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Ohio Secretary of State
2006 Ohio Congressional and Statewide Primary Results 
Primary Filing Deadline: 2/16/06, Primary: 5/2/06, Independents Filing Deadline: 5/1/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Special Election Filing Deadline: 5/10/05, Special Election Primary: 6/14/05, Special Election: 8/2/05,
Last Updated: May 6, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 57.8% in '02, Robert A. "Bob" Taft II (R) barred from 3rd term, next election in 2006, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 2nd Most Likely Governorship to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Lean Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Chuck Todd: 2nd Most Vulnerable Governor, Tim Saler: Weak Democratic Advantage:,
U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland (D) 79.15%, '02 Sec. of St. nominee / ex-St. Rep. Bryan E. Flannery (D) 20.85%, Sec. of St. J. Kenneth Blackwell (R) 55.76%, Att. Gen. Jim Petro (R) 44.24%, retired prof. Bill Peirce (L),
attorney / prof. Bob Fitrakis (G),
physician James Lundeen (WI), inprisoned convict Sean Swain (WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 57.8% in '02, 1st term, next election in 2006, Jennette B. Bradley (R) appointed State Treasurer, Bruce Johnson (R) not running for re-election
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-Att. Gen. / '98 Gov. nominee Lee Fisher (D) 79.15%, ex-football player Frank M. Stams (D) 20.85%, St. Rep. Thomas "Tom" Raga (R) 55.76%, St. Sen. Joy Padgett (R) 44.24%, website designer Mark Noble (L),
Anita Rios (G),
Attorney General, 64.1% in '02, 1st term, next election in 2006, Jim Petro (R) running for Gov.
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Marc Dann (D) 71.05%, ex-federal prosecutor Subodh Chandra (D) 28.95%, ex-St. Att. Gen. / Auditor Betty D. Montgomery (R) 73.33%, St. Sen. Timothy J. "Tim" Grendell (R) 26.67%,
Secretary of State, 59.3% in '02, 2nd term, next in 2006, J. Kenneth Blackwell (R) running for Governor in '06,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Franklin Co. Judge Jennifer L. Brunner (D), Hamilton Co Clerk of Courts Greg Hartmann (R), election reform activist Tim Kettler (G),
Natural Law Party activist John Eastman (I),
Treasurer, 53.3% in '02, 2nd term, Joseph T. Deters (R) elected Hamilton Co. prosecutor in 2004, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-St. Sen. Co. Treas. Richard Cordray (D), Montgomery Co. Treas. Hugh Quill (D) withdrew, Co. Auditor Sandra O'Brien (R) 51.69%, Lt. Gov. Jennette B. Bradley (R) 48.31%,
Auditor, 64.3% in '02, 1st term, next election in 2006, Betty D. Montgomery (R) running for Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Rep. Barbara A. Sykes (D), St. Rep. Mary Taylor (R),
Senator, 60.1% in '00, 2nd term, next election is 2006, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 5:4 Republican, Chris Cillizza: 4th Most Likely Senate Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leaning Republican, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, Chuck Todd: 6th most vulnerable Senator, Tim Saler: Weak Republican Advantage,
U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown (D) 78.05%, anti-gay activist Merrill Samual Keiser, Jr. (D) 21.95%, Michael "Mike" DeWine (R) 71.82%, '02 Utah candidate / '04 Tennessee candidate '05 congressional candidate / financial analyst David R. Smith (R) 14.52%, professor and engineering consultant William G. "Bill" Pierce (R) 13.66%,
1st Congressional District, 59.8% in '04, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
City Councilman / '00 nominee John Cranley (D), Steve Chabot (R), singer Justin Jeffre (I)?,
2nd Congressional District, 51.7% in '05, 1st term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Dr. Victoria W. Wulsin (D) 36.79%, businessman Thor Jacobs (D) 22.96%, health care adm. / '05 candidate James John "Jim" Parker (D) 22.25%, teacher Gabrielle "Gaby" Downey (D) 12.8%, civil engineer / '05 candidate Jeff Sinnard (D) 5.2%, Jean Schmidt (R) 47.75%, ex-U.S. Rep. / '05 candidate Bob McEwen (R) 42.45%, Deborah A. Kraus (R) 6.25%, '05 write in candidate James E. Constable, Jr. (R) 3.55%, '05 write in candidate James Condit, Jr. (WI),
3rd Congressional District, 62.3% 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,
veterinarian Stephanie Studebaker (D) 56.07%, ex-Waynesville Mayor / '98, '00, '02 & '04 nominee, '05 candidate Charles W. Sanders (D) 23.12%, attorney / army vet David J. Fierst (D) 20.81%, Michael R. "Mike" Turner (R),
3rd Congressional District, 62.3% in '04, 2nd term
Special Election Filing Deadline: 8/19/06, Special Primary Election: 9/14/06,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
ex-Ass't. US Attorney J. Richard Chema (D) 73.2%,
ex-Waynesville Mayor / '98, '00, '02 & '04 2nd District nominee, '05 and '06 candidate Charles Sanders (D) 26.8%,
veterinarian Stephanie Studebaker (D) withdrew,
Michael R. "Mike" Turner (R),
4th Congressional District, 58.6% in '04, Michael G. Oxley (R) retiring after 13th 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,
attorney Richard E. Siferd (D), St. Sen. Jim Jordan (R) 50.57%, businessman Frank A. Guglielmi (R) 29.88%, chamber of Commerce pres. Kevin Nestor (R) 11.29%, ex-school board member James R. Stahl (R) 3.46%, Iraqi War Vet / teacher Nathan J. Martin (R) 3.14%, attorney Charles W. Weasel (R) 1.65%,
5th Congressional District, 67.1% in '04, 9th 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 / think tank official Robin Weirauch (D), Paul E. Gillmor (R),
6th Congressional District, 99.9% in '04, 5th / 6thterm, Ted Strickland (D) running for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 2nd Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leaning Democratic, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Competitive Race, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Chuck Todd: 5th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
St. Sen. Charles A. "Charlie" Wilson, Jr. (D/WI) 66.75%, '96 MI GOP congressional nominee Bob Carr (D) 22.11%, '04 write-in candidate John Stephen Luchansky (D) 11.14%, St. Rep. Charles "Chuck" Blasdel (R) 48.82%, Noble County Commissioner Danny Harmon (R) 22.88%, pastor Tim Ginter (R) 20.07%, Richard D. "Dick" Stobbs (R) 8.22%, consultant Jeff Woollard (I),
7th Congressional District, 65.0% in '04, 8th 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,
computer programmer William R. "Bill" Conner (D), programmer Dan Saks (D) withdrew, David L. "Dave" Hobson (R),
8th Congressional District, 69.0% in '04, 8th 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,
Morton "Mort" Meier (D), John A. Boehner (R),
9th Congressional District, 68.1% in '04, 12th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Marcy Kaptur (D), Bradley S. Leavitt (R) 40.21%, sociologist / '76, '78 & '80 independent candidate / '98 & '02 nominee, '04 GOP candidate Edward S. "Ed" Emery (R) 30.22%, Dirk Kubala (R) 29.57%,
10th Congressional District, 60.0% in '04, 5th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Dennis J. Kucinich (D) 76.33%, ex-Peace Corps Exec. Barbara Anne Ferris (D) 23.67%, Matt Webb (D) 0.0%, ex-congressional aide Michael D. "Mike" Dovilla (R) 64.94%, Jason Werner (R) 35.06%, mortgage broker Bruce Cobbeldick (I),
11th Congressional District, unopposed in '04, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D), Lindsey N. String (R),
12th Congressional District, 65.4% in '04, 3rd 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,
ex-U.S. Rep. Robert N. Shamansky (D) 43.39%, teacher / anti-war activist Patricia J. "Paddy" Shaffer (D) 30.85%, retired computer engineer / '00 candidate & '98, '02 & '04 nominee / computer engineer Edward S. Brown (D) 14.64%, Michael Riley (D) 11.12%, Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi (R),
13th Congressional District, 67.4% in '04, 7th term, Sherrod Brown (D) running for Senate
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leaning Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
ex-St. Rep. Betty Sutton (D) 31.31%, '04 candidate PR consultant Capri S. Cafaro (D) 24.8%, ex-U.S. Rep. Thomas C. "Tom" Sawyer (D) 21.89%, ex-Cleveland City Councilman Gary J. Kucinich (D) 14.62%, Elyria Mayor William "Bill" Grace (D) 5.13%, Mayor Michael K. Lyons (D) 1.52%, attorney / WWII veteran John L. Wolfe (D) 1.69%, '04 Senate candidate / ex-Cleveland City councilmember Norbert G. Dennerll Jr. (D) 0.72%, Lorain Mayor Craig Foltin (R) 37.2%, consultant David M. McGrew (R) 22.08%, businessman Jose U "Joe" Ortega (R) 20.32%, pastor Paul S. Burtzlaff (R) 13.23%, car dealer Charles J. "C.J." DeLorean (R) 7.16%,
14th Congressional District, 62.8% in '04, 5th 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,
law school prof. Lewis R. Katz (D) 42.5%, accountant / '00 & '02 nominee / '04 candidate Dale Virgil Blanchard (D) 31.25%, meteorologist Palmer J. Peterson (D) 26.25%, Steven C. LaTourette (R),
15th Congressional District, 60.0% in '04, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
Co Comm'r. Mary Jo Kilroy (D), Deborah Pryce (R), activist Scott Wesseler (G),
16th Congressional District, 66.6% in '04, 17th 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, Rothenberg Political Report: Competitive Race,
Thomas Shaw (D) 50.7%, Tom Mason (D) 49.3%, Ralph Regula (R) 58.29%, Co. Comm'r. Matt Miller (R) 41.71%,
17th Congressional District, 77.2% in '04, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Democratic,
Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan (D), Don Manning II (R),
18th Congressional District, 66.2% in '04, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 5th Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican, Stuart Rothenberg's top ten endangered incumbents, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Chuck Todd: 4th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
city law dir. Zackary T. "Zach" Space (D) 38.75%, Ohio Board of Ed member Jennifer Stewart (D) 25.54%, Mayor Joseph P. "Joe" Sulzer (D) 24.02%, mechanical engineer / '00 candidate / '02 Republican candidate Ralph A. Applegate (D) 11.69%, Robert W. "Bob" Ney (R) 68.38%, financial analyst James Brodbelt Harris (R) 31.62%,
18th Congressional District, 66.2% in '04, Robert W. "Bob" Ney (R) retiring after 6th term, Polls
Special Election Filing Deadline: 8/17/06, Special Primary Election: 9/14/06,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 16th Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, New York Times Ratings: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican, Stuart Rothenberg's top ten endangered incumbents, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Chuck Todd: 26th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
city law dir. Zackary T. "Zach" Space (D), '06 Lt. Gov. candidate / St. Sen. Joy Padgett (R) 66.3%,
'06 primary candidate financial analyst James Brodbelt Harris (R) 14.7%, Holmes Co. Comm'r. Ray L. Feikert (R) 10.1%, mechanical engineer / '00 candidate / '02 Republican candidate / '06 Democratic candidate Ralph L. Applegate (R) 5.4%, farmer Samuel G. "Jerry" Firman (R) 3.4%,

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 Ohio Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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