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2006 Tennessee Congressional and Statewide Races
Primary Filing Deadline: 4/6/06, Primary Withdrawal deadline: 4/13/06, Primary: 8/3/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 4/6/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: November 10, 2006
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Governor, 50.6% in '02, 1st term, 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, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Chuck Todd: 8th Least Vulnerable Governor,
Phil Bredesen (D) 68.6%, St. Sen. Jim Bryson (R) 29.7%, '02 candidate Carl Twofeathers Whitaker (I) 0.6%,
George Banks (I) 0.4%,
'02 Democratic candidate / ex-Board of Regents Chancellor Charles E. Smith (I) 0.2%,
'02 candidate David Gatchell (I) 0.1%,
'02 candidate / businesswomen / marijuana legalization activist Marivuana Stout Leinoff (I) 0.1%,
architect Howard M. Switzer (G) 0.1%,
Senator, 65.1% in '00, Bill Frist (R) said he was retiring after 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 7th Most Likely Senate Seat to Switch Party, 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: 6th most vulnerable Senator, Scott Rasmussen's Balance of Power: Toss Up, Washington Post's Countdown: Tossup,
U.S. Rep. Harold E. Ford, Jr. (D) 48.0%, '94 candidate / ex-Mayor Bob Corker (R) 50.7%, Ed Choate (L) 0.6%,
'02 Gov. candidate David Gatchell (I) 0.2%,
conservative activist Emory "Bo" Heyward (I) 0.2%,
'02 candidate / ex-teacher Harold Gary Keplinger (I) 0.2%,
journalilst Christopher "Chris" Lugo (G) 0.1%,
1st Congressional District, 73.9% in '04, William L. "Bill" Jenkins (R) retiring after 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,
businessman Rick Trent (D) 36.9%, St. Rep. David Davis (R) 61.1%, mechanic James W. Reeves (I) 0.6%,
navy vet. Robert N. Smith (G) 0.6%,
'04 candidate Michael L. Peavler (I) 0.5%,
Mahmood "Michael" Sabri (I) 0.2%,
2nd Congressional District, 79.1% in '04, 10th 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 John Greene (D) 22.3%, John J. Duncan, Jr. (R) 77.7%,
3rd Congressional District, 64.7% in '04, 6th 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,
ex-Libertarian Brent Benedict (D) 34.3%, Zach Wamp (R) 65.7%,
4th Congressional District, 54.8% in '04, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Lincoln Davis (D) 67.5%, '04 independent candidate / historian Kenneth Martin (R) 32.5%,
5th Congressional District, 69.3% 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,
James H. "Jim" Cooper (D) 68.9%, paralegal Tom Kovach (R) 28.0%, Virginia "Ginny" Welsch (I) 2.1%,
'04 GOP nominee Scott Knapp (I) 1.0%,
6th Congressional District, 64.2% in '04, 11th 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,
Bart Gordon (D) 67.1%, David R. Davis (R) 31.4%, Robert L. Garrison (I) 1.1%,
'04 candidate / physician Norman R. Saliba (I) 0.5%,
7th Congressional District, unopposed in '04, 2st 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,
teacher Bill Morrison (D) 31.8%, Marsha Blackburn (R) 66.0%, farmer Kathleen A. "Katey" Culver (G) 0.8%,
William J. Smith (I) 0.4%,
James B. "Mickey" White (I) 0.4%,
Gayl G. Pratt (I) 0.3%,
John L. Rimer (I) 0.3%,
8th Congressional District, 74.3% in '04, 9th 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,
John S. Tanner (D) 73.2%, quality control engineer John Farmer (R) 26.8%,
9th Congressional District, 82.0% in '04, 5th term, Harold E. Ford Jr. (D) running for U.S. Senate
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. Sen. Stephen I "Steve" Cohen (D) 59.9%, businessman Mark White (R) 18.0%, Jake Ford (I) 22.2%,

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 Tennessee 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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