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Minnesota Secretary of State - Elections
2006 Minnesota Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Primary Filing Deadline: 7/18/06, Primary: 9/12/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 7/18/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: September 15, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 44.4% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 15th Most Likely Governorship to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, Chuck Todd: 17th Most Vulnerable Governor, Tim Saler: Weak Republican Advantage,
Att. Gen. Mike Hatch (DFL) 73.2%,
'02 candidate St. Sen. Becky Lourey (DFL) 24.5%, '00 senate candidate / 2002 candidate / artist Oloveuse Scorpio "Ole" Savior (DFL) 2.3%,
Tim Pawlenty (R) 88.9%,
bar owner Sue Jeffers (R) 11.%,
ex-St. Fin. Comm'r. Peter Hutchinson (Ind) 66.1%,
telecommunications directory assistance / '00 congressional candidate Pamela Joy "Pam" Ellison (Ind) 33.9%,
Ken Pentel (G),
Bar Owner Sue Jeffers (L),
'00 Senate Candidate / '02 Gov. candidate / environmental activist Leslie Davis (I),
Quit Raising Taxes Party Walt E. Brown (I),
David Hoch (Resource Party),
New Generation Party candidate Phillip C. Parrish (I),
Brian Taylor (SW/WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 44.4% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-St. Auditor Judi Dutcher (DFL),
ex-pro-football player Tim Baylor (DFL), Dan Fischer (DFL),
Carol Molnau (R),
Ruthie Hendrycks (L),
environmental activist Danene Provencher (G),
ex-Univ. of MN Board of Regent chair / Dr. Maureen Reed (Ind),
Kari Johnson (Ind),
immigration reform advocate Ruthie Hendrycks (L),
Gregory Soderberg (I),
Quit Raising Taxes Party Wesley C. Nelson (I),
New Generation Party candidate Kirk Kuchera (I),
Nelson Gonzalez (SW/WI),
Attorney General, 54.6% in '02, 2nd term, , Mike Hatch (DFL) running for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Sol. Gen. Lori Swanson (DFL) 41.75%,
'00 Senate candidate / St. Sen. Steve Kelley (DFL) 37.3%, ex-U.S. Rep. William P. "Bill" Luther (DFL) 20.9%,
St. Rep. Jeff Johnson (R) 58.0%,
perennial candidate Sharon Anderson (R) 42.0%,
ex-st. revenue comm'r. John James (Ind) 30.7%,
'02 candidate Dick Bullock (Ind) 27.7%, '02 nominee /attorney Dale Nathan (Ind) 25.6%, Juan Carlos Carlson (Ind) 16.0%,
community activist John "Papa" Kolstad (G),
Secretary of State, 47.6% in '02, 2nd term, barred from 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
non-profit director Mark Ritchie (DFL) 71.4%,
2000 & '02 Senate candidate / '04 congressional candidate ex-city councilman candidate Richard "Dick" Franson (DFL) 28.6%,
Mary Kiffmeyer (R), econ. dev. dir. Joel Spoonheim (Ind),
attorney Bruce Kennedy (I),
Auditor, 44.6% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-St. Rep. Rebecca Otto (DFL), Patricia Anderson Awada (R), sociology instructor / '02 nominee Dave Berger (G),
deputy police chief Lucy Gerold (Ind),
Senator 48.8% in '00, Mark Dayton (DFL) retiring after 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 1:1, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democratic, Roll Call Analysis: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Narrow Advantage Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean Democrat, Chuck Todd: 7th most vulnerable Senator, Scott Rasmussen's Balance of Power: Leans Democrat, Tim Saler: Weak Democratic Advantage,
Co. Att. Amy Klobuchar (DFL) 92.5%,
'02 & '00 congressional candidate / businessman Darryl Tyree Stanton (DFL) 7.5%,
U.S. Rep. Mark R. Kennedy (R) 90.2%,
businessman John Uldrich (R) 6.2%, retired minister Harold Shudlick (R) 3.6%,
Public Access TV Show dir. Robert Fitzgerald (Ind) 51.7%,
Miles Collins (Ind) 24.2%, Stephen Williams (Ind) 24.1%,
nurse Michael Calvan (G),
Jeff Miller (NU),
Ben Powers (C),
engineer Charles Aldrich (L),
'04 congressional candidate consultant Peter Idusogie (I),
Rebecca Williamson (SW/WI),
1st Congressional District, 59.6% in '04, 6th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican, Chuck Todd: 39th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
teacher / Iraqi veteran Tim Walz (DFL), Gil Gutknecht Jr. (R) 87.3%,
'02 Green candidate & '04 independent candidate / farmer Gregory Mikkelson (R) 12.7%,
2nd Congressional District, 56.4% in '04, 2nd term, Polls
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: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley (DFL), John Kline (R), Doug Williams (Ind),
3rd Congressional District, 64.6% 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,
radio host Wendy Pareene Wilde (DFL) 76.8%,
massage therapist Kevin Ray Smith (DFL) 11.6%, businessman Gavin Sullivan (DFL) 11.6%,
Jim Ramstad (R),
4th Congressional District, 57.5% in '04, 3rd 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,
Betty McCollum (DFL), hydrologist / civil engineer Ogbazghi "Obi" Sium (R) 64.2%,
'02 Senate candidate / '04 Congressional candidate / dentist / fugitive Jack Shepard (R) 35.8%,
Tom Fiske (SW/WI),
5th Congressional District, 69.7% in '04, Martin Olav Sabo (DFL) retiring after 14th 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,
St. Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL) 41.2%,
congressional aide Mike Erlandson (DFL) 31.1%, ex-St. Sen. Ember Reichgott Junge (DFL) 20.5%, City Council Member Paul Ostrow (DFL) 5.4%, Andrew V. Favorite (DFL) 0.7%, Gregg A. Iverson (DFL) 0.6%, Patrick J. Wiles (DFL) 0.5%,
college lecturer / consultant Alan Fine (R), ex-Democratic congressional aide / travel industry executive Tammy Lee (Ind),
'02 California Congressional candidate / '04 nominee / artist Jay Pond (G),
Julian Santana (SW/WI),
6th Congressional District, 54.0% in '04, 3rd term, Mark R. Kennedy (R) running for Senate, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Competitive Race, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Chuck Todd: 23rd Most Vulnerable House Seat,
'04 nominee missing children advocate Patty Wetterling (DFL), St. Sen. Michele M. Bachmann (R), construction project manager John Binkowski (Ind),
7th Congressional District, 66.1% in '04, 8th 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,
Collin C. Peterson (DFL) 86.0%,
Erik Thompson (DFL-MN) 14.0%,
pharmacist Mike Barrett (R), retired postal carrier Ken Lucier (C),
8th Congressional District, 65.2% in '04, 16th 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,
James L. "Jim" Oberstar (DFL), ex-U.S. Sen. Rod Grams (R), '92 candidate / ex-school board member Harry Robb Welty (Unity),

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 Minnesota Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(DFL) = Democratic Farm Labor Party
- Affiliated with the Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NU) = New Union Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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