The Green Papers: Kentucky 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 16 May 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:8(1.49% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
2000 Census:4,049,431 (1.44% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):2,993,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):2,556,815
Capital:Frankfort
Tuesday 16 May 2006 polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) / 6:00a CDT (1100 UTC) to 6:00p EDT (2200 UTC) / 6:00p CDT (2300 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in CDT [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM EDT and so, if they can, project at the same time they project INDIANA]. CDT voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM EDT.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) / 6:00a CST (1200 UTC) to 6:00p EST (2300 UTC) / 6:00p CST (0000 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in CST [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM EST and so, if they can, project at the same time they project INDIANA]. CST voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM EST.
 

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Kentucky State and Local Government


KENTUCKY General Election Returns from an official source



KENTUCKY PRIMARY

Tuesday 16 May 2006

KENTUCKY PRIMARY Returns from an official source.

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 1:
    • Democrats have nominated Tom Barlow
  • CD 2:
    • Democrats have nominated Mike Weaver
  • CD 3:
    • Democrats have nominated John Yarmuth
  • CD 5:
    • Democrats have nominated Kenneth Stepp

 
           

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

Class 2 Republican Senator Mitch McConnell
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Jim Bunning
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
[also served in U.S. House-elected: 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Ernie Fletcher
First elected: 2003
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
3 June 2006: Governor Fletcher announced that his 2007 running mate is Finance Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007. Elected on a ticket with Governor; no separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Stephen B. "Steve" Pence
First elected: 2003
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007
31 May 2006: Mr. Pence stated he will not run again as Governor Fletcher's runningmate.

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

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Edward "Ed" Whitfield
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Edward "Ed" Whitfield
  Elected Republican 123,676 59.86% Congressman Edward "Ed" Whitfield
FEC: $1,052,012
  Candidate Democratic 82,948 40.14% Thomas J. "Tom" Barlow, III
FEC: $120,958
Total 206,624 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Ron Lewis
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: in Special Election, 24 May 1994, re: death of Congressman William Natcher, 29 March 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman Ron Lewis
  Elected Republican 117,424 55.49% Congressman Ron Lewis
FEC: $1,707,710
  Candidate Democratic 94,191 44.51% John Michael "Mike" Weaver
FEC: $911,881
Total 211,615 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Anne Meagher Northup
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman Anne Meagher Northup
  Elected Democratic 122,425 50.62% John A. Yarmuth
FEC: $2,250,298
  Candidate Republican 116,535 48.18% Congressman Anne Meagher Northup
FEC: $3,397,906
  Candidate Libertarian 2,131 0.88% Donna Walker Mancini
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Constitution 774 0.32% William Edward "Ed" Parker
FEC finanical report not available
Total 241,865 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Geoffrey C. "Geoff" Davis
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - WATCH - Leans slightly Republican. Republican Congressman Geoffrey C. "Geoff" Davis vs. Democratic Kenneth Ray "Ken" Lucas
  Elected Republican 103,710 51.54% Congressman Geoffrey C. "Geoff" Davis
FEC: $4,198,788
  Candidate Democratic 87,701 43.59% Kenneth Ray "Ken" Lucas
former Congressman

FEC: $1,469,554
  Candidate Libertarian 9,801 4.87% Brian Houillion
FEC finanical report not available
Total 201,212 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Harold D. "Hal" Rogers
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1980
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Harold D. "Hal" Rogers
  Elected Republican 147,426 73.78% Congressman Harold D. "Hal" Rogers
FEC: $1,072,946
  Candidate Democratic 52,399 26.22% Kenneth Stephenson "Ken" Stepp
FEC: $1,699
Total 199,825 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman A.B. "Ben" Chandler, III
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected 17 February 2004 in a special election, replacing Congressman Ernie Fletcher [Republican], who resigned on 9 December 2003, having been elected Governor of Kentucky. Elected to a first full term: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman A.B. "Ben" Chandler, III
  Elected Democratic 156,738 85.47% Congressman A.B. "Ben" Chandler, III
FEC: $1,115,946
  Candidate Libertarian 26,656 14.53% Paul Ard
FEC finanical report not available
Total 183,394 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007

  Republican Secretary of State C. M. "Trey" Grayson
First elected: 2003
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007

  Democratic Attorney General Gregory D. "Greg" Stumbo
First elected: 2003
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007

  Democratic Treasurer Jonathan Miller
First elected: 1999, re-elected: 2003
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007

Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007

  Democratic Auditor of Public Accounts Crit Luallen
First elected: 2003
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer
First elected: 2003
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007

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, 6 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 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  
  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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  2006 Partisan Composition by State  
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