Vermont gubernatorial election, 2006

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 2006
Vermont
2004 ←
November 7, 2006 → 2008

  Jim Douglas-2009.jpg
Candidate Jim Douglas Scudder Parker
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 148,014 108,090
Percentage 56.3% 41.1%

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County Results

Governor before election

Jim Douglas
Republican

Elected Governor

Jim Douglas
Republican

The 2006 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Republican Jim Douglas succeeded in his bid for re-election, defeating Democrat Scudder Parker.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

  • Scudder Parker [1] - Former Democratic Party Chair, State Senator, minister, and director of energy efficiency at the Vermont Department of Public Service. Parker began campaigning in late 2005. He won the Democratic nomination when no other Democrat filed by the July 16, 2006 deadline.[2] His fundraising efforts resulted in $110,000 in donations in the month of July 2006.

Republican Party[edit]

Liberty Union Party[edit]

Vermont Green Party[edit]

United States Marijuana Party[edit]

Independents[edit]

Election results[edit]

Official results from the Vermont Secretary of State [5]:

2006 gubernatorial election, Vermont
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Douglas (incumbent) 148,014 56.3 -2.4
Democratic Scudder Parker 108,090 41.1 +3.2
Independent Cris Ericson 2,477 0.9 -0.4
Green Jim Hogue 1,936 0.7 n/a
Independent Benjamin Clarke 1,216 0.4 n/a
Liberty Union Robert Skold 638 0.2 -0.2
Write-ins 153 0.0 0
Majority 39,924 15.2
Turnout 262,524

Polling[edit]

Source Date Douglas (R) Parker (D)
Research 2000 September 23, 2006 53% 38%
American Research Group September 14, 2006 59% 32%
Rasmussen August 8, 2006 55% 37%
American Research Group July 27, 2006 47% 36%
Rasmussen June 16, 2006 54% 31%
Research 2000 May 11, 2006 53% 18%
Rasmussen Jan 10, 2005 54% 31%

See also[edit]