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United States House of Representatives elections, 1980

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United States House of Representatives elections, 1980

← 1978 November 4, 1980 1982 →

All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
218 seats were needed for a majority

  Majority party Minority party
Leader Tip O'Neill John Rhodes
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 4, 1977 December 7, 1973
Leader's seat Massachusetts-8th Arizona-1st
Last election 277 seats 158 seats
Seats won 243 192
Seat change Decrease 34 Increase 34
Popular vote 39,347,947 37,322,627
Percentage 50.5% 47.9%
Swing Decrease 3.2% Increase 3.1%

1980 House Elections.png

Speaker before election

Tip O'Neill

Elected Speaker

Tip O'Neill

The 1980 United States House of Representatives elections was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1980 which coincided with the election of Ronald Reagan as President. Reagan's victory also allowed many Republican House candidates to secure election, and the Republicans gained a net of 35 seats from the Democratic Party. The Democrats nonetheless retained a significant majority, unlike the Senate elections, where Republicans gained control of the chamber. However, many Democratic congressmen from the south (known as "Boll weevils") frequently took conservative stances on issues, allowing Republicans to have a working ideological majority for some of President Reagan's proposals during his first two years in office.

This election marked the first time since Reconstruction that Republicans won a sizable majority of Representatives from a Deep South state (South Carolina). It was also the first time that the new Libertarian Party received the third-largest share of the popular vote in both chambers of Congress.

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Hi, I'm Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we're going to talk about what is, if you ask the general public, the most important part of politics: elections. If you ask me, it's hair styles. Look at Martin Van Buren's sideburns, how could he not be elected? Americans are kind of obsessed with elections, I mean when this was being recorded in early 2015, television, news and the internet were already talking about who would be Democrat and Republican candidates for president in 2016. And many of the candidates have unofficially been campaigning for years. I've been campaigning; your grandma's been campaigning. Presidential elections are exciting and you can gamble on them. Is that legal, can you gamble on them, Stan? Anyway, why we're so obsessed with them is a topic for another day. Right now I'm gonna tell you that the fixation on the presidential elections is wrong, but not because the president doesn't matter. No, today we're gonna look at the elections of the people that are supposed to matter the most, Congress. Constitutionally at least, Congress is the most important branch of government because it is the one that is supposed to be the most responsive to the people. One of the main reasons it's so responsive, at least in theory, is the frequency of elections. If a politician has to run for office often, he or she, because unlike the president we have women serving in Congress, kind of has to pay attention to what the constituents want, a little bit, maybe. By now, I'm sure that most of you have memorized the Constitution, so you recognize that despite their importance in the way we discuss politics, elections aren't really a big feature of the Constitution. Except of course for the ridiculously complex electoral college system for choosing the president, which we don't even want to think about for a few episodes. In fact, here's what the Constitution says about Congressional Elections in Article 1 Section 2: "The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature." So the Constitution does establish that the whole of the house is up for election every 2 years, and 1/3 of the senate is too, but mainly it leaves the scheduling and rules of elections up to the states. The actual rules of elections, like when the polls are open and where they actually are, as well as the registration requirements, are pretty much up to the states, subject to some federal election law. If you really want to know the rules in your state, I'm sure that someone at the Board of Elections, will be happy to explain them to you. Really, you should give them a call; they're very, very lonely. In general though, here's what we can say about American elections. First stating the super obvious, in order to serve in congress, you need to win an election. In the House of Representatives, each election district chooses a single representative, which is why we call them single-member districts. The number of districts is determined by the Census, which happens every 10 years, and which means that elections ending in zeros are super important, for reasons that I'll explain in greater detail in a future episode. It's because of gerrymandering. The Senate is much easier to figure out because both of the state Senators are elected by the entire state. It's as if the state itself were a single district, which is true for states like Wyoming, which are so unpopulated as to have only 1 representative. Sometimes these elections are called at large elections. Before the election ever happens, you need candidates. How candidates are chosen differs from state to state, but usually it has something to do with political parties, although it doesn't have to. Why are things so complicated?! What we can say is that candidates, or at least good candidates, usually have certain characteristics. Sorry America. First off, if you are gonna run for office, you should have an unblemished record, free of, oh I don't know, felony convictions or sex scandals, except maybe in Louisiana or New York. This might lead to some pretty bland candidates or people who are so calculating that they have no skeletons in their closet, but we Americans are a moral people and like our candidates to reflect our ideals rather than our reality. The second characteristic that a candidate must possess is the ability to raise money. Now some candidates are billionaires and can finance their own campaigns. But most billionaires have better things to do: buying yachts, making even more money, building money forts, buying more yachts, so they don't have time to run for office. But most candidates get their money for their campaigns by asking for it. The ability to raise money is key, especially now, because running for office is expensive. Can I get a how expensive is it? "How expensive is it?!" Well, so expensive that the prices of elections continually rises and in 2012 winners of House races spent nearly 2 million each. Senate winners spent more than 10 million. By the time this episode airs, I'm sure the numbers will be much higher like a gajillion billion million. Money is important in winning an election, but even more important, statistically, is already being in Congress. Let's go to the Thought Bubble. The person holding an office who runs for that office again is called the incumbent and has a big advantage over any challenger. This is according to political scientists who, being almost as bad at naming things as historians, refer to this as incumbency advantage. There are a number of reasons why incumbents tend to hold onto their seats in congress, if they want to. The first is that a sitting congressman has a record to run on, which we hope includes some legislative accomplishments, although for the past few Congresses, these don't seem to matter. The record might include case work, which is providing direct services to constituents. This is usually done by congressional staffers and includes things like answering questions about how to get certain government benefits or writing recommendation letters to West Point. Congressmen can also provide jobs to constituents, which is usually a good way to get them to vote for you. These are either government jobs, kind of rare these days, called patronage or indirect employment through government contracts for programs within a Congressman's district. These programs are called earmarks or pork barrel programs, and they are much less common now because Congress has decided not to use them any more, sort of. The second advantage that incumbents have is that they have a record of winning elections, which if you think about it, is pretty obvious. Being a proven winner makes it easier for a congressmen to raise money, which helps them win, and long term incumbents tend to be more powerful in Congress which makes it even easier for them to raise money and win. The Constitution give incumbents one structural advantage too. Each elected congressman is allowed $100,000 and free postage to send out election materials. This is called the franking privilege. It's not so clear how great an advantage this is in the age of the internet, but at least according to the book The Victory Lab, direct mail from candidates can be surprisingly effective. How real is this incumbency advantage? Well if you look at the numbers, it seems pretty darn real. Over the past 60 years, almost 90% of members of The House of Representatives got re-elected. The Senate has been even more volatile, but even at the low point in 1980 more than 50% of sitting senators got to keep their jobs. Thanks, Thought Bubble. You're so great. So those are some of the features of congressional elections. Now, if you'll permit me to get a little politically sciencey, I'd like to try to explain why elections are so important to the way that Congressmen and Senators do their jobs. In 1974, political scientist David Mayhew published a book in which he described something he called "The Electoral Connection." This was the idea that Congressmen were primarily motivated by the desire to get re-elected, which intuitively makes a lot of sense, even though I'm not sure what evidence he had for this conclusion. Used to be able to get away with that kind of thing I guess, clearly David may-not-hew to the rules of evidence, pun [rim shot], high five, no. Anyway Mayhew's research methodology isn't as important as his idea itself because The Electoral Connection provides a frame work for understanding congressman's activities. Mayhew divided representatives' behaviors and activities into three categories. The first is advertising; congressmen work to develop their personal brand so that they are recognizable to voters. Al D'Amato used to be know in New York as Senator Pothole, because he was able to bring home so much pork that he could actually fix New York's streets. Not by filling them with pork, money, its money, remember pork barrel spending? The second activity is credit claiming; Congressmen get things done so that they can say they got them done. A lot of case work and especially pork barrel spending are done in the name of credit claiming. Related to credit claiming, but slightly different, is position taking. This means making a public judgmental statement on something likely to be of interest to voters. Senators can do this through filibusters. Representatives can't filibuster, but they can hold hearings, publicly supporting a hearing is a way of associating yourself with an idea without having to actually try to pass legislation. And of course they can go on the TV, especially on Sunday talk shows. What's a TV, who even watches TV? Now the idea of The Electoral Connection doesn't explain every action a member of Congress takes; sometimes they actually make laws to benefit the public good or maybe solve problems, huh, what an idea! But Mayhew's idea gives us a way of thinking about Congressional activity, an analytical lens that connects what Congressmen actually do with how most of us understand Congressmen, through elections. So the next time you see a Congressmen call for a hearing on a supposed horrible scandal or read about a Senator threatening to filibuster a policy that may have significant popular support, ask yourself, "Is this Representative claiming credit or taking a position, and how will this build their brand?" In other words: what's the electoral connection and how will whatever they're doing help them get elected? This might feel a little cynical, but the reality is Mayhew's thesis often seems to fit with today's politics. Thanks for watching, see you next week. Vote for me; I'm on the TV. I'm not -- I'm on the YouTube. Crash Course: Government and Politics is produced in association with PBS Digital Studios. Support for Crash Course US Government comes from Voqal. Voqal supports nonprofits that use technology and media to advance social equity. Learn more about their mission and initiatives at Crash Course is made by all of these nice people. Thanks for watching. That guy isn't nice.


Overall results

Summary of the November 4, 1980, United States House of Representatives election results

243 192
Democratic Republican
Parties Seats Popular vote
1978 1980 +/- Strength Vote % Change
Democratic Party 277 243 Decrease34 55.9% 39,347,947 50.5% Decrease3.2%
Republican Party 158 192 Increase34 44.1% 37,322,627 47.9% Increase3.1%
Libertarian Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 568,131 0.7% Increase0.6%
Independent 0 0 Steady 0.0% 216,403 0.3% Decrease0.3%
Citizens Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 60,390 0.1% Increase0.1%
Right to Life Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 54,142 0.1% Increase0.1%
Peace and Freedom Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 45,281 0.1% Steady
Liberal Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 38,676 <0.1% Decrease0.1%
Conservative Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 36,928 <0.1% Decrease0.1%
American Independent Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 31,724 <0.1% Decrease0.1%
Consumer Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 23,115 <0.1% Steady
Socialist Workers Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 17,803 <0.1% Steady
Liberty Union Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 15,218 <0.1% Steady
Statesman Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 7,992 <0.1% Steady
Constitution Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 6,651 <0.1% Steady
New Alliance Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 4,151 <0.1% Steady
Morris for Congress Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 3,951 <0.1% Steady
Socialist Labor Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 3,808 <0.1% Steady
Pro-Life Independent Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 3,594 <0.1% Steady
Peoples' Independent Coalition Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,937 <0.1% Steady
New Union Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,552 <0.1% Steady
Independent for Congress Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,358 <0.1% Steady
American Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,329 <0.1% Decrease0.1%
Independent Congressional Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,326 <0.1% Steady
Socialist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,818 <0.1% Steady
No Slogan Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,776 <0.1% Steady
National Democratic Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,743 <0.1% Steady
The Independent Alternative Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,630 <0.1% Steady
Industrial Government Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,616 <0.1% Steady
Politicians are Crooks Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,588 <0.1% Steady
Contempt of Court Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,549 <0.1% Steady
Action Talks Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,138 <0.1% Steady
ACF, ProLife Family Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,004 <0.1% Steady
Workers World Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 625 <0.1% Steady
Human Rights Ratification Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 542 <0.1% Steady
J.E.B. Party, Inc. 0 0 Steady 0.0% 284 <0.1% Steady
Youth Against Draft Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 281 <0.1% Steady
Others 0 0 Steady 0.0% 37,289 <0.1% Steady
Total 435 435 0 100.0% 77,873,917 100.0% -

Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk

Popular vote
House seats
  House seats by party holding plurality in state     80+ to 100% Democratic    80+ to 100% Republican     60+ to 80% Democratic    60+ to 80% Republican     Up to 60% Democratic    Up to 60% Republican   Striped = 50/50 split
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80+ to 100% Democratic
  80+ to 100% Republican
  60+ to 80% Democratic
  60+ to 80% Republican
  Up to 60% Democratic
  Up to 60% Republican
Striped = 50/50 split
  Change in seats        3-5 Republican gain     1-2 Democratic gain    1-2 Republican gain     no net change
Change in seats
  3-5 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain
  no net change

Special elections during the 96th Congress

In these special elections, the winner was seated during 1980 or before January 3, 1981; ordered by election date.

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party Electoral history
Illinois 10 Abner Mikva Democratic 1968, 1970, 1972 (Lost), 1974, 1976, 1978 Incumbent resigned September 26, 1979, to become Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
New member elected January 22, 1980.
Republican gain.
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November, see below.
John Porter (Republican) 54.5%
Robert Weinberger (Democratic) 45.5%
Pennsylvania 12 Daniel J. Flood Democratic 1944, 1946 (Lost), 1948, 1950, 1952 (Lost), 1954, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978 Incumbent resigned January 31, 1980, after being censured by the U.S. House.
New member elected April 9, 1980.
Democratic hold.
Winner subsequently lost re-election in November, see below.
Ray Musto (Democratic) 27.3%
James Nelligan (Republican) 23.4%
Frank Harrison (Independent) 17.4%
Paul Kanjorski (Independent) 15.5%
Edward Mitchell (Independent) 10.2%
Richard P. Adams (Independent) 4.4%
Robert P. Hudock (Good Government) 1.7%
Louisiana 3 Dave Treen Republican 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978 Incumbent resigned March 10, 1980, to become Governor of Louisiana.
New member elected May 22, 1980.
Democratic gain.
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November, see below.
Billy Tauzin (Democratic) 53.1%
Jim Donelon (Republican) 46.9%
West Virginia 3 John Slack Democratic 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978 Incumbent died March 17,1980.
New Member elected June 3, 1980.
Democratic hold.
Winner subsequently lost re-election in November, see below.
John G. Hutchinson (Democratic) 53.8%
Mick Staton (Republican) 46.2%
Michigan 13 Charles Diggs Democratic 1954, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978 Incumbent resigned June 3, 1980, after being censured by the U.S. House.
New member elected November 4, 1980.
Democratic hold.
Winner also elected to the next term, see below.
George Crockett Jr. (Democratic) 91.9%
Ted Wallace (Republican) 8.10%[1]


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Alabama 1 Jack Edwards Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Edwards (Republican) 94.8%
Steve Smith (Libertarian) 5.2%
Alabama 2 William Louis Dickinson Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. William Louis Dickinson (Republican) 60.6%
Cecil Wyatt (Democratic) 36.7%
Adam Hand (Libertarian) 2.4%
Jerome Couch (Statesman) 0.4%
Alabama 3 William Flynt Nichols Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected. William Flynt Nichols (Democratic)
Alabama 4 Tom Bevill Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Bevill (Democratic) 97.9%
A. J. Killingsworth (Statesman) 2.1%
Alabama 5 Ronnie Flippo Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ronnie Flippo (Democratic) 94.1%
Betty T. Benson (Libertarian) 5.9%
Alabama 6 John Hall Buchanan Jr. Republican 1964 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Albert L. Smith Jr. (Republican) 50.5%
W. B. "Pete" Clifford (Democratic) 46.6%
Richard H. Jacobson (Libertarian) 1.7%
Philip Lenud (Nat Dem) 0.9%
Charles C. Robey (Statesman) 0.2%
Alabama 7 Richard Shelby Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Shelby (Democratic) 72.6%
Jim Bacon (Republican) 25.7%
Joe Walker (Libertarian) 1.3%
Mary Owensby (Statesman) 0.5%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Alaska at-large Don Young Republican 1973 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Don Young (Republican) 74.1%
Kevin "Pat" Parnell (Democratic) 25.9%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Arizona 1 John Jacob Rhodes Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. John Jacob Rhodes (Republican) 73.3%
Steve Jancek (Democratic) 21.4%
Irene Leitch (Libertarian) 4.2%
Rob Roper (Socialist Workers) 1.1%
Arizona 2 Mo Udall Democratic 1961 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Mo Udall (Democratic) 58.1%
Richard H. Huff (Republican) 40.4%
William Stefanov (Libertarian) 1.5%
Arizona 3 Bob Stump Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Stump (Democratic) 64.3%
Bob Croft (Republican) 30.0%
Sharon Hayse (Libertarian) 5.7%
Arizona 4 Eldon Rudd Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Eldon Rudd (Republican) 62.6%
Les Miller (Democratic) 37.4%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Arkansas 1 William Vollie Alexander Jr. Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. William Vollie Alexander Jr. (Democratic)
Arkansas 2 Ed Bethune Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Bethune (Republican) 79.0%
Jim Reid (Democratic) 21.0%
Arkansas 3 John P. Hammerschmidt Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. John P. Hammerschmidt (Republican)
Arkansas 4 Beryl Anthony Jr. Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Beryl Anthony Jr. (Democratic)


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
California 1 Harold T. Johnson Democratic 1958 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Eugene A. Chappie (Republican) 53.7%
Harold T. Johnson (Democratic) 39.9%
Jim McClarin (Libertarian) 6.4%
California 2 Donald H. Clausen Republican 1963 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Donald H. Clausen (Republican) 54.2%
Norma Bork (Democratic) 42.0%
Daniel Mosier (Libertarian) 2.6%
Linda D. Wren (Peace and Freedom) 1.3%
California 3 Bob Matsui Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Matsui (Democratic) 70.6%
Joseph Murphy (Republican) 26.5%
Bruce A. Daniel (Libertarian) 2.9%
California 4 Victor H. Fazio Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Victor H. Fazio (Democratic) 65.3%
Albert Dehr (Republican) 29.7%
Robert J. Burnside (Libertarian) 5.0%
California 5 John L. Burton Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. John L. Burton (Democratic) 51.1%
Dennis McQuaid (Republican) 45.3%
Dan P. Dougherty (Libertarian) 3.6%
California 6 Phillip Burton Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Phillip Burton (Democratic) 69.4%
Tom Spinosa (Republican) 25.6%
Roy Childs (Libertarian) 5.0%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. George Miller (Democratic) 63.3%
Giles St. Clair (Republican) 31.4%
Steve Snow (Libertarian) 3.1%
Thomas J. Thompson (American Independent) 2.2%
California 8 Ron Dellums Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Dellums (Democratic) 55.5%
Charles V. Hughes (Republican) 39.2%
Tod Mikuriya (Libertarian) 5.4%
California 9 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Stark (Democratic) 55.3%
William J. "Bill" Kennedy (Republican) 41.1%
Steven W. Clanin (Libertarian) 3.6%
California 10 Don Edwards Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Don Edwards (Democratic) 62.1%
John M. Lutton (Republican) 27.9%
Joseph Fuhrig (Libertarian) 7.2%
Edmon V. Kaiser (American Independent) 2.7%
California 11 William Royer Republican 1979 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Tom Lantos (Democratic) 46.4%
William Royer (Republican) 43.3%
Wilson Branch (Peace and Freedom) 7.4%
William S. Wade Jr. (Libertarian) 2.1%
Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff (American Independent) 0.8%
California 12 Pete McCloskey Republican 1967 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Pete McCloskey (Republican) 72.2%
Kirsten Olsen (Democratic) 18.6%
Bill Evers (Libertarian) 7.6%
Adele Fumino (Peace and Freedom) 1.6%
California 13 Norman Mineta Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Norman Mineta (Democratic) 58.9%
W. E. "Ted" Gagne (Republican) 35.5%
Ray Strong (Libertarian) 3.9%
Robert Goldsborough III (Peace and Freedom) 1.7%
California 14 Norman D. Shumway Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Norman D. Shumway (Republican) 60.7%
Ann Cerney (Democratic) 36.2%
Douglas G. Housley (Libertarian) 3.0%
California 15 Tony Coelho Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Tony Coelho (Democratic) 71.8%
Ron Schwartz (Republican) 25.2%
Michael L. Pullen (Libertarian) 3.0%
California 16 Leon Panetta Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Leon Panetta (Democratic) 71.0%
W. A. "Jack" Roth (Republican) 24.5%
Kenton H. Bowers (Libertarian) 3.0%
Jeff Mauro (American Independent) 1.4%
California 17 Chip Pashayan Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Chip Pashayan (Republican) 70.6%
Willard H. "Bill" Johnson (Democratic) 29.4%
California 18 Bill Thomas Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Thomas (Republican) 71.0%
Mary "Pat" Timmermans (Democratic) 29.0%
California 19 Robert J. Lagomarsino Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Robert J. Lagomarsino (Republican) 77.7%
Carmen Lodise (Democratic) 17.6%
Jim Trotter (Libertarian) 4.7%
California 20 Barry Goldwater Jr. Republican 1969 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Barry Goldwater Jr. (Republican) 78.8%
Matt Miller (Democratic) 17.0%
Christopher R. Darwin (Libertarian) 4.2%
California 21 James C. Corman Democratic 1960 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Bobbi Fiedler (Republican) 48.7%
James C. Corman (Democratic) 48.2%
George J. Lehmann (Libertarian) 1.8%
Jan B. Tucker (Peace and Freedom) 1.3%
California 22 Carlos Moorhead Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Carlos Moorhead (Republican) 63.9%
Pierce O'Donnell (Democratic) 31.9%
William V. Susel (Libertarian) 4.3%
California 23 Anthony C. Beilenson Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Anthony C. Beilenson (Democratic) 63.2%
Robert "Bob" Winckler (Republican) 31.5%
Jeffrey P. Lieb (Libertarian) 5.3%
California 24 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Waxman (Democratic) 63.8%
Roland Cayard (Republican) 27.1%
Margaret "Maggie" Feigin (Peace and Freedom) 4.0%
Robert E. Lehman (Libertarian) 3.5%
Jack Smilowitz (American Independent) 1.6%
California 25 Edward R. Roybal Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Edward R. Roybal (Democratic) 66.0%
Richard E. Ferraro Jr. (Republican) 28.4%
William D. Mitchell (Libertarian) 5.6%
California 26 John H. Rousselot Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. John H. Rousselot (Republican) 70.9%
Joseph Louis Lisoni (Democratic) 24.4%
William J. "B. J." Wagener (Libertarian) 4.7%
California 27 Bob Dornan Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Dornan (Republican) 51.0%
Carey Peck (Democratic) 46.5%
Jerome L. "Jerry" Sievers (Libertarian) 2.5%
California 28 Julian C. Dixon Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Julian C. Dixon (Democratic) 79.2%
Robert Reid (Republican) 16.9%
Ernst F. Ghermann (Libertarian) 3.9%
California 29 Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Augustus F. Hawkins (Democratic) 86.1%
Michael Arthur Hirt (Republican) 11.1%
Earl Smith (Libertarian) 2.8%
California 30 George E. Danielson Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. George E. Danielson (Democratic) 72.1%
J. Arthur "Art" Platten (Republican) 23.5%
Bruce M. Hobbs (Libertarian) 4.4%
California 31 Charles H. Wilson Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Mervyn M. Dymally (Democratic) 64.4%
Don Grimshaw (Republican) 35.6%
California 32 Glenn M. Anderson Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Glenn M. Anderson (Democratic) 65.9%
John R. Adler (Republican) 30.8%
Thomas A. Cosgrove (Libertarian) 3.3%
California 33 Wayne R. Grisham Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Wayne R. Grisham (Republican) 70.9%
Fred L. Anderson (Democratic) 29.1%
California 34 Dan Lungren Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Lungren (Republican) 71.8%
Simone (Democratic) 24.1%
John S. Donohue (Peace and Freedom) 4.1%
California 35 James F. Lloyd Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
David Dreier (Republican) 51.8%
James F. Lloyd (Democratic) 45.4%
James Michael "Mike" Noonan (Peace and Freedom) 2.8%
California 36 George Brown Jr. Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. George Brown Jr. (Democratic) 52.5%
John Paul Stark (Republican) 43.4%
Harry J. Histen (Libertarian) 4.0%
California 37 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Lewis (Republican) 71.6%
Donald M. "Don" Rusk (Democratic) 25.1%
Larry Morris (Libertarian) 3.3%
California 38 Jerry M. Patterson Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry M. Patterson (Democratic) 55.5%
Art Jacobson (Republican) 40.0%
Charles E. "Chuck" Heiser (Libertarian) 4.4%
California 39 William E. Dannemeyer Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. William E. Dannemeyer (Republican) 76.3%
Leonard L. Lahtinen (Democratic) 23.7%
California 40 Robert Badham Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Badham (Republican) 70.2%
Michael F. Dow (Democratic) 21.8%
Dan Mahaffey (Libertarian) 8.0%
California 41 Bob Wilson Republican 1952 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Bill Lowery (Republican) 52.7%
Bob Wilson (Democratic) 43.2%
Joseph D. Alldredge (Libertarian) 4.1%
California 42 Lionel Van Deerlin Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Duncan Hunter (Republican) 53.3%
Lionel Van Deerlin (Democratic) 46.7%
California 43 Clair Burgener Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Clair Burgener (Republican) 86.6%
Tom Metzger (Democratic) 13.4%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Colorado 1 Patricia Schroeder Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Patricia Schroeder (Democratic) 59.8%
Naomi Bradford (Republican) 37.7%
John Mason (Libertarian) 2.2%
Harold Sudmeyer (Socialist Workers) 0.3%
Colorado 2 Tim Wirth Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Tim Wirth (Democratic) 56.4%
John McElderry (Republican) 41.1%
Paul K. Grant (Libertarian) 1.7%
Robert Bruce McFarland (Citizens) 0.8%
Colorado 3 Raymond P. Kogovsek Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Raymond P. Kogovsek (Democratic) 54.9%
Harold L. McCormick (Republican) 43.7%
James S. Glennie (Libertarian) 1.4%
Colorado 4 James Paul Johnson Republican 1972 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Hank Brown (Republican) 68.4%
Polly Baca Barragan (Democratic) 29.5%
Cynthia Molson-Smith (Libertarian) 2.1%
Colorado 5 Ken Kramer Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Ken Kramer (Republican) 72.4%
Ed Schreiber (Democratic) 25.3%
John A. Lanning (Libertarian) 2.3%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Connecticut 1 William R. Cotter Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. William R. Cotter (Democratic) 63.0%
Marjorie D. Anderson (Republican) 37.0%
Connecticut 2 Chris Dodd Democratic 1974 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Sam Gejdenson (Democratic) 53.4%
Tony Guglielmo (Republican) 46.6%
Connecticut 3 Robert Giaimo Democratic 1958 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Lawrence J. DeNardis (Republican) 52.3%
Joe Lieberman (Democratic) 46.5%
Joelle R. Fishman (Citizens) 1.2%
Connecticut 4 Stewart McKinney Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Stewart McKinney (Republican) 62.6%
John A. Phillips (Democratic) 37.4%
Connecticut 5 William R. Ratchford Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. William R. Ratchford (Democratic) 50.4%
Edward M. Donahue (Republican) 49.6%
Connecticut 6 Toby Moffett Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Toby Moffett (Democratic) 59.0%
Nicholas Schaus (Republican) 40.6%
Louis J. Marietta (Independent) 0.4%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Delaware at-large Tom Evans Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Evans (Republican) 58.2%
Robert L. Maxwell (Democratic) 41.2%
Lawrence D. Sullivan (Libertarian) 0.6%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Florida 1 Earl Hutto Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Hutto (Democratic) 61.2%
Warren Briggs (Republican) 38.8%
Florida 2 Don Fuqua Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Don Fuqua (Democratic) 70.6%
John R. LaCapra (Republican) 29.4%
Florida 3 Charles Edward Bennett Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Edward Bennett (Democratic) 77.0%
Harry Radcliffe (Republican) 23.0%
Florida 4 Bill Chappell Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Chappell (Democratic) 65.8%
Barney E. Dillard Jr. (Republican) 34.2%
Florida 5 Richard Kelly Republican 1974 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Bill McCollum (Republican) 55.8%
David Ryan Best (Democratic) 44.2%
Florida 6 Bill Young Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Young (Republican)
Florida 7 Sam M. Gibbons Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Sam M. Gibbons (Democratic) 71.8%
Charles P. "Chuck" Jones (Republican) 28.2%
Florida 8 Andy Ireland Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Andy Ireland (Democratic) 69.3%
Scott Nicholson (Republican) 28.2%
Rod Rebholz (Independent) 2.5%
Florida 9 Bill Nelson Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Nelson (Democratic) 70.4%
Stan Dowiat (Republican) 29.6%
Florida 10 Skip Bafalis Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Skip Bafalis (Republican) 78.9%
Richard D. "Sparky" Sparkman (Democratic) 21.1%
Florida 11 Dan Mica Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Mica (Democratic) 59.5%
Al Coogler (Republican) 40.5%
Florida 12 Edward J. Stack Democratic 1978 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Clay Shaw (Republican) 54.5%
Alan S. Becker (Democratic) 45.5%
Florida 13 William Lehman Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. William Lehman (Democratic) 74.9%
Alvin E. Entin (Republican) 25.1%
Florida 14 Claude Pepper Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Claude Pepper (Democratic) 74.9%
Evelio S. Estrella (Republican) 25.1%
Florida 15 Dante Fascell Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Dante Fascell (Democratic) 65.4%
Herbert J. Hoodwin (Republican) 34.6%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Georgia 1 Ronald "Bo" Ginn Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Ronald "Bo" Ginn (Democratic)
Georgia 2 Dawson Mathis Democratic 1970 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Charles Floyd Hatcher (Democratic) 73.6%
Jack E. Harrell Jr. (Republican) 26.4%
Georgia 3 Jack Thomas Brinkley Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Thomas Brinkley (Democratic)
Georgia 4 Elliott H. Levitas Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Elliott H. Levitas (Democratic) 69.4%
Barry Billington (Republican) 30.6%
Georgia 5 Wyche Fowler Democratic 1977 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Wyche Fowler (Democratic) 74.0%
F. William Dowda (Republican) 26.0%
Georgia 6 Newt Gingrich Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Newt Gingrich (Republican) 59.1%
Dock H. Davis (Democratic) 40.9%
Georgia 7 Larry McDonald Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Larry McDonald (Democratic) 68.1%
Richard Castellucis (Republican) 31.9%
Georgia 8 Billy Lee Evans Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Billy Lee Evans (Democratic) 74.6%
Darwin Carter (Republican) 25.4%
Georgia 9 Ed Jenkins Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Jenkins (Democratic) 68.0%
David G. Ashworth (Republican) 32.0%
Georgia 10 Doug Barnard Jr. Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Doug Barnard Jr. (Democratic) 80.2%
Bruce J. Neubauer (Republican) 19.8%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Hawaii 1 Cecil Heftel Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Cecil Heftel (Democratic) 79.8%
Aloma Keen Noble (Republican) 16.1%
Rockne H. Johnson (Libertarian) 4.1%
Hawaii 2 Daniel Akaka Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Daniel Akaka (Democratic) 89.9%
Don G. Smith (Libertarian) 10.1%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Idaho 1 Steve Symms Republican 1972 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Larry Craig (Republican) 53.7%
Glenn W. Nichols (Democratic) 46.3%
Idaho 2 George V. Hansen Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. George V. Hansen (Republican) 58.8%
Diane Bilyeu (Democratic) 41.2%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Illinois 1 Bennett M. Stewart Democratic 1978 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Harold Washington (Democratic) 95.5%
George Williams (Republican) 4.5%
Illinois 2 Morgan F. Murphy Democratic 1970 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Gus Savage (Democratic) 88.2%
Marsha A. Harris (Republican) 11.8%
Illinois 3 Marty Russo Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Marty Russo (Democratic) 68.9%
Lawrence C. Sarsoun (Republican) 31.1%
Illinois 4 Ed Derwinski Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Derwinski (Republican) 68.0%
Richard S. Jalovec (Democratic) 32.0%
Illinois 5 John G. Fary Democratic 1975 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. John G. Fary (Democratic) 79.6%
Robert V. Kotowski (Republican) 20.4%
Illinois 6 Henry Hyde Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Hyde (Republican) 67.0%
Mario Reymond Reda (Democratic) 33.0%
Illinois 7 Cardiss Collins Democratic 1973 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Cardiss Collins (Democratic) 85.1%
Ruth R. Hooper (Republican) 14.9%
Illinois 8 Dan Rostenkowski Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Rostenkowski (Democratic) 84.7%
Walter F. Zilke (Republican) 15.3%
Illinois 9 Sidney R. Yates Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Sidney R. Yates (Democratic) 73.1%
John D. Andrica (Republican) 26.9%
Illinois 10 John E. Porter Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. John E. Porter (Republican) 60.7%
Robert A. Weinberger (Democratic) 39.3%
Illinois 11 Frank Annunzio Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Annunzio (Democratic) 69.8%
Michael R. Zanillo (Republican) 30.2%
Illinois 12 Phil Crane Republican 1969 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Phil Crane (Republican) 74.1%
David McCartney (Democratic) 25.9%
Illinois 13 Robert McClory Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Robert McClory (Republican) 71.7%
Michael Reese (Democratic) 28.3%
Illinois 14 John N. Erlenborn Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. John N. Erlenborn (Republican) 76.8%
LeRoy E. Kennel (Democratic) 23.2%
Illinois 15 Tom Corcoran Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Corcoran (Republican) 76.7%
John P. Quillin (Democratic) 23.3%
Illinois 16 John B. Anderson Republican 1960 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. President.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Lynn Morley Martin (Republican) 67.4%
Douglas R. Aurand (Democratic) 32.6%
Illinois 17 George M. O'Brien Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. George M. O'Brien (Republican) 65.8%
Michael A. Murer (Democratic) 34.2%
Illinois 18 Robert H. Michel Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected. Robert H. Michel (Republican) 62.1%
John L. Knuppel (Democratic) 37.9%
Illinois 19 Tom Railsback Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Railsback (Republican) 73.4%
Thomas J. Hand (Democratic) 26.6%
Illinois 20 Paul Findley Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Findley (Republican) 56.0%
David Robinson (Democratic) 44.0%
Illinois 21 Edward Rell Madigan Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Edward Rell Madigan (Republican) 67.6%
Penny L. Severns (Democratic) 32.4%
Illinois 22 Dan Crane Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Crane (Republican) 68.8%
Peter M. Voelz (Democratic) 31.2%
Illinois 23 Melvin Price Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Melvin Price (Democratic) 64.4%
Ronald L. Davinroy (Republican) 35.6%
Illinois 24 Paul Simon Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Simon (Democratic) 49.1%
John T. Anderson (Republican) 48.3%
James H. Barrett (Const) 2.6%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Indiana 1 Adam Benjamin Jr. Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Adam Benjamin Jr. (Democratic) 72.0%
Joseph Douglas Harkin (Republican) 28.0%
Indiana 2 Floyd Fithian Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Floyd Fithian (Democratic) 54.1%
Ernest Niemeyer (Republican) 45.9%
Indiana 3 John Brademas Democratic 1958 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
John P. Hiler (Republican) 55.0%
John Brademas (Democratic) 45.0%
Indiana 4 Dan Quayle Republican 1976 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Dan Coats (Republican) 60.5%
John D. Walda (Democratic) 39.1%
Stephen G. Hope (Independent) 0.4%
Indiana 5 Elwood Hillis Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Elwood Hillis (Republican) 61.7%
Nels J. Ackerson (Democratic) 38.3%
Indiana 6 David W. Evans Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. David W. Evans (Democratic) 50.2%
David G. Crane (Republican) 49.8%
Indiana 7 John T. Myers Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. John T. Myers (Republican) 66.1%
Patrick D. Carroll (Democratic) 33.2%
Peter P. Tescione Jr. (Independent) 0.8%
Indiana 8 H. Joel Deckard Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. H. Joel Deckard (Republican) 55.2%
Kenneth C. Snider (Democratic) 44.8%
Indiana 9 Lee H. Hamilton Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Lee H. Hamilton (Democratic) 64.4%
George Meyer Jr. (Republican) 35.6%
Indiana 10 Philip R. Sharp Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Philip R. Sharp (Democratic) 53.4%
William G. Frazier (Republican) 46.6%
Indiana 11 Andrew Jacobs Jr. Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Andrew Jacobs Jr. (Democratic) 57.3%
Sheila Suess (Republican) 42.7%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Iowa 1 Jim Leach Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Leach (Republican) 64.1%
Jim Larew (Democratic) 34.9%
Michael R. Grant (Libertarian) 0.7%
Gloria Williams (Socialist) 0.4%
Iowa 2 Tom Tauke Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Tauke (Republican) 54.0%
Steve Sovern (Democratic) 45.1%
Dean Miller (Libertarian) 0.5%
James D. Roberson (Independent) 0.4%
Iowa 3 Chuck Grassley Republican 1974 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Cooper Evans (Republican) 51.4%
Lynne G. Cutler (Democratic) 48.5%
James E. Suppus (American) 0.2%
Iowa 4 Neal Smith Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Neal Smith (Democratic) 53.9%
Donald C. Young (Republican) 45.9%
Kalonji Saadiq (Socialist) 0.2%
Iowa 5 Tom Harkin Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Harkin (Democratic) 60.2%
Cal Hultman (Republican) 39.8%
Iowa 6 Berkley Bedell Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Berkley Bedell (Democratic) 64.3%
Clarence S. Carney (Republican) 35.7%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Kansas 1 Keith Sebelius Republican 1968 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Pat Roberts (Republican) 62.3%
Phil Martin (Democratic) 37.7%
Kansas 2 James Edmund Jeffries Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. James Edmund Jeffries (Republican) 53.9%
Sam Keys (Democratic) 46.1%
Kansas 3 Larry Winn Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Larry Winn (Republican) 55.5%
Dan Watkins (Democratic) 41.8%
John O. Stewart (Con) 2.7%
Kansas 4 Dan Glickman Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Glickman (Democratic) 68.9%
Clay Hunter (Republican) 31.1%
Kansas 5 Bob Whittaker Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Whittaker (Republican) 74.2%
David L. Miller (Democratic) 24.0%
Jack C. Blackwell (Statesman) 1.8%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Kentucky 1 Carroll Hubbard Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Carroll Hubbard (Democratic)
Kentucky 2 William Huston Natcher Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. William Huston Natcher (Democratic) 65.7%
Mark T. Watson (Republican) 34.3%
Kentucky 3 Romano L. Mazzoli Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Romano L. Mazzoli (Democratic) 63.7%
Richard Cesler (Republican) 34.6%
John Cumbler (Citizens) 0.9%
Robert D. Vessels (American) 0.3%
Henry Glover Logsdon (Independent) 0.3%
Kentucky 4 Gene Snyder Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Gene Snyder (Republican) 67.0%
Phil M. McGary (Democratic) 33.0%
Kentucky 5 Tim Lee Carter Republican 1964 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Hal Rogers (Republican) 67.5%
Ted R. Marcum (Democratic) 32.5%
Kentucky 6 Larry J. Hopkins Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Larry J. Hopkins (Republican) 58.9%
Tom Easterly (Democratic) 40.5%
Don Bertram Pratt (Independent) 0.7%
Kentucky 7 Carl D. Perkins Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Carl D. Perkins (Democratic)


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Louisiana 1 Bob Livingston Republican 1977 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Bob Livingston (Republican) 88.4%
Michael J. Musmeci Sr. (Republican) 8.9%
Tristan P. Junius (Independent) 2.7%
Louisiana 2 Lindy Boggs Democratic 1973 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Lindy Boggs (Democratic) 60.8%
Rob Couhig (Republican) 34.4%
Clyde F. Bel Jr. (Democratic) 4.8%
Louisiana 3 Billy Tauzin Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Billy Tauzin (Democratic) 85.1%
Bob Namer (Democratic) 14.9%
Louisiana 4 Buddy Leach Democratic 1978 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Buddy Roemer (Democratic) 63.8%
Buddy Leach (Democratic) 36.2%
Louisiana 5 Jerry Huckaby Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Huckaby (Democratic) 88.8%
L. D. Knox (Democratic) 11.2%
Louisiana 6 Henson Moore Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henson Moore (Republican) 90.7%
Alice Brooks (Democratic) 9.3%
Louisiana 7 John Breaux Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. John Breaux (Democratic)
Louisiana 8 Gillis William Long Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Gillis William Long (Democratic) 68.9%
Clyde C. Holloway (Republican) 25.4%
Robert H. Mitchell (Republican) 5.7%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Maine 1 David F. Emery Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. David F. Emery (Republican) 68.5%
Harold C. Pachios (Democratic) 31.5%
Maine 2 Olympia Snowe Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Olympia Snowe (Republican) 78.5%
Harold L. Silverman (Democratic) 21.5%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Maryland 1 Robert Bauman Republican 1973 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Roy Dyson (Democratic) 51.7%
Robert Bauman (Republican) 48.3%
Maryland 2 Clarence Long Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Clarence Long (Democratic) 57.4%
Helen Delich Bentley (Republican) 42.6%
Maryland 3 Barbara Mikulski Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Barbara Mikulski (Democratic) 76.1%
Russell T. Schaffer (Republican) 23.9%
Maryland 4 Marjorie Holt Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Marjorie Holt (Republican) 71.9%
James J. Riley (Democratic) 28.1%
Maryland 5 Gladys Spellman Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected despite medical coma. Gladys Spellman (Democratic) 80.5%
Kevin R. Igoe (Republican) 19.5%
Maryland 6 Beverly Byron Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Beverly Byron (Democratic) 69.9%
Raymond E. Beck (Republican) 30.1%
Maryland 7 Parren Mitchell Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Parren Mitchell (Democratic) 88.5%
Victor Clark Jr. (Republican) 11.5%
Maryland 8 Michael D. Barnes Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Michael D. Barnes (Democratic) 59.3%
Newton Steers (Republican) 40.7%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Massachusetts 1 Silvio Conte Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Silvio Conte (Republican) 74.9%
Helen Poppy Doyle (Democratic) 25.1%
Massachusetts 2 Edward Boland Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Edward Boland (Democratic) 67.2%
Thomas P. Swank (Republican) 21.5%
John B. Aubuchon (Independent) 11.3%
Massachusetts 3 Joseph D. Early Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph D. Early (Democratic) 72.3%
David G. Skehan (Republican) 27.7%
Massachusetts 4 Robert Drinan Democratic 1970 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Barney Frank (Democratic) 51.9%
Richard A. Jones (Republican) 48.1%
Massachusetts 5 James Shannon Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. James Shannon (Democratic) 66.0%
William C. Sawyer (Republican) 34.0%
Massachusetts 6 Nicholas Mavroules Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Nicholas Mavroules (Democratic) 50.8%
Thomas Trimarco (Republican) 47.1%
Donald B. Batchelder (Citizens) 1.5%
Nelson F. Gonzalez (Socialist Workers) 0.6%
Massachusetts 7 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Markey (Democratic)
Massachusetts 8 Tip O'Neill Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Tip O'Neill (Democratic) 78.4%
William A. Barnstead (Republican) 21.6%
Massachusetts 9 Joe Moakley Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Moakley (Democratic)
Massachusetts 10 Margaret Heckler Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Margaret Heckler (Republican) 60.6%
Robert E. McCarthy (Democratic) 39.4%
Massachusetts 11 Brian J. Donnelly Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Brian J. Donnelly (Democratic)
Massachusetts 12 Gerry E. Studds Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Gerry E. Studds (Democratic) 73.2%
Paul V. Doane (Republican) 26.8%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Michigan 1 John Conyers Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. John Conyers (Democratic) 94.7%
William M. Bell (Republican) 4.8%
Thomas W. Jones (Libertarian) 0.5%
Michigan 2 Carl Pursell Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Carl Pursell (Republican) 57.3%
Kathleen F. O'Reilly (Democratic) 41.4%
James L. Hudler (Libertarian) 0.7%
John L. Wagner (American Independent) 0.6%
Michigan 3 Howard Wolpe Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Howard Wolpe (Democratic) 52.0%
James S. Gilmore (Republican) 47.2%
Charles Todd (Libertarian) 0.4%
Susan K. Wells (American Independent) 0.4%
Michigan 4 David Stockman Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. David Stockman (Republican) 74.7%
Lyndon G. Furst (Democratic) 24.0%
Bruce A. Smith (Libertarian) 0.8%
Robert Drenkhahn (American Independent) 0.5%
Michigan 5 Harold S. Sawyer Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Harold S. Sawyer (Republican) 53.2%
Dale Robert Sprik (Democratic) 45.8%
Tom H. Smith (Libertarian) 1.0%
Michigan 6 Milton Robert Carr Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
James Whitney Dunn (Republican) 50.6%
Milton Robert Carr (Democratic) 49.4%
Michigan 7 Dale E. Kildee Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Dale E. Kildee (Democratic) 92.8%
Dennis L. Berry (Libertarian) 7.2%
Michigan 8 J. Bob Traxler Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. J. Bob Traxler (Democratic) 60.7%
Norman R. Hughes (Republican) 37.7%
Sheila M. Hart (Libertarian) 1.6%
Michigan 9 Guy Vander Jagt Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Guy Vander Jagt (Republican) 96.6%
Marshall A. Tufts (American Independent) 3.4%
Michigan 10 Donald J. Albosta Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Donald J. Albosta (Democratic) 52.4%
Richard J. Allen (Republican) 46.0%
Frederick J. Dechow (Republican) 1.0%
David Isaac (Republican) 0.5%
Michigan 11 Robert William Davis Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Robert William Davis (Republican) 65.5%
Dan Dorrity (Democratic) 33.9%
John C. Stariha (American Independent) 0.6%
Michigan 12 David E. Bonior Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. David E. Bonior (Democratic) 55.3%
Kirk Walsh (Republican) 44.7%
Michigan 13 Charles Diggs Democratic 1954 Incumbent resigned June 3, 1980, after being censured by the U.S. House.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Winner also elected to finish the term, see above.
George Crockett Jr. (Democratic) 91.5%
M. Michael Hurd (Republican) 7.4%
Robert W. Roddis (Libertarian) 1.0%[1]
Michigan 14 Lucien Nedzi Democratic 1961 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Dennis M. Hertel (Democratic) 53.3%
Vic Caputo (Republican) 46.2%
John D. Litle (Libertarian) 0.5%
Michigan 15 William D. Ford Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. William D. Ford (Democratic) 67.7%
Gerald R. Carlson (Republican) 31.6%
Aldi C. Fuhrmann (American Independent) 0.7%
Michigan 16 John Dingell Democratic 1955 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. John Dingell (Democratic) 69.9%
Pamella A. Seay (Republican) 28.2%
R. Scott Davidson (Libertarian) 1.2%
Ronald Lee Slote (American Independent) 0.7%
Michigan 17 William M. Brodhead Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. William M. Brodhead (Democratic) 73.1%
L. Patterson (Republican) 25.4%
William B. Krebaum (Libertarian) 1.5%
Michigan 18 James J. Blanchard Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. James J. Blanchard (Democratic) 65.3%
Betty J. Suida (Republican) 33.0%
Bette Erwin (Libertarian) 1.1%
Howard L. Neal (American Independent) 0.7%
Michigan 19 William Broomfield Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected. William Broomfield (Republican) 72.7%
Wayne E. Daniels (Democratic) 25.9%
Brian Wright (Libertarian) 1.4%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Minnesota 1 Arlen Erdahl Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Arlen Erdahl (Republican) 71.8%
Russell V. Smith (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 28.2%
Minnesota 2 Tom Hagedorn Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Hagedorn (Republican) 60.6%
Harold J. Bergquist (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 39.4%
Minnesota 3 Bill Frenzel Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Frenzel (Republican) 75.6%
Joel A. Saliterman (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 24.4%
Minnesota 4 Bruce Vento Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Bruce Vento (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 58.5%
John Berg (Republican) 40.5%
James Kendrick (Socialist Workers) 1.0%
Minnesota 5 Martin Olav Sabo Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Martin Olav Sabo (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 70.1%
John Doherty (Republican) 26.7%
Jeffrey M. Miller (New Union) 1.4%
Scott Wallace (Industrial Government) 0.9%
Steve Thomas (Socialist Workers) 0.9%
Minnesota 6 Richard Nolan Democratic 1974 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Vin Weber (Republican) 52.7%
Archie Baumann (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 47.3%
Minnesota 7 Arlan Stangeland Republican 1977 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Arlan Stangeland (Republican) 52.1%
Gene Wenstrom (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 47.9%
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Oberstar (Democratic–Farmer–Labor) 70.4%
Edward Fiore (Republican) 28.0%
Ilona Gersh (Socialist Workers) 1.6%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Mississippi 1 Jamie L. Whitten Democratic 1941 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Jamie L. Whitten (Democratic) 63.0%
Terrill K. Moffett (Republican) 37.0%
Mississippi 2 David R. Bowen Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. David R. Bowen (Democratic) 69.6%
Frank Drake (Republican) 30.4%
Mississippi 3 Gillespie V. Montgomery Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Gillespie V. Montgomery (Democratic)
Mississippi 4 Jon Hinson Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Jon Hinson (Republican) 39.0%
Leslie Burl McLemore (Independent) 29.8%
Britt R. Singletary (Democratic) 29.4%
John Wayne McInerney (Independent) 1.9%
Mississippi 5 Trent Lott Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Trent Lott (Republican) 73.9%
Jimmy McVeay (Democratic) 26.1%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Missouri 1 Bill Clay Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Clay (Democratic) 70.2%
Bill White (Republican) 29.8%
Missouri 2 Robert A. Young Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Robert A. Young (Democratic) 64.4%
John O. Shields (Republican) 35.6%
Missouri 3 Dick Gephardt Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Dick Gephardt (Democratic) 77.6%
Robert A. Cedarburg (Republican) 22.4%
Missouri 4 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ike Skelton (Democratic) 67.8%
Bill Baker (Republican) 32.2%
Missouri 5 Richard Bolling Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Bolling (Democratic) 70.1%
Vincent E. Baker (Republican) 29.9%
Missouri 6 Earl Thomas Coleman Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Thomas Coleman (Republican) 70.6%
Vernon King (Democratic) 29.4%
Missouri 7 Gene Taylor Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Gene Taylor (Republican) 67.8%
Ken Young (Democratic) 32.2%
Missouri 8 Richard Howard Ichord Jr. Democratic 1960 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Wendell Bailey (Republican) 57.1%
Steve Gardner (Democratic) 42.9%
Missouri 9 Harold Volkmer Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Harold Volkmer (Democratic) 56.5%
John W. Turner (Republican) 43.5%
Missouri 10 Bill Burlison Democratic 1968 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Bill Emerson (Republican) 55.2%
Bill Burlison (Democratic) 44.8%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Montana 1 John Patrick Williams Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. John Patrick Williams (Democratic) 61.4%
John K. McDonald (Republican) 38.6%
Montana 2 Ron Marlenee Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Marlenee (Republican) 59.1%
Thomas G. Monahan (Democratic) 40.9%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Nebraska 1 Doug Bereuter Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Doug Bereuter (Republican) 78.7%
Rex S. Story (Democratic) 21.3%
Nebraska 2 John Joseph Cavanaugh Democratic 1976 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Hal Daub (Republican) 53.1%
Richard M. Fellman (Democratic) 43.8%
Susan K. Putney (Libertarian) 3.1%
Nebraska 3 Virginia D. Smith Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Virginia D. Smith (Republican) 83.9%
Stan Ditus (Democratic) 16.1%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Nevada at-large James David Santini Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. James David Santini (Democratic) 70.0%
Vince Saunders (Republican) 26.8%
Harry Joe Mangrum (Libertarian) 3.3%

New Hampshire

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
New Hampshire 1 Norman D'Amours Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Norman D'Amours (Democratic) 60.8%
Marshall W. Cobleigh (Republican) 39.2%
New Hampshire 2 James Colgate Cleveland Republican 1962 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Judd Gregg (Republican) 64.1%
Maurice L. Arel (Democratic) 35.9%

New Jersey

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
New Jersey 1 James J. Florio Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. James J. Florio (Democratic) 76.7%
Scott L. Sibert (Republican) 21.9%
Thomas S. Watson Jr. (Independent) 0.7%
Ronald K. Wishart (Libertarian) 0.5%
Julius Levin (Soc-Lab) 0.1%
New Jersey 2 William J. Hughes Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. William J. Hughes (Democratic) 57.5%
Beech N. Fox (Republican) 41.2%
Robert C. Rothhouse (Libertarian) 1.0%
Adele Frisch (Soc-Lab) 0.4%
New Jersey 3 James J. Howard Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. James J. Howard (Democratic) 49.9%
Marie Sheehan Muhler (Republican) 49.0%
Tom Palven (Libertarian) 0.7%
Lawrence D. Erickson (Socialist) 0.3%
L. James Wilson (Independent) 0.1%
New Jersey 4 Frank Thompson Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Christopher H. Smith (Republican) 56.6%
Frank Thompson (Democratic) 40.6%
Jack Moyers (Libertarian) 1.7%
Paul B. Rizzo (Independent) 1.1%
New Jersey 5 Millicent Fenwick Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Millicent Fenwick (Republican) 77.5%
Kieran E. Pillion Jr. (Democratic) 20.5%
Carl R. Samson (Libertarian) 1.2%
Jasper C. Gould (Independent) 0.8%
New Jersey 6 Edwin B. Forsythe Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Edwin B. Forsythe (Republican) 56.3%
Lewis M. Weinstein (Democratic) 41.3%
Virginia A. Flynn (Libertarian) 1.0%
John Kinnevy III (Citizens) 0.8%
Donald L. Smith (Const) 0.3%
Bernardo S. Doganiero (Soc-Lab) 0.2%
New Jersey 7 Andrew Maguire Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Marge Roukema (Republican) 50.7%
Andrew Maguire (Democratic) 46.5%
Patrick Randazzo (Pro-Life) 1.7%
Robert Shapiro (Libertarian) 0.8%
Martin E. Wendelken (Independent) 0.3%
New Jersey 8 Robert A. Roe Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Robert A. Roe (Democratic) 67.2%
William R. Cleveland (Republican) 31.4%
Donna Rabel (Soc-Lab) 0.9%
Michael Horowitz (Libertarian) 0.6%
New Jersey 9 Harold C. Hollenbeck Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Harold C. Hollenbeck (Republican) 59.1%
Gabriel M. Ambrosio (Democratic) 38.3%
Henry Koch (Libertarian) 1.2%
Herbert H. Shaw (Independent) 0.8%
Edward G. Davis (Citizens) 0.6%
New Jersey 10 Peter W. Rodino Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Peter W. Rodino (Democratic) 85.3%
Everett J. Jennings (Republican) 13.2%
Christine Keno (Human Rights) 0.6%
Frankie Lee Scott (Independent) 0.3%
Ronald Penque (Libertarian) 0.3%
Christine Hildebrand (Socialist Workers) 0.2%
New Jersey 11 Joseph G. Minish Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph G. Minish (Democratic) 63.0%
Robert A. Davis (Republican) 34.3%
Jon Britton (Socialist Workers) 1.0%
Robert G. Trugman (Independent) 1.0%
Richard S. Roth (Libertarian) 0.8%
New Jersey 12 Matthew John Rinaldo Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Matthew John Rinaldo (Republican) 77.1%
Rose Zeidwerg Monyek (Democratic) 20.9%
David-Leif Jensen (Independent) 1.3%
William Vandersteel (Libertarian) 0.6%
New Jersey 13 James A. Courter Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. James A. Courter (Republican) 71.6%
Dave Stickle (Democratic) 26.4%
John S. Schafer (Libertarian) 2.0%
New Jersey 14 Frank Joseph Guarini Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Joseph Guarini (Democratic) 64.2%
Dennis Teti (Republican) 33.7%
Jonathan Steele (Libertarian) 1.3%
Kenneth Famularo (Independent) 0.8%
New Jersey 15 Edward J. Patten Democratic 1962 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Bernard J. Dwyer (Democratic) 53.4%
William J. O'Sullivan Jr. (Republican) 43.8%
Ira W. Mintz (Independent) 1.7%
Charles Hart (Libertarian) 1.1%

New Mexico

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
New Mexico 1 Manuel Lujan Jr. Republican 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Manuel Lujan Jr. (Republican) 51.0%
Bill Richardson (Democratic) 49.0%
New Mexico 2 Harold L. Runnels Democratic 1970 Incumbent died.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Joe Skeen (Republican) 38.0%
David W. King (Democratic) 34.0%
Dorothy Runnels (Independent) 28.0%

New York

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
New York 1 William Carney Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. William Carney (Republican) 56.3%
Thomas A. Twomey (Democratic) 41.9%
Richard M. Cummings (Liberal) 1.8%
New York 2 Thomas J. Downey Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas J. Downey (Democratic) 56.3%
Louis J. Modica (Republican) 43.7%
New York 3 Jerome Ambro Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Gregory W. Carman (Republican) 50.1%
Jerome Ambro (Democratic) 47.5%
John T. Meehan (Liberal) 2.5%
New York 4 Norman F. Lent Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Norman F. Lent (Republican) 66.8%
Charles F. Brennan (Democratic) 33.2%
New York 5 John W. Wydler Republican 1962 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Raymond J. McGrath (Republican) 57.7%
Karen Burstein (Democratic) 42.3%
New York 6 Lester L. Wolff Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
John LeBoutillier (Republican) 52.8%
Lester L. Wolff (Democratic) 47.2%
New York 7 Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph P. Addabbo (Democratic) 95.3%
Francis A. Lees (Conservative) 4.7%
New York 8 Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal (Democratic) 75.6%
Albert Lemishow (Republican) 24.4%
New York 9 Geraldine Ferraro Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Geraldine Ferraro (Democratic) 58.3%
Vito P. Battista (Republican) 40.7%
Gertrude Geniale (Liberal) 1.0%
New York 10 Mario Biaggi Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Mario Biaggi (Democratic) 94.5%
Joseph P. Cavanna (Conservative) 3.9%
Michael F. Mari (Right to Life) 1.6%
New York 11 James H. Scheuer Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. James H. Scheuer (Democratic) 74.1%
Andrew E. Carlan (Republican) 25.9%
New York 12 Shirley Chisholm Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Shirley Chisholm (Democratic) 87.1%
Charles Gibbs (Republican) 8.3%
Ralph J. Carrano (Conservative) 3.3%
Joseph Caesar (Right to Life) 1.3%
New York 13 Stephen J. Solarz Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Stephen J. Solarz (Democratic) 79.4%
Harry DeMell (Republican) 18.9%
Brendan J. Connolly (Right to Life) 1.6%
New York 14 Fred Richmond Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Fred Richmond (Democratic) 76.1%
Christopher Lovell (Republican) 14.0%
Moses S. Harris (Independent) 7.0%
Keith E. Jones (Socialist Workers) 1.8%
Roy G. McKenzie (Right to Life) 1.1%
New York 15 Leo C. Zeferetti Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Leo C. Zeferetti (Democratic) 50.2%
Paul M. Atanasio (Republican) 46.9%
Peter A. McNeill (Liberal) 2.9%
New York 16 Elizabeth Holtzman Democratic 1972 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Chuck Schumer (Democratic) 77.5%
Theodore Silverman (Republican) 19.6%
Mary B. Spaulding (Right to Life) 2.9%
New York 17 John M. Murphy Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Guy V. Molinari (Republican) 47.8%
John M. Murphy (Democratic) 35.0%
Mary T. Codd (Liberal) 17.2%
New York 18 S. William Green Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. S. William Green (Republican) 56.7%
Mark J. Green (Democratic) 42.7%
Arthur L. Washburn Jr. (Right to Life) 0.7%
New York 19 Charles B. Rangel Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Charles B. Rangel (Democratic) 96.2%
Marjorie Garvey (Conservative) 3.0%
Reba Williams Dixon (Socialist Workers) 0.8%
New York 20 Theodore S. Weiss Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Theodore S. Weiss (Democratic) 82.4%
James E. Greene (Republican) 14.6%
David I. Caplan (Conservative) 2.1%
Robert E. Massi (Soc-Lab) 0.8%
New York 21 Robert García Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Robert García (Democratic) 98.2%
Loidis R. Cordero (Right to Life) 1.0%
Gina A. Aceto (Conservative) 0.8%
New York 22 Jonathan Brewster Bingham Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Jonathan Brewster Bingham (Democratic) 83.9%
Robert Black (Republican) 12.6%
James J. Whalen (Conservative) 3.5%
New York 23 Peter A. Peyser Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Peter A. Peyser (Democratic) 56.2%
Andrew A. Albanese (Republican) 43.8%
New York 24 Richard Ottinger Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Ottinger (Democratic) 59.4%
Joseph W. Christiana (Republican) 39.6%
Richard O. Reyes (Liberal) 1.0%
New York 25 Hamilton Fish IV Republican 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Hamilton Fish IV (Republican) 81.0%
Gunars M. Ozols (Democratic) 19.0%
New York 26 Benjamin A. Gilman Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Benjamin A. Gilman (Republican) 74.3%
Eugene R. Victor (Democratic) 20.3%
Edmond W. Farrell (Right to Life) 4.7%
Tom Goonan (Libertarian) 0.7%
New York 27 Matthew F. McHugh Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Matthew F. McHugh (Democratic) 55.0%
Neil Tyler Wallace (Republican) 44.0%
Louis F. Muenkel (Right to Life) 0.9%
New York 28 Samuel S. Stratton Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Samuel S. Stratton (Democratic) 77.9%
Frank Wicks (Republican) 17.8%
Mary A. Bradt (Conservative) 3.7%
Patricia Mayberry (Socialist Workers) 0.6%
New York 29 Gerald B. H. Solomon Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Gerald B. H. Solomon (Republican) 66.7%
Rodger L. Hurley (Democratic) 33.3%
New York 30 Robert C. McEwen Republican 1964 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
David O'Brien Martin (Republican) 63.8%
Mary Anne Krupsak (Democratic) 31.6%
John R. Zagame (Right to Life) 4.6%
New York 31 Donald J. Mitchell Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Donald J. Mitchell (Republican) 77.5%
Irving A. Schwartz (Democratic) 22.5%
New York 32 James M. Hanley Democratic 1964 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
George C. Wortley (Republican) 60.4%
Jeffrey S. Brooks (Democratic) 31.6%
Peter Del Giorno (Right to Life) 6.7%
James Northrup (Libertarian) 1.3%
New York 33 Gary A. Lee Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Gary A. Lee (Republican) 75.8%
Dolores M. Reed (Democratic) 22.6%
William L. Jones (Right to Life) 1.7%
New York 34 Frank Horton Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Horton (Republican) 72.9%
James Toole (Democratic) 20.7%
Clyde O. Benoy (Conservative) 3.2%
William Bastuk (Right to Life) 1.7%
David D. Hoesly (Libertarian) 1.4%
New York 35 Barber Conable Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Barber Conable (Republican) 72.2%
John M. Owens (Democratic) 25.3%
Bernard M. O'Connor (Right to Life) 2.1%
Lydia Bayoneta (Workers) 0.4%
New York 36 John J. LaFalce Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. John J. LaFalce (Democratic) 71.7%
H. William Feder (Republican) 28.3%
New York 37 Henry J. Nowak Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henry J. Nowak (Democratic) 83.0%
Roger Heymanowski (Republican) 14.5%
Thomas A. O'Connor (Right to Life) 2.5%
New York 38 Jack Kemp Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Kemp (Republican) 81.6%
Gale A. Denn (Democratic) 18.4%
New York 39 Stan Lundine Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Stan Lundine (Democratic) 54.7%
James Abdella (Republican) 43.8%
Genevieve F. Ronan (Right to Life) 1.5%

North Carolina

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
North Carolina 1 Walter B. Jones Sr. Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Walter B. Jones Sr. (Democratic)
North Carolina 2 Lawrence H. Fountain Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Lawrence H. Fountain (Democratic) 73.4%
Barry Lynn Gardner (Republican) 26.6%
North Carolina 3 Charles Orville Whitley Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Orville Whitley (Democratic) 68.3%
Larry J. Parker (Republican) 31.7%
North Carolina 4 Ike Franklin Andrews Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Ike Franklin Andrews (Democratic) 52.6%
Thurman Hogan (Republican) 45.8%
John Cunningham (Libertarian) 1.5%
North Carolina 5 Stephen L. Neal Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Stephen L. Neal (Democratic) 51.0%
Anne Bagnal (Republican) 48.8%
Jeffery K. Miller (Socialist Workers) 0.2%
North Carolina 6 L. Richardson Preyer Democratic 1968 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Walter E. Johnston III (Republican) 51.1%
L. Richardson Preyer (Democratic) 48.9%
North Carolina 7 Charlie Rose Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Rose (Democratic) 68.7%
Vivian S. Wright (Republican) 31.3%
North Carolina 8 Bill Hefner Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Hefner (Democratic) 58.5%
L. E. Harris (Republican) 41.5%
North Carolina 9 James G. Martin Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. James G. Martin (Republican) 58.6%
Randall R. Kincaid (Democratic) 41.4%
North Carolina 10 James T. Broyhill Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. James T. Broyhill (Republican) 69.7%
James O. Icenhour (Democratic) 30.3%
North Carolina 11 V. Lamar Gudger Democratic 1976 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Bill Hendon (Republican) 53.5%
V. Lamar Gudger (Democratic) 46.5%

North Dakota

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
North Dakota at-large Mark Andrews Republican 1962 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Byron Dorgan (Democratic) 56.8%
Jim Smykowski (Republican) 42.6%
John Lengenfelder (Independent) 0.3%
Torfin A. Teigen (Independent) 0.3%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Ohio 1 Bill Gradison Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Gradison (Republican) 74.2%
Donald J. Zwick (Democratic) 23.6%
Scott A. Breen (W/I) 2.1%
Ohio 2 Tom Luken Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Luken (Democratic) 58.7%
Tom Atkins (Republican) 41.3%
Ohio 3 Tony P. Hall Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Tony P. Hall (Democratic) 57.3%
Albert H. Sealy (Republican) 40.0%
Richard L. Righter (Independent) 1.7%
Robert E. Tharpe (Independent) 1.0%
Ohio 4 Tennyson Guyer Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Tennyson Guyer (Republican) 72.3%
Gerry Tebben (Democratic) 27.7%
Ohio 5 Del Latta Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Del Latta (Republican) 70.4%
James Robert Sherck (Democratic) 29.6%
Ohio 6 Bill Harsha Republican 1960 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Bob McEwen (Republican) 54.6%
Ted Strickland (Democratic) 45.4%
Ohio 7 Bud Brown Republican 1965 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Bud Brown (Republican) 76.1%
Donald Hollister (Democratic) 23.9%
Ohio 8 Tom Kindness Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Kindness (Republican) 76.0%
John W. Griffin (Democratic) 24.0%
Ohio 9 Thomas L. Ashley Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Ed Weber (Republican) 56.2%
Thomas L. Ashley (Democratic) 39.9%
Edward Silvio Emery (Independent) 2.5%
Toby Elizabeth Emmerich (Independent) 1.4%
Ohio 10 Clarence E. Miller Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Clarence E. Miller (Republican) 74.4%
Jack E. Stecher (Democratic) 25.6%
Ohio 11 J. William Stanton Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. J. William Stanton (Republican) 69.3%
Patrick James Donlin (Democratic) 27.6%
Harold V. Richard Jr. (Independent) 3.1%
Ohio 12 Samuel L. Devine Republican 1958 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Bob Shamansky (Democratic) 52.6%
Samuel L. Devine (Republican) 47.4%
Ohio 13 Don Pease Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Don Pease (Democratic) 63.8%
David Earl Armstrong (Republican) 36.2%
Ohio 14 John F. Seiberling Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. John F. Seiberling (Democratic) 64.9%
Louis A. Mangels (Republican) 35.1%
Ohio 15 Chalmers P. Wylie Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Chalmers P. Wylie (Republican) 72.6%
Terry Freeman (Republican) 27.4%
Ohio 16 Ralph Regula Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Ralph Regula (Republican) 79.3%
Larry V. Slagle (Democratic) 20.7%
Ohio 17 John M. Ashbrook Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected. John M. Ashbrook (Republican) 72.9%
Donald E. Yunker (Democratic) 27.1%
Ohio 18 Douglas Applegate Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Douglas Applegate (Democratic) 76.1%
Gary L. Hammersley (Republican) 23.9%
Ohio 19 Lyle Williams Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Lyle Williams (Republican) 58.1%
Harry Meshel (Democratic) 41.9%
Ohio 20 Mary Rose Oakar Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Mary Rose Oakar (Democratic)
Ohio 21 Louis Stokes Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Louis Stokes (Democratic) 88.2%
Robert L. Woodall (Republican) 11.8%
Ohio 22 Charles Vanik Democratic 1954 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Dennis E. Eckart (Democratic) 55.2%
Joseph J. Nahra (Republican) 41.3%
Arnold Gleisser (Independent) 3.5%
Ohio 23 Ronald M. Mottl Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Ronald M. Mottl (Democratic)


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Oklahoma 1 James R. Jones Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. James R. Jones (Democratic) 58.4%
Richard C. Freeman (Republican) 41.6%
Oklahoma 2 Mike Synar Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Synar (Democratic) 54.0%
Gary Richardson (Republican) 46.0%
Oklahoma 3 Wes Watkins Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Wes Watkins (Democratic)
Oklahoma 4 Tom Steed Democratic 1948 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Dave McCurdy (Democratic) 51.0%
Howard Rutledge (Republican) 49.0%
Oklahoma 5 Mickey Edwards Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Mickey Edwards (Republican) 68.4%
David Hood (Democratic) 28.0%
James L. Rushing (Libertarian) 3.6%
Oklahoma 6 Glenn English Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Glenn English (Democratic) 64.7%
Carol McCurley (Republican) 35.3%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Oregon 1 Les AuCoin Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Les AuCoin (Democratic) 66.0%
Lynn Engdahl (Republican) 34.0%
Oregon 2 Albert C. Ullman Democratic 1956 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Denny Smith (Republican) 48.8%
Albert C. Ullman (Democratic) 47.5%
Lloyd K. Marbet (Independent) 3.7%
Oregon 3 Robert B. Duncan Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
Ron Wyden (Democratic) 72.0%
Darrell R. Conger (Republican) 28.0%
Oregon 4 Jim Weaver Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Weaver (Democratic) 54.8%
Michael Fitzgerald (Republican) 45.2%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Pennsylvania 1 Michael Myers Democratic 1976 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Thomas M. Foglietta (Democratic) 37.8%
Michael Myers (Democratic) 34.1%
Robert R. Burke (Republican) 24.4%
Geoffrey Steinberg (Libertarian) 2.0%
Shaheed Abdul Haqq (Consumer) 1.7%
Pennsylvania 2 William H. Gray Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. William H. Gray (Democratic) 96.4%
Garland Dempsey (Consumer) 1.8%
James L. Buckman (Independent) 1.8%
Pennsylvania 3 Raymond F. Lederer Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Raymond F. Lederer (Democratic) 54.5%
William J. Phillips (Republican) 32.8%
Max Weiner (Consumer) 9.5%
John Morris (Independent) 3.2%
Pennsylvania 4 Charles F. Dougherty Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Charles F. Dougherty (Republican) 63.3%
Thomas J. Magrann (Democratic) 36.7%
Pennsylvania 5 Richard T. Schulze Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Richard T. Schulze (Republican) 75.1%
Grady G. Brickhouse (Democratic) 23.8%
David F. Hoffman (Libertarian) 1.1%
Pennsylvania 6 Gus Yatron Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Gus Yatron (Democratic) 67.1%
George Hulshart (Republican) 32.9%
Pennsylvania 7 Robert W. Edgar Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Robert W. Edgar (Democratic) 53.1%
Dennis J. Rochford (Republican) 46.9%
Pennsylvania 8 Peter H. Kostmayer Democratic 1976 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
James K. Coyne III (Republican) 50.7%
Peter H. Kostmayer (Democratic) 48.7%
Hans Schroeder (Libertarian) 0.6%
Pennsylvania 9 Bud Shuster Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Bud Shuster (Republican)
Pennsylvania 10 Joseph M. McDade Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph M. McDade (Republican) 76.6%
Gene Basalyga (Democratic) 22.7%
Patrick Fallon (Libertarian) 0.8%
Pennsylvania 11 Ray Musto Democratic 1980 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
James L. Nelligan (Republican) 51.9%
Ray Musto (Democratic) 48.1%
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. John Murtha (Democratic) 59.4%
Charles A. Getty (Republican) 40.6%
Pennsylvania 13 R. Lawrence Coughlin Republican 1968 Incumbent re-elected. R. Lawrence Coughlin (Republican) 70.0%
Pete Slawek (Democratic) 29.2%
Jon Houser (Libertarian) 0.8%
Pennsylvania 14 William S. Moorhead Democratic 1958 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
William J. Coyne (Democratic) 68.5%
Stan Thomas (Republican) 29.5%
Liz Hughes (Consumer) 2.0%
Pennsylvania 15 Donald L. Ritter Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Donald L. Ritter (Republican) 59.5%
Jeanette Reibman (Democratic) 39.7%
Barbara Karkutt (Libertarian) 0.7%
Pennsylvania 16 Robert Smith Walker Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Smith Walker (Republican) 76.9%
James A. Woodcock (Democratic) 23.1%
Pennsylvania 17 Allen E. Ertel Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Allen E. Ertel (Democratic) 60.6%
Daniel L. Seiverling (Republican) 39.4%
Pennsylvania 18 Doug Walgren Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Doug Walgren (Democratic) 68.5%
Steven R. Snyder (Republican) 31.5%
Pennsylvania 19 William F. Goodling Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. William F. Goodling (Republican) 76.0%
Richard P. Noll (Democratic) 23.1%
Daniel R. Davies (Libertarian) 0.9%
Pennsylvania 20 Joseph M. Gaydos Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph M. Gaydos (Democratic) 72.5%
Kathleen M. Meyer (Republican) 27.5%
Pennsylvania 21 Donald A. Bailey Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Donald A. Bailey (Democratic) 68.4%
Dirk Matson (Republican) 31.6%
Pennsylvania 22 Austin Murphy Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Austin Murphy (Democratic) 69.6%
Marilyn Coyle Ecoff (Republican) 29.5%
William L. Krayer (Libertarian) 1.0%
Pennsylvania 23 William F. Clinger Jr. Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. William F. Clinger Jr. (Republican) 73.5%
Peter Atigan (Democratic) 24.6%
Douglas M. Mason (Consumer) 1.9%
Pennsylvania 24 Marc L. Marks Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Marc L. Marks (Republican) 49.7%
David C. DiCarlo (Democratic) 49.6%
Edward J. Hammer (Independent) 0.7%
Pennsylvania 25 Eugene Atkinson Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Eugene Atkinson (Democratic) 67.1%
Robert Morris (Republican) 32.9%

Rhode Island

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Rhode Island 1 Fernand St. Germain Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Fernand St. Germain (Democratic) 67.6%
William P. Montgomery (Republican) 32.4%
Rhode Island 2 Edward Beard Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Claudine Schneider (Republican) 55.3%
Edward Beard (Democratic) 44.7%

South Carolina

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
South Carolina 1 Mendel Jackson Davis Democratic 1971 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Thomas F. Hartnett (Republican) 51.7%
Charles D. Ravenel (Democratic) 48.3%
South Carolina 2 Floyd Spence Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Floyd Spence (Republican) 55.7%
Tom Turnipseed (Democratic) 44.3%
South Carolina 3 Butler Derrick Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Butler Derrick (Democratic) 59.8%
Marshall Parker (Republican) 39.4%
Boyce Lee Muller (Libertarian) 0.8%
South Carolina 4 Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Carroll A. Campbell Jr. (Republican) 92.9%
Thomas P. Waldenfels (Libertarian) 7.1%
South Carolina 5 Kenneth Lamar Holland Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Kenneth Lamar Holland (Democratic) 87.5%
Thomas Campbell (Libertarian) 12.5%
South Carolina 6 John Jenrette Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
John Light Napier (Republican) 51.8%
John Jenrette (Democratic) 48.2%

South Dakota

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
South Dakota 1 Tom Daschle Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Daschle (Democratic) 65.8%
Bart Kull (Republican) 34.2%
South Dakota 2 James Abdnor Republican 1972 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Clint Roberts (Republican) 58.4%
Kenneth D. Stofferahn (Democratic) 41.6%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Tennessee 1 Jimmy Quillen Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Jimmy Quillen (Republican) 86.2%
John Curtis (Independent) 13.8%
Tennessee 2 John Duncan Sr. Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. John Duncan Sr. (Republican) 76.1%
David H. Dunnaway (Democratic) 23.9%
Tennessee 3 Marilyn Lloyd Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Marilyn Lloyd (Democratic) 61.1%
Glen Byers (Republican) 38.9%
Tennessee 4 Al Gore Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Al Gore (Democratic) 79.3%
James Beau Seigneur (Republican) 20.7%
Tennessee 5 Bill Boner Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Boner (Democratic) 65.4%
Mike Adams (Republican) 34.6%
Tennessee 6 Robin Beard Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Robin Beard (Republican)
Tennessee 7 Ed Jones Democratic 1969 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Ed Jones (Democratic) 77.3%
Daniel Campbell (Republican) 22.7%
Tennessee 8 Harold Ford Sr. Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Harold Ford Sr. (Democratic)


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Texas 1 Sam B. Hall Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Sam B. Hall (Democratic)
Texas 2 Charles Wilson Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Wilson (Democratic) 69.3%
F. H. Pannill (Republican) 29.5%
Martin Sorrells (Libertarian) 1.2%
Texas 3 James M. Collins Republican 1968 Incumbent re-elected. James M. Collins (Republican) 79.3%
Earle Stephen Porter (Democratic) 18.0%
William Stephen Briggs (Libertarian) 2.7%
Texas 4 Ray Roberts Democratic 1962 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Ralph Hall (Democratic) 52.3%
John Wright (Republican) 47.7%
Texas 5 Jim Mattox Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Mattox (Democratic) 51.1%
Thomas W. Pauken (Republican) 48.9%
Texas 6 Phil Gramm Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Phil Gramm (Democratic) 70.9%
Dave Haskins (Republican) 29.1%
Texas 7 William Reynolds Archer Jr. Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. William Reynolds Archer Jr. (Republican) 82.1%
Robert Laurence Hutchings (Democratic) 16.4%
Bill Ware (Libertarian) 1.4%
Texas 8 Robert C. Eckhardt Democratic 1966 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Jack Fields (Republican) 51.8%
Robert C. Eckhardt (Democratic) 48.2%
Texas 9 Jack Brooks Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Brooks (Democratic)
Texas 10 J. J. Pickle Democratic 1963 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. J. J. Pickle (Democratic) 59.1%
John Biggar (Republican) 38.8%
Michael Grossberg (Libertarian) 2.1%
Texas 11 Marvin Leath Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Marvin Leath (Democratic)
Texas 12 Jim Wright Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Wright (Democratic) 59.9%
Jim Bradshaw (Republican) 39.3%
C. B. Mauldin (Libertarian) 0.8%
Texas 13 Jack Hightower Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Hightower (Democratic) 55.0%
Ron Slover (Republican) 45.0%
Texas 14 Joseph P. Wyatt, Jr. Democratic 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
William Neff Patman (Democratic) 56.8%
C. L. Concklin (Republican) 43.2%
Texas 15 Kika de la Garza Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Kika de la Garza (Democratic) 70.0%
Robert Lendol McDonald (Republican) 30.0%
Texas 16 Richard C. White Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Richard C. White (Democratic) 84.6%
Catherine A. McDivitt (Libertarian) 15.4%
Texas 17 Charles Stenholm Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Stenholm (Democratic)
Texas 18 Mickey Leland Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Mickey Leland (Democratic) 79.9%
C. L. Kennedy (Republican) 17.9%
Bill Fraser (Libertarian) 2.2%
Texas 19 Kent Hance Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Kent Hance (Democratic) 93.5%
J. D. Webster (Libertarian) 6.5%
Texas 20 Henry B. Gonzalez Democratic 1961 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Henry B. Gonzalez (Democratic) 81.9%
Merle Nash (Republican) 17.3%
Tom Burnham (Libertarian) 0.8%
Texas 21 Tom Loeffler Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Loeffler (Republican) 76.5%
Joe Sullivan (Democratic) 22.8%
William Rice (Libertarian) 0.7%
Texas 22 Ron Paul Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Paul (Republican) 51.0%
Mike Andrews (Democratic) 48.3%
Vaudie V. Nance (Independent) 0.6%
Texas 23 Abraham Kazen Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Abraham Kazen (Democratic) 69.9%
Bobby Locke (Republican) 30.1%
Texas 24 Martin Frost Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Martin Frost (Democratic) 61.3%
Clay Smothers (Republican) 38.7%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Utah 1 K. Gunn McKay Democratic 1970 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
James V. Hansen (Republican) 52.1%
K. Gunn McKay (Democratic) 47.9%
Utah 2 David Daniel Marriott Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. David Daniel Marriott (Republican) 67.0%
Arthur L. Monson (Democratic) 30.3%
Stan Larsen (Independent) 1.9%
Steven Ray Montgomery (American) 0.5%
David P. Hurst (Socialist Workers) 0.3%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Vermont at-large Jim Jeffords Republican 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Jeffords (Republican) 75.3%
Robin Lloyd (Citizens) 19.3%
Peter Diamondstone (Liberty) 5.4%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Virginia 1 Paul S. Trible Jr. Republican 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Paul S. Trible Jr. (Republican) 90.5%
Sharon D. Grant (Independent) 9.5%
Virginia 2 G. William Whitehurst Republican 1968 Incumbent re-elected. G. William Whitehurst (Republican) 89.8%
Kenneth P. Morrison (Independent) 10.2%
Virginia 3 David E. Satterfield III Democratic 1964 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Thomas J. Bliley Jr. (Republican) 51.6%
John A. Mapp (Democratic) 32.6%
Howard H. Carwile (Independent) 10.5%
James B. Turney (Independent) 5.3%
Virginia 4 Robert Daniel Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Daniel (Republican) 60.7%
Cecil Y. Jenkins (Democratic) 39.3%
Virginia 5 Dan Daniel Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Daniel (Democratic)
Virginia 6 M. Caldwell Butler Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. M. Caldwell Butler (Republican)
Virginia 7 J. Kenneth Robinson Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. J. Kenneth Robinson (Republican)
Virginia 8 Herbert Harris Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Stanford E. Parris (Republican) 48.8%
Herbert Harris (Democratic) 48.3%
Deborah L. Frantz (Independent) 2.9%
Virginia 9 William C. Wampler Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. William C. Wampler (Republican) 69.4%
Roosevelt Ferguson (Democratic) 30.6%
Virginia 10 Joseph L. Fisher Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Frank Wolf (Republican) 51.1%
Joseph L. Fisher (Democratic) 48.9%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Washington 1 Joel Pritchard Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Joel Pritchard (Republican) 78.3%
Robin Drake (Democratic) 18.1%
Maurice Willey (Libertarian) 3.6%
Washington 2 Al Swift Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Al Swift (Democratic) 63.9%
Neal Snider (Republican) 32.6%
William L. McCord (Libertarian) 3.6%
Washington 3 Don Bonker Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Don Bonker (Democratic) 62.7%
Rod Culp (Republican) 37.3%
Washington 4 Mike McCormack Democratic 1970 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Sid Morrison (Republican) 57.4%
Mike McCormack (Democratic) 42.6%
Washington 5 Tom Foley Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Foley (Democratic) 51.9%
John Sonneland (Republican) 48.1%
Washington 6 Norman D. Dicks Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Norman D. Dicks (Democratic) 53.6%
James Edward Beaver (Republican) 46.4%
Washington 7 Mike Lowry Democratic 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Lowry (Democratic) 57.3%
Ron Dunlap (Republican) 42.7%

West Virginia

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
West Virginia 1 Bob Mollohan Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Mollohan (Democratic) 63.6%
Joe Bartler (Republican) 36.4%
West Virginia 2 Harley O. Staggers Democratic 1948 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Cleve Benedict (Republican) 55.9%
Pat R. Hamilton (Democratic) 44.1%
West Virginia 3 John G. Hutchinson Democratic 1980 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Mick Staton (Republican) 52.7%
John G. Hutchinson (Democratic) 47.3%
West Virginia 4 Nick Rahall Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected. Nick Rahall (Democratic) 76.6%
Winton Guy Covey Jr. (Republican) 23.4%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Wisconsin 1 Les Aspin Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Les Aspin (Democratic) 56.2%
Kathryn H. Canary (Republican) 42.8%
Arthur F. Jackson (Libertarian) 1.0%
Wisconsin 2 Robert W. Kastenmeier Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Robert W. Kastenmeier (Democratic) 54.0%
James A. Wright (Republican) 45.4%
Leslie Graves Key (Libertarian) 0.6%
Wisconsin 3 Alvin Baldus Democratic 1974 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Steve Gunderson (Republican) 51.0%
Alvin Baldus (Democratic) 49.0%
Wisconsin 4 Clement J. Zablocki Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Clement J. Zablocki (Democratic) 70.0%
Elroy C. Honadel (Republican) 29.2%
Lynn Rashkind (Independent) 0.8%
Wisconsin 5 Henry S. Reuss Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Henry S. Reuss (Democratic) 77.0%
David Bathke (Republican) 22.2%
Frank Forrestal (Independent) 0.8%
Wisconsin 6 Tom Petri Republican 1979 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Tom Petri (Republican) 59.3%
Gary R. Goyke (Democratic) 40.7%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Dave Obey (Democratic) 64.7%
Vinton A. Vesta (Republican) 35.3%
Wisconsin 8 Toby Roth Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Toby Roth (Republican) 67.7%
Michael Monfils (Democratic) 32.3%
Wisconsin 9 Jim Sensenbrenner Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Sensenbrenner (Republican) 78.4%
Gary C. Benedict (Democratic) 21.6%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First
Wyoming at-large Dick Cheney Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Dick Cheney (Republican) 68.6%
Jim Rogers (Democratic) 31.4%

See also


  1. ^ a b "MI - District 13 - History".
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