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U.S. House Races, 2015-16                                                U.S. Senate  |  U.S. House  |  Governors 

                                                     this page updated November 20, 2016

Balance before Nov. 8, 2016:  246 Republicans, 186 Democrats and 3 vacancies.
46 open seats, 27 held by Republicans, 19 by Democrats.
straight retirements: 
19 Republicans, 8 Democrats.
- 14 running for other office: 9 Democrats, 5 Republicans.
- 5 incumbents defeated in primaries: 2 Democrats, 3 Republicans. 
7 incumbent U.S. House Members defeated on Nov. 8, 2016: 1 Democrat, 6 Republicans.
55 new U.S. House Members elected: 28 Republicans, 27 Democrats.
Balance after Nov. 8, 2016:  241 Republicans, 194 Democrats.*

*Two races are still unsettled in Louisiana.  One is strongly Republican, the other involves two Republicans.
In CA-7 (Sacramento), held by Rep. Ami Bera (D), the result was close enough that the race had not been called until Nov. 18 and the Republican candidate Alex Jones showed up for orientation on Nov. 14).  

      See also - Organization: NRCC, DCCC  ||  Links: DCCC  |  NRCC

Republicans kept a comfortable majority, suffering only marginal losses.  As noted by FairVote, "More than 85% of U.S. House districts are completely safe for the party that holds them, and only 4% will be true toss-ups in 2016."

Freshmen (55 - 27D, 28R)  two seats outstanding (one is R vs R other is strong R)
Tom O'Halleran (AZ-1)

Ro Khanna (CA-17)
Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
Salud Carbajal (CA-24)
Nanette Barragan (CA-44)
Lou Correa (CA-46)

Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL)

Al Lawson (FL-5)
Stephanie Murphy (FL-7)
Darren Soto (FL-9)
Val B. Demings (FL-10)
Charlie Crist (FL-13)

Colleen Hanabusa (HI-1)*

Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8)
Brad Schneider (IL-10)*

Anthony G. Brown (MD-4)
Jamie Raskin (MD-8)

Ruben Kihuen (NV-3)
Jacky Rosen (NV-4)

Carol Shea Porter (NH-1)*

Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5)

Tom Suozzi (NY-3)
Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)

Dwight Evans (PA-2)

Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)

A. Donald McEachin (VA-4)

Pramila Jayapal (WA-7)
Andy Biggs (AZ-5)

Matt Gaetz (FL-1)
Neal Dunn (FL-2)
John Rutherford (FL-4)
Brian Mast (FL-18)
Francis Rooney (FL-19)

Drew Ferguson (GA-3)

Jim Banks (IN-3)
Trey Hollingsworth (IN-9)

Roger Marshall (KS-1)

James R. Comer (KY-1)

Scott Angelle v. Clay Higgins (LA-3)
Mike Johnson v. Marshall Jones (LA-4)

Jack Bergman (MI-1)
Paul Mitchell (MI-10)

Jason Lewis (MN-2)

Don Bacon (NE-2)

John Faso (NY-19)
Claudia Tenney (NY-22)

Ted Budd (NC-13)

Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8)
Lloyd Smucker (PA-16)

David Kustoff (TN-8)

Jodey Arrington (TX-19)

Scott Taylor (VA-2)
Tom Garrett (VA-5)

Mike Gallagher (WI-8)

LIz Cheney (WY-AL)

*previous service in the U.S. House

Defeated in the General Election (7 - 1D, 6R)

Brad Ashford (NE-2)

John Mica (FL-7)
David Jolly (FL-13)
Bob Dold (IL-10)
Cresent Hardy (NV-3)
Frank Guinta (NH-1)
Scott Garrett (NJ-5)

Defeated in Primaries (5 - 2D, 3R)
Aug. 30, 2016 - Rep. Corrine Brown (D, FL-5...a very gerrymandered district that stretches from Jacksonville to Orlando) - first elected Nov. 1992.  Indicted in July, lost to former state Sen. Al Lawson (D).

Aug. 2, 2016 - Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R, KS-1...the Big First, 63 counties in Western and Northern Kansas) - first elected Nov. 2010.  Lost to Dr. Roger Marshall (R), an OB-GYN from Great Bend. >

June 14, 2016 - Rep. Randy Forbes (R, VA-4) - first elected in June 19, 2001 special election.  Switched to run in open CD-2 following court-imposed redistricting, lost to Del. Scott Taylor (R). >

June 7, 2016 - Rep. Renee Ellmers (R, NC-2...central NC) - first elected Nov. 2010.  District redrawn after federal court ruling, lost to U.S. Rep. George Holding (R).

April 26, 2016
- Rep. Chaka Fattah (D, PA-2...areas of Philadelphia) - first elected Nov. 1994.  Under indictment, lost to Dwight Evans (D). >

Special Elections 2015-16
Kentucky 1 (western tip of the state)...Special election Nov. 8, 2016:
Rep. Ed Whitfield (R), first elected Nov. 1994, announced on Sept. 29, 2015 that he would not seek re-election, and resigned effective Sept. 6, 2016.

Pennsylvania 2 (areas of Philadelphia)...Special election Nov. 8, 2016:
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D), first elected Nov. 1994; under indictment, he lost
April 26, 2016 primary to Dwight Evans (D) and resigned June 23, 2016. >

Hawaii 1
(Honolulu)...Special election Nov. 8, 2016
Rep. Mark Takai (D) announced on May 19 that he would not seek re-election due to pancreatic cancer; he aimed to fill out his term, but died on July 20, 2016.

New York 11
(Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn)...Special election May 5, 2015
Rep. Michael Grimm (R), re-elected on Nov. 4, announced on Dec. 29 that he would resign effective Jan. 5, 2015 after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge.  Staten Island Prosecutor Daniel Donovan (R) defeated Councilman Vincent J. Gentile (D).

Mississipppi 1 (Northeast corner)...Special election May 12, 2015:
Rep. Alan Nunalee (R) died on Feb. 6, 2015.
  In the June 2, 2015 runoff district attorney Trent Kelly (R) defeated consultant Walter Zinn (D).

Illinois 18 (Central and Western Ill.)...Special election primary July 7, 2015, general Sept. 10, 2015:
Rep. Aaron Schock (R) announced on March 17 that he would resign effective March 31, 2015 after weeks of questions about spending.  Darin LaHood (R) defeated Rob Mellon (D).

Ohio 8 (north of Cincinnati and west of Columbus)...Special election primary March 15, 2016, general June 7, 2016
Speaker John Boehner (R) announced on Sept. 25, 2015 that he would resign at the end of October 2015.  Businessman Warren Davidson (R) elected.

Running for Other Office (14 - 9D, 5R)

Dec. 14, 2015 - Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA-3...Southwest Louisiana) - first elected Nov. 2004.  Running for U.S. Senate. 
defeated Nov. 8

Dec. 7, 2015 - Rep. John Fleming (R, LA-4...Northwest Louisiana) - first elected Nov. 2008.  Running for U.S. Senate. 
defeated Nov. 8

Sept. 16, 2015 - Rep. John Carney (D, DE) - first elected in Nov. 2010.  Running for Governor.
elected Nov. 8

July 20, 2015 - Rep. David Jolly (R, FL-13) - first elected in March 11, 2014 special election.  Running for U.S. Senate.  Announced June 17, 2016 that he will drop Senate bid and seek re-election.

July 12, 2015 - Rep. Todd Young (R, IN-9
...Bloomington and Louisville, KY suburbs) - first elected in Nov. 2010.  Running for U.S. Senate.  elected Nov. 8

July 9, 2015 - Rep. Alan Grayson (D, FL-9...
eastern Orlando and south, southeast)  - first elected in Nov. 2008; defeated in Nov. 2010; elected again in Nov. 2012 and subsequently.  Running for U.S. Senate.  defeated Aug. 30 primary

July 6, 2015 - Rep. Joe Heck (R, NV-3...southern Clark County) - first elected in Nov. 2010.  Running for U.S. Senate. 
defeated Nov. 8

May 26, 2015 - Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D, AZ-1...from suburbs of Tucson north to the border w/ Utah) - first elected in Nov. 2008; defeated in Nov. 2010; elected again in Nov. 2012.  Running for U.S. Senate. 
defeated Nov. 8

May 14, 2015 - Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D, CA-46...Orange County) - first elected in Nov. 1996.  Running for U.S. Senate. 
defeated Nov. 8

May 9, 2015 - Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R, IN-3... Northeast Indiana) - first elected in Nov. 2, 2010 special election.  Running for U.S. Senate. 
defeated May 3 primary

May 6, 2015 - Rep. Ron DeSantis (R, FL-6...Daytona Beach)
- first elected in Nov. 2012.  Running for U.S. Senate.  Announced June 22, 2016 that he will drop Senate bid and seek re-election.

March 30, 2015 - Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D, IL-8...northwest suburbs of Chicago)
- first elected in Nov. 2012.  Running for U.S. Senate.  elected Nov. 8

March 23, 2015 - Rep. Patrick Murphy (D, FL-18...northern Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties) - first elected in Nov. 2012.  Running for U.S. Senate.
defeated Nov. 8

March 10, 2015 - Rep. Donna Edwards (D, MD-4...portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel Cos.) - first elected in June 17, 2008 special election.  Running for U.S. Senate.  
defeated April 26 primary

March 4, 2015 - Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D, MD-8...north of DC towards Pennsylvania) - first elected in Nov. 2002.  Running for U.S. Senate.
elected Nov. 8

Feb. 18, 2015 - Rep. Janice Hahn (D, CA-44...Southern Calif.)  - first elected in July 12, 2011 special election, re-elected in 2012 and 2014.  Running for L.A. County Board of Supervisors.  elected Nov. 8

Not Seeking Re-election (27 - 19R, 8D)

May 19, 2016 - Rep. Mark Takai (D, HI-1...Honolulu) - first elected Nov. 2014.  [pancreatic cancer...died July 20, 2016]

May 19, 2016 - Rep. Curt Clawson (R, FL-19...centered on Fort Myers)  - first elected June 24, 2014 special election.

Apr. 21, 2016 - Rep. Gwen Graham (D, FL-2...eastern Panhandle inc. Tallahassee and Panama City) - first elected Nov. 2014.

Apr. 13,  2016 - Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R, FL-4...most of Jacksonville) - first elected Nov. 2000.

Mar. 10, 2016 - Rep. Jeff Miller (R, FL-1...Panhandle from Pensacola east to Destin) - first elected in special election in Oct. 2001.

Feb. 1, 2016 - Rep. Stephen Fincher (R, TN-8...West Tennessee) - first elected Nov. 2010.

Jan. 30, 2016 - Rep. Reid Ribble (R, WI-8...Appleton/Green Bay) - first elected Nov. 2010.

Jan. 14, 2016 - Rep. Scott Rigell (R, VA-2...Virginia Beach) - first elected Nov. 2010.

Jan. 7, 2016 - Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R, GA-3...far southern Atlanta suburbs to suburbs of Columbus) - first elected Nov. 2006.

Jan. 6, 2016 - Rep. Steve Israel (D, NY-3...North Shore of Long Island) - first elected Nov. 2000.

Jan. 4, 2016 - Rep. Jim McDermott (D, WA-7...most of Seattle) - first elected Nov. 1988.

Dec. 22, 2015 - Rep. Robert Hurt (R, VA-5...largest District in VA, includes all or part of 21 counties, Charlottesville, Danville) - first elected Nov. 2010.

Dec. 20, 2015 - Rep. Richard Hanna (R, NY-22...central part of the state, Utica, Rome, Binghamton) - first elected Nov. 2010.

Nov. 12, 2015 - Rep Sam Farr (D, CA-20 ...Carmel) - first elected June 8, 1993 special election.

Nov. 12, 2015 - Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D, TX-15... Rio Grande Valley north to Guadalupe Co.) - first elected Nov. 1996.

Nov. 6, 2015 - Rep. Joe Pitts (R, PA-16...southern Chester Co., Lancaster Co. and part of SW Berks County) - first elected Nov. 1996.

Nov. 6, 2015 - Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R, WY-AL - first elected Nov. 2008.

Nov. 2, 2015 - Rep. Rich Nugent (R, FL-11...Hernando Co.) - first elected in Nov. 2010.

Sept. 29, 2015 - Rep. Ed Whitfield (R, KY-1...Western tip of the state) - first elected in Nov. 1994.

Sept. 17, 2015 - Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX-19...29 counties incl. Abilene and Lubbock) - first elected in June 3, 2003 special election.

Sept. 15, 2015 - Rep. Dan Benishek (R, MI-1..the Upper Peninsula and part of the Lower Peninsula) - first elected in Nov. 2010.

Sept. 3, 2015 - Rep. John Kline (R, MN-2...south of Minneapolis-St. Paul) - first elected in Nov. 2002.

April 8, 2015 - Rep. Lois Capps (D, CA-24...Central Coast; Santa Barbara and San Louis Obispo) - first elected in special election; sworn in March 17, 1998.

March 5, 2015 - Rep. Candice Miller (R, MI-10...the Thumb) - first elected in Nov. 2002.

Jan. 6, 2015 - Rep. Chris Gibson (R, NY-19...Hudson Valley and Catskills) - first elected to Congress in the 20th CD in 2010, re-elected in the 19th CD in 2012 and 2014.

Nov. 6, 2015 - Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R, PA-8...Bucks County) - first elected in Nov. 2004; defeated in Nov. 2006, elected in Nov. 2010 and subsequently.

Nov. 4, 2015 - Rep. Charlie Rangel (D, NY-13 ...upper Manhattan) - first elected in Nov. 1970.

Not Returning
By State
Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1)


D-Sam Farr (CA-20)
D-Lois Capps (CA-24)
D-Janice Hahn (CA-44)
D-Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)

R-Jeff Miller (FL-1)
D-Gwen Graham (FL-2)
R-Ander Crenshaw (FL-4)
D-Corrine Brown (FL-5)
R-Ron DeSantis (FL-6)
R-John Mica (FL-7)
D-Alan Grayson (FL-9)
R-Rich Nugent (FL-11)
R-David Jolly (FL-13)
D-Patrick Murphy (FL-18)
R-Curt Clawson (FL-19)

R-Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3)

D-Tammy Duckworth (IL-8)

R-Bob Dold (IL-10)

R-Marlin Stutzman (IN-3)
R-Todd Young (IN-9)

R-Tim Huelskamp (KS-1)

R-Ed Whitfield (KY-1)

R-Charles Boustany (LA-3)
R-John Fleming (LA-4)

D-Donna Edwards (MD-4)
D-Chris Van Hollen (MD-8)


R-Dan Benishek (MI-1)
R-Candice Miller (MI-10)

R-John Kline (MN-2)

D-Brad Ashford (NE-2)

R-Joe Heck (NV-3)
R-Cresent Hardy (NV-4)

New Hampshire
R-Frank Guinta (NH-1)

New Jersey
R-Scott Garrett (NJ-5)

New York
D-Steve Israel (NY-3)
D-Charlie Rangel (NY-13)
R-Chris Gibson (NY-19)
R-Richard Hanna (NY-22)

North Carolina
R-Renee Ellmers (NC-2)


D-Chaka Fattah (PA-2)
R-Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8)

R-Joe Pitts (PA-16)


D-Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15)
R-Randy Neugebauer (TX-19)

R-Stephen Fincher (TN-8)


R-Scott Rigell (VA-2)
R-Randy Forbes (VA-4)
R-Robert Hurt (VA-5)

D-Jim McDermott (WA-7)

R-Reid Ribble (WI-8)

R-Cynthia Lummis (WY-AL)
italics=defeated in primary or general election

Not Returning
By Year Elected*
1980s and before
D-Charlie Rangel (NY-13)

D-Jim McDermott (WA-7)
D-Corrine Brown (FL-5)
R-John Mica (FL7)
-Sam Farr (CA-20) sp.
R-Ed Whitfield (KY-1)
D-Chaka Fattah (PA-2)
D-Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
R-Joe PItts (PA-16)
D-Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15)
D-Lois Capps (CA-24) sp.
R-Ander Crenshaw (FL-4)
D-Steve Israel (NY-3)
R-Randy Forbes (VA-4)
R-Jeff Miller (FL-1)

D-Chris Van Hollen (MD-8)
R-Candice Miller (MI-10)
R-John Kline (MN-2)
R-Scott Garrett (NJ-5)
R-Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) sp.
R-Charles Boustany (LA-3)

R-Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3)
R-John Fleming (LA-4)
D-Donna Edwards (MD-4) sp.
R-Cynthia Lummis (WY-AL)

R-Marlin Stutzman (IN-3) sp.
D-John Carney (DE)
R-Rich Nugent (FL-11)
R-Todd Young (IN-9)
R-Tim Huelskamp (KS-1)
R-Dan Benishek (MI-1)
R-Joe Heck (NV-3)
R-Chris Gibson (NY-19)
R-Richard Hanna (NY-22)
R-Renee Ellmers (NC-2)
R-Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) +earlier
R-Stephen Fincher (TN-8)
R-Scott Rigell (VA-2)
R-Reid Ribble (WI-8)
D-Janice Hahn (CA-44) sp.
D-Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1) + earlier
D-Alan Grayson (FL-9) + earlier
R-Ron DeSantis (FL-6)
D-Patrick Murphy (FL-18)
D-Tammy Duckworth (IL-8)
R-David Jolly (FL-13) sp.
R-Curt Clawson (FL-19) sp.
D-Gwen Graham (FL-2)
R-Bob Dold (IL-10) + earlier
D-Brad Ashford (NE-2)
R-Cresent Hardy (NV-4)
R-Frank Guinta (NH-1) + earlier

sp. = elected in a special election.
*Reps. Fitzpatrick, Grayson and Kirkpatrick were elected, defeated, and elected again.

NRCC Memo "One Year Out" (Nov. 10, 2015)
FairVote's Projections for U.S. House Elections in 2016 (Nov. 6, 2014)
P2016 on the 2014 cycle