The Green Papers: Delaware 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 12 September 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2000 Census:785,068 (0.28% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):582,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):505,360
Capital:Dover
Tuesday 12 September 2006 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC).
 

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Delaware State and Local Government


DELAWARE PRIMARY

Tuesday 12 September 2006

DELAWARE PRIMARY Returns from an official source

DELAWARE Primary results from a media source

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • United States Senate (Class 1):
    • Republicans have nominated Jan Ting

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • At Large:
    • Democrats have nominated Dennis Spivack
      (NOTE: The loser of this Primary, Karen Hartley-Nagle, is also the candidate of the Independent Party of Delaware for this office)
 
           

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

Class 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990;
elected Governor: 1992; re-elected: 1996]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
  Elected Democratic 170,544 70.20% Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
FEC: $3,177,275
  Candidate Republican 69,732 28.70% Jan C. Ting
FEC: $212,766
  Candidate Libertarian 2,671 1.10% William E. Morris
FEC finanical report not available
Total 242,947 100.00%  

Class 2 Democratic Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
First elected: 1972; re-elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996; 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Ruth Ann Minner
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Elected separately from Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor John C. Carney, Jr.
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

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 Michael N. "Mike" Castle
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992; [also served as Governor- elected: 1984; re-elected: 1988]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Michael N. Castle
  Elected Republican 143,892 57.17% Congressman Michael N. "Mike" Castle
FEC: $1,267,040
  Candidate Democratic 97,555 38.76% Dennis Spivack
FEC: $388,917
  Candidate Independent Party Of Delaware 5,767 2.29% Karen M. Hartley-Nagle
Ms. Hartley-Nagle unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic primary nomination. She will be on the general election ballot as the nominee of the Independent Party of Delaware.

FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 4,463 1.77% Michael S. Berg
FEC: $37,771
Total 251,677 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Carl C. Danberg
Appointed: 7 December 2005 following the appointment of Attorney General Jane Brady to the Superior Court of Delaware.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - 21 November 2005: Mr. Danberg stated that he will not run for Attorney General in 2006.
  Elected Democratic 133,142 52.58% Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III
son of U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
  Candidate Republican 120,056 47.42% Ferris Wharton
Total 253,198 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Treasurer Jack A. Markell
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 174,382 70.49% Treasurer Jack A. Markell
  Candidate Republican 73,003 29.51% Esthelda R. Parker Selby
Total 247,385 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Auditor R. Thomas "Tom" Wagner, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Appointed: 1989 (by Governor Michael N. Castle); first elected: 1990; re-elected: 1994, 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 131,590 53.70% Auditor R. Thomas "Tom" Wagner, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic 113,471 46.30% Michael John Dalto
Total 245,061 100.00%  

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner Matthew P. "Matt" Denn
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

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): 7 incumbents, 5 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party Of Delaware: 1 candidate
 
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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  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
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  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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