The Green Papers: Georgia 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 18 July 2006
Runoff: Lt. Gov (D); Secretary of State (D,R); Comm of Agr (R); CD 4 (D): Tuesday 8 August 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
General Election Runoff (no Federal or Statewide runoffs): Tuesday 5 December 2006
Electoral Votes:15(2.79% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
2000 Census:8,206,975 (2.91% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):5,893,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):3,859,960
Capital:Atlanta
Tuesday 18 July 2006 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).
Tuesday 8 August 2006 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 5 December 2006 polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC).
 

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The vote counts on this page reflect the certified results as of 19 December 2006. Official Georgia General Election Returns, Write-In Candidates.



GEORGIA GENERAL ELECTION

Tuesday 7 November 2006

If no candidate receives at least 50% of the Tuesday 7 November vote, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters on Tuesday 5 December.


GEORGIA PRIMARY RUNOFFS

Tuesday 8 August 2006

GEORGIA PRIMARY RUNOFFS

GEORGIA RUNOFF results from a media source

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

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Jim Martin
  • Secretary of State:
    • Democrats have nominated Gail Buckner
    • Republicans have nominated Karen Handel
  • Commissioner of Agriculture:
    • Republicans have nominated Gary Black

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 4:
    • Democrats have nominated Hank Johnson
      (incumbent Cynthia McKinney* has lost her bid for renomination)

GEORGIA PRIMARY

Tuesday 18 July 2006

GEORGIA PRIMARY Returns from an official source

The filing deadlines for the Democratic and Republican Parties were-- Partisan Primary: 28 April, Convention: 10 June. The filing deadline for Independent and Third Party candidates was 11 July 2006..

Incumbent notes:

  • Congressman Lynn Acton Westmoreland, CD 8, is running for re-election in the new CD 3.
  • Congressman James Creel "Jim" Marshall, CD 3, is running for re-election in the new CD 8.
  • Congressman Nathan Deal, CD 10, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #9.
  • Congressman Charles Whitlow "Charlie" Norwood, CD 9, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #10.
  • Secretary of State Cathy Cox is running for the Democratic Gubernatorial nomination.
  • Republican Education Superintendent Kathy Cox is running for re-election.

If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters on Tuesday 8 August.

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

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Mark Fletcher Taylor
    • Republicans have re-nominated Sonny Perdue*
  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats: Jim Martin (42%) and Greg K. Hecht (37%) proceed to an 8 August runoff
    • Republicans have nominated Casey Cagle
  • Secretary of State:
    • Democrats: Gail Buckner (25%) and Darryl Anthony Hicks (22%) proceed to an 8 August runoff
    • Republicans: Karen Handel (41%) and Bill Stephens (33%) proceed to an 8 August runoff
  • Commissioner of Agriculture:
    • Republicans: Gary Black (43%) and Brian P. Kemp (27%) proceed to an 8 August runoff
  • Superintendent of Education:
    • Democrats have nominated Denise Majette
    • Republicans have re-nominated Kathy Cox*
  • Commissioner of Labor:
    • Republicans have nominated Brent Brown

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 4:
    • Democrats: Cynthia McKinney* (47%) and Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (45%) proceed to an 8 August runoff
  • CD 6:
    • Republicans have re-nominared Tom Price*
  • CD 8:
    • Republicans have nominated Mac Collins
  • CD 9:
    • Democrats have nominated John D. Bradbury
  • CD 13:
    • Democrats have re-nominated David Albert Scott *

 
           

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

Class 2 Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Johnny Isakson
First elected: 2004.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected in a special election [to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Congressman Newt Gingrich]: 1999; re-elected: 2000, 2002.)
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 Republican Governor Sonny Perdue
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Governor Sonny Perdue
  Elected Republican 1,229,724 57.94% Governor Sonny Perdue
  Candidate Democratic 811,049 38.22% Lieutenant Governor Mark Fletcher Taylor
  Candidate Libertarian 81,412 3.84% Garrett Michael Hayes
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party) 52 0.00% William Arth
  Candidate Write-in 21 0.00% David C. Byrne
Total 2,122,258 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected separately from Governor

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mark Fletcher Taylor
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2006
 Polls: Republican Casey Cagle
  Elected Republican 1,134,517 54.08% Casey Cagle
  Candidate Democratic 887,506 42.31% Jim Martin
Received 42% of the vote in the 18 July primary. Won 8 August runoff.
  Candidate Libertarian 75,673 3.61% Allen Buckley
  Candidate Write-in 117 0.01% Al Bartell
Total 2,097,813 100.00%  

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (7 Renominated);
6 Democratic (5 Renominated, 1 Lost / No longer running)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman John Heddens "Jack" Kingston
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman John Heddens "Jack" Kingston
  Elected Republican 94,961 68.50% Congressman John Heddens "Jack" Kingston
FEC: $1,129,762
  Candidate Democratic 43,668 31.50% James Allen "Jim" Nelson
FEC: $118,173
Total 138,629 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
  Elected Democratic 88,662 67.87% Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
FEC: $818,301
  Candidate Republican 41,967 32.13% Bradley Curtis Hughes
FEC: $29,174
Total 130,629 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman James Creel "Jim" Marshall
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
Congressman Marshall is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #8.
 Polls: Republican Congressman Lynn Acton Westmoreland (currently CD 8)
  Elected Republican 130,428 67.65% Congressman Lynn Acton Westmoreland
Congressman CD 8

FEC: $1,238,598
  Candidate Democratic 62,371 32.35% Michael Edward "Mike" McGraw
FEC: $76,838
Total 192,799 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Lost
Democratic Congressman Cynthia McKinney
Previously served: 1992-2003. Elected to a new term: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 8 August 2006 Runoff
 Polls: Democratic Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 106,352 75.32% Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
County Commissioner.
Received 45% of the vote in the 18 July primary. Won 8 August runoff.

FEC: $797,997
  Candidate Republican 34,778 24.63% Catherine Davis
FEC: $234,444
  Candidate Write-in 64 0.05% Loren Collins
Bull Moose Party

FEC finanical report not available
Total 141,194 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman John Lewis
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman John Lewis
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Democratic 122,380 99.96% Congressman John Lewis
FEC: $628,202
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party) 48 0.04% Eleanor García
FEC finanical report not available
Total 122,428 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price
  Elected Republican 144,958 72.39% Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price
FEC: $2,172,054
  Candidate Democratic 55,294 27.61% Stephen Marc "Steve" Sinton
FEC: $104,823
Total 200,252 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman John Linder
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman John Linder
  Elected Republican 130,561 70.91% Congressman John Linder
FEC: $737,202
  Candidate Democratic 53,553 29.09% Max Allan "Allan" Burns
FEC: $33,792
Total 184,114 100.00%  

CD 8
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Lynn Acton Westmoreland
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
Congressman Westmoreland is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #3.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Congressman Jame Creel "Jim" Marshall (currently CD 3)
  Elected Democratic 80,660 50.55% Congressman James Creel "Jim" Marshall
Congressman CD 3

FEC: $1,953,070
  Candidate Republican 78,908 49.45% former Congressman Michael Allen "Mac" Collins
FEC: $2,085,957
Total 159,568 100.00%  

CD 9
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Charles Whitlow "Charlie" Norwood
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
Congressman Norwood is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #10.
 Polls: Republican Congressman Charles Whitlow "Charlie" Norwood (currently CD 9)
  Elected Republican 128,685 76.63% Congressman Nathan Deal
Congressman CD 10

FEC: $1,107,572
  Candidate Democratic 39,240 23.37% John Douglas Bradbury
FEC: $15,770
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Brian Russell Brown
FEC finanical report not available
Total 167,926 100.00%  

CD 10
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Nathan Deal
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: as a Democrat, 1992
Changed Party affiliation to Republican, 10 April 1995
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
Congressman Deal is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #9.
 Polls: Republican Congressman Nathan Deal (currently CD 10)
  Elected Republican 117,721 67.36% Congressman Charles Whitlow "Charlie" Norwood
Congressman CD 9

FEC: $1,453,284
  Candidate Democratic 57,032 32.64% Richard Terry "Terry" Holley
FEC: $28,453
Total 174,753 100.00%  

CD 11
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Phillip J. "Phil" Gingrey
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Phillip J. "Phil" Gingrey
  Elected Republican 118,524 71.06% Congressman Phillip J. "Phil" Gingrey
FEC: $1,360,287
  Candidate Democratic 48,261 28.94% Patrick Samuel Pillion
FEC: $3,203
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% William Satterwhite
FEC finanical report not available
Total 166,788 100.00%  

CD 12
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman John J. Barrow
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Congressman John J. Barrow
  Elected Democratic 71,651 50.30% Congressman John J. Barrow
FEC: $2,491,085
  Candidate Republican 70,787 49.70% former Congressman Othell Maxie "Max" Burns
FEC: $2,200,493
Total 142,438 100.00%  

CD 13
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman David Albert Scott
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman David Albert Scott
  Elected Democratic 103,019 69.24% Congressman David Albert Scott
FEC: $1,241,679
  Candidate Republican 45,770 30.76% Deborah Travis Honeycutt
FEC: $1,339,777
Total 148,789 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Secretary of State Cathy Cox
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Ran for, but did not receive, her party's nomination for Governor in 2006
  Elected Republican 1,116,216 54.10% Karen Handel
Received 41% of the vote in the 18 July primary. Won 8 August runoff.
  Candidate Democratic 862,412 41.80% Gail Buckner
Received 25% of the vote in the 18 July primary. Won 8 August runoff.
  Candidate Libertarian 84,670 4.10% Kevin Madsen
Total 2,063,298 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election Democratic Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Appointed 1997 by Governor Zell Miller; first elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 1,185,366 57.16% Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker
  Candidate Republican 888,288 42.84% Perry McGuire
Total 2,073,654 100.00%  

Comptroller General/Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Comptroller General/Insurance Commissioner John Weimann Oxendine
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 1,357,770 65.56% Comptroller General/Insurance Commissioner John Weimann Oxendine
  Candidate Democratic 713,324 34.44% Guy Drexinger
Total 2,071,094 100.00%  

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Thomas T. "Tommy" Irvin
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1968; re-elected through 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 1,168,371 56.04% Agriculture Commissioner Thomas T. "Tommy" Irvin
  Candidate Republican 846,395 40.60% Gary Black
Received 43% of the vote in the 18 July primary. Won 8 August runoff.
  Candidate Libertarian 70,015 3.36% Jack Cashin
Total 2,084,781 100.00%  

Superintendent of Education  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Education Superintendent Kathy Cox
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 1,257,236 59.92% Education Superintendent Kathy Cox
  Candidate Democratic 734,702 35.02% Denise Majette
  Candidate Libertarian 106,215 5.06% David Chastain
  Candidate Write-in 37 0.00% Henry Anderson
Total 2,098,190 100.00%  

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Labor Commissioner Michael L. "Mike" Thurmond
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 1,127,182 54.80% Labor Commissioner Michael L. "Mike" Thurmond
  Candidate Republican 929,812 45.20% Brent Brown
Total 2,056,994 100.00%  

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): 11 incumbents, 21 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 20 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Socialist Workers Party: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 8 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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