2006 United States House of Representatives Democratic Caucus leadership election

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A leadership election was held by the United States House of Representatives Democratic Caucus on November 17, 2006. The election determined who would be nominated by the caucus for Speaker of the House as well as who would occupy other leadership positions within the House Democratic Caucus in the 110th United States Congress. The following positions were nominated or elected on November 29: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, House Majority Leader, House Majority Whip, House Assistant Majority Leader, Democratic Caucus Chair, and Democratic Caucus vice-Chair.

Nominee for Speaker[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader later became Speaker

Democratic Majority Leader[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Caucus Majority Leader election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer 149 63.4%
Democratic John Murtha 86 36.6%
Total votes 235 100%

Democratic Majority Whip[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), House Caucus Vice-Chair later became Majority Whip

Withdrew[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Caucus Majority Whip election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Clyburn Acclamation 100%
Democratic Absent 1 0.42%
Total votes 239 100%

Democratic Caucus Chair[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Caucus Chair election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rahm Emanuel Acclamation 100%
Total votes 239 100%

Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Larson Acclamation 100%
Total votes 239 100%