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462. Members of Congress--Incumbents Re-elected



 
Representatives Senators
Incumbent candidates Incumbent candidates
Year Retire- Re-elected Defeated in Retire- Re-elected Defeated in
ments 1 - ments 1 -
Total Percent Total Percent
Number of Primary General Number of Primary General
candidates election candidates election
 
PRESIDENTIAL-YEAR
ELECTIONS
 
1964 33 397 344 86.6 8 45 2 33 28 84.8 1 4
1968 23 409 396 96.8 4 9 6 28 20 71.4 4 4
1972 40 390 365 93.6 12 13 6 27 20 74.1 2 5
1976 47 384 368 95.8 3 13 8 25 16 64.0 0 9
1980 34 398 361 90.7 6 31 5 29 16 55.2 4 9
1984 22 411 392 95.4 3 16 4 29 26 89.7 0 3
1988 23 409 402 98.3 1 6 6 27 23 85.2 0 4
1992 65 368 325 88.3 2 19 3 24 7 28 23 82.1 1 4
1996 50 384 361 94.0 2 21 13 21 19 90.5 1 1
 
MIDTERM ELECTIONS
 
1966 22 411 362 88.1 8 41 3 32 28 87.5 3 1
1970 29 401 379 94.5 10 12 4 31 24 77.4 1 6
1974 43 391 343 87.7 8 40 7 27 23 85.2 2 2
1978 49 382 358 93.7 5 19 10 25 15 60.0 3 7
1982 40 393 354 90.1 2 10 29 3 30 28 93.3 0 2
1986 40 394 385 97.7 3 6 6 28 21 75.0 0 7
1990 27 406 390 96.1 1 15 3 32 31 96.9 0 1
1994 48 387 349 90.2 4 34 9 26 24 92.3 0 2
1998 23 404 395 97.8 1 6 5 29 26 89.7 0 3



1 Does not include persons who died or resigned before the election.
2 Number of incumbents defeated in primaries by other incumbents due to redistricting: six in 1982 and four in 1992.
3 Five incumbents defeated in general election by other incumbents due to redistricting.

Source: Ornstein, Norman J., Thomas E. Mann, and Michael J. Malbin, Vital Statistics on Congress, 1993-1994, beginning 1995, Congressional Quarterly, Inc., Washington, DC, American Votes, biennial (copyright). http://www.cq.com/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/462_members_of_congress_incumbents_re_elected.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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