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Iowa Secretary of State - Elections
2006 Iowa Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Primary Filing Deadline: 3/17/06, Primary: 6/6/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 8/18/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: June 7, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 52.6% in '02, Thomas J. "Tom" Vilsack (D) retiring after 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republicans, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 1:1, Chris Cillizza: 3rd Most Likely Governorship to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up, Chuck Todd: 4th Most Vulnerable Governor, Tim Saler: Weak Democratic Advantage,
Sec. of St. Chet Culver (D) 38.9%, ex-U.S. Rep. / Dept. of Econ. Dev. Dir. Michael Blouin (D) 34.0%, St. Rep. Ed Fallon (D) 25.8%, '04 Congressional candidate engineering manager Saleh Mohamed (D) 1.3%, U.S. Rep. Jim Nussle (R), Fairfield City Council member Christy Welty (L),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 52.6% in '02, 2nd term, Sally Pederson (D) retiring,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republicans,
Culver's running mate Ag. Sec. Patty Judge (D), Blouin's running mate physician Andrea McGuire (D), '02 Gov. candidate Bob Vander Plaats (R), '02 & '04 nominee / pharmacist Kevin Litten (L),
Attorney General, 61.6% in '02,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Tom Miller (D),
Secretary of State, 53.4% in '02, 2nd term, Chet Culver (D) running for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
co. auditor Michael A. Mauro (D), podiatrist Charles (Chuck) Allison (R) 63.5%, anti-abortion activist Robert C. Dopf (R) 36.5%,
Treasurer, 54.8% in '02,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald (D),
Auditor, 48.6% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
David A. Vaudt (R),
Agriculture Secretary, 50.0% in '02, 2nd term, Patty Judge (D) running for Lieutenant Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
small farm advocate Denise O'Brien (D) 57.3%, ex-Policy Dir. Dusky Terry (D) 42.7%, farmer / ex-Nat' Corn Growers Assoc. Pres. Bill Northey (R) 46.7%, farmer / banker Mark Leonard (R) 40.0%, farmer Karey Claghorn (R) quit and endorsed Northey but still got 13.4%,
1st Congressional District, 55.1% in '04, 8th term, Jim Nussle (R) running for Governor, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 2nd Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Competitive Race, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Chuck Todd: 2nd Most Vulnerable House Seat,
ex-IA Trial Lawyers Assn. Pres. Bruce Braley (D) 36.8%, economic development dir. Rick Dickinson (D) 33.8%, '82 and '04 nominee / ex-St. Sen. / realtor Bill Gluba (D) 25.5%, ex-teacher / '02 & '04 candidate Denny Heath (D) 3.9%, businessman Mike Whalen (R) 48.5%, St. Rep. Bill Dix (R) 37.5%, ex-IA GOP chair Brian Kennedy (R) 14.0%,
2nd Congressional District, 58.9% in '04, 15th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican,
prof. David W. Loebsack (D), James A. "Jim" Leach (R),
3rd Congressional District, 55.2% in '04, 5rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 14th Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Competitive Race, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Chuck Todd: 17th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
Leonard L. Boswell (D), St. Sen. Jeff Lamberti (R),
4th Congressional District, 61.0% in '04, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
neurologist Selden E. Spencer (D), Tom Latham (R),
5th Congressional District, 63.4% in '04, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
'04 nominee psychologist E. Joyce Schulte (D) 60.9%, retired businessman Robert L. "Bob" Chambers (D) 39.1%, Steve King (R),

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
Roll Call Analysis,
National Journal's Chuck Todd,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Tim Saler,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Iowa Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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