United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2006

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United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2006
South Dakota
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Nominee Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Bruce Whalen
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 230,468 97,864
Percentage 69.09 29.3

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Representative before election

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Democratic

Elected Representative

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Democratic


The 2006 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota took place on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Voters selected a representative for their single At-Large district, who ran on a statewide ballot.

Democratic incumbent Stephanie Herseth was challenged by Republican nominee Chairman of the Shannon County Republican Party Bruce Whalen. Neither candidate was opposed in the June 6, 2006 primary. George W. Bush won in this district 61% to 39% over John Kerry in 2004.

Election results[edit]

Despite the strong performance of Republicans in many of the state elections held that year, including Incumbent Republican Governor Mike Rounds's 62%-36% victory over former state Representative Jack Billion, Herseth was nevertheless reelected.

South Dakota's At-large congressional district election, 2006[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (Incumbent) 230,468 69.09
Republican Bruce W. Whalen 97,864 29.34
Libertarian Larry Rudebusch 5,230 1.57
Total votes 333,562 100.00
Democratic hold

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