Ohio

19 seats: 11R, 8D     R 52

After Republicans gained four U.S. House seats in 1994 and Democrats won two of those seats back in 1996, Ohio had a relatively quiet election in 1998. Only two races were won by less than a landslide, and none were decided by less than 5% despite Steve Chabot and Ted Strickland facing well-financed challengers. In an indication of voter consistency, projected partisan performance changed by more than 2% in only two districts between 1992 and 1996 and in those districts by only 3%. John Kasich's open seat could be hotly contested in 2000. James Trafficant hasn't faced a competitive election in years, but his legal problems create uncertainty.
 
  1. Steve Chabot (R), 1994 Vulnerable
  '98: 53 '96: 54 C '94: 56 ['92: D 51]   D 51
 
  2. Rob Portman (R), 1993 Landslide
  '98: 76 '96: 72 '94: 77 ['92: R 70]   R 65
 
  3. Tony Hall (D), 1978 Uncontested*
  '98: 69 '96: 64 '94: 59 '92: 60   D 51
 
  4. Michael Oxley (R). 1981 Landslide
  '98: 64 '96: 65 '94: 100 '92: 61   R 62
 
  5. Paul Gilmor (R), 1988 Landslide
  '98: 67 '96: 61 '94: 73 '92: 100   R 57
 
  6. Ted Strickland (D), 1996 Vulnerable
  '98: 57 '96: 51 ['94: R 51 '92: D 51]   R 54
 
  7. David Hobson (R), 1990 Landslide
  '98: 67 '96: 68 '94: 100 '92: 71   R 58
 
  8. John Boehner (R), 1990 Landslide
  '98: 71 '96: 70 '94: 100 '92: 74   R 62
 
  9. Marcy Kaptur (D), 1982 Landslide
  '98: 81 '96: 77 '94: 75 '92: 74   D 56
 
  10. Dennis Kucinich (D), 1996 Comfortable*
  '98: 67 '96: 49 ['94: R 52 '92: R 57]   D 52
 
  11. Stephanie T. Jones (D), 1998 Landslide
  '98: 80 ['96: D 81 '94: D 77 '92: D 69]   D 80
 
  12. OPEN [John Kasich, R, 1982] Vulnerable
  ['98: 63 '96: 64 '94: 67 '92: 71]   R 52
 
  13. Sherrod Brown (D), 1992 Comfortable*
  '98: 68 '96: 60 '94: 49 '92: 53   R 53
 
  14. Tom Sawyer (D), 1986 Comfortable*
  '98: 63 '96: 54 C '94: 52 '92: 68   D 54
 
  15. Deborah Pryce (R), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 66   '96: 71 '94: 71 '92: 44 R 55
 
  16. Ralph Regula (R), 1972 Landslide
  '98: 64 '96: 69 '94: 75 '92: 64   R 56
 
  17. James Traficant (D), 1984 Win
  '98: 68 '96: 91 U '94: 77 '92: 84   D 59
 
  18. Bob Ney (R), 1994 Comfortable*
  '98: 60 '96: 50 '94: 54 ['92: D 68]   R 52
 
  19. Steve LaTourette (R), 1994 Comfortable*
  '98: 66 '96: 55 '94: 48 ['92: D 53]   R 51
 

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


 
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