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United States House of Representatives elections, 2006

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United States House of Representatives elections, 2006

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All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 4 (of the 5) non-voting members
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Nancy Pelosi 109th pictorial photo.jpg
Dennis Hastert 109th pictorial photo.jpg
Leader Nancy Pelosi Dennis Hastert
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 2003 January 3, 1999
Leader's seat California 8th Illinois 14th
Last election 202 232
Seats before 201 229
Seats won 233 202
Seat change Increase 32 Decrease 27
Popular vote 42,338,795 35,857,334
Percentage 52.3% 44.3%
Swing Increase 5.5% Decrease 5.1%

  Third party
Party Independent
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1
Popular vote 417,895
Percentage 0.5%
Swing Decrease 0.1%

2006 House elections.svg
Results:      Democratic hold      Democratic gain      Republican hold

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. It took place in the middle of President George W. Bush's second term in office. 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.

The Republicans had won a 232-seat majority in 2004, and by election day 2006 the party held 229 seats, the Democrats had 201 and there was 1 Independent (who caucused with the Democrats). There were also four vacancies. Republicans held a 28-seat advantage, and Democrats needed to pick up 15 seats to take control of the House, which had had a Republican majority since January 1995. The public's perception of George W. Bush, the handling of the war in Iraq, and a series of political scandals involving mostly congressional Republicans took their toll on the party at the ballot box.[1]

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 and the first Californian elected Speaker of the House.[3]

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Hi, I'm Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we're going to talk about what is, if you ask the general public, the most important part of politics: elections. If you ask me, it's hair styles. Look at Martin Van Buren's sideburns, how could he not be elected? Americans are kind of obsessed with elections, I mean when this was being recorded in early 2015, television, news and the internet were already talking about who would be Democrat and Republican candidates for president in 2016. And many of the candidates have unofficially been campaigning for years. I've been campaigning; your grandma's been campaigning. Presidential elections are exciting and you can gamble on them. Is that legal, can you gamble on them, Stan? Anyway, why we're so obsessed with them is a topic for another day. Right now I'm gonna tell you that the fixation on the presidential elections is wrong, but not because the president doesn't matter. No, today we're gonna look at the elections of the people that are supposed to matter the most, Congress. Constitutionally at least, Congress is the most important branch of government because it is the one that is supposed to be the most responsive to the people. One of the main reasons it's so responsive, at least in theory, is the frequency of elections. If a politician has to run for office often, he or she, because unlike the president we have women serving in Congress, kind of has to pay attention to what the constituents want, a little bit, maybe. By now, I'm sure that most of you have memorized the Constitution, so you recognize that despite their importance in the way we discuss politics, elections aren't really a big feature of the Constitution. Except of course for the ridiculously complex electoral college system for choosing the president, which we don't even want to think about for a few episodes. In fact, here's what the Constitution says about Congressional Elections in Article 1 Section 2: "The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature." So the Constitution does establish that the whole of the house is up for election every 2 years, and 1/3 of the senate is too, but mainly it leaves the scheduling and rules of elections up to the states. The actual rules of elections, like when the polls are open and where they actually are, as well as the registration requirements, are pretty much up to the states, subject to some federal election law. If you really want to know the rules in your state, I'm sure that someone at the Board of Elections, will be happy to explain them to you. Really, you should give them a call; they're very, very lonely. In general though, here's what we can say about American elections. First stating the super obvious, in order to serve in congress, you need to win an election. In the House of Representatives, each election district chooses a single representative, which is why we call them single-member districts. The number of districts is determined by the Census, which happens every 10 years, and which means that elections ending in zeros are super important, for reasons that I'll explain in greater detail in a future episode. It's because of gerrymandering. The Senate is much easier to figure out because both of the state Senators are elected by the entire state. It's as if the state itself were a single district, which is true for states like Wyoming, which are so unpopulated as to have only 1 representative. Sometimes these elections are called at large elections. Before the election ever happens, you need candidates. How candidates are chosen differs from state to state, but usually it has something to do with political parties, although it doesn't have to. Why are things so complicated?! What we can say is that candidates, or at least good candidates, usually have certain characteristics. Sorry America. First off, if you are gonna run for office, you should have an unblemished record, free of, oh I don't know, felony convictions or sex scandals, except maybe in Louisiana or New York. This might lead to some pretty bland candidates or people who are so calculating that they have no skeletons in their closet, but we Americans are a moral people and like our candidates to reflect our ideals rather than our reality. The second characteristic that a candidate must possess is the ability to raise money. Now some candidates are billionaires and can finance their own campaigns. But most billionaires have better things to do: buying yachts, making even more money, building money forts, buying more yachts, so they don't have time to run for office. But most candidates get their money for their campaigns by asking for it. The ability to raise money is key, especially now, because running for office is expensive. Can I get a how expensive is it? "How expensive is it?!" Well, so expensive that the prices of elections continually rises and in 2012 winners of House races spent nearly 2 million each. Senate winners spent more than 10 million. By the time this episode airs, I'm sure the numbers will be much higher like a gajillion billion million. Money is important in winning an election, but even more important, statistically, is already being in Congress. Let's go to the Thought Bubble. The person holding an office who runs for that office again is called the incumbent and has a big advantage over any challenger. This is according to political scientists who, being almost as bad at naming things as historians, refer to this as incumbency advantage. There are a number of reasons why incumbents tend to hold onto their seats in congress, if they want to. The first is that a sitting congressman has a record to run on, which we hope includes some legislative accomplishments, although for the past few Congresses, these don't seem to matter. The record might include case work, which is providing direct services to constituents. This is usually done by congressional staffers and includes things like answering questions about how to get certain government benefits or writing recommendation letters to West Point. Congressmen can also provide jobs to constituents, which is usually a good way to get them to vote for you. These are either government jobs, kind of rare these days, called patronage or indirect employment through government contracts for programs within a Congressman's district. These programs are called earmarks or pork barrel programs, and they are much less common now because Congress has decided not to use them any more, sort of. The second advantage that incumbents have is that they have a record of winning elections, which if you think about it, is pretty obvious. Being a proven winner makes it easier for a congressmen to raise money, which helps them win, and long term incumbents tend to be more powerful in Congress which makes it even easier for them to raise money and win. The Constitution give incumbents one structural advantage too. Each elected congressman is allowed $100,000 and free postage to send out election materials. This is called the franking privilege. It's not so clear how great an advantage this is in the age of the internet, but at least according to the book The Victory Lab, direct mail from candidates can be surprisingly effective. How real is this incumbency advantage? Well if you look at the numbers, it seems pretty darn real. Over the past 60 years, almost 90% of members of The House of Representatives got re-elected. The Senate has been even more volatile, but even at the low point in 1980 more than 50% of sitting senators got to keep their jobs. Thanks, Thought Bubble. You're so great. So those are some of the features of congressional elections. Now, if you'll permit me to get a little politically sciencey, I'd like to try to explain why elections are so important to the way that Congressmen and Senators do their jobs. In 1974, political scientist David Mayhew published a book in which he described something he called "The Electoral Connection." This was the idea that Congressmen were primarily motivated by the desire to get re-elected, which intuitively makes a lot of sense, even though I'm not sure what evidence he had for this conclusion. Used to be able to get away with that kind of thing I guess, clearly David may-not-hew to the rules of evidence, pun [rim shot], high five, no. Anyway Mayhew's research methodology isn't as important as his idea itself because The Electoral Connection provides a frame work for understanding congressman's activities. Mayhew divided representatives' behaviors and activities into three categories. The first is advertising; congressmen work to develop their personal brand so that they are recognizable to voters. Al D'Amato used to be know in New York as Senator Pothole, because he was able to bring home so much pork that he could actually fix New York's streets. Not by filling them with pork, money, its money, remember pork barrel spending? The second activity is credit claiming; Congressmen get things done so that they can say they got them done. A lot of case work and especially pork barrel spending are done in the name of credit claiming. Related to credit claiming, but slightly different, is position taking. This means making a public judgmental statement on something likely to be of interest to voters. Senators can do this through filibusters. Representatives can't filibuster, but they can hold hearings, publicly supporting a hearing is a way of associating yourself with an idea without having to actually try to pass legislation. And of course they can go on the TV, especially on Sunday talk shows. What's a TV, who even watches TV? Now the idea of The Electoral Connection doesn't explain every action a member of Congress takes; sometimes they actually make laws to benefit the public good or maybe solve problems, huh, what an idea! But Mayhew's idea gives us a way of thinking about Congressional activity, an analytical lens that connects what Congressmen actually do with how most of us understand Congressmen, through elections. So the next time you see a Congressmen call for a hearing on a supposed horrible scandal or read about a Senator threatening to filibuster a policy that may have significant popular support, ask yourself, "Is this Representative claiming credit or taking a position, and how will this build their brand?" In other words: what's the electoral connection and how will whatever they're doing help them get elected? This might feel a little cynical, but the reality is Mayhew's thesis often seems to fit with today's politics. Thanks for watching, see you next week. Vote for me; I'm on the TV. I'm not -- I'm on the YouTube. Crash Course: Government and Politics is produced in association with PBS Digital Studios. Support for Crash Course US Government comes from Voqal. Voqal supports nonprofits that use technology and media to advance social equity. Learn more about their mission and initiatives at Crash Course is made by all of these nice people. Thanks for watching. That guy isn't nice.


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 was over. Regarding Pelosi's elevation to Speaker of the House, Bush commented "This is a historic moment".
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 was over. Regarding Pelosi's elevation to Speaker of the House, Bush commented "This is a historic moment".


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.

233 202
Democratic Republican
Summary of party changes   3–5 Democratic seat pickup   1–2 Democratic seat pickup
Summary of party changes
  3–5 Democratic seat pickup
  1–2 Democratic seat pickup
e • d 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: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk
Popular vote
House seats

Voter demographics

Vote by demographic subgroup
Demographic subgroup DEM GOP Other % of
total vote
Total vote 52 44 4 100
Liberals 87 11 2 20
Moderates 60 38 2 47
Conservatives 20 78 2 32
Democrats 93 7 n/a 38
Republicans 8 91 1 36
Independents 57 39 4 26
Men 50 47 3 49
Women 55 43 2 51
Marital status
Married 48 51 1 68
Unmarried 64 34 2 32
Gender by marital status
Married men 47 51 2 35
Married women 48 50 2 33
Unmarried men 62 36 2 14
Unmarried women 66 32 2 18
White 47 51 2 79
Black 89 10 1 10
Asian 62 37 1 2
Other 55 42 3 2
Hispanic (of any race) 69 30 1 8
Gender by race
White men 44 53 3 39
White women 49 50 1 40
Non-white men 75 23 2 9
Non-white women 78 21 1 11
Protestant 44 54 2 55
Catholic 44 55 1 26
Jewish 87 12 1 2
Other religion 71 25 4 6
None 74 22 4 11
Religious service attendance
More than weekly 38 60 2 17
Weekly 46 53 1 28
Monthly 57 41 2 12
A few times a year 60 38 2 25
Never 67 30 3 15
White evangelical or born-again Christian
White evangelical or born-again Christian 28 70 2 24
Everyone else 59 39 2 76
18–29 years old 60 38 2 12
30–44 years old 53 45 2 24
45–59 years old 53 46 1 34
60 and older 50 48 2 29
Sexual orientation
LGBT 75 24 1 3
Heterosexual 46 52 2 97
Not a high school graduate 64 35 1 3
High school graduate 55 44 1 21
Some college education 51 47 2 31
College graduate 49 49 2 27
Postgraduate education 58 41 1 18
Family income
Under $15,000 67 30 3 7
$15,000–30,000 61 36 3 12
$30,000–50,000 56 43 1 21
$50,000–75,000 50 48 2 22
$75,000–100,000 52 47 1 16
$100,000–150,000 47 51 2 13
$150,000–200,000 47 51 2 5
Over $200,000 45 53 2 5
Union households
Union 64 34 2 23
Non-union 49 49 2 77
Northeast 63 35 2 22
Midwest 52 47 1 27
South 45 53 2 30
West 54 43 3 21
Community size
Urban 61 37 2 30
Suburban 50 48 2 47
Rural 48 50 2 24

Source: CNN exit poll[4]

Open seats

Winning margins in all House races
Winning margins in all House races

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.

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 addition to the open seats, two incumbents (Democrat Cynthia McKinney in Georgia's 4th congressional district and Republican 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.

Seats that changed party

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.


  • 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%.
Campaign signs including for Graf (R), Giffords (D) and Quick (I)
Campaign signs including for Graf (R), Giffords (D) and Quick (I)
  • Arizona's 8th congressional district — Incumbent Jim Kolbe (R) announced on November 23, 2005, that he would not seek re-election in 2006.[citation needed] 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."[5] In late September, the national GOP canceled about $1 million in advertising support.[6] 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.)


  • 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.[7] McCloskey eventually endorsed McNerney.[8] The eleventh district is largely composed of Oakland suburbs and leans Republican. McNerney defeated Pombo 53% to 47% on election night.



  • 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.[9] 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%.


  • Florida's 16th congressional district — This Republican-leaning South Florida district, which includes West Palm Beach and 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%.[10]
  • Florida's 22nd congressional district — Republican E. Clay Shaw had been in Congress since 1981, and had represented the 22nd District since 1993. The district voted for John Kerry over George Bush in 2004, but re-elected Shaw with 63% against a last minute replacement Democrat. In 2000, Shaw won a close race by 599 votes in a district that Al Gore won by 4%, but in 2002, he was redistricted into a slightly less Democratic district and scored an easy victory. The district includes wealthy areas of 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%.


  • 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.[11] 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%.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Minnesota's 1st congressional district — Incumbent Gil Gutknecht (R) was reelected in his Southern Minnesota district with 60% of the vote in 2004. A member of the 1994 Republican Revolution, Gutknecht had promised not to run for a seventh term when first elected. Though not expected to be significant, the broken promise proved to be a factor in his defeat. Geography teacher Tim Walz was the Democratic nominee and ran a much stronger campaign than expected, helped by the massive decline in President George W. Bush's popularity in Minnesota. Walz defeated Gutknecht 53%–47%.[12]

New Hampshire

  • 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 York

  • 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%.[13] 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.[14] 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.)
  • New York's 24th congressional district — Incumbent Sherwood Boehlert (R) announced his retirement after 24 years, making this a seat of considerable focus for the Democrats in the run up to the mid terms. Boehlert is considered a moderate Republican, and the district is considered to be competitive. George Bush won by 53% in the 2004 election, but by only 3,000 votes in the 2000 presidential election. The Republican nominee was state Senator 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%.

North Carolina


  • 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,[16] 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%.


  • 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.[17] 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 were being investigated by the FBI, and two days later the FBI raided his daughter's residence.[18][19] Between Sestak's fundraising abilities,[20] 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.


  • Texas's 22nd congressional district — Incumbent former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R) won the primary, then retired, leaving his seat vacant, and dropped out of the re-election race. These events followed a number of corruption charges that made DeLay the focus of a September 28, 2005, indictment by a grand jury in Travis County (which includes Austin) over his campaign finances related to Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC) and another political action committee, ARMPAC. In 2004, DeLay won 55% of the vote against a relatively unknown Democrat, environmental lawyer Richard Morrison, even though George W. Bush carried the suburban Houston district with 64% of the vote. Democrats sued to keep DeLay as the Republican nominee when he withdrew, citing a lack of proof of residence outside the district, since Texas law does not allow a party to replace its nominee unless the candidate cannot run due to extraordinary circumstances or if he or she moves away. The Democrats won the suit, and DeLay was forced to remain on the ballot or leave his party without a nominee. Republicans quickly rallied around 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.[21] 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%.




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


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Alaska at-large Don Young Republican 1973 Incumbent re-elected. Don Young (Republican) 56.6%
Diane Benson (Democratic) 40.0%
Alexander Crawford (Libertarian) 1.7%
Eva Ince (Green) 0.8%
Bill Ratigan (Independent) 0.7%


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


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


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
California 1 Mike Thompson Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Thompson (Democratic) 66.3%
John Jones (Republican) 29.0%
Pamela Elizondo (Green) 3.1%
Tim Stock (Peace and Freedom Party) 1.6%
California 2 Wally Herger Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Wally Herger (Republican) 64.2%
Arjinderpal Sekhon (Democratic) 32.5%
E. Kent Hinesley (Libertarian) 3.3%
California 3 Dan Lungren Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Lungren (Republican) 59.5%
Bill Durston (Democratic) 37.9%
D.A. Tuma (Libertarian) 1.6%
Mike Roskey (Peace and Freedom Party) 1.0%
California 4 John Doolittle Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected. John Doolittle (Republican) 49.9%
Charles Brown (Democratic) 45.4%
Dan Warren (Libertarian) 5.0%
California 5 Doris Matsui Democratic 2005 Incumbent re-elected. Doris Matsui (Democratic) 70.8%
X. Claire Yan (Republican) 23.6%
Jeff Kravitz (Green) 4.3%
John Reiger (Peace and Freedom Party) 1.3%
California 6 Lynn Woolsey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lynn Woolsey (Democratic) 70.3%
Todd Hopper (Republican) 26.1%
Rich Friesen (Libertarian) 3.6%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. George Miller (Democratic) 83.9%
Camden McConnell (Libertarian) 16.1%
California 8 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1987 Incumbent re-elected. Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) 80.4%
Mike DeNunzio (Republican) 10.8%
Krissy Keefer (Green) 7.4%
Phillip Berg (Libertarian) 1.4%
California 9 Barbara Lee Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Barbara Lee (Democratic) 86.4%
John den Dulk (Republican) 10.7%
James Eyer (Libertarian) 2.9%
California 10 Ellen Tauscher Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ellen Tauscher (Democratic) 66.5%
Darcy Linn (Republican) 33.5%
California 11 Richard Pombo Republican 1992 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Jerry McNerney (Democratic) 53.2%
Richard Pombo (Republican) 46.8%
California 12 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Lantos (Democratic) 76.1%
Michael Moloney (Republican) 23.9%
California 13 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Stark (Democratic) 74.9%
George Bruno (Republican) 25.1%
California 14 Anna Eshoo Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Anna Eshoo (Democratic) 71.1%
Rob Smith (Republican) 24.3%
Brian Holtz (Libertarian) 2.3%
Carole Brouillet (Green) 2.3%
California 15 Mike Honda Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Honda (Democratic) 72.4%
Raymond Chukwu (Republican) 27.6%
California 16 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Zoe Lofgren (Democratic) 72.8%
Charel Winston (Republican) 27.2%
California 17 Sam Farr Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Farr (Democratic) 75.9%
Anthony DeMaio (Republican) 22.6%
California 18 Dennis Cardoza Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Dennis Cardoza (Democratic) 65.4%
John Kanno (Republican) 34.6%
California 19 George Radanovich Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. George Radanovich (Republican) 60.6%
T.J. Cox (Democratic) 39.4%
California 20 Jim Costa Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Costa (Democratic) Unopposed
California 21 Devin Nunes Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Devin Nunes (Republican) 66.6%
Steven Haze (Democratic) 30.1%
John Miller (Green) 3.3%
California 22 Bill Thomas Republican 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Kevin McCarthy (Republican) 70.8%
Sharon Beery (Democratic) 29.2%
California 23 Lois Capps Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Lois Capps (Democratic) 65.2%
Victor Tognazzini (Republican) 34.8%
California 24 Elton Gallegly Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Elton Gallegly (Republican) 62.1%
Jill Martinez (Democratic) 37.9%
California 25 Howard McKeon Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Howard McKeon (Republican) 60.1%
Robert Rodriguez (Democratic) 35.6%
David Erickson (Libertarian) 4.3%
California 26 David Dreier Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. David Dreier (Republican) 57.0%
Cynthia Matthews (Democratic) 37.9%
Ted Brown (Libertarian) 3.3%
Elliott Graham (American Independent) 1.8%
California 27 Brad Sherman Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Brad Sherman (Democratic) 68.8%
Peter Hankwitz (Republican) 31.2%
California 28 Howard Berman Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Howard Berman (Democratic) 74.0%
Stanley Kesselman (Republican) 19.1%
Byron De Lear (Green) 3.5%
Kelley Ross (Libertarian) 3.4%
California 29 Adam Schiff Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Adam Schiff (Democratic) 63.5%
Bill Bodell (Republican) 27.5%
Bill Paparian (Green) 5.7%
Lydia Llamas (Peace and Freedom Party) 1.8%
Jim Keller (Libertarian) 1.5%
California 30 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Waxman (Democratic) 71.5%
David Jones (Republican) 26.4%
Adele Cannon (Peace and Freedom Party) 2.1%
California 31 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Xavier Becerra (Democratic) Unopposed
California 32 Hilda Solis Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Hilda Solis (Democratic) 83.0%
Leland Faegre (Libertarian) 17.0%
California 33 Diane Watson Democratic 2001 Incumbent re-elected. Diane Watson (Democratic) Unopposed
California 34 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic) 76.8%
Wayne Miller (Republican) 23.2%
California 35 Maxine Waters Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Maxine Waters (Democratic) 83.8%
Gordon Mego (American Independent) 8.5%
Paul Ireland (Libertarian) 7.7%
California 36 Jane Harman Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Jane Harman (Democratic) 63.4%
Brian Gibson (Republican) 32.0%
Jim Smith (Peace and Freedom Party) 2.7%
Mike Binkley (Libertarian) 1.9%
California 37 Juanita Millender-McDonald Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Juanita Millender-McDonald (Democratic) 82.4%
Herb Peters (Libertarian) 17.6%
California 38 Grace Napolitano Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Grace Napolitano (Democratic) 75.4%
Sid Street (Republican) 24.6%
California 39 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Linda Sánchez (Democratic) 65.9%
James Andion (Republican) 34.1%
California 40 Ed Royce Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Royce (Republican) 66.8%
Florice Hoffman (Democratic) 30.7%
Philip Inman (Libertarian) 2.5%
California 41 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected. Jerry Lewis (Republican) 67.0%
Louis Contreras (Democratic) 33.0%
California 42 Gary Miller Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Gary Miller (Republican) Unopposed
California 43 Joe Baca Democratic 1999 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Baca (Democratic) 64.5%
Scott Folkens (Republican) 35.5%
California 44 Ken Calvert Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Ken Calvert (Republican) 60.0%
Louis Vandenberg (Democratic) 37.1%
Kevin Akin (Peace and Freedom Party) 2.9%
California 45 Mary Bono Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Mary Bono (Republican) 60.7%
David Roth (Democratic) 39.3%
California 46 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Dana Rohrabacher (Republican) 59.6%
Jim Brandt (Democratic) 36.7%
Dennis Chang (Libertarian) 3.7%
California 47 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Loretta Sanchez (Democratic) 62.4%
Tan Nguyan (Republican) 37.6%
California 48 John Campbell Republican 2005 Incumbent re-elected. John Campbell (Republican) 60.0%
Steve Young (Democratic) 37.2%
Bruce David Cohen (Libertarian) 2.8%
California 49 Darrell Issa Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Darrell Issa (Republican) 63.4%
Jeeni Criscenzo (Democratic) 33.5%
Lars Grossmith (Libertarian) 3.1%
California 50 Brian Bilbray Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected. Brian Bilbray (Republican) 53.2%
Francine Busby (Democratic) 43.5%
Paul King (Libertarian) 1.8%
Miriam Clark (Peace and Freedom Party) 1.5%
California 51 Bob Filner Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Filner (Democratic) 67.5%
Blake Miles (Republican) 30.1%
Dan Litwin (Libertarian) 2.4%
California 52 Duncan Hunter Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Duncan Hunter (Republican) 64.7%
John Rinaldi (Democratic) 32.0%
Mike Benoit (Libertarian) 3.3%
California 53 Susan Davis Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Susan Davis (Democratic) 67.6%
John Woodrum (Republican) 30.0%
Ernie Lippe (Libertarian) 2.4%


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


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


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Delaware at-large Michael Castle Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Michael Castle (Republican) 57.2%
Dennis Spivack (Democratic) 38.8%
Karen Hartley-Nagle (Independent) 2.2%
Michael Berg (Green) 1.8%


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Florida 1 Jeff Miller Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected. Jeff Miller (Republican) 68.5%
Joe Roberts (Democratic) 31.5%
Florida 2 Allen Boyd Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Allen Boyd (Democratic) Unopposed
Florida 3 Corrine Brown Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Corrine Brown (Democratic) Unopposed
Florida 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Ander Crenshaw (Republican) 69.7%
Bob Harms (Democratic) 30.3%
Florida 5 Ginny Brown-Waite Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Ginny Brown-Waite (Republican) 59.9%
John T. Russell (Democratic) 40.1%
Florida 6 Cliff Stearns Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Cliff Stearns (Republican) 59.9%
Dave Bruderly (Democratic) 40.1%
Florida 7 John Mica Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. John Mica (Republican) 63.1%
Jack Chagnon (Democratic) 36.9%
Florida 8 Ric Keller Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Ric Keller (Republican) 52.8%
Charlie Stuart (Democratic) 45.7%
Wesley Hoaglund (Independent) 1.5%
Florida 9 Michael Bilirakis Republican 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Gus Bilirakis (Republican) 55.9%
Phyllis Busansky (Democratic) 44.1%
Florida 10 Bill Young Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Young (Republican) 65.9%
Samm Simpson (Democratic) 34.1%
Florida 11 Jim Davis Democratic 1996 Retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Kathy Castor (Democratic) 69.7%
Eddie Adams (Republican) 30.3%
Florida 12 Adam Putnam Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Adam Putnam (Republican) 69.1%
Joe Viscusi (Independent) 19.4%
Ed Bowlin III (Independent) 11.5%
Florida 13 Katherine Harris Republican 2002 Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Vern Buchanan (Republican) 50.1%
Christine Jennings (Democratic) 49.9%
Florida 14 Connie Mack IV Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Connie Mack IV (Republican) 64.4%
Robert Neeld (Democratic) 35.6%
Florida 15 Dave Weldon Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Dave Weldon (Republican) 56.3%
Bob Bowman (Democratic) 43.7%
Florida 16 Vacant Incumbent Mark Foley (Republican) resigned September 29, 2006.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Tim Mahoney (Democratic) 49.5%
Joe Negron[23] (Republican) 47.7%
Emmie Lee Ross (Independent) 2.8%
Florida 17 Kendrick Meek Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Kendrick Meek (Democratic) Unopposed
Florida 18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 1989 Incumbent re-elected. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican) 62.1%
David Patlak (Democratic) 37.9%
Florida 19 Robert Wexler Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Wexler (Democratic) Unopposed
Florida 20 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Democratic) Unopposed
Florida 21 Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Republican) 59.5%
Frank Gonzalez (Democratic) 40.5%
Florida 22 E. Clay Shaw Jr. Republican 1980 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ron Klein (Democratic) 50.9%
E. Clay Shaw Jr. (Republican) 47.1%
Neil Evangelista (Libertarian) 2.0%
Florida 23 Alcee Hastings Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Alcee Hastings (Democratic) Unopposed
Florida 24 Tom Feeney Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Feeney (Republican) 57.9%
Clint Curtis (Democratic) 42.1%
Florida 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican) 58.5%
Michael Calderin (Democratic) 41.5%


Georgia's delegation was redistricted in 2005.[citation needed]

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Louisiana 1 Bobby Jindal Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Bobby Jindal (Republican) 88.1%
David Gereighty (Democratic) 7.4%
Stacey Tallitsch (Democratic) 3.4%
Peter Beary (Libertarian) 1.1%
Louisiana 2 Bill Jefferson Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected in runoff.[24] Bill Jefferson (Democratic) 30.1% (56.6%)
Karen Carter (Democratic) 21.7% (43.4%)
Derrick Shepherd (Democratic) 17.9%
Joe Lavigne (Republican) 13.3%
Troy Carter (Democratic) 12.0%
Eric Bradley (Republican) 1.2%
Regina Bartholomew (Democratic) 1.2%
John Edwards (Democratic) 0.7%
Scott Barron (Democratic) 0.7%
Gregory "Rhumbline" Kahn (Libertarian) 0.4%
Vinnie Mendoza (Democratic) 0.4%
Lance von Udhe (Republican) 0.3%
Deven "D.C." Collins (Democratic) 0.1%
Louisiana 3 Charlie Melancon Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Melancon (Democratic) 55.0%
Craig Romero (Republican) 40.3%
Olangee Breech (Democratic) 3.1%
James Lee Blake (Libertarian) 1.6%
Louisiana 4 Jim McCrery Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected. Jim McCrery (Republican) 57.4%
Artis Cash (Democratic) 16.9%
Patti Cox (Democratic) 13.2%
Chester Kelley (Republican) 12.4%
Louisiana 5 Rodney Alexander Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Rodney Alexander (Republican) 68.3%
Gloria Williams Hearn (Democratic) 29.0%
Brent Sanders (Libertarian) 1.6%
John Watts (Independent) 1.1%
Louisiana 6 Richard Baker Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Baker (Republican) 82.8%
Richard Fontanesi (Libertarian) 17.2%
Louisiana 7 Charles Boustany Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Boustany (Republican) 70.7%
Mike Stagg (Democratic) 29.3%


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Montana at-large Denny Rehberg Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. Denny Rehberg (Republican) 59.0%
Monica Lindeen (Democratic) 39.1%
Mike Fellows (Libertarian) 1.9%


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


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

New Hampshire

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

New Jersey

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

New Mexico

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

New York

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

North Carolina

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

North Dakota

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


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


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


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


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

Rhode Island

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

South Carolina

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

South Dakota

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
South Dakota at-large Stephanie Herseth Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Stephanie Herseth (Democratic) 69.1%
Bruce Whalen (Republican) 29.3%
Larry Rudebusch (Libertarian) 1.6%


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


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.)[25]

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.

District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Texas 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Louie Gohmert (Republican) 68.0%
Roger Owen (Democratic) 30.3%
Donald Perkison (Libertarian) 1.7%
Texas 2 Ted Poe Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Ted Poe (Republican) 65.6%
Gary Binderim (Democratic) 32.7%
Justo Perez (Libertarian) 1.7%
Texas 3 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Johnson (Republican) 62.5%
Dan Dodd (Democratic) 34.9%
Christopher Claytor (Libertarian) 2.6%
Texas 4 Ralph Hall Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected. Ralph Hall (Republican) 64.4%
Glenn Melancon (Democratic) 33.4%
Kurt Helm (Libertarian) 2.1%
Texas 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Jeb Hensarling (Republican) 61.8%
Charlie Thompson (Democratic) 35.6%
Mike Nelson (Libertarian) 2.6%
Texas 6 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected. Joe Barton (Republican) 60.5%
David Harris (Democratic) 37.1%
Carl Nulsen (Libertarian) 2.4%
Texas 7 John Culberson Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected. John Culberson (Republican) 59.2%
Jim Henley (Democratic) 38.5%
Drew Parks (Libertarian) 2.3%
Texas 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Kevin Brady (Republican) 67.3%
Jim Wright (Democratic) 32.7%
Texas 9 Al Green Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Al Green (Democratic) Unopposed
Texas 10 Michael McCaul Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Michael McCaul (Republican) 55.3%
Ted Ankrum (Democratic) 40.4%
Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) 4.3%
Texas 11 Mike Conaway Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Mike Conaway (Republican) Unopposed
Texas 12 Kay Granger Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Kay Granger (Republican) 66.9%
John Morris (Democratic) 31.1%
Gardner Osborne (Libertarian) 2.0%
Texas 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Mac Thornberry (Republican) 74.4%
Roger Waun (Democratic) 23.0%
Jim Thompson (Libertarian) 2.6%
Texas 14 Ron Paul Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ron Paul (Republican) 60.2%
Shane Sklar (Democratic) 39.8%
Texas 15 Ruben Hinojosa Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Ruben Hinojosa (Democratic) 61.8%
Paul Haring (Republican) 23.7%
Eddie Zamora (Republican) 14.5%
Texas 16 Silvestre Reyes Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Silvestre Reyes (Democratic) 78.7%
Gordon Strickland (Libertarian) 21.3%
Texas 17 Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected. Chet Edwards (Democratic) 58.1%
Van Taylor (Republican) 40.3%
Guillermo Acosta (Libertarian) 1.6%
Texas 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Sheila Jackson Lee (Democratic) 76.6%
Ahmad Hassan (Republican) 19.1%
Patrick Warren (Libertarian) 4.3%
Texas 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Randy Neugebauer (Republican) 67.7%
Robert Ricketts (Democratic) 29.8%
Fred Jones (Libertarian) 2.4%
Mike Sadler (Write-in) 0.1%
Texas 20 Charlie Gonzalez Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected. Charlie Gonzalez (Democratic) 87.4%
Michael Idrogo (Libertarian) 12.6%
Texas 21 Lamar Smith Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected. Lamar Smith (Republican) 60.1%
John Courage (Democratic) 24.5%
Gene Kelly (Democratic) 9.0%
Tommy Calvert (Independent) 2.6%
James Arthur Strohm (Libertarian) 2.0%
Jim Peterson (Independent) 1.1%
Mark Rossano (Independent) 0.7%
Texas 22 Shelley Sekula-Gibbs Republican 2006 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Nick Lampson (Democratic) 51.8%
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (R/Write-in) 41.8%
Bob Smither (Libertarian) 6.1%
Don Richardson (Write-in) 0.3%
Texas 23 Henry Bonilla Republican 1992

Incumbent lost re-election in run-off (district
was declared unconstitutional by
Supreme Court in August 2006
and redrawn). Democratic gain.

Ciro Rodriguez (Democratic) 19.9% (54.3%).
New member elected.
Henry Bonilla (Republican) 48.6% (45.7%)
Alvert Uresti (Democratic) 11.8%
Lukin Gilliland (Democratic) 11.1%
Craig Stephens (Libertarian) 2.7%
Augie Beltran (Democratic) 2.1%
Rick Bolanos (Democratic) 2.1%
Adrian DeLeon (Democratic) 1.8%
Texas 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Kenny Marchant (Republican) 59.8%
Gary Page (Democratic) 37.2%
Mark Frohman (Libertarian) 3.0%
Texas 25 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Lloyd Doggett (Democratic) 67.3%
Grant Rostig (Republican) 26.3%
Barbara Cunningham (Libertarian) 4.2%
Brian Parrett (Independent) 2.2%
Texas 26 Michael Burgess Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. Michael Burgess (Republican) 60.2%
Tim Barnwell (Democratic) 37.2%
Rich Haas (Libertarian) 2.5%
Texas 27 Solomon Ortiz Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected. Solomon Ortiz (Democratic) 56.8%
Willie Vaden (Republican) 38.9%
Robert Powell (Libertarian) 4.3%
Texas 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Cuellar (Democratic) 67.6%
Frank Enriquez (Democratic) 20.3%
Ron Avery (Constitution) 12.1%
Texas 29 Gene Green Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Gene Green (Democratic) 73.5%
Eric Story (Republican) 24.4%
Clifford Lee Messina (Libertarian) 2.0%
Texas 30 Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democratic) 80.2%
Wilson Aurbach (Republican) 17.6%
Ken Ashby (Libertarian) 2.2%
Texas 31 John Carter Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected. John Carter (Republican) 58.5%
Mary Beth Harrell (Democratic) 38.8%
Matt McAdoo (Libertarian) 2.7%
Texas 32 Pete Sessions Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected. Pete Sessions (Republican) 56.4%
Will Pryor (Democratic) 41.3%
John Hawley (Libertarian) 2.3%


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


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


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


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

West Virginia

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


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


District Incumbent Party First
Results Candidates
Wyoming at-large Barbara Cubin Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected. Barbara Cubin (Republican) 48.3%
Gary Trauner (Democratic) 47.8%
Thomas Rankin (Libertarian) 3.9%

Non-voting delegates

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

See also


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  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". CNN. November 8, 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  4. ^ " - Elections 2006". CNN. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
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  7. ^ "California's 11th district primary election results". Archived from the original on 2006-06-16. Retrieved 2006-06-20.
  8. ^ "McCloskey Bucks GOP, Backs Democrat". A Stand for Justice. Associated Press. July 24, 2006.
  9. ^ "Recount Gives Courtney Win In 2nd District". NBC Connecticut. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007.
  10. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives / Florida 16". America Votes 2006. CNN.
    Official results from Florida Secretary of State
  11. ^ Lee, Mara (July 2, 2006). "Candidates cash in on celebrities". Evansville Courier & Press.
  12. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives / Minnesota 01". America Votes 2006. CNN.
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  16. ^ Stout, David (August 7, 2006). "Ohio Congressman Will Not Seek Re-election". The New York Times.
  17. ^ "Altmire Pulls Off Upset Against Melissa Hart". KDKA-TV. November 8, 2006. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007.
  18. ^ John Shiffman, Mitch Lipka and Patrick Kerkstra (October 16, 2006). "Agents raid homes of Rep. Curt Weldon's daughter, close friend". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on November 13, 2006.
  19. ^ "FBI raids home of Weldon's daughter, friend in influence probe". WHDH-TV. Associated Press. October 16, 2006. Archived from the original on November 17, 2006.
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  23. ^ Incumbent Mark Foley resigned on September 29, 2006, simultaneously withdrawing from the race. Republican leaders in this district chose 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.
  24. ^ Because Bill Jefferson did not win 50% of the vote in the November 7, 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%.
  25. ^ Gamboa, Suzanne (August 8, 2006). "DeLay to Make Way for Write-In Candidate". The Washington Post.

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