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Senate, House and Gubernatorial Candidates in the 2006 election

News and information about Senate, House and Gubernatorial candidates in the 2006 election.

Voting Systems in 2006 Mid-Term Elections

Status of voting systems in each state - November 2006

2006 Gubernatorial Races

Overview of the 36 governorships on the ballot in November 2006.

Politicians Stoop Low to Exploit 9/11

Commentary from the Des Moines Register reflects the view of many Americans.

Citizen Initiatives and Measures

Ballot measures, including initiatives and referendums, give voters an opportunity to enact or repeal laws, endorse proposed laws, determine how funds will be raised or spent and approve or reject potential amendments to the state constitution.

2006 Primaries - Congress and Governors

Calendar showing 2006 primaries and open seats in the House, Senate and Governor races

2006 Primaries - Congress and Governors

Calendar showing 2006 primaries and open seats in the House, Senate and Governor races

2006 Primaries - Congress and Governors

Calendar showing 2006 primaries and open seats in the House, Senate and Governor races

2006 Primaries - Congress and Governors

Calendar showing 2006 primaries and open seats in the House, Senate and Governor races

Competitive House Seats - November 2006

Table details Competitive House Seats - November 2006

Competitive Senate Seats - November 2006

Table details Competitive Senate Seats - November 2006

2006 Mid-Term Election Hub

Resources for the 2006 mid-term elections

The Rise and Fall of Rep. Mark Foley

On Friday, 29 September, Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) abruptly resigned, in the wake of e-mails and instant messaging sessions that revealed inappropriate conversation with male minors.

House Speaker Letter To Attorney General Gonzales

House speaker's letter to Attorney Geneneral Alberto Gonzales in the matter of Rep. Mark Foley's resignation

2006 Primaries - Congress and Governorships

Every two years, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are contested. One-third of the 100 Senate seats are up for election every two years; this year, voters will select 33 Senators (currently held by 18 Democrats and 15 Republicans). And voters will select new governors in 36 states. Primaries run from March - September.

2006 Gubernatorial Races

Overview of the 36 governorships on the ballot in November.

2006 Election Forecast From Congressional Quarterly

Congressional Quarterly publishes an interactive Flash map of the United States that allows citizens to easily obtain information about Senate, House and Gubernatorial races. The Governors races are the most contentious.

2006 Governor Races

A snapshot of the 2006 gubernatorial races.

2006 House of Representative Races

An overview of open Congressional seats in the 2006 election cycle.

2006 Senate Race

An overview of safe and contested Senate seats in the 2006 election cycle.

Election 2008 Countdown

Lots of good information in this blog ... just quickly scroll down to avoid the annoying flashing "countdown" (days, hours, minutes, seconds) til election day.

Senate Approval Ratings - August 2005

Survey USA has produced approval ratings for all 100 Senators (Aug 2005). Maine's Snowe is at the top, with 77% approval rating. Pennsylvania's Santorum is at the bottom, with 42% approval.

The Race Card?

Analysis of two congressional races -- one in Georgia, one in Illinois -- where a candidate's race is a pivotal issue.
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