United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2006

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The 2006 U.S. House of Representatives election for the state of North Dakota's At-large congressional district was held November 7, 2006. The incumbent, Democratic-NPL Congressman Earl Pomeroy was re-elected to his eighth term, defeating Republican candidate Matt Mechtel.

Only Pomeroy filed as a Dem-NPLer, and the endorsed Republican candidate was Matt Mechtel of Fargo, North Dakota. Pomeroy and Mechtel won the primary elections for their respective parties.[1]

Pomeroy increased his margin over his opposition for the third year in a row since 2002. This was because Mechtel was not known well throughout the state, and that the Republican Party itself was beginning to slump.

Election results[edit]

North Dakota's At-large congressional district election, 2006[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Pomeroy (inc.) 142,934 65.68
Republican Matt Mechtel 74,687 34.32
Total votes 217,621 100.00
Democratic hold


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