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Maryland State Board of Elections
2006 Maryland Congressional and Statewide Races
Primary Filing Deadline: 7/3/06, Primary: 9/12/06, New Party & Independent Filing Deadline: 8/7/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: December 2, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 51.6% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 6th Most Likely Governorship to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Democratic, Chuck Todd: 6th Most Vulnerable Governor,
Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) 52.7%, Robert L. "Bob" Ehrlich Jr. (R) 46.2%, anti-war activist Ed "Eddie" Boyd (G) 0.9%,
Christopher A. Driscoll (Pop) 0.2%,
Simmins (WI) 0.0%, Jaffe (WI) 0.0%, Smith (WI) 0.0%, write-in votes 0.1%
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 51.6% in '02, 1st term, Michael S. Steele (R) running for U.S. Senate,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Del. Anthony G. Brown (D) 53.1%, st. disabilities sec. Kristen Cox (R) 45.7%, James J. Madigan (G) 0.9%,
Ed Rothstein (Pop) 0.2%,
Hargadon (WI) 0.0%, Jaffe (WI) 0.0%, Wilkes (WI) 0.0%, write-in votes 0.1%
Attorney General, 65.2% in '02, J. Joseph "Bob" Curran Jr. (D) not seeking re-election,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler (D) 61.0%, states attorney Scott L. Rolle (R) 38.9%, write in votes 0.1%,
Comptroller, 67.9% in '02, William Donald Schaefer (D) defeated in primary, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Del. Peter V.R. Franchot (D) 59.0%, business school dean Anne M. McCarthy (R) 40.8%, write in votes 0.2%, '02 & '04 congressional candidate Bob Auerbach (G/WI) 0.0%,
Senator, 63.0% in '00, Paul S. Sarbanes (D) retiring after 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 9th Most Likely Senate Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Toss up, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democratic, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Narrow Advantage Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Chuck Todd: 9th most vulnerable Senator, Scott Rasmussen's Balance of Power: Lean Democrat, Washington Post's Countdown: Leans Democrat,
U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin (D) 54.2%, Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele (R) 44.2%, Democracy Rising director Kevin Zeese (G) 1.5%,
write-in votes 0.0%, economist / '00 & '04 Congressional candidate / '02 St. Comptroller candidate / '06 primary candidate Lih Y. Young (D/WI) 0.0%,
1st Congressional District, 75.9% in '04, 8th 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,
Dr. James "Jim" Corwin (D) 31.1%, Wayne T. Gilchrest (R) 68.8%, write-in votes 0.1%,
2nd Congressional District, 66.7% in '04, 2nd 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,
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D) 69.2%, Jimmy Mathis (R) 30.7%, write-in votes 0.1%,
3rd Congressional District, 63.4% in '04, 10th term, Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin (D) running for U.S. Senate, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
attorney John P. Sarbanes (D) 64.0%, businessman John White (R) 33.8%, '04 Democratic candidate / Charles C. McPeek, Sr. (L) 2.1%,
write-in votes 0.1%,
4th Congressional District, 75.2% in '04, 7th 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,
Albert R. Wynn (D) 80.7%, Michael Moshe Starkman (R) 18.6%, write-in votes 0.7%,
5th Congressional District, 68.7% in '04, 13th 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,
Steny H. Hoyer (D) 82.7%, No Republican Steve Warner (G) 16.5%,
write-in votes 0.6%, Peter Kuhnert (C/WI) 0.3%,
6th Congressional District, 67.4% in '04, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
military intelligence planner Andrew J. Duck (D) 38.4%, Roscoe G. Bartlett (R) 59.0%, Robert E. Kozak (G) 2.5%,
write-in votes 0.1%,
7th Congressional District, 73.4% in '04, 6th 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,
Elijah E. Cummings (D) 98.1%, No Republican write-in votes 1.9%,
8th Congressional District, 74.9% in '04, 2nd 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,
Christopher Van Hollen, Jr. (D) 76.5%, Jeffrey M. Stein (R) 21.9%, Gerard P. Giblin (G) 1.5%,
write-in votes 0.1%,

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 Maryland Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Pop) = Populist Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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