Florida's 8th congressional district election, 2006

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The Florida 8th congressional district election, 2006 was an election for the United States House of Representatives. Republican Congressman Ric Keller defeated Democratic businessman Charlie Stuart to win a fourth term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Stuart 12,728 47.73%
Democratic Alan Grayson 9,691 36.34%
Democratic Homer Hartage 4,250 15.94%
Totals 26,669 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Ric Keller, incumbent U.S. Congressman
  • Elizabeth Doran, businesswoman

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ric Keller (inc.) 30,707 72.48%
Republican Elizabeth Doran 11,661 27.52%
Totals 42,368 100.00%

General election[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Ric Keller, best known for his Cheeseburger Bill, which prevented customers from suing fast food chains for health problems, decided to seek a fourth term in Congress. Charlie Stuart, a marketing consultant, an Orange County, Florida native and member of a prominent Orlando family, was nominated by the Democratic Party to face Keller. Stuart was touted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a top longshot candidate and received the backing of local figures such as Congressman Allen Boyd, ex-Orlando mayors Glenda Hood and Bill Frederick and present Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer, as well as national ones such as former Virginia Governor Mark Warner.

Results[edit]

Florida's 8th congressional district election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ric Keller (inc.) 95,258 52.79%
Democratic Charlie Stuart 82,526 45.73%
Independent Wes Hoaglund 2,640 1.46%
Write-ins 20 0.01%
Totals 180,444 100.00%
Republican hold

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