United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2006

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Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2006
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 1,138,048 54.97% 7 7 0
Democratic 932,143 45.03% 6 6 0
Others 0 0.0% 0 0
Valid votes - -%
Invalid or blank votes - -%
Totals 2,070,191 100.00% 13 13
Voter turnout

All information came from the Secretary of State of Georgia Website.

General[edit]

Georgia has 13 congressional districts, whose lines were redrawn in 2005. Each district is home to approximately 630,000 Georgia residents. At present, six seats are held by Republicans and six seats are held by Democrats. The seat for district 10 is currently vacant due to the death of Congressman Norwood. Results for write in candidates can be found here.

District 1[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jim Nelson 43,668 31.5%
Republican Jack Kingston (incumbent) 94,961 68.5%
Republican hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 2[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Sanford Bishop (incumbent) 88,662 67.9%
Republican Bradley Hughes 41,967 32.1%
Democratic hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 3[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike McGraw 62,371 32.4%
Republican Lynn Westmoreland (incumbent) 130,428 67.6%
Republican hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 4[edit]

In the primary of July 18, incumbent Cynthia McKinney edged Johnson, a significant figure in DeKalb county politics, 47% to 45%. [1] Johnson subsequently defeated McKinney 59% to 41% in the August 8 runoff election.

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Hank Johnson 106,352 75.4%
Republican Catherine Davis 34,778 24.6%
Democratic hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 5[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Lewis (incumbent) 122,380 100%
Democratic hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 6[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steve Sinton 55,294 27.6%
Republican Tom Price (incumbent) 144,958 72.4%
Republican hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 7[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Allan Burns 53,553 29.1%
Republican John Linder (incumbent) 130,561 70.9%
Republican hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 8[edit]

A Republican mid-decade redistricting made this Macon-based district more compact and somewhat more Republican. Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall faced a very tough challenge by former Congressman Mac Collins, who represented an adjoining district from 1993 to 2005. Less than 60 percent of the population in Marshall’s present 3rd District was retained in the new 8th District. The reconfigured 8th includes Butts County, the political base of his opponent, former Congressman Mac Collins, who once served as chairman of the county commission. On the other hand, the 8th also includes all of Macon, where Marshall served as mayor from 1995-99. [2] The race featured heavy spending, not only by the candidates themselves, but from independent groups. During the campaign, President George W. Bush attended a rally to try and help Collins. Marshall won reelection by some 1,700 votes.

Marshall was reelected with 63% in 2004, but in 2002 won by only 50.5% to 49.5%. This is one of the most competitive House races in the nation.

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 8th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jim Marshall (incumbent) 80,660 50.5%
Republican Mac Collins 78,908 49.5%
Democratic hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 9[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Bradbury 39,240 23.4%
Republican Nathan Deal (incumbent) 128,685 76.6%
Republican hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 10[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 10th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Terry Holley 57,032 32.6%
Republican Charlie Norwood (incumbent) 117,721 67.4%
Republican hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 11[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 11th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Pillion 48,261 28.9%
Republican Phil Gingrey (incumbent) 118,524 71.1%
Republican hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 12[edit]

Democrat John Barrow unseated first-term Republican Max Burns by 52% to 48% in a Democratic-leaning district which Burns won over a scandal-tainted opponent in 2002. This year, Burns sought a rematch. Recent redistricting made this southern Georgia district more mixed, but the balance still favored Democrats. Burns ran a tough campaign and made the race extremely close. In the end however Burns lost by 864 votes and ruled out a recount challenge to the certified results. This failure to win the seat by the GOP sealed the unprecedented gains of the Democrats in which they did not lose a single House seat, Senate Seat or Governorship they held going into the election.

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 12th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Barrow(incumbent) 71,651 50.3%
Republican Max Burns 70,787 49.7%
Democratic hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

District 13[edit]

General election results[edit]

Georgia's 13th Congressional District Election Results, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Scott(incumbent) 103,019 69.2%
Republican Deborah Honeycutt 45,770 30.8%
Democratic hold Swing
Source: Georgia Secretary of State