‘08 Election Status:

Re-election

Challengers:

Pete Olson (R)

Year Elected:

2006; Lampson previously served four terms from 1997 – 2004

2006 Election %:

51.8%

2008 Cook Rating:

Toss-Up

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Lean Republican

2004 Presidential Vote:

64%-36% Bush

Latino Population:

20%

Latino Voting Population:

15%

Candidate Websites:

Nick Lampson
Pete Olson

’08 Election Status:

Open seat

Challengers:

Harry Teague, oil well repair businessman-D
Ed Tinsley, rancher/restaurateur-R

Year Elected:

2002

2008 Cook Rating:

Likely Republican

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Toss-Up/Tilt Republican

2004 Presidential Vote:

50%-49% Bush

% NM-2 Latino Population:

47%

% NM-2 Latino Voting Population:

35%

Candidate Websites:

Ed Tinsley
Harry Teague

’08 Election Status:

Incumbent

Challenger:

Tim Bee, president of the Arizona Senate

Year Elected:

2006

2006 Election %:

54.2%

2008 Cook Rating:

Likely Democrat

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Lean Democratic

2004 Presidential Vote:

55%-44% Bush

% AZ-8 Latino Population:

14%

Candidate Websites:

Tim Bee
Gabrielle Giffords

‘08 Election Status:

Open seat

Challengers:

Mike McMahon, NYC Councilman (D)
Robert Straniere, frmr. state Assemblyman (R)

2006 Election %:

56.8%

2008 Cook Rating:

Likely Democrat

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Democrat Favored

2004 Presidential Vote:

55% Bush

Latino Population:

11%

Latino Voting Population:

10%

Candidate Websites:

Mike McMahon
Robert Straniere

‘08 Election Status:

Re-election

Incumbent

Vern Buchanan-R

Challengers:

Christine Jennings-D
Jan Schneider-I

Year Elected:

2006

2006 Election %:

50.1%

2008 Cook Rating:

Likely Republican

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Republican Favored

2004 Presidential Vote:

Bush 52%, Kerry 47%, Nader 1%

Latino Population:

8%

Latino Voting Population:

4.3%

Candidate Websites:

Christine Jennings
Jan Schneider
Vern Buchanan

September 7, 2008

Roskam (R-IL-6)

‘08 Election Status:

Incumbent

Incumbent:

Peter Roskam-R

Challenger:

Army Reserve Col. Jill Morgethaler (ret)-D

Year Elected:

2006

2006 Election %:

51.4%

2008 Cook Rating:

Likely Republican

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Republican Favored

2004 Presidential Vote:

55% – 44% Kerry

Latino Population:

12%

Latino Voting Population:

8%

Candidate Websites:

Jill Morgenthaler
Peter Roskam

September 7, 2008

Murphy (D-CT-5)

‘08 Election Status:

RE-election

Incumbent:

Chris Murphy-D

Challengers:

David Cappiello-R

Year Elected:

1996

2006 Election %:

54%

2008 Cook Rating:

Lean Democrat

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Lean Democrat

2004 Presidential Vote:

52%-48% Kerry

Latino Population:

10%

Candidate Websites:

Chris Murphy
David Capiello

‘08 Election Status:

Open

Challengers:

Kurt Schrader-D
Mike Erickson-R

Year Elected:

1996

2006 Election %:

54%

2008 Cook Rating:

Lean Democrat

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Lean Democrat

2004 Presidential Vote:

52%-48% Kerry

Latino Population:

10%

Latino Voting Population:

4%

Candidate Websites:

Kurt Schrader
Mike Erickson

September 7, 2008

Shays (R-CT-4)

‘08 Election Status:

Re-election

Incumbent:

Christopher Shays-R

Challenger:

Jim Himes-D

Year Elected:

1987

2006 Election %:

51%

2008 Cook Rating:

Toss-Up

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Lean Republican

2004 Presidential Vote:

52% Kerry

Latino Population:

13%

Candidate Websites:

Chris Shays
Jim Himes

September 2, 2008

Dole (R-Sen-NC)

‘08 Election Status:

Re-election

Incumbent:

Elizabeth Dole-R

Challengers:

Kay Hagan-D

Year Elected:

2002

2002 Election %:

54%

2008 Cook Rating:

Lean Republican

2008 Rothenberg Rating:

Toss Up (as of 9/14/08)

2004 Presidential Vote:

56%-44% Bush

Latino Population:

7%

% Latino Voting Population:

2%

Candidate Websites:

Elizabeth Dole
Kay Hagan