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Tennessee Department of State - Division of Elections
2006 Tennessee Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
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: August 5, 2006
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Governor, 50.6% in '02, 1st term, next election in 2006, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 7:3 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democratic, Chuck Todd: 9th Least Vulnerable Governor, Tim Saler: Strong Democratic Advantage,
Phil Bredesen (D) 88.6%,
'98 Democratic Gov. nominee John Jay Hooker (D) 7.2%, maintenance worker / '02 congressional candidate Tim Sevier (D) 2.6%, probation officer Walt Ward (D) 1.7%,
St. Sen. Jim Bryson (R) 50%,
David M. Farmer (R) 15.8%, committeeman Joe Kirkpatrick (R) 10.7%, businessman Mark Albertini (R) 9.2%, Wayne Thomas Bailey (R) 7.5%, Wayne Young (R) 3.7%, Timothy Thomas (R) 3.0%,
'02 candidate Carl Twofeathers Whitaker (I),
George Banks (I),
'02 candidate David Gatchell (I),
'02 candidate / businesswomen / marijuana legalization activist Marivuana Stout Leinoff (I),
'02 Democratic candidate / ex-Board of Regents Chancellor Charles E. Smith (I),
architect Howard M. Switzer (G),
Senator, 65.1% in '00, Bill Frist (R) said he was retiring after 2nd term, next election in 2006, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 15:14 Republican, Chris Cillizza: 7th Most Likely Senate Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, Chuck Todd: 12th most vulnerable Senator, Tim Saler: Weak Republican Advantage,
U.S. Rep. Harold E. Ford, Jr. (D) 79.4%,
'02 candidate Gary G. Davis (D) 9.8%, '98 Democratic Gov. nominee John Jay Hooker (D) 6.3%, '02 Gov. candidate Charles E. Smith (D) 3.4%, prof. Alvin M. Strauss (D) 1.0%, Jim Maynard (D/WI),
'94 candidate / ex-Mayor Bob Corker (R) 48.2%,
ex-U.S. Rep. / '02 candidate Ed Bryant (R) 33.6%, ex-U.S. Rep. / '02 Gov. nominee Van Hilleary (R) 17.1%, Tate Harrison (R) 1.1%,
journalilst Christopher "Chris" Lugo (G),
conservative activist Emory "Bo" Heyward (I),
Ed Choate (L),
'02 Gov. candidate David Gatchell (I),
'02 candidate / ex-teacher Harold Gary Keplinger (I),
Senator, 54.3% in '02, 1st term, next election in 2008
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Lamar Alexander (R),
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, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
businessman Rick Trent (D) 39.80%,
R. Alan Howell (D) 25.93%, ex-actor Joel "Dorian Jones" Goodman (D) 23.41%, Dennis Dean Whaely (D) withdrew 10.86%,
St. Rep. David Davis (R) 22.2%,
Co. Exec. Richard S. Venable (R) 21.5%, Richard H. Roberts (R) 18.2%, Johnson City Comm'r. Dr. Phil Roe (R) 17.2%, Sevier Co. Mayor James Larry Waters (R) 10.5%, ex-Johnson City Mayor Vance W. Cheek, Jr. (R) 4.5%, family nurse practitioner Peggy Parker Barnett (R) 2.3%, Dan Smith (R) 1.5%, ex-Johnson City Mayor Bill F. Breeding, Jr. (R) withdrew and still got 1.1%, Claude Cox (R) 0.4%, Colquitt "C.P." Brackett (R) 0.3%, golf course designer Douglas Heinsohn (R) 0.2%, John J. "Jay" Grose (R) 0.2%,
'04 candidate Michael L. Peavler (I),
mechanic James W. Reeves (I),
Mahmood "Michael" Sabri (I),
navy vet. Robert N. Smith (G),
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, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
'04 nominee John Greene (D) 54.47%%,
'04 candidate Robert R. "Bob" Scott (D) 45.53%,
John J. Duncan, Jr. (R) 87.35%,
Ralph McGill (R) 12.65%,
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, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
ex-Libertarian Brent Benedict (D) 51.23%,
social worker / Vietnam vet. Terry Stulce (D) 48.77%,
Zach Wamp (R) 87.28%,
'02 Senate candidate / religious rights activist June Griffin (R) 5.43%, '04 candidate Doug Vandagriff (R) 4.72%,'04 independent candidate Charles Howard (R) 2.58%,
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: Likely Democratic, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Competitive Race,
Lincoln Davis (D) 86.3%,
Norma Cartwright (D) 9.9%, '02 Republican candidate / '04 candidate Harvey Howard (D) 3.8%,
'04 independent candidate / historian Kenneth Martin (R) 41.3%,
Alan Pedigo (R) 31.2%, respiratory therapist Don Strong (R) 27.4%,
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, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
James H. "Jim" Cooper (D) 91.6%,
Jason Pullias (D) 8.4%,
paralegal Tom Kovach (R), '04 GOP nominee Scott Knapp (I),
Virginia "Ginny" Welsch (I),
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, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Bart Gordon (D) 92.5%,
'04 candidate J. Patrick Lyons (D) 7.5%,
David R. Davis (R),
state GOP political dir. Randy Stamps (R) withdrew,
Robert L. Garrison (I),
'04 candidate / physician Norman R. Saliba (I),
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, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
teacher Bill Morrison (D) 59.65%,
Randy G. Morris (D) 40.35%%,
Marsha Blackburn (R), farmer Kathleen A. "Katey" Culver (G),
Gayl G. Pratt (I),
William J. Smith (I),
James B. "Mickey" White (I),
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, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
John S. Tanner (D), quality control engineer John Farmer (R) 78.8%,
businessman Rory B. Bricco (R) 21.2%,
'02 candidate / '04 nominee / real estate agent / eugenics advocate James L. Hart (R) removed from ballot,
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, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
St. Sen. Stephen I "Steve" Cohen (D) 30.94%,
attorney Nikki M. Tinker (D) 25.10%, attorney Joseph S. Ford, Jr. (D) 12.23%, Co. Comm'r. Julian T. Bolton (D) 10.55%, attorney Edward Stanton, III (D) 9.07%, ex-mayoral aide Ron Redwing (D) 2.84%, businessman Marvell Mitchell (D) 2.36%, pastor Ralph White (D) 2.23%, developer Joseph B. Kyles (D) 1.75%, St. Rep. Joe Towns, Jr. (D) withdrew but got 0.88%, prof. Lee A. Harris (D) 0.85%, activist Jesse Blumenfeld (D) 0.5%, attorney William "Bill" Whitman (D) 0.36%, ex-H. Clinton aid Tyson Pratcher (D) 0.18%, '04 Republican nominee / tractor driver Ruben Fort (D) 0.16%,
businessman Mark White (R) 55.52%,
businessman / Desert Storm vet. Tom Guleff (R) 13.5%, retired army officer Cecil Hale (R) 13.5%, Derrick Bennett (R) 8.74%, Rudolph Daniels (R) 8.74%, Beverly Jones Collins (R) withdrew,
Jake Ford (I),
Jesse Neely (I),

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 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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