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Texas Secretary of State - Elections Division
2006 Texas Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: 1/2/06, Primary: 3/7/06, Primary Run Off: 4/11/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 5/11/06, 3rd Party Filing Deadline: 5/30/06, Libertarian Party Convention: 6/10/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: March 8, 2006
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Governor, 57.8% in '02, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican, Chuck Todd: 16th Least Vulnerable Governor, Tim Saler: Weak Republican Advantage,
ex-U.S. Rep. Chris Bell (D) 63.87%, ex-st. Sup. Court justice / ex-U.S. Rep. Robert A. "Bob" Gammage (D) 28.52%, store manager Rashad Jafer (D) 7.59%, Rick Perry (R) 84.23%, Christian conservative activist Larry Kilgore (R) 7.64%, private security consultant Rhett R. Smith (R) 4.6%, rancher Robert "Star" Locke (R) 3.51%, St. Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I),
musician / author Kinky Friedman (I),
'04 congressional candidate / fundraising consultant James S. Werner (L),
enigneer Larry W. Camp (I),
marketing professional Mike Redlich (I),
military policeman Marcus Matthew Cherry (I),
entrepreneur William Gilbert Jean (I),
Lt. Governor, 51.8% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-univ. project research dir. Maria Luisa Alvarado (D) 41.51%, attorney / ex-St. Rep. Benjamin Z. "Ben" Grant (D) 36.1%, Adrian DeLeon (D) 22.37%, David Dewhurst (R) 78.25%, Tom Kelly (R) 21.74%, Judy Baker (L),
H. Gerald Bintliff (G), '02 nominee Nathallie Paravicini (G),
Gary Thurman (I),
Attorney General, 56.8% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney David Van Os (D) 100%, Gregg Abbott (R) 100%, '02 nominee Jon Roland (L),
Comptroller, 64.2% in '02, 2nd term, Carole Keeton Strayhorn (R) running for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney / ex-St. Rep. Fred Head (D) 100%, Ag. Com'r. Susan Combs (R) 100%, Mike Burris (L),
Dennis Carter (G),
Land Commissioner, 53.1% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney VaLinda Hathcox (D) 100%, Jerry Patterson (R) 100%, Michael A. "Mike" French (L),
Don Cook (G),
Agriculture Commissioner, 59.5% in '02 2nd term, Susan Combs (R) running for Comptroller,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
school board member Hank Gilbert (D) 71.14%, minister Koecadee Melton, Jr. (D) 28.85%, St. Sen. Todd Staples (R) 100%, student Clay Woolam (L),
Jeff Glatz (G),
Bill Boyd (I),
Railroad Commissioner, Charles Matthews (R) resigned,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Dale Henry (D) 100%, Elizabeth Ames Jones (R) 65.64%, teacher Major Buck Werner (R) 34.35%, law student Tabitha Serrano (L),
Senate 65.1% in '00, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican, Chuck Todd: 4th least vulnerable Senator, Tim Saler: Strong Republican Advantage,
attorney Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D) 43.08%, retired air force attorney / '00 nominee / '02 candidate Gene Kelly (D) 38.21%, Darrel Reece Hunter (D) 18.69%, Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) 100%, businessman Timothy Diecker (L), consultant '02 nominee / '04 VP candidate Scott Lanier Jameson (L), disabled entry technician Ray Salinas (L),
Herschel "Rusty" Tomlinson (G),
city councilman Arthur W. Loux (I),
blacksmith Robert Belt (I),
researcher Lorenzo Morales (I),
phone technician Arthur Loux (I),
1st Congressional District, 61.5% in '04, 1st 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,
contractor Roger L. Owen (D) 53.34%, attorney Duane Shaw (D) 46.65%, Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. (R), Donald Perkison (L),
Frank Camp (I),
2nd Congressional District, 55.5% in '04, 1st 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,
environmental services consultant Gary E. Binderim (D), Lloyd "Ted" Poe (R), Justo J. Perez (L),
3rd Congressional District, 85.6% 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,
retired USAF officer / sales director Dan Dodd (D), Sam Johnson (R) 85.34%, database consultant Bob Johnson (R) 14.65%, '04 candidate Christopher J. Claytor (L),
retired electrical contractor Bobby Hise (I),
Paul Jenkins (I),
4th Congressional District, 68.4% in '04, 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,
professor Glenn Melancon (D), Ralph M. Hall (R), psychologist / consultant Kurt G. Helm (L),
5th Congressional District, 64.5% 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,
businessman Charlie Thompson (D), Jeb Hensarling (R), Mike Nelson (L),
6th Congressional District, 66.0% in '04, 11th 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,
veteran David T. Harris (D), Joe L. Barton (R), Carl Nulsen (L),
7th Congressional District, 64.1% 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,
school teacher James "Jim" Henley (D) 67.49%, attorney David Murff (D) 32.5%, John A. Culberson (R), '04 nominee Drew Parks (L),
8th Congressional District, 68.9% 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,
'04 nominee James "Jim" Wright (D), Kevin Brady (R), J. Michael Mclauchlan (L),
9th Congressional District, 72.2% in '04, 1st 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,
Al Green (D), No Republican
10th Congressional District, 78.6% in '04, 1st 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-EPA official Ted Ankrum (D) 36.73%, writer Paul Foreman (D) 35.81%, retired realtor Sid Smith (D) 14.63%, nurse Elsie "Pat" Mynatt, R.N. (D) 12.8%, Michael T. "Mike" McCaul (R), gun right advocate / '04 Presidential nominee Michael Badnarik (L),
11th Congressional District, 76.8% in '04, 1st 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,
No Democrat K. Michael Conaway (R),
12th Congressional District, 72.3% 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,
John R. Morris (D), Kay Granger (R), Gardner Osborne (L),
Robert Devine (I),
Bruce Travis (I),
13th Congressional District, 92.3% 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,
lay preacher Roger J. Waun (D), William M. "Mac" Thornberry (R), Jim Thompson (L),
14th Congressional District, unopposed in '04, 5th / 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,
ex-Texas Cattleman Assoc. Exec. Dir. Shane R. Sklar (D), Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (R) 77.64%, attorney Cynthia Sinatra (R) 22.35%, immigration attorney Eugene J. Flynn (L),
15th Congressional District, 57.8% 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,
Rubén Hinojosa (D), ex-St. Rep. Paul B. Haring (R) 70.9%, salesperson Eddie Zamora (R) 29.09%, programmer Alex Bischoff (L),
16th Congressional District, 67.5% 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,
Silvestre Reyes (D) 100%, Jorge Artalejo (D) 0%, No Republican Gordon R. Strickland (L),
17th Congressional District, 51.2% in '04, 8th term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leaning Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Roll Call Analysis: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Competitive Race, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Chuck Todd: 24th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
Chet Edwards (D), Iraqi veteran Van Taylor (R) 54.02%, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide C. Tucker Anderson (R) 45.97%, Guillermo Acosta (L),
18th Congressional District, 88.9% in '04, 6th 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,
Sheila Jackson Lee (D), Ahmad Hassan (R), Patrick Warren (L),
Thomas Bazzan (I),
19th Congressional District, 58.4% 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,
Robert Ricketts (D), Randy Neugebauer (R), '02 nominee Fred Jones (L),
20th Congressional District, 65.5% in '04, 4rd 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,
Charlie A. Gonzalez (D), No Republican accountant '04 candidate Jessie A. Bouley (L), retired Navy Commander / '02 Senate primary candidate / '00 Reform Party candidate / '02 Senate candidate / '04 candidate Michael Idrogo (L),
teacher Robert Sanchez (R/WI),
21st Congressional District, 61.5% in '04, 10th 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,
'02 nominee / USAF Veteran / teacher John Courage (D), Lamar S. Smith (R), technical writer James Arthur Strohm (L),
Mark Russano (I),
22nd Congressional District, 55.2% in '04, 11th term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Chris Cillizza: 6th Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leaning Republican, 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: 8th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
ex-U.S. Rep. Nicholas V. "Nick" Lampson (D), Tom DeLay (R) 61.99%, attorney Thomas A. "Tom" Campbell (R) 29.97%, attorney / '00 & '02 GOP candidate / '04 Independent candidate Michael "Fjet" Fjetland (R) 4.67%, former teacher Patricia "Pat" Perine Baig (R) 3.36%, ex-U.S. Representative Steve Stockman (I),
Stan Norred (L), electrical engineer Bob Smither (L),
Gabriel Owens (I),
23rd Congressional District, 69.3% in '04, 7th 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,
Vietnam Vet Rick Bolaños (D), Henry Bonilla (R), geographer Cecil H. Lamb (L),
'02 nominee Edwin E. "Ed" Scharf (G),
24th Congressional District, 64.0% in '04, 1st 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,
programmer / '04 nominee Gary R. Page (D), Kenny E. Marchant (R), Mark Frohman (L),
25th Congressional District, 67.6% in '04, 6th 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,
Lloyd Doggett (D), No Republican chiropractor Grant Rostig (L),
26th Congressional District, 65.8% 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,
Tim Barnwell (D), Michael C. Burgess (R), Rich Haas (L),
27th Congressional District, 63.1% in '04, 12th term, might retire
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Solomon P. Ortiz (D), marine surveyor / businessman / ex-Ingleside Mayor '04 nominee William "Willie" Vaden (R), Robert Powell (L),
28th Congressional District, 59.0% in '04, 1st 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,
Henry Cuellar (D) 53.09%, ex-U.S. Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez (D) 40.46%, teacher / 1996 Senate nominee / 1998 Congressional nominee / '02 Senate candidate Victor M. Morales (D) 6.44%, No Republican Glenda B. Moyes (L),
29th Congressional District, 94.1% in '04, 7th 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,
Gene Green (D), minister Eric Story (R), '00 & '04 nominee Clifford Lee Messina (L),
30th Congressional District, 93.0% in '04, 7th 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,
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), attorney Wilson Aurbach (R) 44.51%, entrepreneur Amir Omar (R) 36.07%, IT Manager Fred A. Wood (R) 19.41%, retired teacher / '98, '00, '02 & '04 nominee Ken Ashby (L),
Esther Choi (G),
31st Congressional District, 64.8% 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,
attorney Mary Beth Harrell (D), John R. Carter (R), Matt McAdoo (L),
32nd Congressional District, 54.3% 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,
arbitrator Will Pryor (D), Pete Sessions (R), Maintenance Technician / Vietnam Vet / 2000 Reform Party RR Comm'r. nominee / '02 RR Comm'r. nominee / '04 nominee N. Ruben F. Perez (L), John B. Hawley (L),
Philip Scheps (I),
2006 Texas Congressional and Statewide Primary Run-off Results
Filing Deadline: 1/2/06, Primary: 3/7/06, Primary Run Off: 4/11/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 5/11/06, 3rd Party Filing Deadline: 5/30/06, Libertarian Party Convention: 6/10/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Lt. Governor, 51.8% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-univ. project research dir. Maria Luisa Alvarado (D) 57.6%, attorney / ex-St. Rep. Benjamin Z. "Ben" Grant (D) 42.4%, David Dewhurst (R), Judy Baker (L),
H. Gerald Bintliff (G), '02 nominee Nathallie Paravicini (G),
Gary Thurman (I),
Senate 65.1% in '00, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican, Chuck Todd: 4th least vulnerable Senator, Tim Saler: Strong Republican Advantage,
attorney Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D) 59.8%, retired air force attorney / '00 nominee / '02 candidate Gene Kelly (D) 40.2%, Kay Bailey Hutchison (R), businessman Timothy Diecker (L), consultant '02 nominee / '04 VP candidate Scott Lanier Jameson (L), disabled entry technician Ray Salinas (L),
Herschel "Rusty" Tomlinson (G),
city councilman Arthur W. Loux (I),
blacksmith Robert Belt (I),
researcher Lorenzo Morales (I),
phone technician Arthur Loux (I),
10th Congressional District, 78.6% in '04, 1st 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-EPA official Ted Ankrum (D) 70.8%, writer Paul Foreman (D) 29.2%, Michael T. "Mike" McCaul (R), gun right advocate / '04 Presidential nominee Michael Badnarik (L),
30th Congressional District, 93.0% in '04, 7th 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,
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), attorney Wilson Aurbach (R) 60.7%, entrepreneur Amir Omar (R) 39.3%, retired teacher / '98, '00, '02 & '04 nominee Ken Ashby (L),
Esther Choi (G),

1. Link to Predictions:
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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 Texas 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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