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United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2008

The 2008 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas were held on November 4, 2008 to determine who will represent the state of Arkansas in the United States House of Representatives. Arkansas has four seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 4, 2009 until January 3, 2011. The election coincides with the 2008 presidential election.

No incumbent was opposed by a candidate from the other major party. The Green Party of Arkansas is the only opponent to the incumbent in most districts. This is the largest number of congressional candidates fielded by an Arkansas party other than the Democratic or Republican parties since the People's Party in 1894.[1] All incumbents were reelected.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2008
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 415,481 49.33% 3 0
Republican 215,196 25.55% 1 0
Green 155,851 18.50% 0 0
Independent 665 0.08% 0 0
Valid votes 787,193 93.47%
Invalid or blank votes 55,034 6.53%
Totals 842,227 100.00% 4

Note that results from Arkansas's 1st congressional district, where only one Democratic ran, were not reported.

District 1

This district covers the northeast part of the state. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

Marion Berry (D) - Incumbent

Marion Berry won unopposed. The Secretary of State of Arkansas did not report vote totals for the election.[2]

District 2

This district covers central Arkansas. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

Vic Snyder (D) - Incumbent
Deb McFarland (Green)
Danial Suits (Write-in)
Arkansas's 2nd congressional district election, 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vic Snyder (incumbent) 212,303 70.50%
Green Deb McFarland 64,398 21.38%
Independent Danial Suits (write-in) 665 0.22%
Invalid or blank votes 23,793 7.90%
Totals 301,159 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 3

This district covers the northwest corner of the state. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Republican'.

John Boozman (R) - Incumbent
Abel Noah Tomlinson (Green)
Arkansas's 3rd congressional district election, 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Boozman (incumbent) 215,196 74.40%
Green Abel Tomlinson 58,850 20.35%
Invalid or blank votes 15,185 5.25%
Totals 289,231 100.00%
Republican hold

District 4

This district is roughly the southwest half of the state. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

Mike Ross (D) - Incumbent
Joshua Drake (Green)
Arkansas's 4th congressional district election, 2008[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Ross (incumbent) 203,178 80.68%
Green Joshua Drake 32,603 12.95%
Invalid or blank votes 16,056 6.38%
Totals 251,837 100.00%
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ "Ballot Access News, June 21, 2008: Arkansas Greens Nominate Record Number of Candidates". Ballot-access.org. 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ "2008 General Election Statewide Results by Contest: U.S. Congress District 01".  
  3. ^ "2008 General Election Statewide Results by Contest: U.S. Congress District 02".  
  4. ^ "2008 General Election Statewide Results by Contest: U.S. Congress District 03".  
  5. ^ "2008 General Election Statewide Results by Contest: U.S. Congress District 04".  

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Preceded by
2006 elections
United States House elections in Arkansas
2008
Succeeded by
2010 elections
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