The Green Papers: Michigan 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 8 August 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:17(3.16% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:15(3.45% of 435)
2000 Census:9,955,829 (3.53% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):7,358,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):6,861,342
Capital:Lansing
Tuesday 8 August 2006 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) / 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC) / 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CDT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated EDT, when the networks feel they can project.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) / 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC) / 8:00p CST (0200 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CST and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated EST, when the networks feel they can project.
 

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Michigan State and Local Government


MICHIGAN PRIMARY

Tuesday 8 August 2006

Candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).

MICHIGAN PRIMARY Returns from an official source
MICHIGAN PRIMARY results from a media source

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

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • United States Senate (Class 1):
    • Republicans have nominated Michael Bouchard

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 3:
    • Democrats have nominated James Richard "Jim" Rinck
  • CD 7:
    • Democrats have nominated Sharon Marie Renier
    • Republicans have nominated Tim Walberg
      (incumbent Joe Schwarz* has lost his bid for renomination)
  • CD 8:
    • Republicans have renominated Mike Rogers*
  • CD 9:
    • Republicans have renominated Joseph K. "Joe" Knollenberg*
  • CD 10:
    • Democrats have nominated Robert Denison
 
           

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

Class 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1996, 1998]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow
  Elected Democratic 2,148,637 56.88% Senator Debbie Stabenow
FEC: $9,211,206
  Candidate Republican 1,559,761 41.29% Michael J. "Mike" Bouchard
FEC: $6,065,160
  Candidate Libertarian 27,018 0.72% Leonard Schwartz
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 23,918 0.63% David Sole
FEC: $5,527
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 18,291 0.48% W. Dennis FitzSimons
FEC finanical report not available
Total 3,777,625 100.00%  

Class 2 Democratic Senator Carl Levin
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
• 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 - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - Democratic Governor Jennifer M. Granholm vs. Republican Dick DeVos
  Elected Democratic 2,139,839 56.36% Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
for Lt. Governor: Lieutenant Governor John D. Cherry, Jr.
  Candidate Republican 1,606,058 42.30% Dick DeVos
for Lt. Governor: Ruth Johnson
  Candidate Libertarian 23,493 0.62% Gregory "Greg" Creswell
for Lt. Governor: Scotty Boman
  Candidate Green 19,989 0.53% Douglas "Doug" Campbell
for Lt. Governor: David Frank Skrbina
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 7,070 0.19% Bhagwan "Bob" Dashairya
for Lt. Governor: Carl G. Oehling
Total 3,796,449 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Nominated by convention separately from the gubernatorial primary; elected on same ticket with Governor.

Seat up for election Democratic Lieutenant Governor John D. Cherry, Jr.
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Lieutenant Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - by Convention
 Polls: Democratic Lieutenant Governor John D. Cherry, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor John D. Cherry, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Ruth Johnson
  Candidate Green     David Frank Skrbina
  Candidate Libertarian     Scotty Boman
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers     Carl G. Oehling
  
Candidates for Lieutenant Governor are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Democratic (6 Renominated);
9 Republican (8 Renominated, 1 Lost / No longer running)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak
  Elected Democratic 180,388 69.43% Congressman Bart Stupak
FEC: $805,653
  Candidate Republican 72,709 27.98% Don Hooper
FEC: $5,316
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 2,275 0.88% Joshua J. Warren
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 2,250 0.87% David J. Newland
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 2,195 0.84% Ken Proctor
FEC finanical report not available
Total 259,817 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Peter Hoekstra
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Peter Hoekstra
  Elected Republican 182,879 66.47% Congressman Peter Hoekstra
FEC: $720,728
  Candidate Democratic 86,803 31.55% Kimon John Kotos
FEC: $15,498
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 2,721 0.99% Ronald E. Graeser
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 2,716 0.99% Steven Van Til
FEC finanical report not available
Total 275,119 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected in Special Election, 7 December 1993, re: death of Congressman Paul Henry, 31 July 1993
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers
  Elected Republican 171,182 63.09% Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers
FEC: $458,404
  Candidate Democratic 93,850 34.59% James Richard "Jim" Rinck
FEC: $24,132
  Candidate Libertarian 3,702 1.36% Jeff A. Steinport
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 2,593 0.96% Rodger Gurk
FEC finanical report not available
Total 271,327 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman David Lee "Dave" Camp
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman David Lee "Dave" Camp
  Elected Republican 160,767 60.58% Congressman David Lee "Dave" Camp
FEC: $1,215,951
  Candidate Democratic 100,679 37.94% Michael Ray "Mike" "Huck" Huckleberry
FEC: $66,490
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 2,007 0.76% John W. Emerick
Filed a statement of withdrawal with the FEC 29 April 2006

FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 1,940 0.73% Allitta Hren
FEC finanical report not available
Total 265,393 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Dale E. Kildee
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Dale E. Kildee
  Elected Democratic 176,144 72.89% Congressman Dale E. Kildee
FEC: $556,803
  Candidate Republican 60,957 25.23% Eric John Klammer
FEC: $4,320
  Candidate Green 2,293 0.95% Ken Mathenia
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 2,259 0.93% Steve Samoranski, II
FEC finanical report not available
Total 241,653 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton
  Elected Republican 142,015 60.57% Congressman Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton
FEC: $1,237,450
  Candidate Democratic 88,976 37.95% Kim L. Clark
FEC: $145,295
  Candidate Libertarian 3,480 1.48% Kenneth E. Howe
FEC finanical report not available
Total 234,471 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Lost
Republican Congressman John H.J. "Joe" Schwarz
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 8 August 2006
 Polls: Republican Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 122,640 50.53% Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg
FEC: $1,260,111
  Candidate Democratic 112,623 46.40% Sharon Marie Renier
FEC: $55,682
  Candidate Libertarian 3,787 1.56% Robert L. Hutchinson
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 3,664 1.51% David P. Horn
FEC: $823
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Congressman John H.J. "Joe" Schwarz
FEC: $1,608,883
Total 242,714 100.00%  

CD 8
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Michael J. "Mike" Rogers
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Michael J. "Mike" Rogers
  Elected Republican 156,414 55.25% Congressman Michael J. "Mike" Rogers
FEC: $1,487,893
  Candidate Democratic 121,576 42.95% James "Jim" Marcinkowski
FEC: $552,157
  Candidate Libertarian 2,756 0.97% Dick Gach
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 2,349 0.83% Aaron Stuttman
FEC finanical report not available
Total 283,095 100.00%  

CD 9
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Joseph K. "Joe" Knollenberg
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Joseph K. "Joe" Knollenberg
  Elected Republican 142,279 51.53% Congressman Joseph K. "Joe" Knollenberg
FEC: $2,652,836
  Candidate Democratic 127,651 46.23% Nancy Ann Skinner
FEC: $422,382
  Candidate Libertarian 3,698 1.34% Adam Goodman
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 2,466 0.89% Matthew R. Abel
FEC finanical report not available
Total 276,094 100.00%  

CD 10
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Candice S. Miller
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Candice S. Miller
  Elected Republican 178,843 66.22% Congressman Candice S. Miller
FEC: $860,582
  Candidate Democratic 84,574 31.32% Robert Denison
FEC: $14,076
  Candidate Libertarian 2,867 1.06% Mark Byrne
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 1,894 0.70% Candace Ruth Caveny
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 1,894 0.70% Francisco Richard "Rick" Gualdoni
FEC finanical report not available
Total 270,072 100.00%  

CD 11
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Thaddeus G. McCotter
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Thaddeus G. McCotter
  Elected Republican 145,292 54.15% Congressman Thaddeus G. McCotter
FEC: $871,572
  Candidate Democratic 115,106 42.90% Tony Trupiano
FEC: $83,633
  Candidate Libertarian 4,380 1.63% John J. Tatar
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 3,552 1.32% Charles E. Tackett
FEC finanical report not available
Total 268,330 100.00%  

CD 12
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Sander M. "Sandy" Levin
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Sander M. "Sandy" Levin
  Elected Democratic 168,501 70.17% Congressman Sander M. "Sandy" Levin
FEC: $626,413
  Candidate Republican 62,688 26.11% Randell J. Shafer
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 3,259 1.36% Andy LeCureaux
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 2,076 0.86% Lester I. "Les" Townsend
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Socialist Equality) 1,863 0.78% Jerome S. White
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 1,735 0.72% Art Myatt
FEC finanical report not available
Total 240,122 100.00%  

CD 13
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Democratic     Congressman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
FEC: $460,445

CD 14
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
  Elected Democratic 156,928 84.95% Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
FEC: $1,069,653
  Candidate Republican 27,794 15.05% Chad Alan Miles
FEC: $6,963
Total 184,722 100.00%  

CD 15
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman John D. Dingell
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected in 1955 in a special election to fill the seat of his deceased father, John Dingell.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman John D. Dingell
  Elected Democratic 179,401 87.91% Congressman John D. Dingell
FEC: $1,557,064
  Candidate Green 9,379 4.60% Aimee Smith
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 8,367 4.10% Gregory Scott Stempfle
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 6,917 3.39% Robert F. "Bob" Czak
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     F. Vincent Vernuccio
Failed to submit the necessary 1,000 petition signatures necessary for ballot access. Running as a write-in candidate.

FEC: $2,679
Total 204,064 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for election Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - by Convention
  Elected Republican 2,089,589 56.19% Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land
  Candidate Democratic 1,559,088 41.92% Carmella Sabaugh
  Candidate Green 70,151 1.89% Lynn Meadows
Total 3,718,828 100.00%  
  
Candidates for Secretary of State are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for election Republican Attorney General Mike Cox
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - by Convention
  Elected Republican 1,986,241 53.87% Attorney General Mike Cox
  Candidate Democratic 1,602,508 43.46% Amos Williams
  Candidate Libertarian 62,145 1.69% Bill Hall
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 36,474 0.99% Charles F. Conces
Total 3,687,368 100.00%  
  
Candidates for Attorney General are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).

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): 10 incumbents, 20 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 20 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 12 candidates
  Libertarian: 17 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Socialist Equality: 1 candidate
  U.S. Taxpayers (affiliate of Constitution): 12 candidates
Independents
  No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 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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