Uncontested Congressional Races in 2000

Although relatively few congressional races are competitive in any given election year – for example, fewer than one in ten U.S. House races were won by a margin of less than 10% in 1998 – it is particularly shocking to some people when one party fails to even field a candidate. Yet such uncontested races are surprisingly common in congressional races. In 1998, in fact, 95 out of 435 races were not contested by both major parties. This year, 64 races are not contested. Of these uncontested races, 25 even lack a minor party or independent candidate.

Following is a list of those House candidates getting a free ride. Note also that for the first time since 1990, a U.S. Senate race also will be uncontested. Arizona Senator Jon Kyl faces no Democratic opponent (he will face opposition from minor party candidates).

US House: 64 Uncontested Races
October 2000

District

Name

Party

No. of Write-ins

Uncontested

No Major Party Opponent

AL-01

Sonny Callahan

R

-

 

X

AL-03

Bob Riley

R

-

 

X

AL-05

Robert “Bud” Cramer

D

-

 

X

AL-06

Spencer Bachus

R

-

 

X

AR-03

Asa Hutchinson

R

-

 

X

CA-26

Howard Berman

D

-

 

X

CA-31

Hilda Solis

D

-

 

X

CA-40

Jerry Lewis

R

-

 

X

CA-43

Ken Calvert

R

-

 

X

CO-04

Bob Schaffer

R

-

X

 

CO-05

Joel Hefley

R

-

X

 

FL-01

Joe Scarborough

R

4

X

 

FL-06

Cliff Stearns

R

2

X

 

FL-09

Mike Bilirakis

R

1

 

X

FL-10

C.W. “Bill” Young

R

1

 

X

FL-11

Jim Davis

D

1

 

X

FL-14

Porter Gross

R

1

 

X

FL-17

Carrie Meek

D

1

X

 

FL-18

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

R

1

X

 

FL-20

Peter Deutsch

D

1

X

 

FL-21

Lincoln Diaz-Balart

R

1

X

 

GA-11

John Linder

R

-

X

 

IL-04

Luis Gutierrez

D

1

 

X

IL-05

Rob Blagojevich

D

1

 

X

IL-12

Jerry Costello

D

-

X

 

KS-01

Jerry Moran

R

-

 

X

LA-02

Bill Jefferson

D

-

X

 

LA-03

Billy Tauzin

R

-

 

X

LA-07

Chris John

D

-

 

X

MA-02

Richard Neal

D

-

X

 

MA-03

Jim McGovern

D

-

X

 

MA-05

Martin Meehan

D

-

X

 

MA-07

Ed Markey

D

-

X

 

MA-08

Mike Capuano

D

-

X

 

NY-06

Gregory Meeks

D/WF

-

X

 

NC-05

Richard Burr

R

-

 

X

NC-06

Howard Coble

R

-

 

X

OH-03

Tony Hall

D

-

X

 

OK-03

Wes Watkins

R

-

 

X

PA-02

Chaka Fattah

D

-

 

X

PA-05

John Peterson

R

-

 

X

PA-09

Bud Schuster

R

-

X

 

PA-14

Bill Coyne

D

-

X

 

SC-04

Jim DeMint

R

-

 

X

TN-01

Bill Jenkins

R

-

X

 

TN-02

John “Jimmy” Duncan, Jr

R

-

 

X

TN-09

Harold Ford, Jr.

D

-

X

 

TX-02

Jim Turner

D

-

 

X

TX-06

Joe Barton

R

-

 

X

TX-08

Kevin Brady

R

-

 

X

TX-10

Lloyd Doggett

D

-

 

X

TX-15

Ruben Hinojosa

D

-

 

X

TX-19

Larry Combest

R

-

 

X

TX-20

Charlie Gonzalez

D

-

 

X

TX-28

Ciro Rodriguez

D

-

 

X

TX-30

Eddie Bernice Johnson

D

-

 

X

VA-03

Bobby Scott

D

-

X

 

VA-04

Norm Sisisky

D

-

X

 

VA-05

John Boyd

D

-

 

X

VA-06

Bob Goodlatte

R

-

X

 

VA-10

Frank Wolf

R

-

 

X

WA-07

Jim McDermott

D

-

 

X

WV-01

Alan Mollohan

D

-

 

X

WV-03

Nick Joe Rahall

D

-

 

X

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