Members of Congress Defeated for Renomination in Primaries, 1968-2018 (prepared by Greg Giroux)
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Members of Congress Defeated For Renomination, 1968-2018 (by Greg Giroux)
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Winners are noted in parenthetically. In the "Results" column, the vote percentage of the losing incumbent is listed first. Contests in BOLD text mean that both candidates were members of the House who ran against one another after changes in redistricting. If an ASTERISK appears after the winning candidate's name, he or she went on to LOSE the general election. Some defeated senators were appointed and thus were technically seeking NOMINATION rather than RENOMINATION. It doesn't include contests, like Ro Khanna's (D-CA) 2016 defeat of Rep. Mike Honda (D), in which members of the same party were opponents in the November general election. Compiled by Greg Giroux (Twitter: @greggiroux). Sources: Greg Giroux research, Vital Statistics on American Politics, Almanac of American Politics
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2018: 4 House (2 D, 2 R)Results (%s)
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Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Massachusetts (Ayanna Pressley)41.3-58.5
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Rep. Joe Crowley, D-New York (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)43-57
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Rep. Mark Sanford, R-South Carolina (Katie Arrington*)46-51
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Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-North Carolina (Mark Harris-2018 general election never certified)46.2-48.5
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2017: 1 Senate (1 R)Results (%s)
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Sen. Luther Strange, R-Alabama (Roy Moore*); Luther appointed, defeated for nomination45.4-54.6
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2016: 5 House (2 D, 3 R)Results (%s)
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Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Florida (Al Lawson)39-48
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Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas (Roger Marshall)43.4-56.6
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Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Virginia (Scott Taylor)41-53
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Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-North Carolina (Rep. George Holding)24-53 (Greg Brannon 23)
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Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania (Dwight Evans)34-42
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2014: 4 House (1 D, 3 R)Results (%s)
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Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas (John Ratcliffe)47-53 (runoff), 45-29 (primary)
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Rep. Eric Cantor (Majority Leader), R-Virginia (Dave Brat)44.5-55.5
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Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Michigan (David Trott)34-66
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Rep. John Tierney, D-Massachusetts (Seth Moulton)40-51
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2012: 13 House (7 D, 6 R), 1 Senate (1 R)Results (%s)
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Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Indiana (Richard Mourdock*)39-61
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Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio (Brad Wenstrup)43-49
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Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio (Rep. Marcy Kaptur)40-56
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Rep. Donald Manzullo, R-Illinois (Rep. Adam Kinzinger)46-54
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Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pennsylvania (Rep. Mark Critz*)49-51
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Rep. Tim Holden, D-Pennsylvania (Matt Cartwright)43-57
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Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas (Beto O'Rourke)44-50
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Rep. Steven Rothman, D-New Jersey (Rep. Bill Pascrell)39-61
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Rep. John Sullivan, R-Oklahoma (Jim Bridenstine)46-54
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Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Missouri (Rep. Lacy Clay)34-63
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Rep. Hansen Clarke, D-Michigan (Rep. Gary Peters)35-47
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Rep. Sandy Adams, R-Florida (Rep. John Mica)39-61
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Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Florida (Ted Yoho)33-34
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Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Arizona (Rep. David Schweikert)48.5-51.5
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2010: 4 House (2 D, 2 R), 3 Senate (1 D, 2 R)Results
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Sen. Robert F. Bennett, R-Utah (Mike Lee), lost at nominating convention27-37-36 (Bennett came in 3rd)
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (Joe Miller*)49-51
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Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pennsylvania (Joe Sestak*)46-54
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Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, D-West Virginia (Mike Oliverio*)44-56
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Rep. Parker Griffith, R-Alabama (Mo Brooks)33-51
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Rep. Bob Inglis, R-South Carolina (Trey Gowdy)29-71 (runoff), 27-39 (primary)
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Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Michigan (Hansen Clarke)41-47
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At the Utah Senate Republican convention in May, Tim Bridgewater led Lee, 37 percent to 36 percent, in a round of voting that eliminated Bennett. Bridgewater also outpolled Lee, 57 percent to 43 percent, in a final convention vote. Lee defeated Bridgewater, 51 percent to 49 percent, in a June primary election to become the Republican nominee.
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Murkowski was re-elected in November 2010 as a write-in candidate.
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2008: 4 House (1 D, 3 R)Results
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Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, R-Maryland (Andy Harris*)33-43
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Rep. Albert R. Wynn, D-Maryland (Donna Edwards)37-59
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Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah (Jason Chaffetz)40-60
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Rep. David Davis, R-Tennessee (Phil Roe)49-50
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2006: 2 House (1 D, 1 R), 1 Senate (1 D)Results
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Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, D-Connecticut (Ned Lamont*)48-52
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Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney, D-Georgia (Hank Johnson)41-59 (runoff), 47-44 (primary)
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Rep. Joe Schwarz, R-Michigan (Tim Walberg)47-53
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2004: 2 House (2 D)Results
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Rep. Chris Bell, D-Texas (Al Green)31-66
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Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez, D-Texas (Henry Cuellar)49.8-50.2
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2002: 8 House (6 D, 2 R), 1 Senate (1 R)Results
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Sen. Robert C. Smith, R-New Hampshire (John E. Sununu)45-53
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Rep. Bob Barr, R-Georgia (Rep. John Linder)36-64
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Rep. Gary A. Condit, D-California (Dennis Cardoza)39-53
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Rep. Earl F. Hilliard, D-Alabama (Artur Davis)44-56 (runoff), 46-43 (primary)
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Rep. Brian Kerns, R-Indiana (Rep. Steve Buyer)30-55
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Rep. Frank Mascara, D-Pennsylvania (Rep. John P. Murtha)36-64
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Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney, D-Georgia (Denise Majette)42-58
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Rep. Tom Sawyer, D-Ohio (Tim Ryan)27-41
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Rep. Lynn Rivers, D-Michigan (Rep. John D. Dingell)41-59
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2000: 3 House (2 D, 1 R)Results
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Rep. Michael Forbes, D-New York (Regina Seltzer*)49.9-50.1
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Rep. Matthew G. Martinez, D-California (Hilda L. Solis)31-69
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Rep. Merrill Cook, R-Utah (Derek W. Smith*)41-59
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1998: 1 House (1 R)Results
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Rep. Jay Kim, R-California (Gary G. Miller)26-48
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1996: 2 House (1 D, 1 R), 1 Senate (1 R)Results
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Sen. Sheila Frahm, R-Kansas (Sam Brownback); Frahm was appointed & lost nomination
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Rep. Barbara Rose-Collins, D-Michigan (Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick)31-51
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Rep. Greg Laughlin, R-Texas (Ron Paul)46-54 (runoff), 43-32-24 (primary)
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1994: 4 House (3 D, 1 R)Results
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Rep. Lucien Blackwell, D-Pennsylvania (Chaka Fattah)42-58
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Rep. David A. Levy, R-New York (Dan Frisa)49-51
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Rep. Mike Synar, D-Oklahoma (Virgil R. Cooper*)49-51 (runoff), 47-26 (primary)
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Rep. Craig Washington, D-Texas (Sheila Jackson-Lee)37-63
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1992: 19 House (14 D, 5 R), 1 Senate (1 D)Results
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Sen. Alan J. Dixon, D-Illinois (Carol Moseley-Braun)35-38
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Rep. Bill Alexander, D-Arkansas (Blanche Lincoln)39-61
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Rep. Beryl Anthony, Jr., D-Arkansas (Bill McCuen*)49-51 (runoff), 40-30 (primary)
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Rep. Chester G. Atkins, D-Massachusetts (Martin T. Meehan)35-65
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Rep. Terry L. Bruce, D-Illinois (Rep. Glenn Poshard)38-62
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