Washington

9 seats: 4R, 5D     D 51

Washington has six districts where neither party is projected to win more than 52%. The result has been some of the closest races in the nation, with at least one incumbent losing in each election in the 1990's and Republicans going from winning one seat in 1992 to seven seats in 1994 to six in 1996 and back to four in 1998. At least four seats look vulnerable to change in 2000; George Nethercutt's Republican-leaning district likely will protect him from any backlash due to breaking his term limits pledge.
 
  1. Jay Inslee (D), 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 50 ['96: R 54 '94: R 52 '92: D 55] D 52
 
  2. OPEN [Jack Metcalf ,R, 1994] Vulnerable
  ['98: R 55 '96: R 49 '94: R 55 '92: D 52]   R 52
 
  3. Brian Baird (D), 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 55 ['96: R 50 '94: R 52 '92: D 56]   50-50
 
  4. Doc Hastings (R). 1994 Comfortable
  '98: 69 '96: 53 '94: 53 ['92: D 51]   R 59
 
  5. George Nethercutt (R), 1994 Win
  '98: 57 '96: 56 '94: 51 ['92: D 55]   R 55
 
  6. Norm Dicks (D), 1976 Landslide*
  '98: 68 '96: 66 '94: 58 '92: 64   D 51
 
  7. Jim McDermott (D), 1988 Landslide
  '98: 88 U '96: 81 '94: 75 '92: 78 D 70
 
  8. Jennifer Dunn (R), 1992 Comfortable*
  '98: 60 '96: 65 '94: 76 '92: 60 R 52
 
  9. Adam Smith (D) Vulnerable
  '98: 65 '96: 50 ['94: R 52 '92: D 52] D 52
 

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


 
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