August 6, 2009
For Immediate Release Contact: Judith Ingram
August 6, 2009 Julia Queen
Christian Hilland


WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission (FEC) today released Federal Elections 2008 (http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/federalelections2008.shtml), a biennial publication that compiles federal election results in the 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia for the offices of President, Senate, and House of Representatives, as well as Delegates. The comprehensive report is a research tool designed to provide an accurate, historical record of federal election results in a single volume.

“The FEC offers this report as a public service, in recognition of the need to bring together official data from across the United States and its territories in one easily accessible place,” said Chairman Steven T. Walther. “I would like to thank the FEC’s Public Disclosure Office staff for their hard work gathering and verifying the information in this report.”

Federal Elections 2008 is the 14th in a series of reports prepared by Commission staff using data provided by State election offices. The tables and maps showing official results of the 2008 elections are supplemented by comparative presidential general election statistics for 1996-2008.

The Commission appreciates the assistance provided by State election officials and staff in the preparation of this publication. Prior Federal Elections Reports can be found at http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/electionresults.shtml.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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