United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 2006

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United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 2006
Wisconsin
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  Herbert Kohl, official photo.jpg
Nominee Herb Kohl Robert Lorge
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,439,214 630,299
Percentage 67.3% 29.5%

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County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Herb Kohl
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Herb Kohl
Democratic

The 2006 United States Senate election in Wisconsin was held November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Herb Kohl won re-election to a fourth term.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Herb Kohl, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Ben Masel

Results[edit]

2006 Wisconsin United States Senate Election Democratic Primary [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Herb Kohl (inc.) 308,178 85.66%
Democratic Ben Masel 51,245 14.24%
Democratic Party Other 335 0.09%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

2006 Wisconsin United States Senate Election Republican Primary [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert Lorge 194,633 99.73%
Republican Party Other 530 0.27%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Robert Lorge was the Republican candidate for the seat after being the only Republican candidate to file before the filing deadline on July 11, 2006. Despite receiving no money or support from the State or National Republican Republican party he fared better than Republican Senate candidates in New York, Massachusetts, North Dakota, and was the only major party candidate in 2006 able to deliver votes for under $1 in the Post McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law era.[citation needed]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Kohl (D) Lorge (R)
University of Wisconsin October 30, 2006 73% 16%
Rasmussen October 29, 2006 64% 25%
Rasmussen September 25, 2006 60% 33%
Zogby/WSJ September 11, 2006 50% 35%
Zogby/WSJ August 28, 2006 51% 33%
Rasmussen August 20, 2006 59% 31%
Rasmussen July 20, 2006 60% 27%
University of Wisconsin July 5, 2006 63% 14%
Strategic Vision (R) June 8, 2006 65% 25%
Strategic Vision (R) May 3, 2006 63% 25%
Strategic Vision (R) April 12, 2006 61% 25%
Strategic Vision (R) March 8, 2006 59% 27%

Results[edit]

2006 United States Senate election, Wisconsin [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Herb Kohl (inc.) 1,439,214 67.31 +5.8
Republican Robert Lorge 630,299 29.48 -7.5
Green Rae Vogeler 42,434 1.98 n/a
Independent Ben Glatzel 25,096 1.17 n/a
Other Scattered 1,254 0.06 n/a
Majority 808,915 37.83
Turnout 2,138,297
Democratic hold Swing

Analysis[edit]

Kohl won a majority in every county in the state. Kohl's weakest performance in the state was suburban Washington County, Wisconsin, which Kohl won with just 49.6%. Kohl's strongest performance was in rural Menominee County, where he won with over 90% of the vote. Vogeler's best performance was in Dane County, where she came in third place with over 5%, a county where Lorge had his second weakest performance.[2]

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