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United States House of Representatives elections, 2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006

November 7, 2006

All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 4 (of the 5) non-voting members
218 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Nancy Pelosi Dennis Hastert
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat California-8th Illinois-14th
Last election 202 seats, 46.8% 232 seats, 49.4%
Seats won 233 202
Seat change 31 30
Popular vote 42,338,795 35,857,334
Percentage 52.3% 44.3%
Swing 5.5% 5.1%

  Republican hold
  Democratic hold
  Democratic pickup

Speaker before election

Dennis Hastert

Elected Speaker

Nancy Pelosi

The 2006 United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 7, 2006 to elect members to the United States House of Representatives. All 435 seats of the House were up for election. Those elected served in the 110th United States Congress from January 3, 2007 until January 3, 2009. The incumbent majority party, the Republicans, had won majorities in the House consecutively since 1994, and were defeated by the Democrats who won a majority in the chamber, ending 12 years in opposition.


External links

  1. ^ "So Why Did the Democrats Win?".  
  2. ^ Don Rose (December 26, 2006). "Democratic sweep may be long-lasting". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Democrats win House, promise new direction".  
  4. ^ Archibold, Randal C. (September 11, 2006). "In Cost and Vitriol, Race in Arizona Draws Notice".  
  5. ^ Jon Kamman (September 22, 2006). "GOP cancels $1 mil in Graf ad support". The Arizona Republic. 
  6. ^ California's 11th district primary election results
  7. ^ "McCloskey Bucks GOP, Backs Democrat". A Stand for Justice.  
  8. ^ "Recount Gives Courtney Win In 2nd District".  
  9. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives / Florida 16". America Votes 2006 ( 
    Official results from Florida Secretary of State
  10. ^ Lee, Mara (July 2, 2006). "Candidates cash in on celebrities".  
  11. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives / Minnesota 01". America Votes 2006 ( 
  12. ^ Tomlin, John (April 27, 2006). "Congressman Socializes with Students".  
  13. ^ "Shuler keeps lead for US House" (PDF) (Press release).  
  14. ^ Stout, David (August 7, 2006). "Ohio Congressman Will Not Seek Re-election".  
  15. ^ "Altmire Pulls Off Upset Against Melissa Hart".  
  16. ^ John Shiffman, Mitch Lipka and Patrick Kerkstra (October 16, 2006). "Agents raid homes of Rep. Curt Weldon’s daughter, close friend". Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  17. ^ "FBI raids home of Weldon's daughter, friend in influence probe".  
  18. ^ Giroux, Greg (October 13, 2006). "Navy Vet Sestak Coming Closer to Sinking Weldon in Pa. 7".  
  19. ^ Gamboa, Suzanne (August 8, 2006). "DeLay to Make Way for Write-In Candidate".  


See also

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
American Samoa at-large Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 1988 Re-elected Eni Faleomavaega (D) unopposed
District of Columbia at-large Eleanor Holmes Norton Democratic 1990 Re-elected Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) unopposed
Guam at-large Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 2002 Re-elected Madeleine Bordallo (D) unopposed
U.S. Virgin Islands at-large Donna Christian-Christensen Democratic 1996 Re-elected Donna Christian-Christensen (D) 62.9%
Warren Mosler (I) 37.1%

Non-voting delegates

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Wyoming at-large Barbara Cubin Republican 1994 Re-elected Barbara Cubin (R) 48.3%
Gary Trauner (D) 47.8%
Thomas Rankin (L) 3.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Paul Ryan Republican 1998 Re-elected Paul Ryan (R) 62.8%
Jeff Thomas (D) 37.2%
Wisconsin 2 Tammy Baldwin Democratic 1998 Re-elected Tammy Baldwin (D) 62.9%
Dave Magnum (R) 37.1%
Wisconsin 3 Ron Kind Democratic 1996 Re-elected Ron Kind (D) 64.9%
Paul Nelson (R) 35.1%
Wisconsin 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 2004 Re-elected Gwen Moore (D) 71.5%
Perfecto Rivera (R) 28.5%
Wisconsin 5 Jim Sensenbrenner Republican 1978 Re-elected Jim Sensenbrenner (R) 61.8%
Bryan Kennedy (D) 35.7%
Bob Levis (G) 1.4%
Robert R. Raymond (I) 1.1%
Wisconsin 6 Tom Petri Republican 1979 Re-elected Tom Petri (R) unopposed
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 Re-elected Dave Obey (D) 62.2%
Nick Reid (R) 35.0%
Mike Miles (G) 2.8%
Wisconsin 8 Mark Green Republican 1998 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic gain
Steve Kagen (D) 51.1%
John Gard (R) 48.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
West Virginia 1 Alan Mollohan Democratic 1982 Re-elected Alan Mollohan (D) 64.3%
Christopher Wakim (R) 35.6%
West Virginia 2 Shelley Capito Republican 2000 Re-elected Shelley Capito (R) 57.2%
Mike Callaghan (D) 42.8%
West Virginia 3 Nick Rahall Democratic 1976 Re-elected Nick Rahall (D) 69.4%
Kim Wolfe (R) 30.6%

West Virginia

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Washington 1 Jay Inslee Democratic 1998 Re-elected Jay Inslee (D) 67.7%
Larry Ishmael (R) 32.3%
Washington 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 2000 Re-elected Rick Larsen (D) 64.2%
Doug Roulstone (R) 35.8%
Washington 3 Brian Baird Democratic 1998 Re-elected Brian Baird (D) 63.1%
Michael Messmore (R) 36.9%
Washington 4 Doc Hastings Republican 1994 Re-elected Doc Hastings (R) 59.9%
Richard Wright (D) 40.1%
Washington 5 Cathy McMorris Republican 2004 Re-elected Cathy McMorris (R) 56.4%
Peter Goldmark (D) 43.6%
Washington 6 Norm Dicks Democratic 1976 Re-elected Norm Dicks (D) 70.6%
Doug Cloud (R) 29.4%
Washington 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 1988 Re-elected Jim McDermott (D) 79.4%
Steve Beren (R) 15.7%
Linnea Noreen (I) 4.9%
Washington 8 Dave Reichert Republican 2004 Re-elected Dave Reichert (R) 51.5%
Darcy Burner (D) 48.5%
Richard Todd (I/Write-in)
Washington 9 Adam Smith Democratic 1996 Re-elected Adam Smith (D) 65.7%
Steve Cofchin (R) 34.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Virginia 1 Jo Ann Davis Republican 2000 Re-elected Jo Ann Davis (R) 63.0%
Shawn Michael O'Donnell (D) 35.5%
Marvin Pixton III (I) 1.4%
Virginia 2 Thelma Drake Republican 2004 Re-elected Thelma Drake (R) 51.3%
Phil Kellam (D) 48.5%
Virginia 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 1992 Re-elected Bobby Scott (D) unopposed
Virginia 4 Randy Forbes Republican 2001 Re-elected Randy Forbes (R) 76.1%
Albert Burckard (Ind. Green) 23.4%
Virginia 5 Virgil Goode Republican 1996 Re-elected Virgil Goode (R) 59.1%
Al Weed (D) 39.9%
Joseph Oddo (Ind. Green) 0.9%
Virginia 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 1992 Re-elected Bob Goodlatte (R) 75.1%
Barbara Jean Pryor (I) 12.3%
Andre Peery (I) 12.1%
Virginia 7 Eric Cantor Republican 2000 Re-elected Eric Cantor (R) 63.9%
Jim Nachman (D) 34.4%
Brad Blanton (I) 1.6%
Virginia 8 Jim Moran Democratic 1990 Re-elected Jim Moran (D) 66.4%
Thomas O'Donoghue (R) 30.6%
Jim Hurysz (I) 2.8%
Virginia 9 Rick Boucher Democratic 1982 Re-elected Rick Boucher (D) 67.8%
Bill Carrico (R) 32.2%
Virginia 10 Frank Wolf Republican 1980 Re-elected Frank Wolf (R) 57.3%
Judy Feder (D) 41.0%
Bill Wood (L) 0.9%
Neeraj Nigam (I) 0.8%
Virginia 11 Tom Davis Republican 1994 Re-elected Tom Davis (R) 55.5%
Andrew Hurst (D) 43.6%
Fernando Greco (Ind. Green) 0.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Vermont at-large Bernie Sanders Independent 1990 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic gain
Peter Welch (D) 53.2%
Martha Rainville (R) 44.5%
Dennis Morrisseau (I) 0.5%
Jerry Trudell (I) 0.3%
Bruce Marshall (G) 0.3%
Keith Stern (I) 0.3%
Jane Newton (Liberty Union) 0.2%
Chris Karr (I) 0.2%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Utah 1 Rob Bishop Republican 2002 Re-elected Rob Bishop (R) 63.1%
Steven Olsen (D) 32.4%
Mark Hudson (C) 3.1%
Lynn Badler (L) 1.4%
Utah 2 Jim Matheson Democratic 2000 Re-elected Jim Matheson (D) 59.0%
LaVar Christensen (R) 37.3%
David Perry (C) 1.5%
Bob Brister (G) 1.5%
Austin Sherwood Lett (L) 0.7%
Utah 3 Chris Cannon Republican 1996 Re-elected Chris Cannon (R) 57.7%
Christian Burridge (D) 32.2%
Jim Noorlander (C) 8.8%
Philip Hallman (L) 1.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Texas 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 2004 Re-elected Louie Gohmert (R) 68.0%
Roger Owen (D) 30.3%
Donald Perkison (L) 1.7%
Texas 2 Ted Poe Republican 2004 Re-elected Ted Poe (R) 65.6%
Gary Binderim (D) 32.7%
Justo Perez (L) 1.7%
Texas 3 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 Re-elected Sam Johnson (R) 62.5%
Dan Dodd (D) 34.9%
Christopher Claytor (L) 2.6%
Texas 4 Ralph Hall Republican 1980 Re-elected Ralph Hall (R) 64.4%
Glenn Melancon (D) 33.4%
Kurt Helm (L) 2.1%
Texas 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2002 Re-elected Jeb Hensarling (R) 61.8%
Charlie Thompson (D) 35.6%
Mike Nelson (L) 2.6%
Texas 6 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Re-elected Joe Barton (R) 60.5%
David Harris (D) 37.1%
Carl Nulsen (L) 2.4%
Texas 7 John Culberson Republican 2000 Re-elected John Culberson (R) 59.2%
Jim Henley (D) 38.5%
Drew Parks (L) 2.3%
Texas 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Re-elected Kevin Brady (R) 67.3%
Jim Wright (D) 32.7%
Texas 9 Al Green Democratic 2004 Re-elected Al Green (D) unopposed
Texas 10 Michael McCaul Republican 2004 Re-elected Michael McCaul (R) 55.3%
Ted Ankrum (D) 40.4%
Michael Badnarik (L) 4.3%
Texas 11 Mike Conaway Republican 2004 Re-elected Mike Conaway (R) unopposed
Texas 12 Kay Granger Republican 1996 Re-elected Kay Granger (R) 66.9%
John Morris (D) 31.1%
Gardner Osborne (L) 2.0%
Texas 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Re-elected Mac Thornberry (R) 74.4%
Roger Waun (D) 23.0%
Jim Thompson (L) 2.6%
Texas 14 Ron Paul Republican 1996 Re-elected Ron Paul (R) 60.2%
Shane Sklar (D) 39.8%
Texas 15 Ruben Hinojosa Democratic 1996 Re-elected Ruben Hinojosa (D) 61.8%
Paul Haring (R) 23.7%
Eddie Zamora (R) 14.5%
Texas 16 Silvestre Reyes Democratic 1996 Re-elected Silvestre Reyes (D) 78.7%
Gordon Strickland (L) 21.3%
Texas 17 Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Re-elected Chet Edwards (D) 58.1%
Van Taylor (R) 40.3%
Guillermo Acosta (L) 1.6%
Texas 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Re-elected Sheila Jackson Lee (D) 76.6%
Ahmad Hassan (R) 19.1%
Patrick Warren (L) 4.3%
Texas 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 2002 Re-elected Randy Neugebauer (R) 67.7%
Robert Ricketts (D) 29.8%
Fred Jones (L) 2.4%
Mike Sadler (Write-in) 0.1%
Texas 20 Charlie Gonzalez Democratic 1998 Re-elected Charlie Gonzalez (D) 87.4%
Michael Idrogo (L) 12.6%
Texas 21 Lamar Smith Republican 1986 Re-elected Lamar Smith (R) 60.1%
John Courage (D) 24.5%
Gene Kelly (D) 9.0%
Tommy Calvert (I) 2.6%
James Arthur Strohm (L) 2.0%
Jim Peterson (I) 1.1%
Mark Rossano (I) 0.7%
Texas 22 Shelley Sekula-Gibbs Republican 2006 Lost renomination
Democratic gain
Nick Lampson (D) 51.8%
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (R/Write-in) 41.8%
Bob Smither (L) 6.1%
Don Richardson (Write-in) 0.3%
Texas 23 Henry Bonilla Republican 1992 Lost re-election in run-off (District
was declared unconstitutional by
Supreme Court in August, 2006
and redrawn)
Ciro Rodriguez (D)* 19.9% (54.3%)
Henry Bonilla (R)* 48.6% (45.7%)
Alvert Uresti (D) 11.8%
Lukin Gilliland (D) 11.1%
Craig Stephens (L) 2.7%
Augie Beltran (D) 2.1%
Rick Bolanos (D) 2.1%
Adrian DeLeon (D) 1.8%
Texas 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 2004 Re-elected Kenny Marchant (R) 59.8%
Gary Page (D) 37.2%
Mark Frohman (L) 3.0%
Texas 25 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Re-elected Lloyd Doggett (D) 67.3%
Grant Rostig (R) 26.3%
Barbara Cunningham (L) 4.2%
Brian Parrett (I) 2.2%
Texas 26 Michael Burgess Republican 2002 Re-elected Michael Burgess (R) 60.2%
Tim Barnwell (D) 37.2%
Rich Haas (L) 2.5%
Texas 27 Solomon Ortiz Democratic 1982 Re-elected Solomon Ortiz (D) 56.8%
Willie Vaden (R) 38.9%
Robert Powell (L) 4.3%
Texas 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 2004 Re-elected Henry Cuellar (D) 67.6%
Frank Enriquez (D) 20.3%
Ron Avery (C) 12.1%
Texas 29 Gene Green Democratic 1992 Re-elected Gene Green (D) 73.5%
Eric Story (R) 24.4%
Clifford Lee Messina (L) 2.0%
Texas 30 Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Re-elected Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) 80.2%
Wilson Aurbach (R) 17.6%
Ken Ashby (L) 2.2%
Texas 31 John Carter Republican 2002 Re-elected John Carter (R) 58.5%
Mary Beth Harrell (D) 38.8%
Matt McAdoo (L) 2.7%
Texas 32 Pete Sessions Republican 1996 Re-elected Pete Sessions (R) 56.4%
Will Pryor (D) 41.3%
John Hawley (L) 2.3%

Texas's 23rd district was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States, which ordered the district re-drawn. This affected the 15th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, and 28th districts, which had a blanket primary on Election Day, followed by a runoff on December 6 in District 23, where no candidate got a majority of the vote.

Texas's 22nd district was held by Tom DeLay who had resigned. The Democratic Party sued to prevent the Republican Party from replacing Tom DeLay (who was determined to be the candidate in March 2006) with another candidate. The courts agreed with the Democratic Party and the Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal. On August 8, 2006, Tom DeLay officially withdrew his name as the Republican candidate. (The court decision did not allow the Republican Party from changing its candidate, however it did not prevent Tom DeLay from withdrawing altogether.)[19]


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Tennessee 1 William L. Jenkins Republican 1996 Retired
Republican hold
David Davis (R) 61.1%
Rick Trent (D) 36.9%
Bob Smith (G) 0.6%
James Reeves (I) 0.6%
Michael Peavler (I) 0.5%
Michael Sabri (I) 0.2%
Tennessee 2 Jimmy Duncan Jr. Republican 1998 Re-elected Jimmy Duncan Jr. (R) 77.7%
John Greene (D) 22.3%
Tennessee 3 Zach Wamp Republican 1994 Re-elected Zach Wamp (R) 65.7%
Brent Benedict (D) 34.3%
Tennessee 4 Lincoln Davis Democratic 2002 Re-elected Lincoln Davis (D) 67.5%
Ken Martin (R) 32.5%
Tennessee 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 2002 Re-elected Jim Cooper (D) 68.9%
Tom Kovach (R) 28.0%
Virginia Welsch (I) 2.1%
Scott Knapp (I) 1.0%
Tennessee 6 Bart Gordon Democratic 1984 Re-elected Bart Gordon (D) 67.1%
Randy Stamps (R) 31.4%
Robert Garrison (I) 1.1%
Norman Saliba (I) 0.5%
Tennessee 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 2002 Re-elected Marsha Blackburn (R) 66.0%
Bill Morrison (D) 31.8%
Katey Culver (G) 0.8%
James White (I) 0.4%
William Smith (I) 0.4%
John L. Rimer (I) 0.3%
Gayl Pratt (I) 0.3%
Tennessee 8 John Tanner Democratic 1988 Re-elected John Tanner (D) 73.2%
John Farmer (R) 26.8%
Tennessee 9 Harold Ford Jr. Democratic 1996 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Steve Cohen (D) 59.9%
Jake Ford (I) 22.2%
Mark White (R) 18.0%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
South Dakota at-large Stephanie Herseth Democratic 2004 Re-elected Stephanie Herseth (D) 69.1%
Bruce Whalen (R) 29.3%
Larry Rudebusch (L) 1.6%

South Dakota

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
South Carolina 1 Henry Brown, Jr. Republican 2000 Re-elected Henry Brown, Jr. (R) 59.9%
Randy Maatta (D) 37.9%
James Dunn (G) 2.2%
South Carolina 2 Joe Wilson Republican 2001 Re-elected Joe Wilson (R) 62.6%
Michael Ray Ellisor (D) 37.3%
South Carolina 3 J. Gresham Barrett Republican 2002 Re-elected J. Gresham Barrett (R) 62.9%
Lee Ballenger (D) 37.1%
South Carolina 4 Bob Inglis Republican 2004 Re-elected Bob Inglis (R) 64.2%
William Griffith (D) 32.0%
John Cobin (L) 2.5%
Faye Walters (G) 1.3%
South Carolina 5 John Spratt Democratic 1982 Re-elected John Spratt (D) 56.9%
Ralph Norman (R) 43.1%
South Carolina 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1992 Re-elected Jim Clyburn (D) 64.4%
Gary McLeod (R) 34.2%
Antonio Williams (G) 1.4%

South Carolina

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Patrick Kennedy Democratic 1994 Re-elected Patrick Kennedy (D) 69.2%
Jonathan Scott (R) 23.2%
Kenneth Capalbo (I) 7.6%
Rhode Island 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 2000 Re-elected Jim Langevin (D) 72.7%
Rod Driver (I) 27.3%

Rhode Island

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 Bob Brady Democratic 1998 Re-elected Bob Brady (D) unopposed
Pennsylvania 2 Chaka Fattah Democratic 1994 Re-elected Chaka Fattah (D) 88.6%
Michael Gessner (R) 9.2%
Dave Baker (G) 2.2%
Pennsylvania 3 Phil English Republican 1994 Re-elected Phil English (R) 53.6%
Steven Porter (D) 42.1%
Tim Hagberg (C) 4.3%
Pennsylvania 4 Melissa Hart Republican 2000 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Jason Altmire (D) 51.9%
Melissa Hart (R) 48.1%
Pennsylvania 5 John Peterson Republican 1996 Re-elected John Peterson (R) 60.1%
Don Hilliard (D) 39.9%
Pennsylvania 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 2002 Re-elected Jim Gerlach (R) 50.7%
Lois Murphy (D) 49.3%
Pennsylvania 7 Curt Weldon Republican 1986 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Joe Sestak (D) 56.4%
Curt Weldon (R) 43.6%
Pennsylvania 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 2004 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Patrick Murphy (D) 50.3%
Mike Fitzpatrick (R) 49.7%
Pennsylvania 9 Bill Shuster Republican 2001 Re-elected Bill Shuster (R) 60.3%
Tony Barr (D) 39.7%
Pennsylvania 10 Don Sherwood Republican 1998 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Chris Carney (D) 52.9%
Don Sherwood (R) 47.1%
Pennsylvania 11 Paul Kanjorski Democratic 1984 Re-elected Paul Kanjorski (D) 72.5%
Joseph Leonardi (R) 27.5%
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Re-elected John Murtha (D) 60.8%
Diana Irey (R) 39.2%
Pennsylvania 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 2004 Re-elected Allyson Schwartz (D) 66.1%
Raj Bhakta (R) 33.9%
Pennsylvania 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 1994 Re-elected Mike Doyle (D) 90.1%
Titus North (G) 9.9%
Pennsylvania 15 Charlie Dent Republican 2004 Re-elected Charlie Dent (R) 53.6%
Charles Dertinger (D) 43.5%
Greta Browne (G) 2.9%
Pennsylvania 16 Joe Pitts Republican 1996 Re-elected Joe Pitts (R) 56.6%
Lois Herr (D) 39.5%
John Murphy (I) 3.9%
Pennsylvania 17 Tim Holden Democratic 1992 Re-elected Tim Holden (D) 64.5%
Matthew Wertz (R) 35.5%
Pennsylvania 18 Tim Murphy Republican 2002 Re-elected Tim Murphy (R) 57.8%
Chad Kluko (D) 42.2%
Pennsylvania 19 Todd Platts Republican 2000 Re-elected Todd Platts (R) 64.0%
Phil Avillo (D) 33.5%
Derf Maitland (G) 2.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Oregon 1 David Wu Democratic 1998 Re-elected David Wu (D) 62.8%
Derrick Kitts (R) 33.7%
Drake Davis (L) 1.7%
Dean Wolf (C) 1.6%
Oregon 2 Greg Walden Republican 1998 Re-elected Greg Walden (R) 66.8%
Carol Voisin (D) 30.4%
Jack Alan Brown Jr. (C) 2.6%
Oregon 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 1996 Re-elected Earl Blumenauer (D) 73.5%
Bruce Broussard (R) 23.5%
David Brownlow (C) 2.8%
Oregon 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 1986 Re-elected Peter DeFazio (D) 62.3%
Jim Feldkamp (R) 37.6%
Oregon 5 Darlene Hooley Democratic 1996 Re-elected Darlene Hooley (D) 54.0%
Mike Erickson (R) 42.8%
Paul Aranas (Pacific Green) 1.5%
Doug Patterson (C) 1.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Oklahoma 1 John Sullivan Republican 2002 Re-elected John Sullivan (R) 63.6%
Alan Gentges (D) 30.9%
Bill Wortman (I) 5.5%
Oklahoma 2 Dan Boren Democratic 2004 Re-elected Dan Boren (D) 72.7%
Patrick Miller (R) 27.3%
Oklahoma 3 Frank Lucas Republican 1994 Re-elected Frank Lucas (R) 67.5%
Susan Barton (D) 32.5%
Oklahoma 4 Tom Cole Republican 2002 Re-elected Tom Cole (R) 64.6%
Hal Spake (D) 35.4%
Oklahoma 5 Ernest Istook Republican 1992 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Mary Fallin (R) 60.4%
David Hunter (D) 37.3%
Matthew Horton Woodson (I) 2.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Ohio 1 Steve Chabot Republican 1994 Re-elected Steve Chabot (R) 52.3%
John Cranley (D) 47.7%
Ohio 2 Jean Schmidt Republican 2005 Re-elected Jean Schmidt (R) 50.5%
Victoria Wulsin (D) 49.4%
Ohio 3 Mike Turner Republican 2002 Re-elected Mike Turner (R) 58.5%
Richard Chema (D) 41.5%
Ohio 4 Mike Oxley Republican 1981 Retired
Republican hold
Jim Jordan (R) 60.0%
Richard Siferd (D) 40.0%
Ohio 5 Paul Gillmor Republican 1988 Re-elected Paul E. Gillmor (R) 56.9%
Robin Weirauch (D) 43.1%
Ohio 6 Ted Strickland Democratic 1992 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic hold
Charlie Wilson (D) 62.1%
Chuck Blasdel (R) 37.9%
Ohio 7 Dave Hobson Republican 1990 Re-elected Dave Hobson (R) 60.6%
Bill Conner (D) 39.4%
Ohio 8 John Boehner Republican 1990 Re-elected John Boehner (R) 63.8%
Mort Meier (D) 36.2%
Ohio 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 1982 Re-elected Marcy Kaptur (D) 73.6%
Bradley Leavitt (R) 26.4%
Ohio 10 Dennis Kucinich Democratic 1996 Re-elected Dennis Kucinich (D) 66.4%
Mike Dovilla (R) 33.6%
Ohio 11 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Democratic 1998 Re-elected Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D) 83.4%
Lindsey String (R) 16.6%
Ohio 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 2000 Re-elected Pat Tiberi (R) 57.3%
Bob Shamansky (D) 42.7%
Ohio 13 Sherrod Brown Democratic 1992 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Betty Sutton (D) 61.2%
Craig Foltin (R) 38.8%
Ohio 14 Steve LaTourette Republican 1994 Re-elected Steve LaTourette (R) 57.6%
Lewis Katz (D) 39.0%
Werner Lange (I) 3.4%
Ohio 15 Deborah Pryce Republican 1992 Re-elected Deborah Pryce (R) 50.2%
Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 49.7%
Ohio 16 Ralph Regula Republican 1972 Re-elected Ralph Regula (R) 58.3%
Tom Shaw (D) 41.7%
Ohio 17 Tim Ryan Democratic 2002 Re-elected Tim Ryan (D) 80.3%
Don Manning III (R) 19.7%
Ohio 18 Vacant Bob Ney (R) resigned November 11, 2006
Democratic gain
Zack Space (D) 62.1%
Joy Padgett (R) 37.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
North Dakota at-large Earl Pomeroy Democratic-NPL 1992 Re-elected Earl Pomeroy (D-NPL) 65.7%
Matthew Mechtel (R) 34.3%

North Dakota

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
North Carolina 1 G. K. Butterfield Democratic 2004 Re-elected G.K. Butterfield (D) unopposed
North Carolina 2 Bob Etheridge Democratic 1996 Re-elected Bob Etheridge (D) 66.5%
Dan Mansell (R) 33.5%
North Carolina 3 Walter Jones Jr. Republican 1994 Re-elected Walter Jones Jr. (R) 68.6%
Craig Weber (D) 31.4%
North Carolina 4 David Price Democratic 1996 Re-elected David Price (D) 65.0%
Steven Acuff (R) 35.0%
North Carolina 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 2004 Re-elected Virginia Foxx (R) 57.2%
Roger Sharpe (D) 42.8%
North Carolina 6 Howard Coble Republican 1984 Re-elected Howard Coble (R) 70.8%
Rory Blake (D) 29.2%
North Carolina 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 1996 Re-elected Mike McIntyre (D) 72.8%
Shirley Davis (R) 27.2%
North Carolina 8 Robin Hayes Republican 1998 Re-elected Robin Hayes (R) 50.1%
Larry Kissell (D) 49.9%
North Carolina 9 Sue Myrick Republican 1994 Re-elected Sue Myrick (R) 66.5%
Bill Glass (D) 33.5%
North Carolina 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 2004 Re-elected Patrick McHenry (R) 61.8%
Richard Carsner (D) 38.2%
North Carolina 11 Charles Taylor Republican 1990 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Heath Shuler (D) 53.8%
Charles Taylor (R) 46.2%
North Carolina 12 Mel Watt Democratic 1992 Re-elected Mel Watt (D) 67.0%
Ada Fisher (R) 33.0%
North Carolina 13 Brad Miller Democratic 2002 Re-elected Brad Miller (D) 63.7%
Vernon Robinson (R) 36.3%

North Carolina

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
New York 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 2002 Re-elected Tim Bishop (D) 62.2%
Italo Zanzi (R) 37.8%
New York 2 Steve Israel Democratic 2000 Re-elected Steve Israel (D) 70.4%
Josh Price (R) 29.6%
New York 3 Peter King Republican 1992 Re-elected Peter King (R) 56.0%
David Mejias (D) 44.0%
New York 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 1996 Re-elected Carolyn McCarthy (D) 64.9%
Martin Blessinger (R) 35.1%
New York 5 Gary Ackerman Democratic 1983 Re-elected Gary Ackerman (D) unopposed
New York 6 Gregory Meeks Democratic 1998 Re-elected Gregory Meeks (D) unopposed
New York 7 Joseph Crowley Democratic 1998 Re-elected Joseph Crowley (D) 84.0%
Kevin Brawley (R) 16.0%
New York 8 Jerrold Nadler Democratic 1992 Re-elected Jerrold Nadler (D) 85.0%
Eleanor Friedman (R) 13.6%
Dennis Adornato (Cons) 1.4%
New York 9 Anthony Weiner Democratic 1998 Re-elected Anthony Weiner (D) unopposed
New York 10 Ed Towns Democratic 1982 Re-elected Ed Towns (D) 92.2%
Jonathan Anderson (R) 5.9%
Ernest Johnson (Cons) 1.9%
New York 11 Major Owens Democratic 1982 Retired
Democratic hold
Yvette Clarke (D) 90.0%
Stephen Finger (R) 7.6%
Mariana Blume (Cons) 1.4%
Ollie McClean (Freedom) 1.0%
New York 12 Nydia Velazquez Democratic 1992 Re-elected Nydia Velazquez (D) 89.7%
Allan Romaguera (R) 10.3%
New York 13 Vito Fossella Republican 1997 Re-elected Vito Fossella (R) 56.8%
Steve Harrison (D) 43.2%
New York 14 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 1992 Re-elected Carolyn Maloney (D) 84.5%
Danniel Maio (R) 15.5%
New York 15 Charles Rangel Democratic 1970 Re-elected Charles Rangel (D) 94.0%
Edward Daniels (R) 6.0%
New York 16 Jose Serrano Democratic 1990 Re-elected Jose Serrano (D) 95.3%
Ali Mohamed (R) 4.7%
New York 17 Eliot Engel Democratic 1988 Re-elected Eliot Engel (D) 76.4%
Jim Faulkner (R) 23.6%
New York 18 Nita Lowey Democratic 1988 Re-elected Nita Lowey (D) 70.7%
Richard A. Hoffman (R) 29.3%
New York 19 Sue Kelly Republican 1994 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
John Hall (D) 51.2%
Sue Kelly (R) 48.8%
New York 20 John Sweeney Republican 1998 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Kirsten Gillibrand (D) 53.1%
John Sweeney (R) 46.9%
New York 21 Mike McNulty Democratic 1988 Re-elected Mike McNulty (D) 78.2%
Warren Redlich (R) 21.8%
New York 22 Maurice Hinchey Democratic 1992 Re-elected Maurice Hinchey (D) unopposed
New York 23 John McHugh Republican 1992 Re-elected John McHugh (R) 63.1%
Robert Johnson (D) 36.9%
New York 24 Sherwood Boehlert Republican 1982 Retired
Democratic gain
Mike Arcuri (D) 53.9%
Ray Meier (R) 45.0%
Mike Sylvia (L) 1.1%
New York 25 Jim Walsh Republican 1988 Re-elected Jim Walsh (R) 50.8%
Dan Maffei (D) 49.2%
New York 26 Tom Reynolds Republican 1998 Re-elected Tom Reynolds (R) 52.0%
Jack Davis (D) 48.0%
New York 27 Brian Higgins Democratic 2004 Re-elected Brian Higgins (D) 79.3%
Michael McHale (R) 20.7%
New York 28 Louise Slaughter Democratic 1986 Re-elected Louise Slaughter (D) 73.2%
John Donnelly (R) 26.8%
New York 29 Randy Kuhl Republican 2004 Re-elected Randy Kuhl (R) 51.5%
Eric Massa (D) 48.5%

New York

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
New Mexico 1 Heather Wilson Republican 1998 Re-elected Heather Wilson (R) 50.2%
Patricia Madrid (D) 49.8%
New Mexico 2 Steve Pearce Republican 2002 Re-elected Steve Pearce (R) 59.4%
Albert Kissling (D) 40.5%
New Mexico 3 Tom Udall Democratic 1998 Re-elected Tom Udall (D) 74.6%
Ron Dolin (R) 25.4%

New Mexico

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
New Jersey 1 Rob Andrews Democratic 1990 Re-elected Rob Andrews (D) unopposed
New Jersey 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 1994 Re-elected Frank LoBiondo (R) 61.6%
Viola Thomas-Hughes (D) 35.6%
Robert Mullock (I) 1.7%
Lynn Merle (I) 0.5%
Thomas Fanslau (I) 0.3%
Willie Norwood (S) 0.2%
New Jersey 3 Jim Saxton Republican 1984 Re-elected Jim Saxton (R) 58.4%
Rich Sexton (D) 41.0%
Ken Feduniewicz (I) 0.6%
New Jersey 4 Chris Smith Republican 1980 Re-elected Chris Smith (R) 65.7%
Carol Gay (D) 33.2%
Jay Edgar (L) 0.8%
Louis Wary (I) 0.3%
New Jersey 5 Scott Garrett Republican 2002 Re-elected Scott Garrett (R) 54.9%
Paul Aronsohn (D) 43.8%
Matthew Fretz (I) 1.3%
New Jersey 6 Frank Pallone Democratic 1988 Re-elected Frank Pallone (D) 68.6%
Leigh-Ann Bellew (R) 30.3%
Herbert Tarbous (I) 1.1%
New Jersey 7 Mike Ferguson Republican 2000 Re-elected Mike Ferguson (R) 49.4%
Linda Stender (D) 47.9%
Thomas Abrams (I) 1.6%
Darren Young (L) 1.0%
New Jersey 8 Bill Pascrell Democratic 1996 Re-elected Bill Pascrell (D) 70.9%
Jose Sandoval (R) 28.4%
Lou Jasikoff (L) 0.7%
New Jersey 9 Steve Rothman Democratic 1996 Re-elected Steve Rothman (D) 71.5%
Vincent Micco (R) 27.6%
Michael Jarvis (I) 0.9%
New Jersey 10 Don Payne Democratic 1988 Re-elected Don Payne (D) unopposed
New Jersey 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 1994 Re-elected Rodney Frelinghuysen (R) 62.1%
Tom Wyka (D) 36.6%
Richard Roth (L) 0.9%
John Mele (C) 0.4%
New Jersey 12 Rush Holt Democratic 1998 Re-elected Rush Holt (D) 65.7%
Joseph Sinagra (R) 34.3%
New Jersey 13 Vacant Bob Menendez (D) resigned January 18, 2006
Democratic hold
Albio Sires (D) 77.5%
John Guarini (R) 19.4%
Brian Williams (SWP) 1.0%
Herbert Shaw (I) 1.0%
Dick Hester (I) 0.6%
Esmat Zaklama (I) 0.5%

New Jersey

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Jeb Bradley Republican 2002 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Carol Shea-Porter (D) 51.3%
Jeb Bradley (R) 48.7%
New Hampshire 2 Charlie Bass Republican 1994 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Paul Hodes (D) 52.7%
Charlie Bass (R) 45.6%
Ken Blevens (L) 1.6%

New Hampshire

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Nevada 1 Shelley Berkley Democratic 1998 Re-elected Shelley Berkley (D) 64.8%
Kenneth Wegner (R) 31.2%
Jim Duensing (L) 2.2%
Darnell Roberts (Independent American) 1.8%
Nevada 2 Jim Gibbons Republican 1996 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Dean Heller (R) 50.4%
Jill Derby (D) 44.9%
Daniel Rosen (I) 2.4%
James Kroshus (Independent American) 2.3%
Nevada 3 Jon Porter Republican 2002 Re-elected Jon Porter (R) 48.5%
Tessa Hafen (D) 46.6%
Joshua Hansen (Independent American) 2.5%
Joseph Silvestri (L) 2.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Nebraska 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 2004 Re-elected Jeff Fortenberry (R) 58.4%
Maxine Moul (D) 41.6%
Nebraska 2 Lee Terry Republican 1998 Re-elected Lee Terry (R) 54.7%
Jim Esch (D) 45.3%
Nebraska 3 Tom Osborne Republican 2000 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Adrian Smith (R) 55.0%
Scott Kleeb (D) 45.0%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Montana at-large Denny Rehberg Republican 2000 Re-elected Denny Rehberg (R) 59.0%
Monica Lindeen (D) 39.1%
Mike Fellows (L) 1.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Missouri 1 William Lacy Clay Jr. Democratic 2000 Re-elected William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D) 72.9%
Mark Byrne (R) 24.7%
Robb Cunningham (L) 2.4%
Missouri 2 Todd Akin Republican 2000 Re-elected Todd Akin (R) 61.3%
George Weber (D) 36.6%
Tamara Millay (L) 2.1%
Missouri 3 Russ Carnahan Democratic 2004 Re-elected Russ Carnahan (D) 65.6%
David Bertelsen (R) 31.7%
Rob Christophel (L) 1.9%
David Sladky (Progressive) 0.8%
Missouri 4 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ike Skelton (D) 67.6%
Jim Noland (R) 29.4%
Bryce Holthouse (L) 1.9%
Mel Ivey (Progressive) 1.0%
Missouri 5 Emanuel Cleaver Democratic 2004 Re-elected Emanuel Cleaver (D) 64.2%
Jacob Turk (R) 32.3%
Randy Langkraehr (L) 3.5%
Missouri 6 Sam Graves Republican 2000 Re-elected Sam Graves (R) 61.6%
Sara Jo Shettles (D) 35.7%
Erik Buck (L) 1.9%
Shirley Yurkonis (Progressive) 0.7%
Missouri 7 Roy Blunt Republican 1996 Re-elected Roy Blunt (R) 66.7%
Jack Truman (D) 30.1%
Kevin Craig (L) 3.1%
Missouri 8 Jo Ann Emerson Republican 1996 Re-elected Jo Ann Emerson (R) 71.6%
Veronica Hambacker (D) 26.4%
Brandon McCullough (L) 2.0%
Missouri 9 Kenny Hulshof Republican 1996 Re-elected Kenny Hulshof (R) 61.4%
Duane Burghard (D) 35.9%
Steven Hedrick (L) 1.6%
Bill Hastings (Progressive) 1.0%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Mississippi 1 Roger Wicker Republican 1994 Re-elected Roger Wicker (R) 65.9%
Ken Hurt (D) 34.1%
Mississippi 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1993 Re-elected Bennie Thompson (D) 64.3%
Yvonne Brown (R) 35.7%
Mississippi 3 Chip Pickering Republican 1996 Re-elected Chip Pickering (R) 77.7%
Jim Giles (I) 16.1%
Lamonica Magee (Ref) 6.2%
Mississippi 4 Gene Taylor Democratic 1989 Re-elected Gene Taylor (D) 79.8%
Randy McDonnell (R) 20.2%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Minnesota 1 Gil Gutknecht Republican 1994 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Tim Walz (D) 52.7%
Gil Gutknecht (R) 47.1%
Minnesota 2 John Kline Republican 2002 Re-elected John Kline (R) 56.2%
Coleen Rowley (D) 40.0%
Douglas Williams (IP) 3.7%
Minnesota 3 Jim Ramstad Republican 1990 Re-elected Jim Ramstad (R) 64.9%
Wendy Wilde (Pareene) (D) 35.0%
Minnesota 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 2000 Re-elected Betty McCollum (D) 69.5%
Obi Sium (R) 30.2%
Minnesota 5 Martin Sabo Democratic 1978 Retired
Democratic hold
Keith Ellison (D) 55.6%
Alan Fine (R) 21.3%
Tammy Lee (IP) 21.0%
Jay Pond (G) 2.0%
Minnesota 6 Mark Kennedy Republican 2000 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican hold
Michele Bachmann (R) 50.1%
Patty Wetterling (D) 42.1%
John Binkowski (IP) 7.8%
Minnesota 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 1990 Re-elected Collin Peterson (D) 69.7%
Mike Barrett (R) 29.0%
Ken Lucier (C) 1.3%
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jim Oberstar (D) 63.6%
Rod Grams (R) 34.4%
Harry Welty (Unity) 1.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Michigan 1 Bart Stupak Democratic 1992 Re-elected Bart Stupak (D) 69.4%
Dan Hooper (R) 28.0%
Joshua Warren (Taxpayers) 0.9%
David Newland (G) 0.9%
Ken Proctor (L) 0.8%
Michigan 2 Pete Hoekstra Republican 1992 Re-elected Pete Hoekstra (R) 66.4%
Kimon Kotos (D) 31.6%
Ronald Graeser (Taxpayers) 1.0%
Steven Van Til (L) 1.0%
Michigan 3 Vern Ehlers Republican 1993 Re-elected Vern Ehlers (R) 63.1%
Jim Rinck (D) 34.6%
Jeff Steinport (L) 1.4%
Rodger Gurk (G) 0.9%
Michigan 4 Dave Camp Republican 1990 Re-elected Dave Camp (R) 60.6%
Mike Huckleberry (D) 37.9%
John Emerick (Taxpayers) 0.8%
Allitta Hren (L) 0.7%
Michigan 5 Dale Kildee Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dale Kildee (D) 72.9%
Eric Klammer (R) 25.2%
Ken Mathenia (G) 1.0%
Steve Samoranksi II (L) 0.9%
Michigan 6 Fred Upton Republican 1986 Re-elected Fred Upton (R) 60.6%
Kim Clark (D) 37.9%
Kenneth Howe (L) 1.5%
Michigan 7 Joe Schwarz Republican 2004 Lost renomination
Republican hold
Tim Walberg (R) 49.9%
Sharon Renier (D) 46.0%
Robert Hutchinson (L) 1.5%
David Horn (Taxpayers) 1.5%
Joe Schwarz (Write-in) 1.1%
Michigan 8 Mike Rogers Republican 2000 Re-elected Mike Rogers (R) 55.3%
Jim Marcinkowski (D) 42.9%
Dick Gach (L) 1.0%
Aaron Stuttman (G) 0.8%
Michigan 9 Joe Knollenberg Republican 1992 Re-elected Joe Knollenberg (R) 51.6%
Nancy Skinner (D) 46.2%
Adam Goodman (L) 1.3%
Matthew Abel (G) 0.9%
Michigan 10 Candice Miller Republican 2002 Re-elected Candice Miller (R) 66.2%
Robert Denison (D) 31.3%
Mark Byrne (L) 1.1%
Candace Caveny (G) 0.7%
Richard Gualdoni (Taxpayers) 0.7%
Michigan 11 Thad McCotter Republican 2002 Re-elected Thad McCotter (R) 54.1%
Tony Trupiano (D) 43.0%
John Tatar (L) 1.6%
Charles Tackett (Taxpayers) 1.3%
Michigan 12 Sander Levin Democratic 1982 Re-elected Sander Levin (D) 70.2%
Randell Shafer (R) 26.1%
Andy Lecureaux (L) 1.3%
Les Townsend (Taxpayers) 0.9%
Jerome White (I) 0.8%
Art Mayatt (G) 0.7%
Michigan 13 Carolyn Kilpatrick Democratic 1996 Re-elected Carolyn Kilpatrick (D) (unopposed)
Michigan 14 John Conyers Jr. Democratic 1964 Re-elected John Conyers Jr. (D) 85.3%
Chad Miles (R) 14.7%
Michigan 15 John Dingell Democratic 1955 Re-elected John Dingell (D) 87.9%
Aimee Smith (G) 4.6%
Gregory Stempfle (L) 4.1%
Robert Czak (Taxpayers) 3.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Massachusetts 1 John Olver Democratic 1991 Re-elected John Olver (D) 76.5%
Bill Szych (I) 23.5%
Massachusetts 2 Richard Neal Democratic 1988 Re-elected Richard Neal (D) unopposed
Massachusetts 3 Jim McGovern Democratic 1996 Re-elected Jim McGovern (D) unopposed
Massachusetts 4 Barney Frank Democratic 1980 Re-elected Barney Frank (D) unopposed
Massachusetts 5 Marty Meehan Democratic 1992 Re-elected Marty Meehan (D) unopposed
Massachusetts 6 John Tierney Democratic 1996 Re-elected John Tierney (D) 69.7%
Rick Barton (R) 29.3%
Massachusetts 7 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ed Markey (D) unopposed
Massachusetts 8 Mike Capuano Democratic 1998 Re-elected Mike Capuano (D) 91.0%
Laura Garza (SW) 9.0%
Massachusetts 9 Stephen Lynch Democratic 2001 Re-elected Stephen Lynch (D) 78.2%
Jack Robinson III (R) 21.8%
Massachusetts 10 Bill Delahunt Democratic 1996 Re-elected Bill Delahunt (D) 64.3%
Jeff Beatty (R) 29.4%
Peter White (I) 6.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Maryland 1 Wayne Gilchrest Republican 1990 Re-elected Wayne Gilchrest (R) 68.8%
Jim Corwin (D) 31.1%
Maryland 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 2002 Re-elected Dutch Ruppersberger (D) 69.2%
Jimmy Mathis (R) 30.7%
Maryland 3 Ben Cardin Democratic 1986 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
John Sarbanes (D) 64.0%
John White (R) 33.8%
Charles Curtis McPeek (L) 2.1%
Maryland 4 Albert Wynn Democratic 1992 Re-elected Albert Wynn (D) 80.7%
Moshe Starkman (R) 18.6%
Maryland 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 1981 Re-elected Steny Hoyer (D) 82.7%
Steve Warner (G) 16.5%
Peter Kuhnert (C/Write-in) 0.3%
Maryland 6 Roscoe Bartlett Republican 1992 Re-elected Roscoe Bartlett (R) 59.0%
Andrew Duck (D) 38.4%
Robert Kozak (G) 2.5%
Maryland 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 1996 Re-elected Elijah Cummings (D) unopposed
Maryland 8 Chris Van Hollen Jr. Democratic 2002 Re-elected Chris Van Hollen Jr. (D) 76.5%
Jeff Stein (R) 21.9%
Gerard Giblin (G) 1.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Maine 1 Tom Allen Democratic 1996 Re-elected Tom Allen (D) 60.8%
Darlene Curley (R) 31.3%
Dexter Kamilewicz (I) 7.9%
Maine 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 2002 Re-elected Mike Michaud (D) 70.5%
Scott D'Amboise (R) 29.5%


  • Because Bill Jefferson did not win 50% of the vote in the November 7th, 2006 election (technically an "open primary" in Louisiana), he faced a runoff election against Louisiana State Representative Karen Carter on December 9, 2006. Jefferson was victorious, earning 57% of the vote to Carter's 43%.
District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Louisiana 1 Bobby Jindal Republican 2004 Re-elected Bobby Jindal (R) 88.1%
David Gereighty (D) 7.4%
Stacey Tallitsch (D) 3.4%
Peter Beary (L) 1.1%
Louisiana 2 Bill Jefferson Democratic 1990 Re-elected In Runoff Bill Jefferson* (D) 30.1% (56.6%)
Karen Carter* (D) 21.7% (43.4%)
Derrick Shepherd (D) 17.9%
Joe Lavigne (R) 13.3%
Troy Carter (D) 12.0%
Eric Bradley (R) 1.2%
Regina Bartholomew (D) 1.2%
John Edwards (D) 0.7%
Scott Barron (D) 0.7%
Gregory "Rhumbline" Kahn (L) 0.4%
Vinnie Mendoza (D) 0.4%
Lance von Udhe (R) 0.3%
Deven "D.C." Collins (D) 0.1%
Louisiana 3 Charlie Melancon Democratic 2004 Re-elected Charlie Melancon (D) 55.0%
Craig Romero (R) 40.3%
Olangee Breech (D) 3.1%
James Lee Blake (L) 1.6%
Louisiana 4 Jim McCrery Republican 1988 Re-elected Jim McCrery (R) 57.4%
Artis Cash (D) 16.9%
Patti Cox (D) 13.2%
Chester Kelley (R) 12.4%
Louisiana 5 Rodney Alexander Republican 2002 Re-elected Rodney Alexander (R) 68.3%
Gloria Williams Hearn (D) 29.0%
Brent Sanders (L) 1.6%
John Watts (I) 1.1%
Louisiana 6 Richard Baker Republican 1986 Re-elected Richard Baker (R) 82.8%
Richard Fontanesi (L) 17.2%
Louisiana 7 Charles Boustany Republican 2004 Re-elected Charles Boustany (R) 70.7%
Mike Stagg (D) 29.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Kentucky 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 1994 Re-elected Ed Whitfield (R) 59.6%
Tom Barlow (D) 40.4%
Kentucky 2 Ron Lewis Republican 1994 Re-elected Ron Lewis (R) 55.4%
Mike Weaver (D) 44.6%
Kentucky 3 Anne Northup Republican 1996 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
John Yarmuth (D) 50.6%
Anne Northup (R) 48.2%
Donna Walker Mancini (L) 0.9%
W. Ed Parker (C) 0.3%
Kentucky 4 Geoff Davis Republican 2004 Re-elected Geoff Davis (R) 51.7%
Ken Lucas (D) 43.4%
Brian Houillion (L) 4.9%
Kentucky 5 Hal Rogers Republican 1980 Re-elected Hal Rogers (R) 73.8%
Kenneth Stepp (D) 26.2%
Kentucky 6 Ben Chandler Democratic 2004 Re-elected Ben Chandler (D) 85.5%
Paul Ard (L) 14.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Kansas 1 Jerry Moran Republican 1996 Re-elected Jerry Moran (R) 78.7%
John Doll (D) 19.9%
Sylvester Cain (Ref) 1.4%
Kansas 2 Jim Ryun Republican 1996 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Nancy Boyda (D) 50.6%
Jim Ryun (R) 47.1%
Roger Tucker (Ref) 2.3%
Kansas 3 Dennis Moore Democratic 1998 Re-elected Dennis Moore (D) 64.5%
Chuck Ahner (R) 33.8%
Robert Conroy (Ref) 1.7%
Kansas 4 Todd Tiahrt Republican 1994 Re-elected Todd Tiahrt (R) 63.7%
Garth McGinn (D) 33.8%
Joy Holt (Ref) 2.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Iowa 1 Jim Nussle Republican 1990 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic gain
Bruce Braley (D) 55.0%
Mike Whalen (R) 43.3%
James Hill (Pirate) 1.1%
Al Schoeman (L) 0.6%
Iowa 2 Jim Leach Republican 1976 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
David Loebsack (D) 51.4%
Jim Leach (R) 48.6%
Iowa 3 Leonard Boswell Democratic 1996 Re-elected Leonard Boswell (D) 51.8%
Jeff Lamberti (R) 46.7%
Helen Meyers (SW) 1.5%
Iowa 4 Tom Latham Republican 1994 Re-elected Tom Latham (R) 57.4%
Selden Spencer (D) 42.6%
Iowa 5 Steve King Republican 2002 Re-elected Steve King (R) 58.4%
Joyce Schulte (D) 35.7%
Roy Nielsen (I) 4.5%
Cheryl Broderson (I) 1.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Indiana 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 1984 Re-elected Pete Visclosky (D) 69.7%
Mark Leyva (R) 26.8%
Charles Barman (I) 3.5%
Indiana 2 Chris Chocola Republican 2002 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Joe Donnelly (D) 54.0%
Chris Chocola (R) 46.0%
Indiana 3 Mark Souder Republican 1994 Re-elected Mark Souder (R) 54.3%
Tom Hayhurst (D) 45.7%
Indiana 4 Steve Buyer Republican 1992 Re-elected Steve Buyer (R) 62.4%
David Sanders (D) 37.6%
Indiana 5 Dan Burton Republican 1982 Re-elected Dan Burton (R) 65.0%
Katherine Fox Carr (D) 31.4%
Sheri Conover Sharlow (L) 3.6%
Indiana 6 Mike Pence Republican 2000 Re-elected Mike Pence (R) 60.0%
Barry Welsh (D) 40.0%
Indiana 7 Julia Carson Democratic 1996 Re-elected Julia Carson (D) 53.8%
Eric Dickerson (R) 46.2%
Indiana 8 John Hostettler Republican 1994 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Brad Ellsworth (D) 61.0%
John Hostettler (R) 39.0%
Indiana 9 Mike Sodrel Republican 2004 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Baron Hill (D) 50.0%
Mike Sodrel (R) 45.5%
D. Eric Schansberg (L) 4.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Illinois 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 1992 Re-elected Bobby Rush (D) 84.1%
Jason Tabour (R) 15.9%
Illinois 2 Jesse Jackson, Jr. Democratic 1995 Re-elected Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D) 84.8%
Robert Belin (R) 11.8%
Anthony Williams (L) 3.3%
Illinois 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 2004 Re-elected Dan Lipinski (D) 77.1%
Ray Wardingly (R) 22.9%
Illinois 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 1992 Re-elected Luis Gutierrez (D) 85.8%
Ann Melichar (R) 14.2%
Illinois 5 Rahm Emanuel Democratic 2002 Re-elected Rahm Emanuel (D) 78.0%
Kevin White (R) 22.0%
Illinois 6 Henry Hyde Republican 1974 Retired
Republican hold
Peter Roskam (R) 51.4%
Tammy Duckworth (D) 48.6%
Illinois 7 Danny Davis Democratic 1996 Re-elected Danny Davis (D) 86.7%
Charles Hutchinson (R) 13.3%
Illinois 8 Melissa Bean Democratic 2004 Re-elected Melissa Bean (D) 50.9%
David McSweeney (R) 44.0%
Bill Scheurer (I) 5.1%
Illinois 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 1998 Re-elected Jan Schakowsky (D) 74.6%
Michael Shannon (R) 25.4%
Illinois 10 Mark Kirk Republican 2000 Re-elected Mark Kirk (R) 53.4%
Daniel Seals (D) 46.6%
Illinois 11 Jerry Weller Republican 1994 Re-elected Jerry Weller (R) 55.1%
John Pavich (D) 44.9%
Illinois 12 Jerry Costello Democratic 1988 Re-elected Jerry Costello (D) unopposed
Illinois 13 Judy Biggert Republican 1998 Re-elected Judy Biggert (R) 58.3%
Joseph Shannon (D) 41.7%
Illinois 14 Dennis Hastert Republican 1986 Re-elected Dennis Hastert (R) 59.8%
John Laesch (D) 40.2%
Illinois 15 Tim Johnson Republican 2000 Re-elected Tim Johnson (R) 57.6%
David Gill (D) 42.4%
Illinois 16 Donald Manzullo Republican 1992 Re-elected Donald Manzullo (R) 63.6%
Richard Auman (D) 32.1%
John L. Borling (Write-in) 4.3%
Illinois 17 Lane Evans Democratic 1982 Retired
Democratic hold
Phil Hare (D) 57.2%
Andrea Lane Zinga (R) 42.8%
Illinois 18 Ray LaHood Republican 1994 Re-elected Ray LaHood (R) 67.3%
Steve Waterworth (D) 32.7%
Illinois 19 John Shimkus Republican 1996 Re-elected John Shimkus (R) 60.3%
Dan Stover (D) 39.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Idaho 1 C. L. Otter Republican 2000 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Bill Sali (R) 49.9%
Larry Grant (D) 44.8%
Dave Olson (I) 3.0%
Andy Hedden-Nicely (United) 1.2%
Paul Smith (C) 1.1%
Idaho 2 Mike Simpson Republican 1998 Re-elected Mike Simpson (R) 62.0%
Jim Hansen (D) 34.4%
Cameron Firth (I) 2.4%
Travis Hedrick (C) 1.2%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Hawaii 1 Neil Abercrombie Democratic 1990 Re-elected Neil Abercrombie (D) 69.4%
Richard Hough (R) 30.6%
Hawaii 2 Ed Case Democratic 2002 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Mazie Hirono (D) 61.0%
Bob Hogue (R) 39.0%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Georgia 1 Jack Kingston Republican 1992 Re-elected Jack Kingston (R) 68.5%
Jim Nelson (D) 31.5%
Georgia 2 Sanford Bishop Democratic 1992 Re-elected Sanford Bishop (D) 67.9%
Brad Hughes (R) 32.1%
Georgia 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 2004 Re-elected Lynn Westmoreland (R) 67.6%
Mike McGraw (D) 32.4%
Georgia 4 Cynthia McKinney Democratic 2002 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Hank Johnson (D) 75.4%
Catherine Davis (R) 24.6%
Georgia 5 John Lewis Democratic 1986 Re-elected John Lewis (D) unopposed
Georgia 6 Tom Price Republican 2004 Re-elected Tom Price (R) 72.4%
Steve Sinton (D) 27.6%
Georgia 7 John Linder Republican 1992 Re-elected John Linder (R) 70.9%
Allan Burns (D) 29.1%
Georgia 8 Jim Marshall Democratic 2002 Re-elected Jim Marshall (D) 50.5%
Mac Collins (R) 49.5%
Georgia 9 Nathan Deal Republican 1992 Re-elected Nathan Deal (R) 76.6%
John Bradbury (D) 23.4%
Georgia 10 Charlie Norwood Republican 1994 Re-elected Charlie Norwood (R) 67.4%
Terry Holley (D) 32.6%
Georgia 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 2002 Re-elected Phil Gingrey (R) 71.1%
Patrick Pillion (D) 28.9%
Georgia 12 John Barrow Democratic 2004 Re-elected John Barrow (D) 50.3%
Max Burns (R) 49.7%
Georgia 13 David Scott Democratic 2002 Re-elected David Scott (D) 69.2%
Deborah Honeycutt (R) 30.8%

(With 2005 Redistricting)


  • Incumbent Mark Foley resigned on September 29, 2006, simultaneously withdrawing from the race. Republican leaders in this district chose State Rep. Joe Negron to replace Foley, but due to Florida election law, Foley's name remained on the ballot, and all votes for Foley counted as votes for Negron.
District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Florida 1 Jeff Miller Republican 2001 Re-elected Jeff Miller (R) 68.5%
Joe Roberts (D) 31.5%
Florida 2 Allen Boyd Democratic 1996 Re-elected Allen Boyd (D) unopposed
Florida 3 Corrine Brown Democratic 1992 Re-elected Corrine Brown (D) unopposed
Florida 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 2000 Re-elected Ander Crenshaw (R) 69.7%
Bob Harms (D) 30.3%
Florida 5 Ginny Brown-Waite Republican 2002 Re-elected Ginny Brown-Waite (R) 59.9%
John T. Russell (D) 40.1%
Florida 6 Cliff Stearns Republican 1988 Re-elected Cliff Stearns (R) 59.9%
Dave Bruderly (D) 40.1%
Florida 7 John Mica Republican 1992 Re-elected John Mica (R) 63.1%
Jack Chagnon (D) 36.9%
Florida 8 Ric Keller Republican 2000 Re-elected Ric Keller (R) 52.8%
Charlie Stuart (D) 45.7%
Wesley Hoaglund (I) 1.5%
Florida 9 Michael Bilirakis Republican 1982 Retired
Republican hold
Gus Bilirakis (R) 55.9%
Phyllis Busansky (D) 44.1%
Florida 10 Bill Young Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Young (R) 65.9%
Samm Simpson (D) 34.1%
Florida 11 Jim Davis Democratic 1996 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic hold
Kathy Castor (D) 69.7%
Eddie Adams (R) 30.3%
Florida 12 Adam Putnam Republican 2000 Re-elected Adam Putnam (R) 69.1%
Joe Viscusi (I) 19.4%
Ed Bowlin III (I) 11.5%
Florida 13 Katherine Harris Republican 2002 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican hold
Vern Buchanan (R) 50.1%
Christine Jennings (D) 49.9%
Florida 14 Connie Mack IV Republican 2004 Re-elected Connie Mack IV (R) 64.4%
Robert Neeld (D) 35.6%
Florida 15 Dave Weldon Republican 1994 Re-elected Dave Weldon (R) 56.3%
Bob Bowman (D) 43.7%
Florida 16 Vacant Mark Foley (R) resigned September 29, 2006
Democratic gain
Tim Mahoney (D) 49.5%
Joe Negron (R)* 47.7%
Emmie Lee Ross (I) 2.8%
Florida 17 Kendrick Meek Democratic 2002 Re-elected Kendrick Meek (D) unopposed
Florida 18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 1989 Re-elected Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 62.1%
David Patlak (D) 37.9%
Florida 19 Robert Wexler Democratic 1996 Re-elected Robert Wexler (D) unopposed
Florida 20 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2004 Re-elected Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) unopposed
Florida 21 Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican 1992 Re-elected Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R) 59.5%
Frank Gonzalez (D) 40.5%
Florida 22 Clay Shaw Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Ron Klein (D) 50.9%
Clay Shaw (R) 47.1%
Neil Evangelista (L) 2.0%
Florida 23 Alcee Hastings Democratic 1992 Re-elected Alcee Hastings (D) unopposed
Florida 24 Tom Feeney Republican 2002 Re-elected Tom Feeney (R) 57.9%
Clint Curtis (D) 42.1%
Florida 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 2002 Re-elected Mario Diaz-Balart (R) 58.5%
Michael Calderin (D) 41.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Delaware at-large Michael Castle Republican 1992 Re-elected Michael Castle (R) 57.2%
Dennis Spivack (D) 38.8%
Karen Hartley-Nagle (I) 2.2%
Michael Berg (G) 1.8%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Connecticut 1 John Larson Democratic 1998 Re-elected John Larson (D) 74.5%
Scott MacLean (R) 25.5%
Connecticut 2 Rob Simmons Republican 2000 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Joe Courtney (D) 50.02%
Rob Simmons (R) 49.98%
Connecticut 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1990 Re-elected Rosa DeLauro (D) 76.0%
Joseph Vollano (R) 22.4%
Daniel Sumrall (G) 1.6%
Connecticut 4 Chris Shays Republican 1987 Re-elected Chris Shays (R) 50.9%
Diane Farrell (D) 47.6%
Phil Maymin (L) 1.5%
Connecticut 5 Nancy Johnson Republican 1982 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Chris Murphy (D) 56.5%
Nancy Johnson (R) 43.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Colorado 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 1996 Re-elected Diana DeGette (D) 79.8%
Tom Kelly (G) 20.2%
Colorado 2 Mark Udall Democratic 1998 Re-elected Mark Udall (D) 68.3%
Rich Mancuso (R) 28.3%
Norm Olsen (L) 2.2%
Joe Calhoun (G) 1.3%
Colorado 3 John Salazar Democratic 2004 Re-elected John Salazar (D) 61.6%
Scott Tipton (R) 36.5%
Bob Sargent (L) 1.9%
Colorado 4 Marilyn Musgrave Republican 2002 Re-elected Marilyn Musgrave (R) 45.6%
Angie Paccione (D) 43.1%
Eric Eidsness (Ref) 11.3%
Colorado 5 Joel Hefley Republican 1986 Retired
Republican hold
Doug Lamborn (R) 59.6%
Jay Fawcett (D) 40.4%
Colorado 6 Tom Tancredo Republican 1998 Re-elected Tom Tancredo (R) 58.6%
Bill Winter (D) 39.9%
Jack Woehr (L) 1.5%
Colorado 7 Bob Beauprez Republican 2002 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic gain
Ed Perlmutter (D) 54.9%
Rick O'Donnell (R) 42.1%
Dave Chandler (G) 1.6%
Roger McCarville (C) 1.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
California 1 Mike Thompson Democratic 1998 Re-elected Mike Thompson (D) 66.3%
John Jones (R) 29.0%
Pamela Elizondo (G) 3.1%
Tim Stock (PF) 1.6%
California 2 Wally Herger Republican 1988 Re-elected Wally Herger (R) 64.2%
Arjinderpal Sekhon (D) 32.5%
E. Kent Hinesley (L) 3.3%
California 3 Dan Lungren Republican 1998 Re-elected Dan Lungren (R) 59.5%
Bill Durston (D) 37.9%
D.A. Tuma (L) 1.6%
Mike Roskey (PF) 1.0%
California 4 John Doolittle Republican 1990 Re-elected John Doolittle (R) 49.9%
Charles Brown (D) 45.4%
Dan Warren (L) 5.0%
California 5 Doris Matsui Democratic 2005 Re-elected Doris Matsui (D) 70.8%
X. Claire Yan (R) 23.6%
Jeff Kravitz (G) 4.3%
John Reiger (PF) 1.3%
California 6 Lynn Woolsey Democratic 1992 Re-elected Lynn Woolsey (D) 70.3%
Todd Hopper (R) 26.1%
Rich Friesen (L) 3.6%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Re-elected George Miller (D) 83.9%
Camden McConnell (L) 16.1%
California 8 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1987 Re-elected Nancy Pelosi (D) 80.4%
Mike DeNunzio (R) 10.8%
Krissy Keefer (G) 7.4%
Phillip Berg (L) 1.4%
California 9 Barbara Lee Democratic 1998 Re-elected Barbara Lee (D) 86.4%
John den Dulk (R) 10.7%
James Eyer (L) 2.9%
California 10 Ellen Tauscher Democratic 1996 Re-elected Ellen Tauscher (D) 66.5%
Darcy Linn (R) 33.5%
California 11 Richard Pombo Republican 1992 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Jerry McNerney (D) 53.2%
Richard Pombo (R) 46.8%
California 12 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Re-elected Tom Lantos (D) 76.1%
Michael Moloney (R) 23.9%
California 13 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Re-elected Pete Stark (D) 74.9%
George Bruno (R) 25.1%
California 14 Anna Eshoo Democratic 1992 Re-elected Anna Eshoo (D) 71.1%
Rob Smith (R) 24.3%
Brian Holtz (L) 2.3%
Carole Brouillet (G) 2.3%
California 15 Mike Honda Democratic 2000 Re-elected Mike Honda (D) 72.4%
Raymond Chukwu (R) 27.6%
California 16 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1994 Re-elected Zoe Lofgren (D) 72.8%
Charel Winston (R) 27.2%
California 17 Sam Farr Democratic 1992 Re-elected Sam Farr (D) 75.9%
Anthony DeMaio (R) 22.6%
California 18 Dennis Cardoza Democratic 2002 Re-elected Dennis Cardoza (D) 65.4%
John Kanno (R) 34.6%
California 19 George Radanovich Republican 1996 Re-elected George Radanovich (R) 60.6%
T.J. Cox (D) 39.4%
California 20 Jim Costa Democratic 2004 Re-elected 'Jim Costa (D) unopposed
California 21 Devin Nunes Republican 2000 Re-elected Devin Nunes (R) 66.6%
Steven Haze (D) 30.1%
John Miller (G) 3.3%
California 22 Bill Thomas Republican 1978 Retired
Republican hold
Kevin McCarthy (R) 70.8%
Sharon Beery (D) 29.2%
California 23 Lois Capps Democratic 1998 Re-elected Lois Capps (D) 65.2%
Victor Tognazzini (R) 34.8%
California 24 Elton Gallegly Republican 1986 Re-elected Elton Gallegly (R) 62.1%
Jill Martinez (D) 37.9%
California 25 Howard McKeon Republican 1992 Re-elected Howard McKeon (R) 60.1%
Robert Rodriguez (D) 35.6%
David Erickson (L) 4.3%
California 26 David Dreier Republican 1980 Re-elected David Dreier (R) 57.0%
Cynthia Matthews (D) 37.9%
Ted Brown (L) 3.3%
Elliott Graham (AI) 1.8%
California 27 Brad Sherman Democratic 1996 Re-elected Brad Sherman (D) 68.8%
Peter Hankwitz (R) 31.2%
California 28 Howard Berman Democratic 1982 Re-elected Howard Berman (D) 74.0%
Stanley Kesselman (R) 19.1%
Byron De Lear (G) 3.5%
Kelley Ross (L) 3.4%
California 29 Adam Schiff Democratic 2000 Re-elected Adam Schiff (D) 63.5%
Bill Bodell (R) 27.5%
Bill Paparian (G) 5.7%
Lydia Llamas (PF) 1.8%
Jim Keller (L) 1.5%
California 30 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Re-elected Henry Waxman (D) 71.5%
David Jones (R) 26.4%
Adele Cannon (PF) 2.1%
California 31 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1992 Re-elected Xavier Becerra (D) unopposed
California 32 Hilda Solis Democratic 2000 Re-elected Hilda Solis (D) 83.0%
Leland Faegre (L) 17.0%
California 33 Diane Watson Democratic 2001 Re-elected Diane Watson (D) unopposed
California 34 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1992 Re-elected Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) 76.8%
Wayne Miller (R) 23.2%
California 35 Maxine Waters Democratic 1990 Re-elected Maxine Waters (D) 83.8%
Gordon Mego (AI) 8.5%
Paul Ireland (L) 7.7%
California 36 Jane Harman Democratic 1986 Re-elected Jane Harman (D) 63.4%
Brian Gibson (R) 32.0%
Jim Smith (PF) 2.7%
Mike Binkley (L) 1.9%
California 37 Juanita Millender-McDonald Democratic 1996 Re-elected Juanita Millender-McDonald (D) 82.4%
Herb Peters (L) 17.6%
California 38 Grace Napolitano Democratic 1998 Re-elected Grace Napolitano (D) 75.4%
Sid Street (R) 24.6%
California 39 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2002 Re-elected Linda Sánchez (D) 65.9%
James Andion (R) 34.1%
California 40 Ed Royce Republican 1992 Re-elected Ed Royce (R) 66.8%
Florice Hoffman (D) 30.7%
Philip Inman (L) 2.5%
California 41 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Re-elected Jerry Lewis (R) 67.0%
Louis Contreras (D) 33.0%
California 42 Gary Miller Republican 1998 Re-elected Gary Miller (R) unopposed
California 43 Joe Baca Democratic 1999 Re-elected Joe Baca (D) 64.5%
Scott Folkens (R) 35.5%
California 44 Ken Calvert Republican 1992 Re-elected Ken Calvert (R) 60.0%
Louis Vandenberg (D) 37.1%
Kevin Akin (PF) 2.9%
California 45 Mary Bono Republican 1998 Re-elected Mary Bono (R) 60.7%
David Roth (D) 39.3%
California 46 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 1988 Re-elected Dana Rohrabacher (R) 59.6%
Jim Brandt (D) 36.7%
Dennis Chang (L) 3.7%
California 47 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 1996 Re-elected Loretta Sanchez (D) 62.4%
Tan Nguyan (R) 37.6%
California 48 John Campbell Republican 2005 Re-elected John Campbell (R) 60.0%
Steve Young (D) 37.2%
Bruce David Cohen (L) 2.8%
California 49 Darrell Issa Republican 2000 Re-elected Darrell Issa (R) 63.4%
Jeeni Criscenzo (D) 33.5%
Lars Grossmith (L) 3.1%
California 50 Brian Bilbray Republican 2006 Re-elected Brian Bilbray (R) 53.2%
Francine Busby (D) 43.5%
Paul King (L) 1.8%
Miriam Clark (PF) 1.5%
California 51 Bob Filner Democratic 1992 Re-elected Bob Filner (D) 67.5%
Blake Miles (R) 30.1%
Dan Litwin (L) 2.4%
California 52 Duncan Hunter Republican 1980 Re-elected Duncan Hunter (R) 64.7%
John Rinaldi (D) 32.0%
Mike Benoit (L) 3.3%
California 53 Susan Davis Democratic 2000 Re-elected Susan Davis (D) 67.6%
John Woodrum (R) 30.0%
Ernie Lippe (L) 2.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Arkansas 1 Marion Berry Democratic 1996 Re-elected Marion Berry (D) 69.2%
Mickey Stumbaugh (R) 30.8%
Arkansas 2 Vic Snyder Democratic 1996 Re-elected Vic Snyder (D) 60.5%
Andy Mayberry (R) 39.5%
Arkansas 3 John Boozman Republican 2000 Re-elected John Boozman (R) 62.4%
Woodrow Anderson (D) 37.6%
Arkansas 4 Mike Ross Democratic 2000 Re-elected Mike Ross (D) 74.5%
Joe Ross (R) 25.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Arizona 1 Rick Renzi Republican 2002 Re-elected Rick Renzi (R) 51.8%
Ellen Simon (D) 43.4%
David Schlosser (L) 4.8%
Arizona 2 Trent Franks Republican 2002 Re-elected Trent Franks (R) 58.6%
John Thrasher (D) 38.9%
Powell Gammill (L) 2.5%
Arizona 3 John Shadegg Republican 1994 Re-elected John Shadegg (R) 59.3%
Don Chilton (D) 38.2%
Mark Yannone (L) 2.5%
Arizona 4 Ed Pastor Democratic 1990 Re-elected Ed Pastor (D) 72.5%
Don Karg (R) 23.9%
Ronald Harders (L) 3.6%
Arizona 5 J. D. Hayworth Republican 1994 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Harry Mitchell (D) 50.4%
J. D. Hayworth (R) 46.4%
Warren Severin (L) 3.1%
Arizona 6 Jeff Flake Republican 2000 Re-elected Jeff Flake (R) 74.8%
Jason Blair (L) 25.2%
Arizona 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 2002 Re-elected Raul Grijalva (D) 61.1%
Ron Drake (R) 35.4%
Joe Cobb (L) 3.6%
Arizona 8 Jim Kolbe Republican 1984 Retired
Democratic gain
Gabrielle Giffords (D) 54.3%
Randy Graf (R) 42.1%
David Nolan (L) 1.9%
Jay Quick (I) 1.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Alaska at-large Don Young Republican 1973 Re-elected Don Young (R) 56.6%
Diane Benson (D) 40.0%
Alexander Crawford (L) 1.7%
Eva Ince (G) 0.8%
Bill Ratigan (I) 0.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Alabama 1 Jo Bonner Republican 2002 Re-elected Jo Bonner (R) 68.1%
Vivian Beckerle (D) 31.8%
Alabama 2 Terry Everett Republican 1992 Re-elected Terry Everett (R) 69.5%
Chuck James (D) 30.4%
Alabama 3 Mike D. Rogers Republican 2002 Re-elected Mike D. Rogers (R) 59.4%
Greg Pierce (D) 38.5%
Mark Layfield (I) 2.1%
Alabama 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 1996 Re-elected Robert Aderholt (R) 70.2%
Barbara Bobo (D) 29.7%
Alabama 5 Robert Cramer Democratic 1990 Re-elected Robert Cramer (D) unopposed
Alabama 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 1992 Re-elected Spencer Bachus (R) unopposed
Alabama 7 Artur Davis Democratic 2002 Re-elected Artur Davis (D) unopposed


Abbreviation Party
AI American Independent
C Constitution
D Democrat
G Green
I Independent
IP Independence
L Libertarian
Ref Reform
R Republican
PF Peace and Freedom Party
S Socialist
SW Socialist Workers Party

Key to party abbreviations:

Winning candidates are listed in bold.

Complete list of races


  • Vermont's at-large congressional district — Incumbent Bernie Sanders (I), a democratic socialist who represented the entire state of Vermont, ran for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Jim Jeffords. Vermont state Senate President Pro Tempore Peter Welch (D-Windsor County), the Democratic nominee, faced former Vermont Adjutant General Martha Rainville, Major General, USANG (ret.), the Republican nominee. Welch was helped when state Representative David Zuckerman decided not to wage a third-party campaign. Keith Stern, a businessman and zoning board member from Springfield, ran as an Independent; Jane Newton, a retired nurse, ran on the socialist Liberty Union line; and Jerry Trudell [6] ran as an Independent. Welch defeated Rainville 53% to 45%.


  • Shelley Sekula-Gibbs to run a write-in campaign to defeat Nick Lampson the Democratic nominee. Lampson defeated Sekula-Gibbs 52%-42%.
  • Texas's 23rd congressional district — In 2004, incumbent Henry Bonilla (R) received nearly 70% of the vote. However, his district, which includes several heavily Republican suburbs of San Antonio, as well as Big Bend National Park and much of Texas' border with Mexico, had to be changed after a mid-2006 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the redistricting efforts of the Texas Legislature violated Voting Rights Act protection of minorities — largely Hispanic Laredo was in the 23rd District until the redistricting. On August 4, a federal court redrew the district and removed the portion of Webb County that was in the district, eliminating the possibility of a rematch with Cuellar, and added a heavily Democratic portion of San Antonio, the home base of liberal former congressman Ciro Rodriguez. Rodriguez ran against Bonilla in the all-candidate primary on November 7. [5]. The winner of the now somewhat irrelevant Democratic primary, Vietnam War Combat Veteran Rick Bolanos, also ran in the November 7 election. The realigned district is less Republican than the previous version, but Bonilla was still favored against the crowded field of six Democrats, including Rodriguez and Bolanos, and one Independent candidate. A majority was required in this special election to avoid a runoff between the top two contenders. Bonilla won the November 7 election with 49% of the vote, but failed to get the needed 50% of the vote to avoid the runoff. In that runoff, he faced Rodriguez, who got 20% of the special election vote. Bonilla was seen as being the favorite. He ignored Rodriguez until the final days, then ran TV ads portraying him as politically aligned with some Islamic terror supporters, which backfired. In the special election however, Rodriguez was able to portray himself as part of an incoming majority, which would help retain federal funding for programs in the district. Rodriguez defeated Bonilla in the runoff 54% to 46%.


  • Pennsylvania's 4th congressional districtJason Altmire (D) upset incumbent Republican Melissa Hart in a surprise victory for the Democrats in this suburban Pittsburgh district. Altmire's background was in health care policy and legislative relations; he was overseer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Office of Charitable Giving before leaving to run for office in June 2005. Hart had seemed untouchable only a few months before the election, and was still generally expected to win on Election Day. Hart blamed her defeat on Altmire's campaign ads that tied her with the locally unpopular president.[15] Altmire defeated Hart, 52% to 48%.
  • Pennsylvania's 7th congressional districtCurt Weldon (R) won reelection with 59% of the vote in 2004, but represents a Democratic-leaning district that incorporates much of Delaware County in suburban Philadelphia. He faced retired Navy Vice Admiral Joe Sestak (D). On October 13, it was reported that Weldon and his daughter are being investigated by the FBI, and two days later the FBI raided his daughter's residence.[16][17] Between Sestak's fundraising abilities,[18] and the investigation of Weldon and his daughter, Sestak defeated Weldon, 56% to 44%.
  • Pennsylvania's 8th congressional districtMike Fitzpatrick (R) won election for the first time in 2004 by a wide 56-42 margin over Virginia "Ginny" Schrader, but his district, based in suburban Bucks County, is politically moderate, having voted for Democratic presidents and Republican congressmen since 1992. His Democratic opponent in 2006 was retired Captain Patrick Murphy, an Iraq War veteran of the Army's 82nd Airborne. The Iraq War was the major issue of the campaign. In 2005, Murphy proposed a plan for phased withdrawal; Fitzpatrick stood by President Bush's stay-the-course policy through most of the campaign, before calling for a new plan. Ultimately, Murphy defeated Fitzpatrick by 1,518 votes.
  • Pennsylvania's 10th congressional districtDon Sherwood (R) had strong backing as a result of redistricting in this heavy GOP district. The Democrats didn't even field a candidate to run against him in 2002 and 2004. But in 2005 details were made public regarding a five-year affair between Sherwood and Cynthia Ore, who sued Sherwood for $5.5 million alleging physical abuse. On November 8, 2005, the two settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Sherwood was expected to win the Republican primary easily over teacher Kathy Scott, as she had very little money or campaign staff, but she polled a surprising 44% of the vote against him. His Democratic opponent was professor and U.S. Naval Reserve officer Chris Carney. Carney led in the polls for most of the fall. Carney defeated Sherwood 53% to 47%. For details, see Pennsylvania 10th congressional district election, 2006.


  • Ohio's 18th congressional districtBob Ney (R), the incumbent since 1995, part of the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal, withdrew from the race in early August 2006,[14] before pleading guilty a month later to criminal charges. Zack Space, the law director of the city of Dover, was the surprise winner of the Democratic nomination. Ney's formal withdrawal on August 14 resulted in a special election to choose his replacement; Ohio state Senator Joy Padgett won with about 65% of the vote. Her candidacy was subsequently damaged by news reports about her business and personal bankruptcies. Space defeated Padgett, 62% to 38%.


North Carolina

  • New York's 19th congressional district — Incumbent Sue Kelly (R) had rarely faced stiff competition since her initial election in 1994, but the Democratic primary attracted six contenders in 2006, two of whom dropped out before the primary. Former Ulster County Legislator John Hall, who was once a member of the popular rock band, Orleans, won the Democratic nomination with 49% of the vote in a multi-candidate primary. An October 26 Majority-Watch poll had him leading 49% to 47% [4]. Several factors played into Kelly's defeat, including the extremely weak GOP showing in the senatorial and gubernatorial races, her reluctance to answer questions about the Mark Foley Page Scandal (notoriously, she literally ran away from television cameras at one point), and Hall's quirky campaign style, which included an appearance on the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report. Hall defeated Kelly 51% to 49%. Following Hall's election, Stephen Colbert took credit for the victory and attributed it entirely to Hall's appearance on the show. Hall appeared several days later to satirically thank the host for his seat in Congress.
  • New York's 20th congressional district — Incumbent John E. Sweeney (R) had never faced a particularly competitive election until 2006. His competitive district fueled a strong challenge from attorney Kirsten Gillibrand. In April 2006, Sweeney was allegedly sighted intoxicated at a fraternity party.[12] On October 31, a week before the election, a police report surfaced that documented a 911 call from his wife asking for help because her husband was "knocking her around the room". Despite denials from both Sweeney and his wife, the report proved to be a turning point and Gillibrand was victorious on election night, 53% to 47%. (For details, see New York 20th congressional district election, 2006.)
  • Ray Meier, while the Democratic nominee was Oneida County District Attorney Mike Arcuri. Both were locally popular and proven vote-getters and the race was a toss-up. Arcuri defeated Meier 54% to 45%.

New York

  • New Hampshire's 1st congressional district — Republican incumbent Jeb Bradley was seeking a third term. Rochester Democratic chair Carol Shea-Porter won the nomination in a major upset against better funded and party-favored state House Democratic Leader Jim Craig. Although this was the one house district in New England Bush carried in 2004, and Bradley had won it handily in the past, the President was highly unpopular throughout New England, which gave Democrats an opening. Still, most thought that Bradley was the strong favorite to win. Shea-Porter defeated Bradley 52% to 48% in the most shocking upset of the night, along with the victories of David Loebsack and Nancy Boyda.
  • New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district — Incumbent Charles Bass (R) won reelection in 2004 with 58% percent of the vote, even as his district was won by John Kerry 52% to 47%. Bass, a political moderate, easily defeated primary challenges from Berlin Mayor Bob Danderson and Mary Maxwell. The Democratic nominee, Paul Hodes, an attorney, was also the 2004 Democratic nominee. In late September, a top Bass staffer resigned after news stories that a U.S. Government computer in Bass's DC office had been used to post anonymous concern troll messages to NH blogs. In these messages, "IndyNH" claimed to be a supporter of Paul Hodes who was discouraged by Bass's unbeatable lead. Hodes defeated Bass on election day, 53% to 46%.

New Hampshire

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  • Kentucky's 3rd congressional district — Incumbent Anne Northup (R) had been a target for the Democrats since her election in 1996; in 2004 and 2000, John Kerry and Al Gore both won her Louisville-centered congressional district by two percent, and Bill Clinton won the district by double-digit margins during the 1990s. While Northup had generally run close races, she won 60% of the vote in the 2004 election. Redistricting after the 2000 census added a few more suburban Republicans to the district, according to Congressional Quarterly. The Democratic candidate was John Yarmuth, the founder of local free publication LEO. In spite of Northup's electoral success, excellent constituent services, and popularity among blue-collar voters in southern Louisville, Democrats saw this race as winnable, calling attention to Northup's 91% lockstep voting record with an unpopular President Bush. Northup led in most polls until October, when Yarmuth began to gain. By election night, the race had become highly competitive. House Majority Leader John Boehner referred to Northup as the Republicans' "canary in the coal mine", meaning that her fortunes would portend the outcome of House elections nationwide. This proved to be a correct assessment, as on election night, Yarmuth defeated Northup 51% to 48% and Republicans lost control of the House.


  • Kansas's 2nd congressional district — Incumbent Jim Ryun (R), a leading conservative, won re-election by 56% to 41% in 2004 and had held his seat for five terms. This year, Ryun faced a rematch with Democrat Nancy Boyda, who also ran against him in 2004. The district is home to Topeka, Manhattan (location of Kansas State University), Leavenworth, Pittsburg, and half of the liberal college town of Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas. Despite being held by Ryun, the seat had a history of electing Democrats and before 1994, Democrats held the seat for 20 out of 24 years. However, gerrymandering had made the seat tilt more Republican, and Ryun was thought to be secure. However, Ryun faced controversy over a Washington, D.C. real estate purchase, and in the wake of scandals that rocked Washington, D.C., this had a major effect on local voters, far more than had been expected. Boyda was also helped by the reelection of popular Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius. Boyda defeated the incumbent Ryun 51% to 47%, in one of the most shocking results of the night.


  • Iowa's 1st congressional district — Incumbent Jim Nussle (R) left his seat in congress to run for governor. This district is Democratic-leaning, and of the open seats was one of the most likely to change hands. It contains most of northeastern Iowa including large cities such as Dubuque, the Quad Cities and Waterloo. Nussle had been reelected in 2000 and 2004 with 55% of the vote but Al Gore and John Kerry won the district in those same years. In 2006, businessman Mike Whalen won the Republican nomination while attorney Bruce Braley was the Democratic nominee. Braley defeated Whalen 55 percent to 43 percent. (For details, see Iowa 1st congressional district election, 2006.)
  • Iowa's 2nd congressional district — Incumbent Jim Leach (R) received 59% of the vote in 2004. Before the election, this was the most Democratic seat held by a Republican, as measured by presidential candidates' performances in the district. However, Leach had consistently won here since 1976, helped by his reputation for strong integrity. Also helping him was his status as one of the most liberal Republicans in the House. As a result, Leach traditionally won large numbers of crossover votes from Democrats and was expected to do so again. The Democrats nominated David Loebsack, a political science professor at small Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Despite Leach's appeal and seniority, Loebsack prevailed on election night by a 51% to 49% margin. Leach's defeat made him the most senior House member to lose re-election in 2006 and the most senior member to lose re-election since 36-year incumbent Phil Crane lost in 2004 in an upset to Melissa Bean.


  • Indiana's 2nd congressional districtChris Chocola (R) was first elected in 2002 by a 50% to 46% margin. Democrat Joe Donnelly, who lost to Chocola 54% to 45% in 2004, ran again in 2006. Democrats blamed Donnelly's 2004 loss on a lack of funding from the national party that allowed Chocola to outspend Donnelly by a two-to-one margin. President Bush visited the South Bend-centered district seven times between 2000 and 2006, suggesting that Chocola was vulnerable. Chocola's popularity was also affected by the unpopularity of GOP Governor Mitch Daniels; among other things, Daniels decided to lease a toll road that runs through the district to a foreign corporation. Daniels also pushed to move the entire state to daylight saving time, which was opposed by local residents. In the campaign, Chocola attacked Donnelly for being delinquent in paying property taxes. On election night, Donnelly defeated Chocola 54% to 46%.
  • Indiana's 8th congressional districtJohn Hostettler (R), who had only a 34% approval rating, was challenged by Vanderburgh County Sheriff Brad Ellsworth in this swing district that includes Evansville and Terre Haute. Hostettler had a history of winning tough reelections, but Ellsworth was considered to be his strongest opponent. The district has been nicknamed "The Bloody Eighth" due to its frequent ousting of incumbent congressmen, which has occurred in 1958, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1994, and 2006. Despite the competitive nature of the district, Hostettler was traditionally slow to raise money and lagged far behind his opponent in fundraising totals throughout the election. Rumors circulated in September that Hostettler had essentially given up on his campaign when he failed to hold any events on Labor Day weekend, the traditional kickoff of the campaign season. In the end, Ellsworth defeated Hostettler by a 61%-39% margin, the most lopsided loss for a House incumbent since 1994.
  • Indiana's 9th congressional district — In 2004, incumbent Mike Sodrel (R) defeated then-incumbent Baron Hill by only 1,425 votes, the smallest winning percentage in any congressional race that year.[10] Hill ran in 2006 to reclaim his seat in this Southeast Indiana district that includes Bloomington and New Albany. He defeated anti-war challenger Gretchen Clearwater in the May 2 primary. Factors cited in the race included Sodrel being a self-described staunch Republican Party loyalist in an evenly divided district, Hill lacking the advantages of incumbency in 2006, and (according to Democrats) Hill's superior constituent service compared to Sodrel's. Hill defeated Sodrel 50% to 46%.


  • Florida's 16th congressional district — This Republican-leaning South Florida district, which includes West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie on the state's east coast and Port Charlotte on the west coast, was represented by Mark Foley, head of the Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus. However, Foley resigned September 29, 2006 due to revelations of inappropriate contacts of a sexual nature with underage male congressional pages. The scandal immediately ballooned to include the Republican leadership's involvement in a possible cover-up, and it soon brought down Republicans nationwide. Florida law bars state parties from replacing candidates on the ballot. Within the district, the scandal created strong backlash against any Republican replacement due to Foley's name remaining on the ballot, and, by extension, made the race, which had earlier been written off by most as a "safe" Republican seat, highly competitive. Businessman Tim Mahoney, a surprisingly well-funded challenger in a seemingly uncompetitive race, quickly became favored to win. The Republican replacement, businessman Joe Negron, ran an effective "Punch Foley for Negron" campaign, but lost in a closer than expected race, with 48% to Mahoney's 49%.[9]
  • Palm Beach County and Broward County including Boca Raton and parts of Fort Lauderdale The revelation that Shaw was being treated for a second time for lung cancer may have affected his re-election chances. This year, Shaw faced a challenge from well-funded state senator Ron Klein. Klein won on election day 51% to 47%.


  • Connecticut's 2nd congressional district — Incumbent Rob Simmons (R), a Vietnam War veteran and former CIA agent, won reelection by 54% to 46% in 2004, in a Democratic-leaning district encompassing eastern Connecticut, including Norwich and New London. The 2002 nominee, former state Representative Joe Courtney, decided to make another run. Even though in the past Simmons had been able to win elections in the Democratic-leaning district by painting himself as a moderate, the seat is perennially competitive. The results were so close on election night that the race was not settled until a week later. A recount was completed on November 14, 2006, with the final results giving Joe Courtney an 83-vote victory over Rob Simmons.[8] It was the closest house race of 2006.
  • Connecticut's 5th congressional district — Although incumbent Nancy Johnson (R) won with at least 60% of the vote in 2004 and faced a difficult challenge (running against a fellow incumbent in a redrawn district) in 2002, winning with just 54%, she was still a Republican in a swing district. While the 5th is Connecticut's most conservative region, John Kerry won the district by about 1100 votes in 2004 and Al Gore won it when Johnson represented it as the 6th District in 2000. The district is located in Northwestern Connecticut and includes a large portion of Waterbury, Danbury, the wealthy western suburbs of Hartford, and small rural towns. Johnson faced a credible challenge from state Senator Chris Murphy. She was popular in the district, but with Bush's rating in New England at rock bottom, a Democratic victory was possible. Early in the cycle, this race was considered the least competitive of the three Republican-held seats in Connecticut, but Murphy defeated Johnson on election night, winning 56% to 44%.



  • California's 11th congressional district — Longtime incumbent Richard Pombo (R) won reelection in 2004 by a reasonably comfortable 61% to 39% margin. However, Pombo became associated with the ethical and legal scandals revolving around Jack Abramoff and became the subject of an investigation, which eroded his popular support. In addition, Rolling Stone listed him as one of the ten worst congressmen. The Democratic candidate who garnered the 39% in 2004, Jerry McNerney, joined that race as a write-in candidate two weeks before the primary election. In 2006, McNerney was challenged in the primary by Steve Filson. Filson was backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee but was upset by McNerney in the primary. Pombo was challenged for the Republican nomination by former Representative Pete McCloskey. Pombo won 63% of the primary vote to 32% for McCloskey.[6] McCloskey eventually endorsed McNerney.[7] The eleventh district is largely composed of Oakland suburbs and leans Republican. McNerney defeated Pombo 53% to 47% on election night.


  • Arizona's 8th congressional district — Incumbent Jim Kolbe (R) announced on November 23, 2005 that he would not seek re-election in 2006. His district, located in Southeastern Arizona and based in the suburbs of Tucson, is Republican-leaning, but competitive: President Bush won the district with 53% of the vote in 2004 (although only 50% in 2000). The Democratic primary in September was won by former State Senator Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned from the Arizona Legislature on December 1, 2005 in preparation for the campaign. Randy Graf, a former state Representative who lost to Kolbe in the 2004 primary, won the September 2006 Republican primary. He defeated current state Representative Steve Huffman, whom both Kolbe and the National Republican Congressional Committee supported. The NRCC reportedly became concerned that Graf (a supporter of the Minuteman Project, and a sponsor of an unsuccessful bill that would let patrons carry guns into bars and restaurants), was too conservative to win the district. The NRCC committed $122,000 for a television ad in support of Huffman, which ran the week before the primary. The Democratic party shared that assessment — prior to the primary, it spent nearly $200,000, "a large part of that for advertisements critical of Mr. Huffman in an effort to help Mr. Graf's candidacy."[4] In late September, the national GOP canceled about $1 million in advertising support.[5] Libertarian David Nolan and independent Jay Quick also ran for the seat. Giffords went on to win by a 54% to 42% margin. (For details, see Arizona 8th congressional district election, 2006.)
Campaign signs including for Graf (R), Giffords (D) and Quick (I)
  • Arizona's 5th congressional district — Early in the cycle, incumbent J.D. Hayworth (R) appeared on his way to an easy reelection. However, his seat may have become more competitive after the Congressional Page scandal broke. Democrats fielded a locally well-known candidate in State Senator Harry Mitchell, a former Mayor of Tempe. Mitchell has been a political force in his home town, one of the largest communities in the district, and Democrats became enthusiastic about his candidacy. The 5th leans Republican, but not overwhelmingly. The district includes, in addition to Tempe, Scottsdale, the prime real estate of the Phoenix area. On election night, Mitchell defeated Hayworth, 50% to 46%.


Thirty Republican seats were picked up by Democrats, and one seat held by an independent was picked up by a Democrat. No Democratic seats were picked up by Republicans.

Seats that changed party

In addition to the open seats, two incumbents, (Democrat Joe Schwarz in Michigan's 7th congressional district), were defeated in their party's respective primaries, adding two seats to the number of races where the incumbent was not up for re-election in November.

The four vacancies were New Jersey's 13th congressional district, to be filled at the same time as the general election with the winner taking office in November immediately after the votes were certified; Texas's 22nd congressional district, with a separate special election on the same day; and Ohio's 18th congressional district and Florida's 16th congressional district, which did not have special elections to fill the vacancies before January 2007. New Jersey's 13th congressional district had been held by Democrat Bob Menendez, Texas's 22nd congressional district had been held by Republican Tom DeLay, Ohio's 18th congressional district had been held by Republican Robert Ney, and Florida's 16th congressional district had been held by Republican Mark Foley.

In the election, there were 32 open seats: 28 incumbents not seeking re-election and four vacancies. Of the 28 incumbents, 18 were Republicans, 9 Democrats, and 1 an independent.

Winning Margins in all House Races

Open seats

House seats
Popular vote
 Summary of the November 7, 2006, United States House of Representatives election results
Party Seats Popular vote
2004 2006 +/− % Vote % +/−
Democratic Party 202 233 +31 53.6% 42,338,795 52.3% +5.5%
Republican Party 232 202 −30 46.4% 35,857,334 44.3% −5.1%
  Libertarian Party 656,764 0.8% −0.1%
  Independent 1 0 −1 - 417,895 0.5% −0.1%
  Green Party 243,391 0.3% -
  Constitution Party 91,133 0.1% -0.1%
  Independence Party 85,815 0.1% -
  Reform Party 53,862 0.1% -
  Peace and Freedom Party 27,467 <0.1% -
  Socialist Workers Party 17,089 <0.1% -
  Unity Party 5,508 <0.1% -
  Conservative Party 4,468 <0.1% -
  Withdraw Troops Now Party 3,176 <0.1% -
  Impeach Now Party 3,005 <0.1% -
  Natural Law Party 2,882 <0.1% -
  Pirate Party 2,201 <0.1% -
  Diversity Is Strength Party 1,619 <0.1% -
  Moderate Choice Party 1,363 <0.1% -
  Patriot Movement Party 1,179 <0.1% -
  Politicians Are Crooks Party 998 <0.1% -
  American Freedom Party 996 <0.1% -
  A New Direction Party 992 <0.1% -
  Liberty Union Party 721 <0.1% -
  Remove Medical Negligence Party 614 <0.1% -
  Pro Life Conservative Party 586 <0.1% -
  American Party 475 <0.1% -
  Socialist Party 385 <0.1% -
  Other parties 1,154,824 1.4% −0.1%
Totals 435 435 100.0% 80,975,537 100.0%
Voter turnout: 36.8%
Sources: Ballot Access News, 2006 Vote for U.S. House
Summary of party changes
  3–5 Democratic seat pickup
  1–2 Democratic seat pickup
233 202
Democratic Republican

A number of organizations and individuals made predictions about the election, some for the House as a whole and some for both that and individual races. For the predictions just before the election occurred, see United States House elections, 2006 - predictions.

Summary of Results

President Bush meets with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (then House Minority Leader and Minority Whip, respectively) at the Oval Office in the White House. The President congratulated Pelosi and Hoyer on their newfound majority and vowed to work with them until his presidency is over. Regarding Pelosi's elevation to the Speaker of the House, Bush commented "This is a historic moment".

The final result was a 31 seat pickup for the Democrats, including the pickup of the Vermont At-Large seat, previously held by Independent Bernie Sanders who caucused with the Democrats. Democrats defeated 22 Republican incumbents and won eight open Republican-held seats. Republicans won no seats previously held by Democrats and defeated no Democratic incumbents for the first time since the Republican party's founding.[2] It was the largest seat gain for the Democrats since the 1974 elections. Among the new Democrats were the first Muslim in Congress (Keith Ellison) and the first two Buddhists (Mazie Hirono and Hank Johnson). As a result of the Democratic victory, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman, first Italian-American, and the first Californian elected Speaker of the House.[3]


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