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Iowa Secretary of State - Elections
2006 Iowa Congressional and Statewide Races
Primary Filing Deadline: 3/17/06, Primary: 6/6/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 8/18/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: December 2, 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: Democrat, Chris Cillizza: 7th Most Likely Governorship to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up, Rothenberg Political Report: Narrow Advantage Democrat, Chuck Todd: 10th Most Vulnerable Governor,
Sec. of St. Chet Culver (D) 54.0%, U.S. Rep. Jim Nussle (R) 44.5%, Wendy S. Barth (G) 0.7%,
'02 & '04 congressional nominee / pharmacist Kevin Litten (L) 0.5%,
Diana Newberry (SW) 0.2%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 52.6% in '02, 2nd term, Sally Pederson (D) retiring, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat,
Ag. Sec. Patty Judge (D) 54.0%, '02 Gov. candidate Bob Vander Plaats (R) 44.5%, Richard Johnson (G) 0.7%,
'04 congressional nominee Mark Nelson (L) 0.5%,
Kevin A. Dwire (SW) 0.2%,
Attorney General, 61.6% in '02, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Tom Miller (D) 100%,
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) 53.6%, presidential secretary Mary Ann Hanusa (R) 46.4%, podiatrist Charles (Chuck) Allison (R) withdrew
Treasurer, 54.8% in '02, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald (D) 100%,
Auditor, 48.6% in '02, 1st term, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
David A. Vaudt (R) 100%,
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) 48.7%, farmer / ex-Nat' Corn Growers Assoc. Pres. Bill Northey (R) 51.3%, Frank Forrestal (SW/WI),
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: 7th 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, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Chuck Todd: 8th Most Vulnerable House Seat, Washington Post's Countdown: Leans Democrat,
ex-IA Trial Lawyers Assn. Pres. Bruce Braley (D) 55.0%, businessman Mike Whalen (R) 43.3%, Pirate Party candidate James Hill (I) 1.1%,
'92 Grassroots Party nominee / '94, '96 & '00 Libertarian nominee Albert W. "Al" Schoeman (L) 0.6%,
2nd Congressional District, 58.9% in '04, 15th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican,
prof. David W. Loebsack (D) 51.4%, James A. "Jim" Leach (R) 48.6%,
3rd Congressional District, 55.2% in '04, 5rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic,
Leonard L. Boswell (D) 51.8%, St. Sen. Jeff Lamberti (R) 46.7%, Helen Meyers (SW) 1.5%,
4th Congressional District, 61.0% in '04, 6th term, Polls,
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,
neurologist Selden E. Spencer (D) 42.8%, Tom Latham (R) 57.2%,
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, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
'04 nominee psychologist E. Joyce Schulte (D) 35.7%, Steve King (R) 58.4%, businessman Roy Nielsen (I) 4.5%,
nurse / anti-Israel activist Cheryl Broderson (I) 1.4%,

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,

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
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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