23 seats: 15R, 8D
Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)
- Voter Turnout: 40th (43%)
- Victory Margin: 43rd (52%)
Facts in Focus
- In 2000, only three out of ten adults in
Florida voted for the U.S. House Member who represents them.
- 10 out of 23 races were not contested by one of the major parties
– a relative decrease from the 18 of 1998, but still much more
than 40% of the total House races in the state.
18 of 23 House races were won by landslide
margins of at least 20% -- resulting in a landslide
index of 78%. This landslide index is a relative decrease from
the 95% index of 1998 and standard with the states results since
- In the 1982-2000 period, 179 of 181 incumbents
won re-election – a success rate of 99%.
- Florida's 22nd district had
one of the closest races in the nation -- E. Clay Shaw (R) won
by a margin of just .3%.
Ros-Lehtinen (R) hasn't faced a major party opponent since 1992.|
Florida ranked in 2000
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