taylor racing net worth,

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