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United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, 2008


United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, 2008

The 2008 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont was held on November 4, 2008 and determined who represents the state of Vermont in the United States House of Representatives. Democratic Congressman Peter Welch decided to run for a second term in Congress, and, in an aberration for a freshman member of Congress, encountered no major-party opposition. Welch defeated a series of independent candidates with ease and represented Vermont in the 111th Congress.

Democratic Primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Welch (inc.) 19,566 87.74%
Democratic Craig Hill 2,635 11.82%
Democratic Write-ins 98 0.44%
Totals 22,299 100.00%

General election


Vermont's At-large congressional district election, 2008[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Welch (inc.) 243,203 83.25%
Independent Mike Bethel 14,349 4.81%
Independent Jerry Trudell 10,818 3.63%
VT Progressive Thomas James Hermann 9,081 3.05%
Independent Cris Ericson 7,841 2.63%
Liberty Union Jane Newton 5,307 1.78%
Write-ins 2,552 0.86%
Totals 298,151 100.00%
Democratic hold


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