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1996 Texas Congressional and Statewide Results
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President, 37.1% in '92
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Republican
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (D) 43.83% ex-U.S. Senator Robert J. Dole (R) 48.76% businessman / Reform Party nominee H. Ross Perot (I) 6.75%, consumer attorney / Green Party nominee Ralph Nader (WI) 0.09%, businessman Harry Browne (L) 0.36%, Conservative Caucus founder Howard Phillips (T) 0.13%, Dr. John S. Hagelin (NL) 0.08%, Socialist Party nominee Mary Cal Hollis (WI) 0.01%,
Senate, 60.2% in '90
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Cook Report: Leans Republican, Roll Call: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Report: Safe Incumbent, Campaign & Elections: 4:1 Republican, Politics Now: Safe Republican,
teacher Victor M. Morales (D) 44% Phil Gramm (R) 55% Michael Bird (L) 1%, John Huff (NL) 0%,
1st Cong. District, Jim Chapman (D) defeated in primary for U.S. Senate, 55.3% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Democrat, Politics Now: Likely Democrat, Hotline: Hot Seat,
ex-Harrison Co. Judge Max Sandlin (D) 51.6% attorney Ed Merritt (R) 46.7% Margaret A. Palms (NL) 1.7%
2nd Cong. District, Charles Wilson (D) retiring, 56.1% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:7 Democrat, Politics Now: Likely Democrat, Hotline: Hot Seat,
St. Sen. Jim Turner (D) 52.2% ex-Woodville Mayor / dentist Brian Babin (R) 45.6% Henry McCullough (I) 1.2%, David Constant (L) 0.6%, Gary Hardy (NL) 0.3%,
3rd Cong. District, 3rd term, 91% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Republican
Lee Cole (D) 24.4% Sam Johnson (R) 73% consultant John Davis (L) 2.6%, John Caswell (NL) 0%,
4th Cong. District, 8th term, 58.8% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Democrat
Ralph M. Hall (D) 63.8% Jerry Ray Hall (R) 34.3% '92 / '94 nominee Steven Rothacker (L) 1.5%, Enos M. Denham Jr. (NL) 0.4%,
5th Cong. District, John Bryant (D) defeated in primary for U.S. Senate, 50.0% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:8 Republican, Politics Now: Toss Up, Hotline: Hot Seat,
Attorney / ex-Dallas County Democratic chair John Pouland (D) 46.9% '94 nominee Pete Sessions (R) 53.1%, Charles Johanson (NL) 0%
6th Cong. District, 6th term, 75.6% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Republican
No Democrat Joe Barton (R) 77.1% T.V. producer Janet Carroll "Skeet" Richardson (I) 12.8%, Catherine A. Anderson (L), 6.9% Doug Williams (T) 3.1%,
7th Cong. District, 13th term, unopposed in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Republican,
Al J. K. Siegmund (D) 15.1% Bill Archer (R) 81.4% Gene Hsiao (I) 2.1%, Robert R. "Randy" Sims Jr. (I) 1.5%,
8th Cong. District, 11/5/96 Open Primary, 12/10/96 Runoff, Jack Fields (R) retiring, 92% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Republican, Politics Now: Safe Republican,
education advocate / public relations consultant Cynthia J. Newman (D) 13.6%, Robert Musemeche (D) 6% St. Rep. Kevin Brady (R) 41.5% / 59%, '92 nominee Dr. Gene Fontenot (R) 38.9% / 41% Ken Chandler (NL) 0%, Rob Thorn (L) 0%,
9th Cong. District, 51.9% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Democrat, Politics Now: Likely Republican, Hotline: Hot Seat,
Ex-Jefferson County tax assessor Nick Lampson (D) 53%, Geraldine Sam (D) Steve Stockman (R) 47%, Lynne S. Hazlip (NL) 0%
10th Cong. District, 1st term, 56.3% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Politics Now: Safe Democrat,
Lloyd Doggett (D) 56.2% businesswoman Teresa Doggett (R) 41.4% Gary Johnson (L) 1.7%, Steve Klayman (NL) 0.8%,
11th Cong. District, 3rd term, 59.2% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:4 Democrat
Chet Edwards (D) 56.8% Waco insurance agent Jay Mathis (R) 42.4% Ken Hardin (NL) 0.8%
12th Cong. District, Pete Geren (D) retiring, 68.7% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:3 Republican, Politics Now: Likely Republican, Hotline: Hot Seat,
ex-Mayor / '90 Senate nominee Hugh Parmer (D) 41% ex-Fort Worth Mayor Kay Granger (R) 57.8% Heather Proffer (NL) 1.2%
13th Cong. District, 1st term, 55.4% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Politics Now: Likely Republican,
patent attorney Samuel Brown Silverman (D) 32.2% William M. "Mac" Thornberry (R) 67% Don Harkey (NL) 0.8%, Ryan Paige (L) 0%,
14th Cong. District, Greg Laughlin (R) defeated in Republican primary after switching parties, 55.6% in '94 as a Democrat
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:7 Republican, Politics Now: Toss Up, Hotline: Hot Seat,
attny Charles "Lefty" Morris (D) 47.7% ex-U.S. Rep. and '88 Libertarin Presidental candidate Ron Paul (R) 51% Dr. Ed Fasanella (NL) 1.3%, George Harper (L) 0%,
15th Cong. District, Kika de la Garza (D) retiring, 59% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Democrat, Politics Now: Safe Democrat,
businessman Rubén Hinojosa (D) 62.2% '92 / '94 nominee / pastor / author Tom Haughey (R) 36.8% Robert L. Wofford (NL) 1%
16th Cong. District, Ronald Coleman (D) retiring, 57.1% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:3 Democrat, Politics Now: Likely Democrat,
U.S. Border Patrol official Silvestre Reyes (D) 70.6% businessman Rick Ledesma (R) 27.6% Carl Proffer (NL) 1.8%
17th Cong. District, 9th term, 53.7% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:4 Democrat, Politics Now: Likely Democrat,
Charles Stenholm (D) 51.7% dentist / rancher / ex-San Angelo City Councilman Rudy Izzard (R) 47.4% Richard Caro (NL) 1%
18th Cong. District, 1st term, 11/ /96 Open Primary, 73.5% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Politics Now: Safe Democrat,
Sheila Jackson Lee (D) 77%, Mike Lamson (D) 3.2% March primary winner Larry White (R) 10.1%, Jerry Burley (R) 5.7%, George Young (R) 3.9% Harold C. Thornton (NL) 0%
19th Cong. District, 6th term, unopposed in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican
biostatistician John W. Sawyer (D) 19.6% Larry Combest (R) 80.4%
20th Cong. District, 18th term, 62.5% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat
Henry B. Gonzalez (D) 63.7% research scientist James Walker (R) 34.4% Alejandro De Pena (L) 1.6%, Lyndon B. Felps (NL) 0.3%,
21st Cong. District, 5th term, 90% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican,Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Republican
retired accountant Gordon H. Wharton (D) 22.4% Lamar S. Smith (R) 76.4% Randy Rutenbeck (NL) 1.2%
22nd Cong. District, 6th term, 73.7% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Republican
'94 nominee / attorney Scott Douglas Cunningham (D) 31.9% Tom DeLay (R) 68.1% Lowry M. Cook (NL) 0%
23rd Cong. District, 2nd term, 62.6% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican
Attorney Charles P. Jones (D) 36.4% Henry Bonilla (R) 61.9% Linda J. Caswell (NL) 1.8%
24th Cong. District, 9th term, 11/5/96 Open Primary, 52.8% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Democrat, Politics Now: Toss Up, Hotline: Hot Seat,
Martin Frost (D) 55.8%, retiree Marion Jacob (D) 3.3% '94 nominee / builder Ed Harrison (R) 39.1% George Paul Swanson (NL) 0%, Gehrig Moreno Saldana (I) 0%, Abdul Karriem (I) 0%, law student Dale Mouton (I) 1.8%,
25th Cong. District, 1st term, 11/5/96 Open Primary, 12/10/96 Runoff, 52.3% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Politics Now: Toss Up,
Ken Bentsen (D) 34% / 57%, ex-Houston councilwoman Beverley Clark 16.9%, 92 8th Dist. Cand. Dolly Madison McKenna, 17.1%, 43% March primary winner Attny Brent Perry 13%, St. District Judge John Devine 7.1%, Dr. John M. Sanchez 7%, physician/attny Ken G. Mathis 2.8%, consultant Ron "RC" Meinke 0.8%, attny Lloyd W. Oliver 0.6%, b-woman Dotty Quinn Collins 0.4%, William Frels (NL/WI) 0%, Jerry Freiwirth (SW) 0.2%,
26th Cong. District, 6th term, 76.4% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Republican
physician Jerry Frankel (D) 26.4% Richard K. "Dick" Armey (R) 73.6% Carol Stevens Whittey (NL)
27th Cong. District, 7th term, 59.4% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat
Solomon P. Ortiz (D) 64.7% certified public accountant Joe Gardner (R) 33.9% Kevin Gary Richardson (NL) 1.3%
28th Cong. District, 70.9% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat
Frank Tejeda (D) 75.4% Mark L. Cude (R) 23.4% Clifford Finley (NL) 1.2%
29th Cong. District, 2nd term, 73.4% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat
Gene Green (D) 67.4% Jack Rodriguez (R) 31.1% Jack W. Klinger (T) 1.5%
30th Cong. District, 2nd term, 11/5/96 Open Primary, 72.6% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Democrat
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) 54.6%, Dr. James L. Sweatt (D) 8.8%, redistricting plaintiff Marvin E. Crenshaw (D) 6.9%, hospital owner John Hendry (R) 18.3%, Lisa Ann Kitterman (R) 6.9%, Steve A. Hammond (I) 0.4%, Lisa Hambry (I) 3.1%, Ada Jane Granado (I) 1.1%, Robert J. Hilton (NL) 0%,

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(T) = Taxpayers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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