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2008 Florida Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Presidential Primary Filing Deadline: 10/31/07, Presidential Primary: 1/29/08, Federal Independent Filing Deadline: 3/31/08, Federal Filing Deadline: 5/2/08, State Filing Deadline: 6/20/08, Independent Presidential Filing Deadline: 7/8/08, Primary: 8/26/08, Third Party Filing Deadline: 9/2/08, General Election 11/4/08,
Last Updated: August 27, 2008
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President, 52.1% in '04 for Bush, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
U.S. Sen. Hillary R. Clinton (D-NY) 49.68%,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 32.98%, ex-U.S. Sen. John R. Edwards (D-NC) 14.41%, U.S. Sen. Joseph R. "Joe" Biden, Jr. (D-DE) 0.89%, Gov. William B. "Bill" Richardson (D-NM) 0.86%, U.S. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) 0.55%, U.S. Sen. Christopher J. "Chris" Dodd (D-CT) 0.31%, ex-U.S. Sen. Maurice "Mike" Gravel (D-AK) 0.31%,
U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 36.01%,
ex-Gov. W. Mitt Romney (R-MA) 31.06%, ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph W. "Rudy" Giuliani (R-NY) 14.63%, ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) 13.49%, U.S. Rep. Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (R-TX) 3.22%, ex-U.S. Sen. Fred D. Thompson (R-TN) 1.16%, ex-Amb. Alan L. Keyes (R-MD) 0.21%, U.S. Rep. Duncan L. Hunter (R-CA) 0.14%, U.S. Rep. Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo (R-CO) 0.08%,
Gene Amondson (Pro-WA),
Minister Charles O. "Chuck" Baldwin (C-FL),
ex-U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Barr (L-GA),
James Harris (SW-NY),
Charles Jay (BT-FL),
Gloria E. LaRiva (PSL-CA),
ex-U.S. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney (G-GA),
Brian P. Moore (S-FL)?,
Ralph Nader (Ecology-CT)?,
'96 & '04 nominee Diane Beall Templin (A-CA)?,
Objectivist Party nominee Thomas Robert Stevens (I-NY),
Florida Reform Party Nominee
1st Congressional District, 68.5% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
James J. Bryan (D), Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller (R),
2nd Congressional District, unopposed in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
F. Allen Boyd Jr (D), Mark Mulligan (R) 68.1%,
Eddie Hendry (R) 31.9%,
Robert Ortiz (WI),
3rd Congressional District, unopposed in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Corrine Brown (D), No Republican
4th Congressional District, 60.7% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
James Joseph "Jay" McGovern (D), Ander Crenshaw (R),
5th Congressional District, 59.9% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'04 candidate / '06 nominee / nurse John T. Russell (D) 50.8%,
'06 gov. candidate / ex-teacher Carol "Grandma Carol" Castagnero (D) 38.6%, '06 candidate H. "David" Werder (D) 10.6%,
Virginia "Ginny" Brown-Waite (R) 80.1%,
'94 Lt. Gov. candidate, '00 candidate, veteran Jim King (R) 19.9%,
6th Congressional District, 59.9% in '06, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Tim Cunha (D), Clifford B. "Cliff" Stearns (R),
7th Congressional District, 63.1 in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Economist/health-care activist Faye Armitage (D) 63.9%,
contractor / retired police officer Clyde Malloy (D) 36.1%,
John L. Mica (R),
8th Congressional District, 52.8% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored,
'06 candidate / attorney Alan Grayson (D) 48.5%,
'06 nominee / consultant Charlie Stuart (D) 27.5%, attorney Michael J. "Mike" Smith (D) 17.2%, weightlifter Quoc Ba Van (D) 3.7%, Alexander Fry (D) 3.1%,
Richard Anthony "Ric" Keller (R) 53.0%,
attorney Todd W. Long (R) 47.0%,
9th Congressional District, 55.9% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'06 candidate / attorney William D. "Bill" Mitchell (D) 37.4%,
ex-Plant City Mayor John Dicks (D) 34.1%, former director of the Florida League of United Latin American Citizens Anita de Palma (D) 28.6%,
Gus Michael Bilirakis (R), Term Limits Party candidate Richards Emmons (T),
John "Johnny K." Kalimnios (I),
Andrew Pasayan (WI),
10th Congressional District, 65.9% in '06, 19th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican,
Mayor Bob Hackworth (D) 46.7%,
'06 nominee / tv producer Samm "Denise" Simpson (D) 29.0%, '06 Reform Party gov. nominee Max Linn (D) 24.4%,
C.W. "Bill" Young (R), Don Callahan (WI),
11th Congressional District, 69.7% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor (D), '06 nominee / architect Eddie Adams Jr. (R),
12th Congressional District, 69.1% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
navy veteran Douglas D. "Doug" Tudor (D), Adam Hughes Putnam (R),
13th Congressional District, 50.1% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Robert Novak: Likely Democratic Target, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, DCCC Target,
'06 nominee / ex-bank president / '04 candidate Christine L. Jennings (D), Vern Buchanan (R),
'02 / '04 & '06 Democratic candidate Jan Schneider (I),
Don Baldauf (I),
14th Congressional District, 64.4% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'04 candidate / '06 nominee / businessman Robert M. Neeld (D), Connie Mack, IV (R), GOP St. Sen. Burt L. Saunders (I),
video producer Jeff George (I),
prof. Larry Byrnes (D/WI),
15th Congressional District, 56.3% in '06, David J. Weldon (R) retiring after 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican,
phsyician Stephen L. "Steve" Blythe (D) 65.2%,
Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Paul Rancatore (D) 34.8%,
St. Sen. William "Bill" Posey (R) 77.0%,
businessman Alan Bergman (R) 14.3%, Kevin Lehoullier (R) 8.7%,
Frank Zilaitis (I),
16th Congressional District, 49.5% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 12th Most Likely Seat to Switch Parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Robert Novak: Likely GOP Target, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Democratic, NRCC Target,
Timothy Mahoney (D), attorney Thomas J. "Tom" Rooney (R) 36.7%,
St. Rep. Gayle B. Harrell (R) 34.9%, Palm Beach Gardens Councilor Hal R. Valeche (R) 28.3%,
17th Congressional District, 100% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Kendrick B. Meek (D), No Republican
18th Congressional District, 62.1% in '06, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
businesswomen Annette Taddeo (D), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R),
19th Congressional District, 100% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Robert Wexler (D), Edward J. Lynch (R), ex-St. Sen. / Ex-Broward Co. Commissioner Ben Graber (I),
20th Congressional District, 100% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), No Republican '04 Republican nominee real estate agent Margaret Hostetter (I),
Marc Luzietti (S/WI),
21st Congressional District, 59.5% in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Republican,
ex-Hialeah Mayor Raul L. Martinez (D), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R),
22nd Congressional District, 50.9% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Ron Klein (D) 85.1%,
Paul Francis Renneisen (D) 14.9%,
retired Lt. Col. Allen B. West (R), '06 gubernatorial write-in candidate / prof. Piotr Blass (WI),
23rd Congressional District, 100 in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Alcee L. Hastings (D) 88.1%,
Belle Glade City Commissioner Ray Torres Sanchez (D) 11.9%,
physician Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. (R), April Cook (WI),
24th Congressional District, 57.9 in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, DCCC Target,
ex-St. Rep. Suzanne M. Kosmas (D) 72.4%,
'06 nominee / Clint Curtis (D) 27.6%,
Tom Feeney (R) 76.6%,
Jason P. Davis (R) 23.4%,
Gaurav "Garv" Bhola (I),
25th Congressional District, 58.5 in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored,
ex-Cuban American National Foundation dir. Jose Antonio "Joe" Garcia (D), Mario Diaz-Balart (R),

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Roll Call's Outlook,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Florida Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Pro) = Prohibition Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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