United States Senate Elections, 2008 - Results Summary - Change in Composition

Change in Composition

Senate composition before the elections
R1 R11 R21 R31 R41 D48 D38 D28 D18 D8
R2 R12 R22 R32 R42 D47 D37 D27 D17 D7
R3 R13 R23 R33 R43 D46 D36 D26 D16 D6
R4 R14 R24 R34 R44 D45 D35 D25 D15 D5
R5 R15 R25 R35 R45 D44 D34 D24 D14 D4
R6 R16 R26 R36 R46 D43 D33 D23 D13 D3
R7 R17 R27 R37 R47 D42 D32 D22 D12 D2
R8 R18 R28 R38 R51 D41 D31 D21 D11 D1
R9 R19 R29 R39 R49 D40 D30 D20 D10 I2
R10 R20 R30 R40 D49 D39 D29 D19 D9 I1
Senate composition at the beginning of the 111th Congress
R1 R11 R21 R31 R41 O D48 D38 D28 D18 D8
R2 R12 R22 R32 D57 + D47 D37 D27 D17 D7
R3 R13 R23 R33 D56 + D46 D36 D26 D16 D6
R4 R14 R24 R34 D55 + D45 D35 D25 D15 D5
R5 R15 R25 R35 D54 + D44 D34 D24 D14 D4
R6 R16 R26 R36 D53 + D43 D33 D23 D13 D3
R7 R17 R27 R37 D52 + D42 D32 D22 D12 D2
R8 R18 R28 R38 D51 + D41 D31 D21 D11 D1
R9 R19 R29 R39 D50 + D40 D30 D20 D10 I2
R10 R20 R30 R40 O D49 D39 D29 D19 D9 I1
Key Parties Results
R = Republican √ = Party hold: Incumbent re-elected
D = Democratic O = Party hold: New Senator elected from same party
I = Independent, caucused with Democrats + = Party gain: New Senator elected from different party
No tag = Seat not up for election this year

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