Running to replace Rep. Bud Cramer (D), who has defied the Republican lean of the district and been re-elected 8 times since first coming to Congress in 1990, is no easy feat. Especially for a Democrat. But also for a Republican, as this district has never voted a Republican to Congress. The two Parkers -- state Sen. Parker Griffith (D) and advertising executive Wayne Parker (R) -- can expect a close outcome.
2006: Cramer (D) unopposed
2004: Cramer (D) 73, Wallace (R) 27
2002: Cramer (D) 73, Engel (R) 25
2004: Bush (R) 60, Kerry (D) 39
2000: Bush (R) 54, Gore (D) 44