The Green Papers: Alaska 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 22 August 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2000 Census:628,933 (0.22% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):430,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):473,648
Capital:Juneau
Tuesday 22 August 2006 polls close 8:00p AKDT (0400 UTC) / 8:00p ALDT (0500 UTC). Alaska Time covers most of the state except for the Aleutian Islands west of Umnak Island (approximately half of Aleutian Islands). The media considers Alaska's polls to close at 8 PM Alaska Time and, thus, considers the State "callable" after that hour.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polls close 8:00p AKST (0500 UTC) / 8:00p ALST (0600 UTC). Alaska Time covers most of the state except for the Aleutian Islands west of Umnak Island (approximately half of Aleutian Islands). The media considers Alaska's polls to close at 8 PM Alaska Time and, thus, considers the State "callable" after that hour.
 

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Alaska State and Local Government


ALASKA PRIMARY

Tuesday 22 August 2006

The filing deadline for the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, and Alaskan Independence Primary was 1 June 2006.

ALASKA PRIMARY Returns from an official source

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • Governor:
    • Alaskan Independence have nominated Don R. Wright
    • Democrats have nominated Tony Knowles
    • Republicans* have nominated Sarah H. Palin. Governor Frank H. Murkowski has lost his bid for renomination.
  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Ethan A. Berkowitz
    • Republicans have nominated Sean R. Parnell

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • At Large:
    • Democrats have nominated Diane E. Benson
    • Libertarians have nominated Alexander Crawford
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Ted Stevens
Appointed by Governor Walter J. Hickel (Republican) on 24 December 1968, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator E. L. Bartlett (Democrat): 11 December 1968; elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1970; elected to first full term: 1972; re-elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996; 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski
Appointed by Governor Frank H. Murkowski (Republican) on 20 December 2002, to fill vacancy left by the resignation of her father, the same Frank H. Murkowski, when he resigned to become Governor of the State on 2 December 2002. First elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for election
Lost
Republican Governor Frank H. Murkowski
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 22 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Sarah H. Palin
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 99,619 48.58% Sarah H. Palin
for Lt. Governor: Sean R. Parnell
  Candidate Democratic 83,640 40.79% former Governor Tony Knowles
for Lt. Governor Ethan Berkowitz.
Former Governor Knowles was first elected in 1994 and re-elected in 1998. He was at term limit in 2002.
  Candidate Independent 19,683 9.60% Andrew J. Halcro
for Lt. Governor: former Anchorage Assemblywoman Fay Von Gemmingen (Mr. Halcro's first running mate, Ken Lancaster withdrew circa 14 September. Ms. Von Gemmingen accepted the position on 20 September 2006.)
  Candidate Alaskan Independence 1,051 0.51% Don R. Wright
for Lt. Governor: Douglas L. Welton
  Candidate Libertarian 580 0.28% William S. "Billy" Toien
for Lt. Governor: Robert D. Mirabal
  Candidate Green 469 0.23% David M. Massie
  Candidate Write-in; (Veterans Party of America)     Ted Gianoutsos
for Lt. Governor: Fran Gianoutsos
Total 205,042 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor Loren D. Leman
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - 31 May 2006: Lieutenant Governor Leman announced that he is not running for re-election.
 Polls: Republican Sean R. Parnell
  Candidate Democratic     Ethan A. Berkowitz
  Candidate Republican     Sean R. Parnell
  Candidate Libertarian     Robert D. Mirabal
  Candidate Alaskan Independence     Douglas L. Welton
  Candidate Independent     Fay Von Gemmingen
  Candidate Write-in; (Veterans Party of America)     Fran Gianoutsos

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

At-Large
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Don E. Young
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 6 March 1973- in a Special Election re: the presumed death of Congressman Nick Begich in a plane crash, 16 October 1972 (Congressman Begich was re-elected to the House of the 93rd Congress, 7 November 1972, before he was declared legally dead and his seat thereby declared vacant)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 22 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Don E. Young
  Elected Republican 115,062 56.76% Congressman Don E. Young
FEC: $1,919,782
  Candidate Democratic 81,408 40.16% Diane E. Benson
FEC: $198,950
  Candidate Libertarian 3,390 1.67% Alexander Crawford
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 1,437 0.71% Eva L. Ince
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Independent 1,409 0.70% William W. "Bill" Ratigan
Party: Impeach Now!

FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in     Patrick McGonegal
Party: Non-Affiliated

FEC finanical report not available
Total 202,706 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence: 2 candidates
  Veterans Party of America: 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 3 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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