Florida

23 seats: 15R, 8D    R 51

The fact that 18 of 23 seats had only one major party candidate in 1998 simply underlines Florida's recent history of strikingly non-competitive elections. In 1996, 20 of 23 seats were won by landslide, and only one was won by less than 16%. Yet even though all incumbents likely will win in 2000, six districts could be competitive if incumbents were to step down. On the other hand, two incumbents Corrine Brown and Dave Weldon have had closer races than their districts would suggest. (NOTE: Some House district lines were changed slightly between the 1994 and 1996 elections due to a lawsuit against race-conscious districting.)
 
  1. Joe Scarborough (R), 1994 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 73 '94: 62 ['92: D 52]   R 68
 
  2. Allen Boyd (D), 1996 Comfortable*
  '98: 95 '96: 59 ['94: D 61 '92: D 73]   R 51
 
  3. Corrine Brown (D) 1992 Comfortable
  '98: 55 '96: 61 '94: 58 '92: 59 D 61
 
  4. OPEN [Tillie Fowler (R) 1992] Comfortable
  ['98: 100 '96: 100 '94:100 '92: 57]   R 62
 
  5. Karen Thurman (D), 1992 Comfortable*
  '98: 66 '96: 62 '94: 57 '92: 49   D 51
 
  6. Cliff Stearns (R), 1988 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 67 '94: 99 U '92: 65   R 61
 
  7. John Mica (R), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 62 '94: 73 '92: 56 R 55
 
  8. OPEN [Bill McCollum, R, 1980] Win
  [98: 66 '96: 67 '94: 100 '92: 69] R 56
 
  9. Michael Bilirakis (R) , 1982 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 69 94: 100 '92: 59 R 54
 
  10. C. W. (Bill) Young (R), 1970 Landslide*
  '98: 100 '96: 67 '94: 100 '92: 57 D 52
 
  11. Jim Davis (D), 1996 Comfortable
  '98: 65 '96: 58 ['94: D 52 '92: D 53] D 53
 
  12. OPEN [Charles T. Canady, R, 1992] Win
  ['98: 100 '96: 62 '94: 65 '92: 52] R 56
 
  13. Dan Miller (R), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 64 '94: 100 '92: 58   R 56
 
  14. Porter Goss (R), 1988 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 73 '94: 100 '92: 82 U   R 61
  
  15. Dave Weldon (R), 1994 Win
  '98: 63 '96: 51 '94: 54 ['92: R 98] R 58
 
  16. Mark Foley (R), 1994 Landslide*
  '98: 100 '96: 64 '94: 58 ['92: D 100] R 52
 
  17. Carrie Meek (D), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 89 '94: 100 '92: 100 D 86
 
  18. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), 1989 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 100 '94: 100 '92: 67 R 56
 
  19. Robert Wexler (D) , 1996 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 66 ['94: D 66 '92: D 63] D 66
 
  20. Peter Deutsch (D), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 65 '94: 61 '92: 55 D 60
 
  21. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 75 96: 100 '94: 100 '92: 100 R 54
 
  22. Clay Shaw (R), 1980 Win*
  '98: 100 '96: 62 '94: 63 '92: 52 D 55
 
  23. Alcee Hastings (D), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 74 '94: 100 '92: 59 D 76


Florida's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for Florida 1982 to 1998
 


 
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