New York state elections, 2006

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2006 Democratic candidates Eliot Spitzer for Governor of New York and Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senator.

New York held various elections on November 7, 2006. The Senate and Governor elections were two of the most lopsided elections in New York state-wide election history.


United States Senate[edit]

Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was re-elected to a 2nd 6 year term. She was first elected in 2000.

United States House[edit]

2006 pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 20
  Republican-Held 9
2006 post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 23
  Republican-Held 6



Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat, was elected to replace retiring George Pataki, a Republican.

Attorney General[edit]

Andrew Cuomo was elected to replace fellow Democrat Eliot Spitzer, who was elected governor.


Democratic Comptroller Alan Hevesi was re-elected. He then resigned.

State Senate[edit]

2006 pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 35
  Democratic-Held 27
2006 post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 33
  Democratic-Held 29

State Assembly[edit]

2006 pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 104
  Republican-Held 44
  Vacant 2
2006 post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 108
  Republican-Held 42


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