United States Senate election in Delaware, 2006

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United States Senate election in Delaware, 2006
Delaware
2000 ←
November 7, 2006 → 2012

  Tom Carper, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Jan C Ting.jpg
Nominee Thomas Carper Jan Ting
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 170,567 69,744
Percentage 67.1% 27.4%

Delaware Election Results by county, all Democrat.png

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Thomas Carper
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas Carper
Democratic

The 2006 United States Senate election in Delaware was held on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper won re-election to a second term.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jan Ting 6,110 42.47%
Republican Michael D. Protack 5,771 40.12%
Republican Christine O'Donnell 2,505 17.41%
Totals 14,386 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Carper (D) Ting (R)
Fairleigh Dickinson October 31, 2006 60% 26%
Fairleigh Dickinson[3] September 22, 2006 63% 23%

Results[edit]

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas Carper (inc.) 170,567 67.13% +11.60%
Republican Jan Ting 69,734 27.44% -16.26%
Write-in Christine O'Donnell 11,127 4.38%
Libertarian William E. Morris 2,671 1.05% +0.71%
Majority 100,833 39.68% +27.85%
Turnout 254,099
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  • The News Journal (September 2, 2006). "The Complete list of Candidates". p. 85. 
  • "2006 General Election Candidates". Department of Elections for New Castle County, State of Delaware. 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2006-10-28. 
  • Matthew Jonas (13 September 2006). "Ting, Spivack pass first test". Delaware News Journal (Delaware Online). Retrieved 2006-10-29. [dead link] Topic: Primary results
  1. ^ "State of Delaware: General Election (Official Results)". Delaware Commissioner of Elections. 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  2. ^ http://elections.delaware.gov/archive/elect06/elect06_primary/elect06_primary_office.shtml
  3. ^ Chris Barrish (2006-09-22). "Independent poll says Carper has huge lead on Ting". Delaware News Journal. Retrieved 2006-10-29. [dead link] Quote: "the first nonpartisan opinion poll in Delaware this year". The poll was conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind research center.
  4. ^ http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2006/2006senate.pdf

External links[edit]

Political position