2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California

The 2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California were held on November 4, 2008 to determine who would represent California various congressional districts in the United States House of Representatives. In the 111th Congress, California has 53 seats in the House, apportioned accordingly after the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected to two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 3, 2009 to January 3, 2011. The election coincides with the United States presidential election as well as other elections in California.

2008 House elections in California
2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California


 2006 November 4, 2008 (2008-11-04) 2010 

All 53 California seats to the United States House of Representatives

  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 34 19
Seats won 34 19
Seat change
Popular vote 7,380,825 4,515,925
Percentage 59.90% 36.65%
Swing 3.00% 3.48%

Results:
     Democratic hold
     Republican hold
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According to CQ Politics, the districts considered the most competitive were the 4th and 11th, with the 3rd, 8th, 26th, 46th and 50th as less than safe as well.[1] However, the partisan balance of the state’s congressional delegation did not change, despite the strong Democratic dominance during the broader elections.

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2008[2]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 7,380,825 59.90% 34 0
Republican 4,515,925 36.65% 19 0
Libertarian 220,118 1.79% 0 0
Independent 90,340 0.73% 0 0
Green 60,926 0.49% 0 0
Peace and Freedom 47,659 0.39% 0 0
American Independent 6,286 0.05% 0 0
Valid votes 12,322,079 89.66%
Invalid or blank votes 1,421,098 10.34%
Totals 13,743,177 100.00% 53
Voter turnout 79.42%

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