The Green Papers: Colorado 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 8 August 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
2000 Census:4,311,882 (1.53% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):3,067,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):2,274,152
Capital:Denver
Tuesday 8 August 2006 polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 7:00p MST (0200 UTC).
 

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COLORADO PRIMARY

Tuesday 8 August 2006

COLORADO PRIMARY results from a media source

A primary may be called when two or more candidates for nomination to an office poll 30% or more at a Convention.

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 5:
    • Republicans have nominated Doug Lamborn
  • CD 7:
    • Democrats have nominated Ed Perlmutter
 
           

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

Class 2 Republican Senator A. Wayne Allard
First elected: 1996; re-elected 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Democratic Senator Ken Salazar
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
Open
Republican Governor Bill Owens
First elected: 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 - At term limit
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Current Republican - Possible Democratic takeover - Democratic Willliam "Bill" Ritter, Jr. vs. Republican Congressman Robert Louis "Bob" Beauprez
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 779,741 56.30% Willliam "Bill" Ritter, Jr.
For Lt. Governor: Barbara O'Brien
  Candidate Republican 566,303 40.89% Congressman Robert Louis "Bob" Beauprez
for Lt. Governor: Janet Rowland.
Mr. Beauprez, Congressman Congressional District 7, received his party's nomination for Governor on 21 May 2006.
  Candidate Libertarian 20,527 1.48% Dawn Winkler-Kinateder
for Lt. Governor: Richard Randall
  Candidate Unaffiliated 9,629 0.70% Paul Noel Fiorino
for Lt. Governor: Heather Anne McKibbin
  Candidate American Constitution 8,705 0.63% Clyde J. Harkins
for Lt. Governor: Tracy Davison
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Gary Cooper
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Darla Herold
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Charles Walter "Chuck" Sylvester, Jr.
for Lt. Governor: Ronita Marlene "Roni" Sylvester
Total 1,384,905 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected on a ticket- and nominated- with the Governor

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Retiring in 2006

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);
4 Republican (2 Renominated, 2 Open)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Diana L. DeGette
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Diana L. DeGette
  Elected Democratic 96,324 79.33% Congressman Diana L. DeGette
FEC: $635,208
  Candidate Green 25,096 20.67% Thomas D. "Tom" Kelly
FEC finanical report not available
Total 121,420 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Mark Udall
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Mark Udall
  Elected Democratic 133,456 66.65% Congressman Mark Udall
FEC: $1,512,865
  Candidate Republican 60,158 30.04% Richard Anthony "Rich" Mancuso
FEC: $15,150
  Candidate Libertarian 4,266 2.13% Norm Olsen
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 2,357 1.18% J. A. "Joe" Calhoun
FEC finanical report not available
Total 200,237 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman John Tony Salazar
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman John Tony Salazar
  Elected Democratic 129,833 61.20% Congressman John Tony Salazar
FEC: $2,028,066
  Candidate Republican 78,318 36.92% Scott Randall Tipton
FEC: $821,303
  Candidate Libertarian 3,980 1.88% Bert L. "Bob" Sargent
FEC: $1,829
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Bruce Edward Lohmiller
FEC finanical report not available
Total 212,131 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Marilyn N. Musgrave
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman Marilyn N. Musgrave
  Elected Republican 104,876 45.91% Congressman Marilyn N. Musgrave
FEC: $3,160,640
  Candidate Democratic 97,670 42.76% Angela Veronica "Angie" Paccione
FEC: $1,977,177
  Candidate Reform 25,880 11.33% Frederic Arnold "Eric" Eidsness
Formerly of the Republican Party

FEC: $26,983
Total 228,426 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Joel M. Hefley
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - 16 February 2006: Congressman Hefley announced he would not seek re-election in 2006.
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 101,603 59.32% Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
Recieved 40% of the vote at the GOP convention.

FEC: $1,026,182
  Candidate Democratic 69,677 40.68% Jay Fawcett
FEC: $681,370
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Richard D. Hand
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Gregory S. Hollister
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Brian X. Scott
FEC finanical report not available
Total 171,280 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Thomas Gerard "Tom" Tancredo
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Thomas Gerard "Tom" Tancredo
  Elected Republican 149,919 58.82% Congressman Thomas Gerard "Tom" Tancredo
FEC: $1,781,975
  Candidate Democratic 101,130 39.68% William Gardner "Bill" Winter
FEC: $807,011
  Candidate Libertarian 3,839 1.51% Jack J. Woehr
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Juan Bautista Botero
FEC: $12,735
Total 254,888 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Robert Louis "Bob" Beauprez
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2006
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Open Republican Seat. Democratic Edwin "Ed" Perlmutter vs. Republican Rick O'Donnell
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 99,824 54.82% Edwin "Ed" Perlmutter
FEC: $2,996,171
  Candidate Republican 76,825 42.19% Rick O'Donnell
FEC: $2,818,132
  Candidate Green 2,964 1.63% David Joel "Dave" Chandler
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate American Constitution 2,495 1.37% Roger McCarville
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Concerns Of People)     John J. Heckman, Jr.
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Steve Moore
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in     John David Sexton
FEC finanical report not available
Total 182,108 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Secretary of State Gigi Dennis
Appointed by Governor Bill Owens August 2005
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - On 9 March 2006 Secretary of State Dennis announced that she will not run for re-election in 2006.
  Elected Republican 762,384 50.90% Treasurer Mike Coffman
  Candidate Democratic 735,514 49.10% Ken Gordon
Total 1,497,898 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Treasurer Mike Coffman
First elected: 1998; re-elected in 2002; leave of absence June 2005 through April 2006.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - At term limit, candidate for Secretary of State
  Elected Democratic 723,587 50.99% Cary Kennedy
  Candidate Republican 695,528 49.01% former Acting Treasurer Mark Hillman
Total 1,419,115 100.00%  
 

 
June 2005: Treasurer Mike Coffman will be temporarily stepping down to return to active duty in the Marine Corps. Treasurer Mike Coffman was first elected in 1998 and re-elected in 2002.

Mark Hillman became the acting Colorado State Treasurer on 9 June 2005 when Governor Bill Owens selected him to manage the Department of the Treasury during a military leave of absence by State Treasurer Mike Coffman.

In April 2006, Treasurer Mike Coffman returned to his position as State Treasurer.


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

Seat up for election Independent Attorney General John W. Suthers
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Appointed: 5 January 2005
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 711,230 53.22% Attorney General John W. Suthers
  Candidate Democratic 569,547 42.62% Fern O'Brien
  Candidate Libertarian 55,552 4.16% Dwight K. Harding
Total 1,336,329 100.00%  

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): 4 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
  Reform (affiliates): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution): 2 candidates
  Concerns Of People (affiliate of Prohibition Party): 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 11 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.

 


  2006 Midterm Election Home  
 
  U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Contests to Watch and Polling Data  
 
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  Senators by 'Class'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance   --   Senatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
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  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2006 Partisan Composition by State  
  2006 Political Party Breakdown by State - "Traditional" Sections and Regions  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength  


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