2006 Florida's 8th congressional district election

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The Florida 8th congressional district election, 2006 was an election for the United States House of Representatives. Republican Congressman Ric Keller defeated Democratic businessman Charlie Stuart to win a fourth term.

Democratic primary[edit]



Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Stuart 12,728 47.73
Democratic Alan Grayson 9,691 36.34
Democratic Homer Hartage 4,250 15.94
Total votes 26,669 100.00

Republican primary[edit]


  • Ric Keller, incumbent U.S. Congressman
  • Elizabeth Doran, businesswoman


Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ric Keller (inc.) 30,707 72.48
Republican Elizabeth Doran 11,661 27.52
Total votes 42,368 100.00

General election[edit]


Incumbent Republican Congressman Ric Keller, best known for his Cheeseburger Bill, which prevented customers from suing fast food chains for health problems, decided to seek a fourth term in Congress. Charlie Stuart, a marketing consultant, an Orange County, Florida native and member of a prominent Orlando family, was nominated by the Democratic Party to face Keller. Stuart was touted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a top longshot candidate and received the backing of local figures such as Congressman Allen Boyd, ex-Orlando mayors Glenda Hood and Bill Frederick and present Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer, as well as national ones such as former Virginia Governor Mark Warner.


Florida's 8th congressional district election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ric Keller (inc.) 95,258 52.79
Democratic Charlie Stuart 82,526 45.73
Independent Wes Hoaglund 2,640 1.46
Write-ins 20 0.01
Total votes 180,444 100.00
Republican hold


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