United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2006

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United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2006
North Dakota
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  Earl Pomeroy 111th congressional portrait.jpg
Nominee Earl Pomeroy Matt Mechtel
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Popular vote 142,934 74,687
Percentage 65.68 34.32

North Dakota House of Representatives At Large Election Results by County, 2006.svg
Results by county[1]



Representative before election

Earl Pomeroy

Elected Representative

Earl Pomeroy

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.[2]

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[1]
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


  1. ^ a b "Official Results General Election". North Dakota Voting Information & Central Election Systems. North Dakota Election Officials, County Auditors and Secretary of State. November 7, 2006. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ North Dakota Secretary of State

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