United States House of Representatives elections in Utah, 2008


United States House of Representatives elections in Utah, 2008

The 2008 congressional elections in Utah will be held on November 4, 2008 to determine who will represent the state of Utah in the United States House of Representatives. Utah has three seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 3, 2009 until January 3, 2011. The election coincides with the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

All races are forecasted as safe for the incumbent party.

District descriptions

District 1

This district covers the northwest area of Utah including Ogden, Logan, Tooele, the northwest portion of Salt Lake City, and the entirety of the Great Salt Lake. It has been represented by Republican Rob Bishop ( [http://www.votebishop.com/ campaign website] ) since January 2003. His challengers are Democrat Morgan Bowen ( [http://www.bowenforcongress.com/ campaign website] ), Libertarian Joseph Geddes Buchman ( [http://www.buchmanforcongress.com/ campaign website] ), and Independent Kirk D. Pearson. CQ Politics forecasts the race as 'Safe Republican'.
* [http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=district-UT-01 Race ranking and details] from CQ Politics
* [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=334552 Utah District 1 race] from "OurCampaigns.com"
* [http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=UT01&cycle=2008 Campaign contributions] from OpenSecrets.org

District 2

This district covers the largely rural southern and eastern portions of Utah (including Saint George and Moab in the south and Vernal in the east), as well as the east side of urban Salt Lake County, the northern portion of Utah County, and Wasatch County. It has been represented by Democrat Jim Matheson ( [http://www.mathesonforcongress.com/ campaign website] ) since 2001. His challengers are Republican Bill Dew ( [http://www.billdew.com/ campaign website] ), Libertarian Mathew Arndt ( [http://arndt2008.blogspot.com/ campaign website] ) and Independent Dennis Ray Emery. CQ Politics forecasts the race as 'Safe Democrat'.
* [http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=district-UT-02 Race ranking and details] from CQ Politics
* [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=334553 Utah District 2 race] from "OurCampaigns.com"
* [http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=UT02&cycle=2008 Campaign contributions] from OpenSecrets.org

District 3

This district covers central and west central Utah, including nearly all of Utah County and the west side of Salt Lake County. It has been represented by Republican Chris Cannon ( [http://www.chriscannon.com/ campaign website] ) since 1997, who lost to Jason Chaffetz ( [http://www.jasonforcongress.com/ campaign website] ) in the primary. His challengers are Democrat Bennion Spencer ( [http://www.bennionspencerforcongress.com campaign website] ) and Independent Jim Noorlander ( [http://jimnoorlanderforcongress.com/ campaign website] ). CQ Politics forecasts the race as 'Safe Republican'.
* [http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=district-UT-03 Race ranking and details] from CQ Politics
* [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=334554 Utah District 3 race] from "OurCampaigns.com"
* [http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=UT03&cycle=2008 Campaign contributions] from OpenSecrets.org

Election match-ups

ee also

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008

External links

* [http://elections.utah.gov/ State of Utah Elections]
*dmoz|Regional/North_America/United_States/Utah/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Candidates_and_Campaigns/US_House
* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_congress_state.php?state_id=UT&go33.x=9&go33.y=16 U.S. Congress candidates for Utah] at Project Vote Smart
* [http://www.opensecrets.org/races/election.php?state=UT Campaign contributions for Utah congressional races] from OpenSecrets.org
* [http://www.2008racetracker.com/page/Utah Utah U.S. House of Representatives race] from "2008 Race Tracker"

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list= United States House elections in Utah 2008
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