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United States Senate election in North Dakota, 2006

United States Senate election in North Dakota, 2006

November 7, 2006

Nominee Kent Conrad Dwight Grotberg
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 150,146 64,417
Percentage 68.8% 29.5%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Kent Conrad

Elected U.S. Senator

Kent Conrad

The 2006 United States Senate election in North Dakota was held November 7, 2006. Incumbent Dem-NPL U.S. Senator Kent Conrad won re-election to a fourth term.


  • Major candidates 1
    • Dem-NPL 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Campaign 2
  • Polling 3
  • Results 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Major candidates




Popular Republican governor John Hoeven was heavily recruited by prominent national Republicans, including Karl Rove and Dick Cheney to run against Conrad. SurveyUSA polls showed that both Conrad and Hoeven had among the highest approval ratings of any Senators and governors in the nation. A poll conducted by PMR (8/26-9/3 MoE 3.9) for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead had as result for a hypothetical matchup: Hoeven-35%, Conrad-27%, Uncommitted-38%. This poll showed voter conflict between two very popular politicians in a small state where party loyalty is often trumped by personality. In late September 2005, Hoeven formally declined [1]. Hoeven ran for the Senate in 2010 and was elected.


Source Date Conrad Grotberg
Rasmussen January 30, 2006 59% 31%


General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kent Conrad (inc.) 150,146 68.8% +7.4
Republican Dwight Grotberg 64,417 29.5% -9.1
Independent Roland Riemers 2,194 1.0% n/a
Independent James Germalic 1,395 0.6% n/a
Majority 85,729 39.3%
Turnout 218,154 44.5%
Democratic hold Swing +8.3

Conrad won at least 53% of the vote in every county in the state.

See also

North Dakota congressional elections, 2006
North Dakota state elections, 2006


External links

  • Conrad's official Senate site
  • Conrad's campaign site
  • Grotberg's campaign site

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