He spent $578,000 in his first race for a House seat, which was open.
Party control of the state's House seats did not change hands.
This is a blue state, he'll probably take the house seat.
All 100 House seats were up for election in 2009.
Republicans now hold four of the state's six House seats.
The candidates may have set a record for money spent on a House seat.
It is the first state ever with more than 50 House seats.
Every two years, all of the house seats come up for election.
But he returned in 1984 to claim the House seat for the first of his five terms.
Democrats also made strong efforts to pick up the state's two House seats.