Research Reports

Illinois Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008, the average US House race in Illinois was won 70% to 30% -- since 1994, more than half of winners have been "untouchable."

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Idaho Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: Democrats won their first House seat in Idaho since 1992, despite regularly winning a third of statewide votes.

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Georgia Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008, US House Democratic candidates won a majority of Georgia's popular vote, but only 46% of seats.

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Hawaii Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: Both of Hawaii's US House races were no-contest wins for incumbents -- no Republican has won since 1988.

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California Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus:  In 2008, all 51 US House incumbents won in California, 78% by landslide

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Connecticut Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008 Republican US House candidates earned 33% of votes statewide, but 0 of 5 seats

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Colorado Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: All but one of Colorado US House race were a landside win in 2008 -- 56% of Republican voters failed to elect a candidate

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Florida Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008, incumbents lost 3 US House races in Florida-- in 1982-2006, incumbents won 242 of 246 races.

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Delaware Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: Delaware leans Democratic but Republican Michael Castle is serving a record 9th term as its only US House Member.

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Arkansas Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008 every US House race in Arkansas was uncontested by a major party -- since 1982, 70% of incumbents have been "untouchable"

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