Election 2000

Chronicle Election Coverage

House of Representatives Results

If Dubya does pull this one out of the Florida swamps, he'll have at least one chamber of Congress on his side. As of press time, the GOP had a 221-211 advantage in the House, with two independents, one caucusing with each party, and one race -- the New Jersey 12th -- still too close to call. (In that race, Democratic incumbent Rush Holt leads former Rep. Dick Zimmer by 56 votes.) All in all, the GOP did better than expected. While the Dems did take five House seats away in California, along with seats in Utah, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Washington, and New York (the seat vacated by Rick "Sign here!" Lazio), the GOP held on to nine of its vulnerable seats, compared with only three for the Dems. And the Ds were further hurt by three bona fide upsets, in Connecticut, Minnesota, and West Virginia, and lost eight overall. Outlook: If Holt loses too, and if, as expected, Ohio maverick James Traficant switches to the Rs, control of the House will look no different than it is now.


State-District

Where is that?

Republican

Democrat

New Jersey-12

Princeton

Dick Zimmer

Rush Holt* (too close to call)

Arkansas-4

Pine Bluff

Jay Dickey*

Michael Ross

California-15

Silicon Valley

Jim Cunneen

Mike Honda

California-27

L.A. (Pasadena)

James Rogan*

Adam Schiff

California-31

L.A. (El Monte)

None

Hilda Solis

California-36

L.A. (Torrance)

Steve Kuykendall*

Jane Harman

California-49

San Diego

Brian Bilbray*

Susan Davis

New York-2

Central Long Island

Joan Johnson

Steve Israel

Oklahoma-2

Muskogee

Andy Ewing

Brad Carson

Utah-2

Salt Lake City

Derek Smith

Jim Matheson

Washington-2

Bellingham

John Koster

Richard Larsen


Connecticut-2

New London

Rob Simmons

Sam Gedjenson*

New York-1

East Long Island

Felix Grucci

Regina Seltzer

Michigan-8

Lansing

Michael Rogers

Dianne Byrum

Minnesota-2

SW of Twin Cities

Mark Kennedy

David Minge*

Missouri-6

KC/St. Joseph

Sam Graves

Steve Danner

Pennsylvania-4

North of Pittsburgh

Melissa Hart

Terry Van Horne

Virginia-2

Virginia Beach

Ed Schrock

Jody Wagner

West Virginia-2

Charleston

Shelley Capito

Jim Humphreys

Winners in bold type; * indicates incumbent

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