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Texas Secretary of State - Elections Division
2008 Texas Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: 1/2/08, Presidential Filing Deadline: 1/2/08, Primary: 3/4/08, Presidential Primary: 3/4/08, Primary Run Off: 4/8/08, Independent Filing Deadline: 5/8/08, Presidential Filing Deadline: 5/8/08, 3rd Party Filing Deadline: 5/19/08, General Election: 11/4/08,
Last Updated: March 5, 2008
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, State Media,
President, 61.1% in '04 for Bush, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
U.S. Sen. Hillary R. Clinton (D-NY) 50.87%,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 47.39%, ex-U.S. Sen. John R. Edwards (D-NC) 1.04%, Gov. William B. "Bill" Richardson (D-NM) 0.37%, U.S. Sen. Joseph R. "Joe" Biden, Jr. (D-DE) 0.18%, U.S. Sen. Christopher J. "Chris" Dodd (D-CT) 0.13%,
U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 51.23%,
ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) 37.81%, U.S. Rep. Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (R-TX) 5.05%, ex-Gov. W. Mitt Romney (R-MA) 1.99%, uncommitted 1.27%, ex-U.S. Sen. Fred D. Thompson (R-TN) 0.85%, ex-Amb. Alan L. Keyes (R-MD) 0.62%, U.S. Rep. Duncan L. Hunter (R-CA) 0.59%, ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph W. "Rudy" Giuliani (R-NY) 0.44%, Hugh Cort, III (R-AL) 0.06%, physician Hoa Tran (R-TX) 0.04%,
Libertarian Party Nominee
Jesse Johnson (G-WV), ex-U.S. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney (G-GA), Kent Philip Mesplay (G-CA), activist Kat Swift (G-TX), Howie Hawkins (G-NY),
Reform Party Nominee
Texas Independence Party Nominee
New American Independent Party Nominee
Railroad Commissioner, 1st term, 54.8% in '02,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
mobility specialist Mark Thompson (D) 48.32%, '04 & '06 candidate ex-Co. Comm'r. K. Dale Henry (D) 27.69%,
ex-City Councilman / attorney Art Hall (D) 23.97%,
Michael L. Williams (R), David Floyd (L),
Senate 55.3% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Robert Novak: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican,
St. Rep. Richard J. "Rick" Noriega (D) 50.97%,
'90 Supreme Court nominee / '92 Criminal Appeals Court candidate / '93 Senate candidate / '94 Criminal Appeals Court candidate / '96 Supreme Court nominee / '98 Att. Gen. candidate / '00 Senate nominee / '02 Senate candidate / '06 candidate Gene Kelly (D) 26.89%, teacher Ray McMurrey (D) 12.37%, '04 congressional nominee / '06 GOP Gov. candidate / private security guard Rhett R. Smith (D) 9.75%,
John Cornyn (R) 81.48%,
'06 Gov. candidate / conservative activist Larry Kilgore (R) 18.51%,
Scott Jameson (L), '06 Att. Gen. nominee Jon Roland (L), Yvonne Adams Schick (L),
David B. Collins (G), Tom Davis (G),
'06 candidate / blacksmith Robert V. Belt (I),
consultant Robert James Devine (I),
accountant Michael R. Powell (I),
newspaper editor W. Leon Smith (I),
Osborne Hart (SW/WI),
1st Congressional District, 68.0% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. (R), James Stephen King (C),
retiree Roger L. Owen (I),
2nd Congressional District, 65.6% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Lloyd "Ted" Poe (R), Craig Wolfe (L),
3rd Congressional District, 62.5% in '06, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
attorney Thomas J. "Tom" Daley (D) 71.62%,
retiree Ronald E. "Ron" Minkow (D) 28.37%,
Sam Johnson (R) 86.95%,
Harry Pierce (R) 8.34%, Wayne Avellanet (R) 4.69%,
Christopher J. Claytor (L),
Mary Joan Boidock (G),
4th Congressional District, 64.6% in '06, 14th term, might retire, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'06 nominee / professor Glenn Melancon (D) 57.41%,
'06 Land Comm'r nominee attorney VaLinda Hathcox (D) 42.58%,
Ralph M. Hall (R) 73.37%,
former Frisco Mayor Kathy Seei (R) 10.2%, businessman / NASCAR team pres. Gene Christensen (R) 9.65%, businessman Kevin George (R) 5.27%, graduate student Joshua Kowert (R) 1.48%,
Fred Annett (L),
Consultant David McCurrach (I),
5th Congressional District, 61.7% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
No Democrat, Jeb Hensarling (R), Ken Ashby (L), Michael Sprinkle (L),
Michael A. Dougan (I),
6th Congressional District, 60.5% in '06, 12th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
prof. Ludwig Otto (D) 50.82%,
Steve Bush (D) 49.17%,
Joe L. Barton (R), shuttle driver Kenneth Jacobs (L), Max Koch III (L), Perry Munger (L),
7th Congressional District, 59.2% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
energy exec. Michael Skelly (D),
retired teacher Jim Henley (D) withdrew,
John A. Culberson (R), '04 & '06 nominee Drew P. Parks (L),
John F. Truitt (I),
John Flatten (I),
8th Congressional District, 67.2% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
non-profit director Kent Hargett (D), Kevin Brady (R), Brian Stevens (L),
9th Congressional District, unopposed in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Al Green (D), No Republican Brad Walters (L),
meatpacker Amanda C. Ulman (SW),
10th Congressional District, 55.3% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
"Judge" Larry Joe Doherty (D) 61.11%,
consultant Dan Grant (D) 38.88%,
Michael T. "Mike" McCaul (R), Matt Finkel (L),
Daniel "Danny" Kuehn, Sr. (I),
11th Congressional District, unopposed in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
No Democrat K. Michael Conaway (R), John Strohm (L),
Democrat / Rev. Floyd Crider (WI),
12th Congressional District, 67.0% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
real estate broker Tracey Smith (D), Kay Granger (R), Shiloh Sidney Shambaugh (L),
Christopher P. Dobson (I),
Jeff Long (I),
13th Congressional District, 74.3% in '06, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'06 nominee / pastor Roger J. Waun (D), William M. "Mac" Thornberry (R),
14th Congressional District, 60.2% in '06, 6th / 9th term, running for President, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
No Democrat, Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (R) 70.18%,
City Councilor W. Chris Peden (R) 29.81%,
'06 nominee Immigration attorney Eugene J. Flynn (L),
James G. Harvey, Jr. (I),
Gregory Randall Roof (I),
15th Congressional District, 61.4% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Rubén Hinojosa (D), Eddie Zamora (R), Gricha Raether (L),
16th Congressional District, 78.7% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Silvestre Reyes (D) 80.41%,
Jorge Artalejo (D) 19.58%,
No Republican, Mette Baker (L),
Jerome Telghman (I),
Benjamin Eloy "Ben" Mendoza (I),
17th Congressional District, 58.1% in '06, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic,
Chet Edwards (D), businessman / '00 & '02 candidate Rob Curnock (R), Gardner C. Osborne (L), Robert Allan Vernon (L),
Bryan Malatesta (C),
Dennis Allen Yokie (I),
18th Congressional District, 76.6% in '06, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Sheila Jackson Lee (D), businessman John Faulk (R) 78.55%,
cables show host T.J. Baker-Holm (R) 21.44%,
Mike Taylor (L),
Steven Warshell (SW),
19th Congressional District, 67.6% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
public affairs consultant Dwight Fullingim (D) 61.68%,
physician Rufus Mark (D) 38.31%,
Randy Neugebauer (R), Richard "Chip" Peterson (L),
20th Congressional District, 87.4% in '06, 5rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Charlie A. Gonzalez (D), retired police officer Robert Litoff (R), Michael Idrogo (L),
21st Congressional District, 60.1% in '06, 11th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
No Democrat, Lamar S. Smith (R), '06 nominee James A. Strohm (L),
Dan Zavorka (C),
Robert Steven Hostetler (I),
Jennifer Lauren Gale (I),
22nd Congressional District, 51.8% in '06, 1st / 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 7th Most Likely Seat to Switch Parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Robert Novak: Likely GOP Target, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss Up, NRCC Target,
Nicholas V. "Nick" Lampson (D), ex-U.S. Rep. / ex-Houston Councilor ShelleySekula-Gibbs (R) 29.72%, congressional aide Pete Olson (R) 20.72%,
ex-Mayor John Manlove (R) 14.94%, St. Rep. Robert Talton (R) 14.54%, Former Sugar Land Mayor Dean A. Hrbacek (R) 10.44%, state education board member Cynthia Dunbar (R) 3.76%, ex-Navy officer Brain Klock (R) 1.76%, ex-District Judge Jim Squier (R) 1.76%, army reservist Kevyn Bazzy (R) 1.56%, consultant Ryan Rowley (R) 0.75%,
John Wieder (L),
Joel West (G),
Ronald B. Barkley (I),
23rd Congressional District, 54.3% in '06, 1st / 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Democratic,
Ciro D. Rodriguez (D), Co. Comm'r. Lyle T. Larson (R) 61.54%,
attorney Francisco "Quico" Canseco (R) 38.45%,
Cecil H. Lamb (L), Lani Connolly (L),
24th Congressional District, 59.9% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Tom Love (D), Kenny E. Marchant (R), David A. Casey (L),
25th Congressional District, 67.3% in '06, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Lloyd Doggett (D), George L. Morovich (R), Jim Stutsman (L), Lorraine DeNardis (L),
Thomas S. Trimble (G),
Hugh G. Moore, Jr. (I),
26th Congressional District, 60.1% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
ex-congressional aide Ken Leach (D), Michael C. Burgess (R), Stephanie Weiss (L),
Donald L. Tracey (I),
27th Congressional District, 56.8% in '06, 13th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Solomon P. Ortiz (D), '04 & '06 nominee ex-Ingleside Mayor William Willie Vaden (R) 56.12%,
George Benavidez (R) 43.87%,
'06 nominee Robert E. Powell (L),
28th Congressional District, 67.7% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Henry Cuellar (D), Jim Fish (R), Ross Lynn Leone (L),
29th Congressional District, 73.5% in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Raymond E. "Gene" Green (D), '06 nominee / minister Eric Story (R), Joel Grace (L),
30th Congressional District, 80.2% in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), '02 & '06 candidate / IT Manager Fred A. "Scurry" Wood (R), Jarrett Woods (L),
Mike Brooks (C),
31st Congressional District, 58.4% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Brian P. Ruiz (D), John R. Carter (R), Barry N. Cooper (L),
Ed Lindsay (G),
32nd Congressional District, 56.4% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
attorney Eric Roberson (D) 44.85%, retired pastor Stephen L. "Steve" Love†(D) 33.40%,
Dennis C. Burns (D) 21.74%,
Pete Sessions (R), Alex Bischoff (L),
Runoff Results
Railroad Commissioner, 1st term, 54.8% in '02,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
mobility specialist Mark Thompson (D) 59.2%,
'04 & '06 candidate ex-Co. Comm'r. K. Dale Henry (D) 40.8%,
Michael L. Williams (R), David Floyd (L),
22nd Congressional District, 51.8% in '06, 1st / 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 7th Most Likely Seat to Switch Parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Robert Novak: Likely GOP Target, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss Up, NRCC Target,
Nicholas V. "Nick" Lampson (D), congressional aide Pete Olson (R) 68.5%,
ex-U.S. Rep. / ex-Houston Councilor ShelleySekula-Gibbs (R) 31.5%,
John Wieder (L),
Joel West (G),
Ronald B. Barkley (I),
32nd Congressional District, 56.4% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
attorney Eric Roberson (D) 72.5%,
retired pastor Stephen L. "Steve" Love†(D) 27.5%,
Pete Sessions (R), Alex Bischoff (L),

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Roll Call's Outlook,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Texas Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Texas Media Links:
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Alpine Observer
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Angleton Times
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Austin American-Statesman
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