The Green Papers: 2006 Midterm Election
Copyright 109th Congress
House Seats by State

This is a list of the current House seats and the incumbents occupying them. All 435 of these seats are up for election on 7 November 2006.

There have been 1 death, 6 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in the 109th House.

  • 1 January 2005 - Congressman Robert T. "Bob" Matsui - Democrat - California CD 5 passed away at the age of 63.
  • 8 March 2005 - Special Election - California CD 5. Doris Matsui (Democrat), the wife of the late Congressman Robert T. "Bob" Matsui, is elected to fill the vacant seat.
  • 29 April 2005 - Congressman Rob Portman - Republican - Ohio CD 2. The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Congressman Portman as U.S. Trade Representative. Congressman Portman issued a letter of resignation from his House Seat effective 29 April 2005.
  • 2 August 2005 - Special Electon - Ohio CD 2. Jean Schmidt (Republican) is elected to fill the vacant seat.
  • 2 August 2005 - Congressman Christopher Cox - Republican - California CD 48 resigned. President George W. Bush nominated Congressman Christopher Cox to the position of Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission on 2 June 2005.
  • 28 November 2005 - Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham - Republican - California CD 50 resigned, effective at close of business 1 December, from the U.S. House after pleading guilty to Federal charges involving bribes, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion.
  • 18 January 2006 - Congressman Robert "Bob" Menendez- Democrat- New Jersey CD 13 resigned. Governor Jon S. Corzine appointed Congressman Menendez to fill a vacancy in New Jersey's Class 1 U.S. Senate seat caused by Corzine himself having resigned the seat on 17 January 2006 upon taking the Oath of Office as Governor of New Jersey.
  • 6 June 2006 - Special Election - California CD 50. Former Congressman Brian Phillip Bilbray (Republican) is elected to fill the vacant seat.
  • 9 June 2006 - Congressman Thomas Dale "Tom" DeLay - Republican - Texas CD 22 resigned. House Majority Leader DeLay was indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme by a Texas grand jury on 28 September 2005. House rules required him to relinquish his leadership position. Mr. Delay was renominated in the 7 March 2006 Texas Primary but withdrew his nomination 4 April and announced his intention to resign on 11 May.
  • 29 September 2006 - Congressman Mark Foley - Republican - Florida CD 16 resigned and withdrew his candidacy from the General Election. Mr. Foley had received his party's nomination in the 5 September primary.
  • 3 November 2006 - Robert "Bob" Ney - Republican - Ohio CD 18 resigned. He pleaded guilty on 13 October 2006 to charges of conspiracy and making false statements in the Jack Abramoff scandal.
  • 13 November 2006 - Albio Sires - Democrat - New Jersey CD 13 was elected 7 November 2006 in special election. Representative-elect Sires was added to the rolls of the House upon executing the oath of office.
  • 13 November 2006 - Shelley Sekula Gibbs - Republican - Texas CD 22 was elected 7 November 2006 in special election. Representative-elect Gibbs was added to the rolls of the House upon executing the oath of office.

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Florida  2-year term. Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 17 Republican, 7 Democratic, 1 Vacancy

CD 16
Seat up for election
Republican [vacant office]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Vacant Office
 Polls: Toss-up - WATCH - Was Republican Congressman Mark Foley's seat. Democratic Timothy Edward "Tim" Mahoney vs. Republican Joe Negron
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **

Republican Congressman Mark Foley resigned from Congress on Friday 29 September following questions about e-mails he wrote a former male page.

Mr. Foley was first elected in 1994, re-elected in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004. He was renominated during the 5 September 2006 Primary.

Statement from Mark Foley:

"Today I have delivered a letter to the Speaker of the House informing him of my decision to resign from the U.S. House of Representatives, effective today. I thank the people of Florida's 16th Congressional District for giving me the opportunity to serve them for the last twelve years; it has been an honor."
"I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent."

Ohio  2-year term. Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 11 Republican, 6 Democratic, 1 Vacancy

CD 18
Seat up for election
Republican [vacant office]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Vacant Office -

Special Republican Primary House CD 18: Thursday 14 September 2006

 Polls: Leans Democratic - Currently Republican. Democratic Zachary T. "Zach" Space vs. Republican Joy Padgett
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
Monday 7 August 2006. Congressman Robert W. "Bob" Ney (Republican, Ohio CD 18), whose name has been connected with the scandal allegedly involving convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, announced that he is no longer running for re-election. Mr. Ney is serving his sixth term in Congress and was renominated with 68% of the vote in the 2 May 2006 Republican Primary. Mr. Ney asked State Senator Joy Padgett to run in his place. Media Report

On 14 August 2006, 85 days until the General Election, Congressman Ney formally filed paperwork stating he would not run for re-election. Under Ohio Law, should a candidate withdraw from an election within 80 days of Election Day, then a primary must be held for the candidate's replacement. However, if the candidate files within 76 days, a replacement is appointed by the party. Hence, a primary will be called to elect a replacement candidate.

On 15 August 2006 the Tuscarawas Election Board set a special Republican primary election date for Thursday 14 September 2006. The filing deadline was Thursday 17 August 2006.

State Senator Joy Padgett received the nomination in the 14 September 2006 Special Primary. Ms. Padgett had receive her party's nomination.

Republican Congressman Ohio pleaded guilty on Friday 15 September to federal charges involving corruption and bribery in dealings with lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Ney pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements in U.S. District Court in Washington.

13 October 2006 update: Congressman Ney, facing a maximum of 10 years in prison, plead guilty before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle today. Sentencing is set for 19 January 2007. Congressman Ney's term of office expires 3 January 2007. Media reports state that Mr. Ney will resign within two weeks.

Republican Congressman Robert W. "Bob" Ney resigned from Congress 3 November 2006. Mr. Ney was first elected in 1994, re-elected in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004.

On 19 January 2007, former Congressman Ney was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison.

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
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League
Major Third Parties
  Pacific Green
  Progressive Party of Missouri
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Constitution
  American Independent
  Concerns Of People
  Independent American
  Independent Greens
  Independent Party Of Delaware
  Liberty Union
  Peace And Freedom
  School Tax Relief
  Socialist Equality
  Socialist Party USA
  Socialist Workers Party
  U.S. Taxpayers
  United Party
  Working Families
  No Party Affiliation
  Nominated By Petition
  Other-party nominee
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.

FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.


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