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2007 United States House of Representatives elections

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2007 United States House of Representatives elections

← 2006 July 17, 2007 – December 11, 2007 2008 →

5 of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
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Leader Nancy Pelosi John Boehner
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 2003 February 2, 2006
Leader's seat California 8th Ohio 8th
Last election 233 202
Seats won 2 3
Seat change Steady Steady

There were five special elections for seats in the United States House of Representatives in 2007 to the 110th United States Congress.

Four of the elections were held after the death of the incumbent, while the seat in Massachusetts's 5th congressional district opened up after Marty Meehan resigned to become the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

In all of these special elections, the incumbent party won.

Summary

Elections are listed by date and district.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Georgia 10 Charlie Norwood Republican 1994 Incumbent died February 13, 2007.
New member elected July 17, 2007.
Republican hold.
California 37 Juanita Millender-McDonald Democratic 1996 (special) Incumbent died April 22, 2007.
New member elected August 21, 2007.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Laura Richardson (Democratic) 65.63%
  • John Kanaley (Republican) 24.62%
  • Daniel Brezenoff (Green) 5.37%
  • Herb Peters (Libertarian) 2.27%
Massachusetts 5 Marty Meehan Democratic 1992 Incumbent resigned July 1, 2007 to become Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
New member elected October 16, 2007.
Demoratic hold.
  • Green tickY Niki Tsongas (Democratic) 51.32%
  • Jim Ogonowski (Republican) 45.10%
  • Patrick O. Murphy (Independent) 2.05%
  • Kurt Hayes (Independent) 1.06%
  • Kevin Thompson (Constitution) 0.47%
Ohio 5 Paul Gillmor Republican 1988 Incumbent died September 5, 2007.
New member elected December 11, 2007.
Republican hold.
Virginia 1 Jo Ann Davis Republican 2000 Incumbent died October 6, 2007.
New member elected December 11, 2007.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Rob Wittman (Republican) 60.77%
  • Philip Forgit (Democratic) 37.34%
  • Lucky Narain (Independent) 1.78%

Georgia's 10th congressional district

2007 Georgia's 10th congressional district special election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Broun 23,529 50.42
Republican Jim Whitehead 23,135 49.58
Majority 394 0.84
Total votes 46,664 100.00
Republican hold

California's 37th congressional district

2007 California's 37th congressional district special election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Laura Richardson 15,559 67.00 Decrease15.40
Republican John Kanaley 5,837 25.14
Green Daniel Brezenoff 1,274 5.49
Libertarian Herb Peters 538 2.32 Decrease15.28
Write-in 13 0.06
Majority 9,722 41.87 Decrease22.92
Total votes 23,221 100.00
Democratic hold

Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

2007 Massachusetts's 5th congressional district special election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Niki Tsongas 54,363 51.32 Decrease46.74
Republican Jim Ogonowski 47,770 45.10
Independent Patrick O. Murphy 2,170 2.05
Independent Kurt Hayes 1,125 1.06
Constitution Kevin Thompson 494 0.47
Majority 6,593 6.22 Decrease89.90
Total votes 105,922 100.00
Democratic hold

Ohio's 5th congressional district

2007 Ohio's 5th congressional district special election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bob Latta 56,114 56.96 Increase0.11
Democratic Robin Weirauch 42,229 42.87 Decrease0.28
Write-in 167 0.17
Majority 13,885 14.10 Increase0.41
Total votes 98,510 100.00
Republican hold

Virginia's 1st congressional district

2007 Virginia's 1st congressional district special election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rob Wittman 42,772 60.77 Decrease2.19
Democratic Philip Forgit 26,282 37.34 Increase1.86
Independent Lucky R. Narain 1,253 1.78 Increase0.36
Write-in 75 0.11 Decrease0.03
Majority 16,490 23.43 Decrease4.05
Total votes 70,382 100.00
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "Georgia Secretary of State certifies July 17, 2007 Special Election Runoff results". Georgia Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  2. ^ "Special Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of California. 2007-08-30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  3. ^ The Boston Channel
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