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2006 Colorado Congressional and Statewide Races
Precinct Caucus: 3/21/06, Primary Filing Deadline: 5/25/06, Primary Write-in Deadline: 6/2/06, Independents Filing Deadline: 6/20/06, Minor parties Filing Deadline: 7/10/06, Primary: 8/8/06, Write-in / Withdrawal Deadline: 8/29/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: December 2, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 62.6% in '02, 2nd term, Bill Owens (R) barred from 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 3rd Likely Governorship to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Likely Democrat, Chuck Todd: 3rd Most Vulnerable Governor,
ex-D.A. August William "Bill" Ritter, Jr. (D) 57.0%, U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez (R) 40.2%, Dawn Winkler-Kinateder (L) 1.5%,
dance instructor Paul N. Fiorino (I) 0.7%,
Clyde J. Harkins (C) 0.6%,
Gary Cooper (WI), Darla Herold (WI), Charles W. "Chuck" Sylvester, Jr. (R/WI) 0.0%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 62.6% in '02, 2nd term, Jane Norton (R) barred from 3rd term, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
CO Children's Campaign Pres Barbara O'Brien (D) 57.0%, Mesa Co. Comm'r. Janet Rowland (R) 40.2%, Richard Randall (L) 1.5%,
Heather Anne McKibbin (I) 0.7%,
Tracy Davison (C) 0.6%,
Ronita M. Sylvester (R/WI) 0.0%,
Attorney General, 57.9% in '02, 1st term, Ken Salazar (D) elected to U.S. Senate,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney Fern O'Brien (D) 43.4%, John W. Suthers (R) 52.5%, Dwight K. Harding (L) 4.1%,
Secretary of State 58.2% in '02, 2nd term, Donetta Davidson (R) barred from 3rd term, ex-St. Sen. Gigi Dennis (R) not seeking re-election,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. Ken Gordon (D) 49.2%, St. Treas. Mike Coffman (R) 50.8%,
Treasurer, 56.1% in '02, 2nd term, Mike Coffman (R) barred from 3rd term and running for Sec. of St.,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
legislative aide Cary Kennedy (D) 51.3%, ex-St. Sen. Mark Hillman (R) 48.7%,
1st Congressional District, 73.5% in '04, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Dianna DeGette (D) 79.8%, No Republican Thomas D. "Tom" Kelly (G) 20.2%,
2nd Congressional District, 67.2% in '04, 4th term, running for Senate in 2008
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Mark Udall (D) 68.3%, teacher Rich Mancuso (R) 28.3%, '04 nominee Norm Olsen (L) 2.2%,
J.A. "Joe" Calhoun (G) 1.3%,
3rd Congressional District, 50.5% in '04, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Democratic,
John T. Salazar (D) 61.6%, businessman Scott Tipton (R) 36.6%, Bert L."Bob" Sargent (L) 1.9%,
artist Bruce E. Lohmiller (G/WI) 0.0%,
4th Congressional District, 51.0% in '04, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Toss up, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Republican, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Chuck Todd: 38th Most Vulnerable House Seat, Washington Post's Countdown: Tossup
St. Rep. Angie Paccione (D) 43.1%, Marilyn N. Musgrave (R) 45.6%, ex-EPA admin. Eric Eidsness (Rfm) 11.3%,
5th Congressional District, 70.5% in '04, Joel M. Hefley (R) retiring after 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Republican, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Chuck Todd: 54th Vulnerable House Seat,
ex-U.S.A.F. Lt. Col. Jay Fawcett (D) 40.4%, St. Sen. Doug Lamborn (R) 59.6%, Richard D. Hand (R/WI) 0.0%, Gregory S. Hollister (R/WI) 0.0%, Brian X. Scott (D/WI) 0.0%,
6th Congressional District, 59.5% in '04, 4th term, broke term limit pledge,
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, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
attorney Bill Winter (D) 39.9%, Tom Tancredo (R) 58.6%, '04 nominee Jack J. Woehr (L) 1.5%,
Juan B. Botero (R/WI) 0.0%,
7th Congressional District, 54.7% in '04, 2nd term, Bob Beauprez (R) running for Governor, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 2nd Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Chuck Todd: 4th Most Vulnerable House Seat, Washington Post's Countdown: Leans Democrat,
ex-St. Sen. Ed Perlmutter (D) 54.9%, '02 candidate / Comm. of Higher Ed. dir. Rick O'Donnell (R) 42.1%, internet editor Dave Chandler (G) 1.6%,
Roger McCarville (C) 1.4%,
'00 Congressional candidate / '02 Senate candidate John J. Heckman, Jr. (Pro/WI) 0.0%, John Davis Sexton (WI) 0.0%, Steve Moore (D/WI) 0.0%,

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,

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 Colorado Political Parties:
(C) = American Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Pro) = Prohibition Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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