South Dakota Secretary of State - Election Information
|2008 South Dakota Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline / New Party: 3/25/08, Independent Filing Deadline: 6/3/08, Primary: 6/3/08, Presidential Primary: 6/3/08, Run-Off: 6/17/08, Presidential Filing Deadline: 8/5/08, General Election: 11/4/08,
Last Updated: December 22, 2008
|Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, State Media,|
|President, 59.9% in '04 for Bush, Polls|
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: McCain, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe McCain, Cook Political Report: Solid McCain, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe / Likely McCain, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid McCain,
|U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 44.8%,
||U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 53.2%,
||consumer activist Ralph Nader (I-CT) 1.1%,|
|Minister Charles O. "Chuck" Baldwin (C-FL) 0.5%,|
|ex-U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Barr (I-GA) 0.5%,|
|Public Utility Commissioner, 2nd term,|
|Matt McLarty (D) 31.6%
||Gary Hasnon (R) 64.9%,
||Eugen R. Hidalgo (C) 3.5%,|
|Senator, 49.6% in '02, 2nd term, Polls|
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democrat, National Journal's Rankings: 10th Most Likely to Switch Parties, Robert Novak: Leaning Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democratic,
|Timothy Johnson (D) 62.5%,
||St. Rep. Joel D. Dykstra (R) 37.5%,
|At-Large Congressional District, 69.1% 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,
|Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 67.6%,
||businessman Chris Lien (R) 32.4%,
1. Link to Predictions:
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 South Dakota Political Parties:
4. South Dakota Media Links: