Kansas gubernatorial election, 2006

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Kansas gubernatorial election, 2006
Kansas
2002 ←
November 7, 2006 → 2010

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Nominee Kathleen Sebelius Jim Barnett
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 491,993 343,586
Percentage 57.90% 40.44%

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County results

Governor before election

Kathleen Sebelius
Democratic

Elected Governor

Kathleen Sebelius
Democratic

The Kansas gubernatorial election of 2006 took place on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who sported high approval ratings[1] ran for re-election to serve a second and final term. Governor Sebelius was unopposed for the Democratic nomination and she faced the Republican nominee, State Senator Jim Barnett, who emerged from a crowded primary. Sebelius roundly defeated Barnett and cruised to re-election, which was quite a considerable feat for a Democrat in staunchly conservative Kansas.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathleen Sebelius (inc.) 76,046 100.00%
Totals 76,046 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Barnett 70,299 36.18%
Republican Ken R. Canfield 51,365 26.44%
Republican Robin Jennison 42,678 21.97%
Republican Timothy V. Pickell 10,473 5.39%
Republican Rex Crowell 8,677 4.47%
Republican Dennis Hawver 6,661 3.43%
Republican Richard "Rode" Rodewald 4,142 2.13%
Totals 194,295 100.00%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Sebelius (D) Barnett (R)
Survey USA November 5, 2006 57% 40%
Rasmussen October 27, 2006 56% 37%
Survey USA October 16, 2006 55% 42%
Survey USA September 14, 2006 58% 38%
Rasmussen September 1, 2006 48% 37%
Rasmussen July 31, 2006 51% 34%
Rasmussen June 19, 2006 49% 36%
Rasmussen May 3, 2006 49% 37%
Rasmussen April 15, 2006 50% 37%
Rasmussen February 13, 2006 45% 37%
Rasmussen January 25, 2006 46% 35%

Results[edit]

Kansas gubernatorial election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kathleen Sebelius (inc.) 491,993 57.90% +5.03%
Republican Jim Barnett 343,586 40.44% -4.66%
Libertarian Carl Kramer 8,896 1.05% +0.08%
Reform Richard Lee Ranzau 5,221 0.61% -0.45%%
Write-ins 4 0.00%
Majority 148,407 17.47% +9.68%
Turnout 849,700
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]

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