Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2006

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

  Governor Bredesen.jpg
Nominee Phil Bredesen Jim Bryson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,247,491 540,853
Percentage 68.60% 29.74%

Governor before election

Phil Bredesen
Democratic

Elected Governor

Phil Bredesen
Democratic

The Tennessee gubernatorial election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. The incumbent, Democrat Phil Bredesen, defeated Republican state Senator Jim Bryson to serve another term as Governor.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Bredesen (inc.) 393,004 88.50%
Democratic John Jay Hooker 31,933 7.19%
Democratic Tim Sevier 11,562 2.60%
Democratic Walt Ward 7,555 1.70%
Totals 444,054 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jim Bryson
  • David M. Farmer
  • Joe Kirkpatrick
  • Mark Albertini
  • Wayne Thomas Bailey
  • Wayne Young
  • Timothy Thomas

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Bryson 160,786 50.03%
Republican David M. Farmer 50,900 15.84%
Republican Joe Kirkpatrick 34,491 10.73%
Republican Mark Albertini 29,184 9.08%
Republican Wayne Thomas Bailey 24,273 7.55%
Republican Wayne Young 11,997 3.73%
Republican Timothy Thomas 9,747 3.03%
Totals 321,378 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Phil Bredesen (D)
  • Jim Bryson (R)
  • Carl Two Feathers Whitaker (I)
  • George Banks (I)
  • Charles E. Smith (I)
  • Howard W. Switzer (I)
  • David Gatchell (I)
  • Marivuana Stout Leinoff (I)

Polling[edit]

Source Date Bredesen (D) Bryson (R)
Survey USA October 25, 2006 66% 28%
Survey USA October 10, 2006 63% 32%
Accuratings October 24, 2006 67% 33%
The Commercial Appeal October 3, 2006 63% 22%
Rasmussen October 3, 2006 63% 28%
Rasmussen September 7, 2006 58% 31%
Zogby June 13, 2006 58% 22%

Results[edit]

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Phil Bredesen (inc.) 1,247,491 68.60% +17.95%
Republican Jim Bryson 540,853 29.74% -17.85%
Independent Carl Two Feathers Whitaker 11,374 0.63%
Independent George Banks 7,531 0.41%
Independent Charles E. Smith 4,083 0.22%
Independent Howard W. Switzer 2,711 0.15%
Independent David Gatchell 2,385 0.13%
Independent Marivuana Stout Leinoff 2,114 0.12%
Write-ins 7 0.00%
Majority 706,638 38.86% +35.80%
Turnout 1,818,549
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "August 3, 2006, Democratic Primary: Governor". Tennessee Secretary of State. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "August 3, 2006, Republican Primary: Governor". Tennessee Secretary of State. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "November 7, 2006, General Election: Governor". Tennessee Secretary of State. Retrieved June 27, 2014.