5 seats: 1R, 4D
Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)
- Voter Turnout: 12th (57%)
- Victory Margin: 14th (33%)
Facts in Focus
margin of victory in Oregon was 33%, this
is a mild improvement from the 38% margin of 1998.
- Republican candidates for U.S. House received
42% of the statewide vote in 2000, but only won 20% of the state's
five seats. Democrats received an even bigger advantage in 1996,
when they won 80% of seats with 54% of votes.
- 80% of Oregon's seats were won by landslide
margins of at least 20%. Since 1984, more than two-thirds of the
state's House races have been won by landslide margins.
- Oregon ranked 9th in
the "representation index," even though less than 2 out of 5 voting
age adults voted for their representative.
- Incumbents have won 40 out of their last 42
re-election bids in Oregon's U.S. House races.
Oregon ranked in 2000