The Green Papers: 2006 Midterm Election
Copyright 2006 Governor's Chairs
by State

This is a list of the current Governors' chairs, the incumbents occupying them, and the candidacy status of said incumbents. Chairs up for election in the year 2006 are marked as such.

Friday May 26, 2006: The United States Senate confirmed Governor Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho as Secretary of the Interior by a vote of 85 yeas, 8 nays and 7 not voting. Governor Kempthorne was first elected Governor of Idaho in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. He served in U.S. Senate (elected: 1992) and was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the Secretary of the Interior on 16 March 2006. Upon the confirmation of Governor Kempthorne, Lieutenant Governor James E. "Jim" Risch (Republican) ascended to the position of Governor of Idaho. Mr. Risch was was first elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2002 and was renominated for Lieutenant Governor in the 23 May 2006 Republican Primary.

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Minnesota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Independence 141,726 6.43% Peter Hutchinson
for Lt. Governor: Maureen Reed
Total 2,204,956 100.00%  

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Independence; Working Families 3,086,709 65.66% Attorney General Eliot L. Spitzer
For Lt. Governor David A. Paterson
Total 4,701,065 100.00%  

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-Farmer Labor
Major Third Parties
  Pacific Green
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence
  American Constitution
  American Independent
  Concerned Citizens
  Independent American
  Liberty Union
  Peace And Freedom
  Quit Raising Taxes
  Rent is too High
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Socialist Workers Party
  U.S. Taxpayers
  Veterans Party of America
  Working Families
  By Petition
  No Party Affiliation
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates


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.


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