To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

2006 Minnesota's 6th congressional district election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2006 Minnesota's 6th congressional district election

← 2004 November 7, 2006 2008 →
Nominee Michele Bachmann Patty Wetterling
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 151,248 127,144
Percentage 50.1% 42.1%

U.S. Representative before election

Mark Kennedy

Elected U.S. Representative

Keith Ellison

The Minnesota's 6th congressional district election, 2006 was an election for the United States House of Representatives. The three major party candidates were Michele Bachmann (R), Patty Wetterling (D), and John Binkowski (I).


Patty Wetterling (DFL)

Patty Wetterling, candidate of the DFL party, is a U.S. advocate of children's safety, particularly focused on protecting children from abduction and abuse. Her advocacy began after her son was abducted in 1989. An extensive search was carried out, but Jacob and the abductor have not yet been found.

Four months after the abduction, the Wetterlings founded the Jacob Wetterling Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to education about child safety. Wetterling went on to work on a national level, educating law enforcement officials about child safety throughout the country. She was also instrumental in passing the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, Megan's Law, and the Amber Alert System, although she has since become one of the most vocal critics of sex offender registries which she considers to broad and harsh.[1][2][3] Because of her expertise in this area, national media attention was brought to the race following the resignation of Congressman Mark Foley.

Michele Bachmann (Republican)

Michele Bachmann, of the Republican Party of Minnesota, graduated from Anoka High School in 1974. She then attended Winona State College (now Winona State University), which she graduated from in 1978 with a dual degree in Political Science and English.

It was there she met her future husband, Marcus Bachmann; they began dating in 1976 while working together on Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign. She earned a Juris Doctor at Coburn School of Law in 1986, and a post-doctorate degree from the College of William and Mary Law School in Virginia in 1988. From 1988 to 1993, Bachmann was a U.S. Treasury Department attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota representing the IRS against people who underpaid or didn't pay their taxes.

John Binkowski (Independence)

John Binkowski (Independence Party of Minnesota), a Polish-American, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1979. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. With a professional history beginning in the construction industry, he became a project superintendent in Madison, Wisconsin and later served as president of a small construction and real estate firm in Milwaukee. Binkowski later returned to Minnesota to work as a project coordinator for Johnson Controls and to work towards a degree in Construction Management at the University of Wisconsin, Stout. Binkowski's main issue of concern was the federal deficit. He has been called a fiscal hawk and calls for means testing for Social Security and balancing the federal budget.[4]

Polls and ratings

The election was considered highly competitive such that in early October rated it as "No Clear Favorite".[5]


Source Date Wetterling (D) Bachmann (R) John Binkowski (I)
Star Tribune Minnesota Poll October 21, 2006 48% 40% 4%
Reuters/Zogby October 4, 2006 43% 46%
SurveyUSA September, 2006 41% 50% 5%


Bachmann won the seat with 50% of the votes. Wetterling received 42% of the vote and Binkowski received 8%.


  1. ^ Wetterling, Patty (14 September 2007). "Patty Wetterling: The harm in sex-offender laws". Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Gunderson, Dan (18 June 2007). "Sex offender laws have unintended consequences". MPR news.
  3. ^ Mellema, Matt (11 August 2014). "Sex Offender Laws Have Gone Too Far". Slate. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  4. ^ Croman, John (October 10, 2006). "Are third party candidates relevant?". KARE. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  5. ^ Horrigan, Marie (October 2, 2006). "Scandal Raises Profile of Wetterling's Top Issue In Minn. 6". CQ Politics. Retrieved 2006-10-18.

External links

This page was last edited on 21 November 2020, at 11:03
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.