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1986 United States 1990
United States House of Representatives elections, 1988
All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
November 1, 1988
Majority party Minority party
SpeakerWright.jpg RobertHMichel.jpg
Leader Jim Wright Bob Michel
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat Texas-12th Illinois-18th
Last election 258 seats 177 seats
Seats won 260 175
Seat change +2 -2
Percentage 53.2% 45.3%
Swing +3.1% -2.3%

Incumbent Speaker
Jim Wright
Democratic

Speaker-elect
Jim Wright
Democratic

The U.S. House election, 1988 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1988 which coincided with the election of George H. W. Bush as President. Although Bush won with a strong majority, his Republican Party lost a net of two seats to the Democratic Party, slightly increasing the Democratic majority in the House.

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Overall results

Party Total seats (change) Seat percentage Popular vote
Democratic Party 260 +2 59.8% 53.2%
Republican Party 175 -2 40.2% 45.3%
Totals 435 +0 100.0% 98.5%
     80.1-100% Republican      80.1-100% Democratic
     60.1-80% Republican      60.1-80% Democratic
     50.1-60% Republican      50.1-60% Democratic
House seats by party holding plurality in state
     6+ Republican gain      6+ Democratic gain
     3-5 Republican gain      3-5 Democratic gain
     1-2 Republican gain      1-2 Democratic gain
     no net change


Retiring Incumbents

Incumbents Defeated

  1. California's 12th congressional district: Ernie Konnyu defeated in primary

Voting members

Key to party abbreviations: AI=American Independent, C=Constitution, D=Democrat, G=Green, I=Independent, IP=Independence Party, L=Libertarian, PF=Peace and Freedom, R=Republican.

Key to color code: Blue=Democratic pickup; Red=Republican pickup.

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California

District Incumbent Party Elected Status Opponent
California 1 Douglas H. Bosco Democratic 1982 Running Douglas H. Bosco (D) 62.9%
Samuel Mark Vanderbilt (R) 28.4%
Eric Fried (PF) 8.7%
California 2 Wally Herger Republican 1986 Running Wally Herger (R) 58.8%
Wayne R. Meyer (D) 38.5%
Harry Hugh "Doc" Pendery (L) 2.6%
California 3 Bob Matsui Democratic 1978 Running Bob Matsui (D) 71.2%
Lowell Patrick Landowski (R) 28.8%
California 4 Vic Fazio Democratic 1978 Running Vic Fazio (D) unopposed
California 5 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1987 Running Nancy Pelosi (D) 76.4%
Bruce Michael O'Neill (R) 19.3%
Theodore Adrian "Ted" Zuur (PF) 2.3%
Sam Grove (L) 2.0%
California 6 Barbara Boxer Democratic 1982 Running Barbara Boxer (D) 73.4%
William Steinmetz (R) 26.6%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Running George Miller (D) 68.4%
Jean Last (R) 31.6%
California 8 Ron Dellums Democratic 1970 Running Ron Dellums (D) 66.6%
John J. Cuddihy Jr. (R) 31.2%
Tom Condit (PF) 2.2%
California 9 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Running Pete Stark (D) 73%
Howard Hertz (R) 27%
California 10 Don Edwards Democratic 1972 Running Don Edwards (D) 86.2%
Kennita Watson (L) 13.8%
California 11 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Running Tom Lantos (D) 71%
Bill Quraishi (R) 24.4%
Bill Wade (L) 2.3%
Victor Martinez (PF) 1.4%
Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff (AI) 0.9%
California 12 Ernie Konnyu Republican 1986 Defeated in primary Tom Campbell (R) 51.7%
Anna G. Eshoo (D) 46%
Tom Grey (L) 2.3%
California 13 Norman Mineta Democratic 1974 Running Norman Mineta (D) 67.1%
Luke Sommer (R) 29.8%
John H. Webster (L) 3.1%
California 14 Norman D. Shumway Republican 1978 Running Norman D. Shumway (R) 62.6%
Patricia Malberg (D) 37.4%
California 15 Tony Coelho Democratic 1978 Running Tony Coelho (D) 69.8%
Carol Harner (R) 28.2%
Richard M. Harris (L) 2.1%
California 16 Leon Panetta Democratic 1976 Running Leon Panetta (D) 78.6%
Stanley K. Monteith (R) 21.4%
California 17 Charles (Chip) Pashayan Republican 1978 Running Charles (Chip) Pashayan (R) 71.5%
Vincent J. Lavery (D) 28.5%
California 18 Richard H. Lehman Democratic 1982 Running Richard H. Lehman (D) 69.9%
David A. Linn (R) 30.1%
California 19 Bob Lagomarsino Republican 1974 Running Bob Lagomarsino (R) 50.2%
Gary K. Hart (D) 48.5%
Robert Donaldson (L) 1.2%
California 20 Bill Thomas Republican 1978 Running Bill Thomas (R) 71.1%
Lita Reid (D) 27.1%
David L. Bersohn (L) 1.8%
California 21 Elton Gallegly Republican 1986 Running Elton Gallegly (R) 69.1%
Donald E. Stevens (D) 28.8%
Robert Jay (L) 2.1%
California 22 Carlos Moorhead Republican 1972 Running Carlos Moorhead (R) 69.5%
John G. Simmons (D) 26%
Shirley Rachel Isaacson (PF) 2.7%
Ted Brown (L) 1.8%
California 23 Anthony C. Beilenson Democratic 1976 Running Anthony C. Beilenson (D) 63.5%
Jim Salomon (R) 33.1%
John R. Vernon (L) 1.9%
John Honigsfeld (PF) 1.4%
California 24 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Running Henry Waxman (D) 72.2%
John N. Cowles (R) 23.8%
James Green (PF) 2.3%
George Abrahams (L) 1.7%
California 25 Edward R. Roybal Democratic 1962 Running Edward R. Roybal (D) 85.5%
Paul Reyes (PF) 8.8%
John C. Thie (L) 5.8%
California 26 Howard Berman Democratic 1982 Running Howard Berman (D) 70.3%
Gerald C. "Brodie" Broderson (R) 29.7%
California 27 Mel Levine Democratic 1982 Running Mel Levine (D) 67.5%
Dennis Galbraith (R) 29.6%
William J. Fulco (L) 2.8%
California 28 Julian C. Dixon Democratic 1978 Running Julian C. Dixon (D) 76.1%
George Zaldivar Adams (R) 19.8%
Howard Johnson (L) 2.1%
Salomea Honigsfeld (PF) 1.9%
California 29 Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic 1962 Running Augustus F. Hawkins (D) 82.8%
Reuben D. Franco (R) 13.7%
Gregory P. Gilmore (L) 3.5%
California 30 Matthew G. Martinez Democratic 1982 Running Matthew G. Martinez (D) 59.9%
Ralph Roy Ramirez (R) 36.3%
Houston A. Myers (AI) 2.2%
Kim J. Goldsworthy (L) 1.5%
California 31 Mervyn M. Dymally Democratic 1982 Running Mervyn M. Dymally (D) 71.6%
Arnold C. May (R) 25.5%
B. Kwaku Duren (PF) 2.9%
California 32 Glenn M. Anderson Democratic 1968 Running Glenn M. Anderson (D) 66.9%
Sanford W. Kahn (R) 29.6%
Vikki Murdock (PF) 2.4%
Marc F. Denny (L) 1.1%
California 33 David Dreier Republican 1980 Running David Dreier (R) 69.2%
Nelson Gentry (D) 26.2%
Gail Lightfoot (L) 3%
James Michael "Mike" Noonan (PF) 1.6%
California 34 Ed Torres Democratic 1982 Running Ed Torres (D) 63.2%
Charles M. House (R) 35.0%
Carl M. "Marty" Swinney (L) 1.8%
California 35 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Running Jerry Lewis (R) 70.4%
Paul Sweeney (D) 27.7%
Jeff Shuman (L) 1.9%
California 36 George Brown, Jr. Democratic 1962/1972 Running George Brown, Jr. (D) 54%
John Paul Stark (R) 42.5%
Kenneth E. Valentine (L) 1.8%
Fred L. Anderson (AI) 1.8%
California 37 Al McCandless Republican 1982 Running Al McCandless (R) 64.3%
Johnny Pearson (D) 33.1%
Bonnie Flickinger (L) 2.6%
California 38 Bob Dornan Republican 1976/1984 Running Bob Dornan (R) 59.5%
Jerry Yudelson (D) 35.6%
Bruce McKay (L) 2.5%
Frank German (PF) 2.4%
California 39 William E. Dannemeyer Republican 1978 Running William E. Dannemeyer (R) 74%
Don E. Marquis (D) 22.8%
Lee Connelly (L) 3.3%
California 40 Robert Badham Republican 1976 Retiring Chris Cox (R) 67.1%
Lida Lenney (D) 29.9%
Roger Bloxham (L) 1.7%
Gretchen J. Farsai (PF) 1.4%
California 41 Bill Lowery Republican 1980 Running Bill Lowery (R) 64.8%
Daniel F. "Dan" Kripke (D) 31.5%
Richard "Dick" Rider (L) 1.9%
C. T. Weber (PF) 1.7%
California 42 Dan Lungren Republican 1978 Appointed State Treasurer Dana Rohrabacher (R) 64.2%
Guy C. Kimbrough (D) 33%
Richard D. Rose (PF) 2.8%
California 43 Ron Packard Republican 1982 Running Ron Packard (R) 71.7%
Howard Greenebaum (D) 25.7%
Daniel L. Muhe (L) 2.7%
California 44 Jim Bates Democratic 1982 Running Jim Bates (D) 59.7%
Rob Butterfield (R) 36.5%
Dennis Thompson (L) 3.8%
California 45 Duncan Hunter Republican 1980 Running Duncan Hunter (R) 74%
Pete Lepiscopo (D) 24%
Perry Willis (L) 2%

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