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  House Races to Watch: 1996 Close Calls

LEGI-SLATE News Service
Jan. 20, 1998

A look at this year's congressional races through the eyes of the "Vulnerable Incumbents Club" – those who won in 1996 by less than 5 percent. House Key Races has the complete list of open seats, special elections and key incuments.

State/District Incumbent Party Open Seat? Result
(Incumbent)
Result
(Runner-up)
Result
(Others)
Margin of Victory
Pa./13 Fox, Jon R No 48.90% 48.87% 2.21% 0.03%
Mass./6 Tierney, John D No 46.54% 46.41% 7.04% 0.13%
Wash./3 Smith, Linda R Yes 50.18% 49.81% 0.00% 0.37%
Ill./20 Shimkus, John R No 50.25% 49.74% 0.01% 0.51%
Ky./3 Northup, Anne R No 50.25% 49.74% 0.00% 0.51%
Conn./6 Johnson, Nancy R No 49.62% 48.92% 1.45% 0.70%
Wash./2 Metcalf, Jack R No 48.51% 47.76% 3.72% 0.75%
Calif/42 Brown, George D No 50.48% 49.52% 0.00% 0.96%
Calif./46 Sanchez, Loretta D No 46.80% 45.84% 7.36% 0.96%
Ariz./6 Hayworth, J.D. R No 47.56% 46.59% 5.83% 0.97%
Pa./21 English, Phil R No 50.68% 49.31% 0.00% 1.37%
Calif./10 Tauscher, Ellen D No 48.63% 47.19% 4.18% 1.44%
Ala./4 Aderholdt, Robert R No 49.89% 48.19% 1.90% 1.70%
Iowa/3 Boswell, Leonard D No 49.35% 47.64% 3.00% 1.71%
Mo./9 Hulshof, Kenny R No 49.38% 47.03% 3.58% 2.35%
Idaho/1 Chenoweth, Helen R No 49.98% 47.55% 2.46% 2.43%
Ohio/6 Strickland, Ted D No 51.32% 48.67% 0.01% 2.65%
Ohio/10 Kucinich, Dennis D No 49.06% 46.32% 4.61% 2.74%
Wash./9 Smith, Adam D No 50.14% 47.26% 2.58% 2.88%
Ala./3 Riley, Bob R No 50.43% 47.34% 2.22% 3.09%
N.J./8 Pascrell, Bill D No 51.19% 47.96% 0.83% 3.23%
N.H./1 Sununu, John R No 50.06% 46.63% 3.30% 3.43%
Kan./4 Tiahrt, Todd R No 50.11% 46.62% 3.26% 3.49%
Tex./14 Paul, Ron R No 51.10% 47.60% 1.30% 3.50%
Ill./11 Weller, Jerry R No 51.76% 48.23% 0.00% 3.53%
N.J./12 Pappas, Michael R No 50.44% 46.65% 2.90% 3.79%
Hawaii/1 Abercrombie, Neil D No 48.50% 44.70% 6.80% 3.80%
Ohio/18 Ney, Bob R No 50.19% 46.33% 3.48% 3.86%
Utah/3 Cannon, Christopher R No 51.13% 47.26% 1.59% 3.87%
Wis./8 Johnston, Jay D No 51.99% 47.92% 0.08% 4.07%
Wis./3 Kind, Ron D No 51.97% 47.79% 0.22% 4.18%
Tex./17 Stenholm, Charles D No 51.60% 47.40% 1.00% 4.20%
Kan./3 Snowbarger, Vince R No 49.83% 45.42% 4.74% 4.41%
Ga./10 Norwood, Charles R No 52.30% 47.70% 0.00% 4.60%
Tex./1 Sandlin, Max D No 51.60% 46.70% 1.70% 4.90%

Sources: Official 1996 election results from state secretaries of state and state election offices, LEGI-SLATE News reporting.

   
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