The United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2008
were held on November 4, 2008, to determine who will represent the state
in the United States House of Representatives
, coinciding with the presidential
elections. Representatives are elected for two-year terms those elected will be serving in the 111th Congress
from January 3, 2009 until January 3, 2011.
Oregon has five seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census
. Its 2007–2008 congressional delegation consisted of four Democrats
and one Republican
. This remains unchanged although CQ Politics
had forecasted district 5 to be at some risk for the incumbent party earlier in the year.
A primary election for Democrats
was held on May 20. To be eligible for the primaries, candidates had to file for election by March 11. Other parties had other procedures for nominating candidates.
Democratic incumbent David Wu
has represented Oregon's 1st congressional district
since 1998 and is the Democratic nominee in 2008, defeating Will Hobbs and Mark Welyczko in the primary. Hobbs, a political novice, earned some attention late in the race, by winning the endorsements of major newspapers The Oregonian
and Willamette Week
In the Republican primary
, Joel Haugen... Read More