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Missouri's 8th congressional district
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Missouri's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Jason Smith
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Distribution
  • 38.29% urban
  • 61.71% rural
Population (2019) 736,467
Median income $45,656
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+24

Missouri's 8th congressional district is a congressional district in the state of Missouri. The people who live in this district elect a person to be a representative for the district in the United States House of Representatives. The district is currently represented by Republican Party Jason Smith. The district is in rural southeast Missouri and has some counties in Southwest Missouri.

Election history

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President George W. Bush 59 - Al Gore 39% Republican Party (United States)
2004 President George W. Bush 64 - John Kerry 36% Republican Party (United States)
2008 President John McCain 62 - Barack Obama 36% Republican Party (United States)
2012 President Mitt Romney 66 - Barack Obama 32% Republican Party (United States)
2016 President Donald Trump 75 - Hillary Clinton 21% Republican Party (United States)
2020 President Donald Trump 77 - Joe Biden 21% Republican Party (United States)
Missouri's 8th congressional district, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jo Ann Emerson (incumbent) 216,083 71.9
Democrat Jack Rushin 73,755 24.6
Libertarian Rob Vandeven 10,553 3.5
Total votes 300,391 100.0
Republican hold
2013 Missouri 8th congressional district special election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Smith 42,141 67.1
Democratic Steve Hodges 17,207 27.4
Constitution Doug Enyart 2,265 3.6
Libertarian Bill Slantz 968 1.5
Write-in 185 0.3
Total votes 62,766 100
Republican hold
Missouri's 8th congressional district, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Smith (incumbent) 106,124 66.6
Democrat Barbara Stocker 38,721 24.3
Independent Terry Hampton 6,821 4.3
Constitution Doug Enyart 3,799 2.4
Libertarian Rick Vandeven 3,759 2.4
Total votes 159,224 100.0
Republican hold
Missouri’s 8th congressional district, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Smith (incumbent) 229,792 74.4
Democrat Dave Cowell 70,009 22.7
Libertarian Jonathan Shell 9,070 2.9
Total votes 308,871 100.0
Republican hold
Missouri's 8th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Smith (incumbent) 194,042 73.4
Democrat Kathy Ellis 66,151 25.0
Libertarian Jonathan Shell 4,206 1.6
Total votes 264,399 100.0
Republican hold
Missouri's 8th congressional district, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Smith (incumbent) 253,811 76.9
Democrat Kathy Ellis 70,561 21.4
Libertarian Tom Schmitz 5,854 1.8
Total votes 330,226 100.0
Republican hold
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