November 9th, 2007
04:20 PM ET
6 years ago

2008 landscape in the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The decision of Rep. Jim Saxton, R-New Jersey, to retire at the end of the 110th Congress will mean that House Republicans will have at least 15 open seats to defend in 2008, compared to at least three for the Democrats.

Of the 15 House Republicans who will not run for re-election next year, 11 are retiring from elective politics entirely, while four are seeking higher office. On the Democratic side, two House members are running for Senate seats, while one has announced plans to retire at the end of this term.


Republican Open Seats:

Rep. Terry Everett, Alabama-02
Rep. Dennis Hastert, Illinois-14
Rep. David Hobson, Ohio-07
Rep. Duncan Hunter, California-52 (Running for president)
Rep. Ray LaHood, Illinois-18
Rep. Steve Pearce, New Mexico-02 (Running for Senate)
Rep. Chip Pickering, Mississippi-03
Rep. Deborah Pryce, Ohio-15
Rep. Jim Ramstad, Minnesota-03
Rep. Ralph Regula, Ohio-16
Rep. Rick Renzi, Arizona-01
Rep. Jim Saxton, New Jersey-03
Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado-06 (Running for president)
Rep. Jerry Weller, Illinois-11
Rep. Heather Wilson, New Mexico-01 (Running for Senate)

Democratic Open Seats:

Rep. Tom Allen, Maine-01 (Running for Senate)
Rep. Mike McNulty, New York-21
Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado-02 (Running for Senate)


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Jerry Weed ca

    Do we really want a democrat congress remember they will give all the illigals citzenship.

    Might be better off with the corrupt
    republicans

    November 10, 2007 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  2. Wayne, Greenville TX

    There's a difference between providing a pathway to achieving citizenship and "Giving all the illegals citizenship", Jerry. But I guess the difference between these two concepts is lost on a colsed-minded person such as yourself.

    Democrats are for freedom – Republicans are for suppressing free speech, spying on US citizens, torture, and corruption. To me, the choice is obvious – VOTE DEMOCRATIC!!!!!!

    November 10, 2007 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  3. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    Look at all the Republicans abandoning ship – for "health and family" ... Deborah Price, at least, was honest enough to tell David Brooks that it was no fun being in the minority ... so much for dedication to the American people ....

    November 10, 2007 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  4. Raymond, El Paso TX

    "Do we really want a democrat congress remember they will give all the illigals citzenship.

    Might be better off with the corrupt
    republicans"

    I don't approve of illegal immigration either but that is one asinine comment. BTW try your spell check to keep people from wondering why you're even allowed to vote.

    November 10, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  5. Ann ME

    Oh yes, just what we need, another do-nothing Congress!

    November 12, 2007 01:43 am at 1:43 am |