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South Dakota Secretary of State - Election Information
2006 South Dakota Congressional and Statewide Races
Filing Deadline / New Party: 4/6/06, Primary: 6/6/06, Run-Off: 6/14/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 6/6/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: December 2, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 56.8% in '02, 1st 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, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Chuck Todd: 6th Least Vulnerable Governor,
ex-St. Rep. / physician Jack Billion (D) 36.1%, Mike Rounds (R) 61.7%, Steven J. Willis (C) 1.2%,
Tom Gerber (L) 1.0%,
Lt. Governor, 56.8% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
consultant Eric Abrahamson (D) 36.1%, Dennis M. Daugaard (R) 61.7%, Larry Johnsen (C) 1.2%,
Bette Rose Ryan (L) 1.0%,
Secretary of State, 56.2% in '02, 1st term, next electon in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Chris Nelson (R) 99%, write in votes 1%,
Attorney General, 53.5% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Ron Volesky (D) 32.6%, Larry Long (R) 64.7%, Randy Ristesund (L) 2.8%,
Auditor, 51.7% in '02, 1 st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Rich Sattgast (R) 99%, write in votes 1%,
Treasurer, 58.2% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Vern Larson (R) 100%, write in votes 0%,
Public School Commissioner, 49.8% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Bryce Healy (D) 47.9%, rancher Jarrod Johnson (R) 49.6%, Jade Ager (L) 2.5%,
At-Large Congressional District, 53.4% in '04, 2nd 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: Leaning Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Stephanie Herseth (D) 69.1%, GOP activist Bruce W. Whalen (R) 29.3%, farmer / engineer Larry Rudebusch (L) 1.6%,

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 South Dakota Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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