House Seats That Came to Those Who Waited

Posted April 15, 2008 at 12:00am

– Dennis J. Kucinich, D-Ohio (24 years; lost House race in 1972, elected to House in 1996)
– Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla. (22 years; lost Senate race in 1970, elected to House in 1992)
– Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla. (20 years; lost Senate race in 1980, elected to House in 2000)
– Bob Latta, R-Ohio (19 years; lost House race in 1988, elected to House in 2007)
– Peter Welch, D-Vt. (18 years; lost House race in 1988, elected to House in 2006)
– Lincoln Davis, D-Tenn. (18 years; lost House race in 1984, elected to House in 2002)
– Paul Broun, R-Ga. (17 years; lost House race in 1990, elected to House in 2007)
finished a distant second
narrowly defeated him
Marc Rehmann contributed to this report.