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Connecticut 4th District


Jim Himes

Jim Himes (D)

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Christopher Shays*

Christopher Shays* (R)*

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Connecticut Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Toss Up

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
House Races:

Key 2006 State Races:
Gov | Sen | CT-2 |CT-4 | CT-5

Polling Data

PollDateSampleHimes (D)Shays (R)Spread
Univ. of Connecticut10/8 - 10/15501 LV4444Tie
SurveyUSA10/13 - 10/14602 LV4845Himes +3
Sacred Heart Univ9/22 - 9/25400 LV3141Shays +10

Race Summary

After eight comfortable re-elections, Rep. Christopher Shays had close calls in his last two races thanks to his support for the war in Iraq. Now, as the lone Republican House member from New England, Shays continues to get hit on the issue by Jim Himes (D), a businessman and non-profit executive who has stayed financially competitive.

Previous Election Results

2006: Shays (R) 51, Farrell (D) 48
2004: Shays (R) 52, Farrell (D) 48
2002: Shays (R) 64, Sanchez (D) 36

2004: Kerry (D) 52, Bush (R) 46
2000: Gore (D) 53, Bush (R) 43