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Ohio Secretary of State
2006 Ohio Congressional and Statewide Races 
Primary Filing Deadline: 2/16/06, Primary: 5/2/06, Independents Filing Deadline: 5/1/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: November 10, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 57.8% in '02, Robert A. "Bob" Taft II (R) barred from 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 2nd Most Likely Governorship to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Likely Democrat, Chuck Todd: 2nd Most Vulnerable Governor,
U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland (D) 60.4%, Sec. of St. J. Kenneth Blackwell (R) 36.8%, retired prof. William S. "Bill" Peirce (L) 1.8%,
attorney / prof. Bob Fitrakis (G) 1.0%,
physician James Lundeen (WI) 0.01%, county park commissioner Larry Bays (WI) 0%, inprisoned convict Sean Swain (WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 57.8% in '02, 1st term, Jennette B. Bradley (R) appointed State Treasurer, Bruce Johnson (R) not running for re-election
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-Att. Gen. / '98 Gov. nominee Lee Fisher (D) 60.4%, St. Rep. Thomas "Tom" Raga (R) 36.8%, website designer Mark M. Noble (L) 1.8%,
Anita Rios (G) 1.0%,
Kevin J. Becker (WI) 0.01%, county park commissioner Debra K. Fries (WI) 0%,
Attorney General, 64.1% in '02, 1st term, Jim Petro (R) running for Gov., Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Marc Dann (D) 52.4%, ex-St. Att. Gen. / Auditor Betty D. Montgomery (R) 47.6%,
Secretary of State, 59.3% in '02, 2nd term, next in 2006, J. Kenneth Blackwell (R) running for Governor in '06,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Franklin Co. Judge Jennifer L. Brunner (D) 54.8%, Hamilton Co Clerk of Courts Greg Hartmann (R) 40.7%, Natural Law Party activist John A. Eastman (I) 2.5%,
election reform activist Timothy J. "Tim" Kettler (G) 2.0%,
Treasurer, 53.3% in '02, 2nd term, Joseph T. Deters (R) elected Hamilton Co. prosecutor in 2004, Jennette B. Bradley defeated in primary, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-St. Sen. Co. Treas. Richard Cordray (D) 57.6%, Co. Auditor Sandra O'Brien (R) 42.4%,
Auditor, 64.3% in '02, 1st term, Betty D. Montgomery (R) running for Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Rep. Barbara A. Sykes (D) 49.0%, St. Rep. Mary Taylor (R) 51.0%, Donald Lesiak (G/WI),
Senator, 60.1% in '00, 2nd term, next election is 2006, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Chris Cillizza: 3rd Most Likely Senate Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democrat, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Likely Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Chuck Todd: 2nd most vulnerable Senator, Scott Rasmussen's Balance of Power: Democrat, Washington Post's Countdown: Leans Democrat,
U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown (D) 55.9%, Michael "Mike" DeWine (R) 44.1%, Richard Duncan (WI) 0.04%,
1st Congressional District, 59.8% in '04, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Republican, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up, Chuck Todd: 27th Most Vulnerable House Seat, Washington Post's Countdown: Tossup,
City Councilman / '00 nominee John Cranley (D) 47.9%, Steve Chabot (R) 52.1%, singer Justin Jeffre (I)?,
2nd Congressional District, 51.7% in '05, 1st term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, 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, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up, Chuck Todd: 32nd Most Vulnerable House Seat
Dr. Victoria W. Wulsin (D) 49.5%, Jean Schmidt (R) 50.5%, '05 write in candidate James Condit, Jr. (WI) 0.02%, Nathan "Nate" Noy (WI) 0.08%,
3rd Congressional District, 62.3% in '04, 2nd term
Special Election Filing Deadline: 8/19/06, Special Primary Election: 9/14/06,
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: Likely Republican,
ex-Ass't. US Attorney J. Richard Chema (D) 41.3%, Michael R. "Mike" Turner (R) 58.7%,
4th Congressional District, 58.6% in '04, Michael G. Oxley (R) retiring after 13th 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,
attorney Richard E. Siferd (D) 39.9%, St. Sen. Jim Jordan (R) 60.1%,
5th Congressional District, 67.1% in '04, 9th 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 / think tank official Robin Weirauch (D) 43.1%, Paul E. Gillmor (R) 56.9%,
6th Congressional District, 99.9% in '04, 5th / 6thterm, Ted Strickland (D) running for Governor, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
St. Sen. Charles A. "Charlie" Wilson, Jr. (D) 61.9%, St. Rep. Charles "Chuck" Blasdel (R) 38.1%, consultant Jeff Woollard (WI),
7th Congressional District, 65.0% 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,
computer programmer William R. "Bill" Conner (D) 39.0%, David L. "Dave" Hobson (R) 61.0%,
8th Congressional District, 69.0% 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,
Morton "Mort" Meier (D) 36.0%, John A. Boehner (R) 64.0%,
9th Congressional District, 68.1% in '04, 12th 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,
Marcy Kaptur (D) 73.6%, Bradley S. Leavitt (R) 26.4%,
10th Congressional District, 60.0% 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,
Dennis J. Kucinich (D) 66.3%, ex-congressional aide Michael D. "Mike" Dovilla (R) 33.7%, mortgage broker Bruce Cobbeldick (WI),
11th Congressional District, unopposed in '04, 4th 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,
Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D) 83.3%, Lindsey N. String (R) 16.7%,
12th Congressional District, 65.4% in '04, 3rd 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, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, Chuck Todd: 45th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
ex-U.S. Rep. Robert N. "Bob" Shamansky (D) 41.9%, Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi (R) 58.1%,
13th Congressional District, 67.4% in '04, 7th term, Sherrod Brown (D) running for Senate, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democratic,
ex-St. Rep. Betty Sutton (D) 61.2%, Lorain Mayor Craig Foltin (R) 38.8%, GOP attorney Traci Kennedy (WI),
14th Congressional District, 62.8% in '04, 5th 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,
law school prof. Lewis R. Katz (D) 39.0%, Steven C. LaTourette (R) 57.6%, Rev. Werner J. Lange (I) 3.4%,
15th Congressional District, 60.0% in '04, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 5th Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up, Chuck Todd: 13th Most Vulnerable House Seat, Washington Post's Countdown: Tossup,
Co Comm'r. Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 49.8%, Deborah Pryce (R) 50.2%, electronics consultant / '02 & '04 Republican candidate Charles R. "Charlie" Morrison, II (WI) removed from ballot, activist Scott Wesseler (G/WI),
16th Congressional District, 66.6% in '04, 17th 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,
pastor Thomas Shaw (D) 41.4%, Ralph Regula (R) 58.6%,
17th Congressional District, 77.2% 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 Democrat,
Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan (D) 80.2%, Don Manning II (R) 19.8%,
18th Congressional District, 66.2% in '04, Robert W. "Bob" Ney (R) retiring after 6th term, Polls
Special Election Filing Deadline: 8/17/06, Special Primary Election: 9/14/06,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 17th 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 Democratic, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Chuck Todd: 3rd Most Vulnerable House Seat, Washington Post's Countdown: Leans Democrat,
city law dir. Zackary T. "Zach" Space (D) 62.0%, '06 Lt. Gov. candidate / St. Sen. Joy Padgett (R) 38.0%,

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 Ohio 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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