The Green Papers: Arkansas 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 23 May 2006
Runoff for Lt. Gov. (D), Attorney General (D), and Treasurer (D): Tuesday 13 June 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
2000 Census:2,679,733 (0.95% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):1,929,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):1,555,809
Capital:Little Rock
Tuesday 23 May 2006 polling hours 7:30a CDT (1230 UTC) to 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC).
Tuesday 13 June 2006 polling hours 7:30a CDT (1230 UTC) to 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:30a CST (1330 UTC) to 7:30p CST (0130 UTC).
 

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Arkansas State and Local Government


ARKANSAS PRIMARY RUNOFFS

Tuesday 13 June 2006

ARKANSAS RUNOFF Returns from an official source
ARKANSAS RUNOFF results from a media source

  • for Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Bill Halter
  • for Attorney General:
    • Democrats have nominated Dustin McDaniel
  • for Treasurer:
    • Democrats have nominated Martha A. Shoffner

ARKANSAS PRIMARY

Tuesday 23 May 2006

This primary election is for Democratic and Republican candidates only. If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote, a runoff between the two top vote-getters will be held on Tuesday 13 June 2006.

ARKANSAS PRIMARY Returns from an official source
ARKANSAS PRIMARY results from a media source

Republican Governor Mike Huckabee is at term limit.

Republican Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller and Democratic Treasurer Gus Wingfield are not running for re-election.

Democratic Secretary of State Charlie Daniels, Democratic Auditor Jim Wood, and Democratic State Lands Commissioner Mark Wilcox each received their party's nomination for re-election.

Democratic Attorney General Mike Beebe received his party's nomination for Governor.

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats William A. "Bill" Halter (40.33%) and Tim L. Wooldridge (25.88%) will participate in a 13 June runoff
    • Republicans have nominated Jim Holt
  • Attorney General:
    • Democrats Dustin McDaniel (38%) and Paul Suskie (32%) will participate in a 13 June runoff
  • Treasurer:
    • Democrats Martha A. Shoffner (44%) and Mac Campbell (36%) will participate in a 13 June runoff

All Congressional incumbents, 3 Democrats and 1 Republicans, received their party's nomination for re-election.

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 2:
    • Republicans have nominated Andy Mayberry
 
           

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

Class 2 Democratic Senator Mark Pryor
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Democratic Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

Chair up for election
Open
Republican Governor Mike Huckabee
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the office upon the resignation of Governor Jim Guy Tucker (Democrat): 15 July 1996; first elected to a full term: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Party switch - Democratic Attorney General Mike Beebe
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 421,051 55.41% Attorney General Mike Beebe
  Candidate Republican 309,886 40.78% Asa Hutchinson
  Candidate Independent 15,913 2.09% Rod Bryan
  Candidate Green 13,068 1.72% Jim Lendall
  Candidate Write-in     Michael Jones
  Candidate Write-in     Gene Mason
Total 759,918 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Vacant
Republican [vacant office]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Vacant Office
 Polls: Republican Jim Holt
  Elected Democratic 431,353 57.55% William A. "Bill" Halter
Received 40.33% of the primary vote, 23 May. Won 13 June runoff.
  Candidate Republican 318,138 42.45% Jim Holt
Total 749,491 100.00%  
 

 
We extend our condolences to the friends and family of Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller, 57, who died on 16 July 2006 of a blood (unclassified myeloproliferative) disorder. He had previously undergone two unsuccessful bone marrow transplants.

Mr. Rockefeller was first elected as Lieutenant Governor in a 1996 special election and re-elected in 1998 and 2002. At term limit, he announced his candidacy for governor but withdrew 19 July 2005 after being diagnosed with the blood disorder.

Mr. Rockefeller was the son of former Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller (elected 1966 and 1968).


109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (3 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Marion Berry
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Marion Berry
  Elected Democratic 122,741 69.15% Congressman Marion Berry
FEC: $1,295,565
  Candidate Republican 54,758 30.85% Mickey Darrin "Stubby" Stumbaugh
FEC: $98,110
Total 177,499 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Victor Frederick "Vic" Snyder
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Victor Frederick "Vic" Snyder
  Elected Democratic 124,698 60.54% Congressman Victor Frederick "Vic" Snyder
FEC: $659,814
  Candidate Republican 81,278 39.46% Andy Joseph Mayberry
FEC: $99,035
Total 205,976 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman John Nichols Boozman
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 20 November 2001- in a Special Election re: the resignation of Asa Hutchinson, 6 August 2001
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman John Nichols Boozman
  Elected Republican 121,210 62.09% Congressman John Nichols Boozman
FEC: $575,628
  Candidate Democratic 74,015 37.91% Woodrow Wilson Anderson, III
FEC: $362,689
Total 195,225 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Michael Avery "Mike" Ross
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Michael Avery "Mike" Ross
  Elected Democratic 128,114 74.75% Congressman Michael Avery "Mike" Ross
FEC: $1,334,109
  Candidate Republican 43,287 25.25% Joe Ross
FEC finanical report not available
Total 171,401 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Secretary of State Charlie Daniels
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 460,699 61.55% Secretary of State Charlie Daniels
  Candidate Republican 265,002 35.41% Jim Lagrone
  Candidate Green 22,762 3.04% Ralph "Marty" Scully
Total 748,463 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Mike Beebe
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Attorney General Mike Beebe is running for Governor in 2006.
  Elected Democratic 436,095 58.29% Dustin McDaniel
Received 38% of the primary vote. Won the 13 June runoff.
  Candidate Republican 276,945 37.02% Gunner DeLay
former State Senator
  Candidate Green 35,076 4.69% Rebekah Kennedy
Total 748,116 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Treasurer Gus Wingfield
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Not a candidate for re-election in 2006
  Elected Democratic 442,482 59.71% Martha A. Shoffner
Received 44% of the primary vote. Won 13 June runoff.
  Candidate Republican 270,241 36.47% Chris Morris
  Candidate Green 28,350 3.83% Brock Carpenter
Total 741,073 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Auditor Jim Wood
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 535,348 84.72% Auditor Jim Wood
  Candidate Green 96,523 15.28% Michael Joseph Bolzenius
Total 631,871 100.00%  

Commissioner of State Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic State Lands Commissioner Mark Wilcox
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 513,176 81.98% State Lands Commissioner Mark Wilcox
  Candidate Green 112,784 18.02% R. David Lewis
Total 625,960 100.00%  

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): 10 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 6 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 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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