Who Won Texas Elections in 2008?

Pete Olson
Nov 4, 2008

Republican Texas Senator John Cornyn won re-election in 2008 over Democrat Rick Noriega.

Texas was one of the few states where a Republican challenger defeated a Democrat incumbent for a congressional office. In the 22nd District Republican Pete Olson (pictured) defeated incumbent Nick Lampson.

Incumbents ran in and won all of the other 31 congressional districts in Texas.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's term expires in 2012 and the next Texas Gubernatorial Election is in 2010.

John McCain won Texas' 34 electoral votes.

Senate John Cornyn REP Incumbent 54.8%
House Of Representatives
1st District Louie Gohmert REP Incumbent 87.6%
2nd District Ted Poe REP Incumbent 88.9%
3rd District Sam Johnson REP Incumbent 59.7%
4th District Ralph Hall REP Incumbent 68.8%
5th District Jeb Hensarling REP Incumbent 83.6%
6th District Joe Barton REP Incumbent 62.0%
7th District John Culberson REP Incumbent 55.9%
8th District Kevin Brady REP Incumbent 72.6%
9th District Al Green DEM Incumbent 93.6%
10th District Michael McCaul REP Incumbent 53.9%
11th District Mike Conaway REP Incumbent 88.3%
12th District Kay Granger REP Incumbent 67.6%
13th District Mac Thornberry REP Incumbent 77.6%
14th District Ron Paul REP Incumbent Unopposed
15th District Ruben Hinojosa DEM Incumbent 65.7%
16th District Silvestre Reyes DEM Incumbent 82.1%
17th District Chet Edwards DEM Incumbent 53.0%
18th District Sheila Jackson Lee DEM Incumbent 77.3%
19th District Randy Neugebauer REP Incumbent 72.4%
20th District Charlie Gonzalez DEM Incumbent 71.9%
20th District Charlie Gonzalez DEM Incumbent 63.6%
21st District Lamar Smith REP Incumbent 80.0%
22nd District Pete Olson REP 52.4%
23rd District Ciro Rodriguez DEM Incumbent 55.8%
24th District Kenny Marchant REP Incumbent 56.0%
25th District Lloyd Doggett DEM Incumbent 65.8%
26th District Michael Burgess REP Incumbent 60.2%
27th District Solomon Ortiz DEM Incumbent 58.0%
28th District Henry Cuellar DEM Incumbent 68.7%
29th District Gene Green DEM Incumbent 74.6%
30th District Eddie Bernice Johnson DEM Incumbent 82.5%
31st District John Carter REP Incumbent 60.3%
32nd District Pete Sessions REP Incumbent 57.3%