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United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2006

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • District 1 2
  • District 2 3
  • District 3 4
  • District 4 5
  • District 5 6
  • District 6 7
  • District 7 8
  • District 8 9
  • District 9 10
  • References 11

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2006[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 1,049,346 50.03% 5 -
Democratic 992,258 47.31% 4 -
Libertarian 47,213 2.25% 0 -
Progressive 8,452 0.40% 0 -
Independents 53 <0.01% 0 -
Totals 2,097,322 100.00% 9 -

District 1

Incumbent Democratic Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr. faced no difficulty in seeking another term in this liberal, St. Louis-based district over Republican Mark Byrne and Libertarian Robb Cunningham.

Missouri's 1st congressional district election, 2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Lacy Clay, Jr. (inc.) 141,574 72.89%
Republican Mark J. Byrne 47,893 24.66%
Libertarian Robb E. Cunningham 4,768 2.45%
Totals 194,235 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 2

Though confronted with a powerful Tamara Millay.

Missouri's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Akin (inc.) 176,452 61.35%
Democratic George D. Weber 105,242 36.59%
Libertarian Tamara Millay 5,923 2.06%
Totals 287,617 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3

Freshman incumbent Congressman Russ Carnahan, a Democrat, had an easy time in winning a second term in this fairly liberal district based in the southern portion of St. Louis.

Missouri's 3rd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Russ Carnahan (inc.) 145,219 65.58%
Republican David Bertelsen 70,189 31.70%
Libertarian R. Christophel 4,213 1.90%
Progressive David Sladky 1,827 0.83%
Totals 221,448 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 4

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Ike Skelton, seeking his sixteenth term in this conservative, west-central Missouri-based district, overwhelmed Republican candidate Jim Noland, Libertarian nominee Bryce Holthouse, and Progressive Party candidate Mel Ivey and was victorious.

Missouri's 4th congressional district election, 2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ike Skelton (inc.) 159,303 67.64%
Republican Jim Noland 69,254 29.40%
Libertarian Bryce A. Holthouse 4,479 1.90%
Progressive Mel Ivey 2,459 1.04%
Write-ins 30 0.01%
Totals 235,525 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 5

Coming from a surprisingly-close election in 2004, freshman incumbent Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat, easily defeated Republican nominee Jacob Turk to win a third term in this fairly liberal district based in Kansas City.

Missouri's 5th congressional district election, 2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (inc.) 136,149 64.25%
Republican Jacob Turk 68,456 32.30%
Libertarian Randy Langkraehr 7,314 3.45%
Totals 211,919 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 6

In this conservative, northwest Missouri district, incumbent Republican Congressman Sam Graves easily dispatched with Democratic nominee Sara Jo Shettles, Libertarian candidate Erik Buck, and Progressive candidate Shirley Yurkonis to win a fourth term in Congress.

Missouri's 6th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Graves (inc.) 150,882 61.64%
Democratic Sara Jo Shettles 87,477 35.73%
Libertarian Erik Buck 4,757 1.94%
Progressive Shirley A. Yurkonis 1,679 0.69%
Totals 244,795 100.00%
Republican hold

District 7

Incumbent Republican Congressman Roy Blunt, the House Majority Whip, found no difficulty in winning a sixth term in his very conservative district located in southwest Missouri.

Missouri's 7th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roy Blunt (inc.) 160,942 66.75%
Democratic Jack Truman 72,592 30.11%
Libertarian Kevin Craig 7.566 3.14%
Write-ins 23 0.01%
Totals 241,123 100.00%
Republican hold

District 8

In the most conservative district found in Missouri, incumbent Republican Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson coasted to re-election, swamping Democratic nominee Veronica Hambacker and Libertarian nominee Branden McCullough.

Missouri's 8th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jo Ann Emerson (inc.) 156,164 71.64%
Democratic Veronica J. Hambacker 57,557 26.40%
Libertarian Branden C. McCullough 4,268 1.96%
Totals 217,989 100.00%
Republican hold

District 9

This district, based in "Little Dixie," located in northeast Missouri, has a strongly conservative bent and incumbent Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof sought and won a sixth term against several opponents.

Missouri's 9th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenny Hulshof (inc.) 149,114 61.45%
Democratic Duane N. Burghard 87,145 35.91%
Libertarian Steven R. Hedrick 3,925 1.62%
Progressive Bill Hastings 2,487 1.02%
Totals 242,671 100.00%
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2006/2006Stat.htm#25
Preceded by
2004 elections
United States House elections in Missouri
2006
Succeeded by
2008 elections


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