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2006 United States House of Representatives elections

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All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives[a]
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Nancy Pelosi Dennis Hastert
(resigned as leader)
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 2003 January 3, 1999
Leader's seat California 8th Illinois 14th
Last election 202 seats, 46.8% 232 seats, 49.4%
Seats before 201 229
Seats won 233 202
Seat change Increase 31 Decrease 30
Popular vote 42,338,795 35,857,334
Percentage 52.3% 44.3%
Swing Increase 5.5% Decrease 5.1%

  Third party
 
Party Independent
Last election 1
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1
Popular vote 417,895
Percentage 0.5%
Swing Decrease 0.1%

Results:
     Democratic hold      Democratic gain
     Republican hold

Speaker before election

Dennis Hastert
Republican

Elected Speaker

Nancy Pelosi
Democratic

The 2006 United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 7, 2006, to elect members to the United States House of Representatives. It took place in the middle of President George W. Bush's second term in office. All 435 seats of the House were up for election. Those elected served in the 110th United States Congress from January 3, 2007, until January 3, 2009. The incumbent majority party, the Republicans, had won majorities in the House consecutively since 1994, and were defeated by the Democrats who won a majority in the chamber, ending 12 years of Republican control in the House.

The Republicans had won a 232-seat majority in 2004, but by the time of the 2006 election, they held 229 seats, while the Democrats held 201, plus 1 Independent (Bernie Sanders) who caucused with the Democrats. There were also four vacancies. Democrats needed to pick up 15 seats to take control of the House, which had been in Republican control since January 1995. Along with the historical "sixth-year itch" that has plagued many incumbent presidents in midterm elections, the public's perception of George W. Bush, the handling of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a series of political scandals involving mostly congressional Republicans took their toll on the party at the ballot box.[1]

The final result was a 31-seat pickup for the Democrats, including the pickup of the Vermont at-large seat, previously held by Independent Bernie Sanders (who ran instead for U.S. Senate), who caucused with the Democrats. Democrats defeated 22 Republican incumbents and won eight open Republican-held seats. For the first time since the party's founding, Republicans won no seats previously held by Democrats and defeated no Democratic incumbents.[2] It was the largest seat gain for the Democrats since the 1974 elections. Among the new Democrats were the first Muslim in Congress (Keith Ellison) and the first two Buddhists (Mazie Hirono and Hank Johnson). As a result of the Democratic victory, Nancy Pelosi became the first female and the first Californian House Speaker.[3]

This is to date the only House election cycle where only one party flipped any seats, and is the last time Republicans won a house race in Connecticut or more than one house seat in New Mexico. This is also the last time Democrats won more than one house seat in either Louisiana and/or Kansas.

Results[edit]

Federal[edit]

233 202
Democratic Republican
President Bush met with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (then House Minority Leader and Minority Whip, respectively) at the Oval Office in the White House. The President congratulated Pelosi and Hoyer on their newfound majority and vowed to work with them until his presidency was over. Regarding Pelosi's elevation to Speaker of the House, Bush commented, "This is a historic moment".


Summary of the November 7, 2006, United States House of Representatives election results
Party Seats Popular vote
2004 2006 Net
change
% Vote % +/−
Democratic Party 202 233 Increase 31 53.6% 42,338,795 52.3% +5.5%
Republican Party 232 202 Decrease 30 46.4% 35,857,334 44.3% −5.1%
  Libertarian Party 656,764 0.8% −0.1%
  Independent 1 0 Decrease 1 - 417,895 0.5% −0.1%
  Green Party 243,391 0.3% -
  Constitution Party 91,133 0.1% −0.1%
  Independence Party 85,815 0.1% -
  Reform Party 53,862 0.1%
  Other parties 1,230,548 1.5% −0.1%
Totals 435 435 100.0% 80,975,537 100.0%
Voter turnout: 36.8%
Sources: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk
Popular vote
Democratic
52.29%
Republican
44.28%
Libertarian
0.81%
Green
0.29%
Others
2.33%
House seats
Democratic
53.56%
Republican
46.44%

Voter demographics[edit]

Vote by demographic subgroup
Demographic subgroup DEM GOP Other % of
total vote
Total vote 52 44 4 100
Ideology
Liberals 87 11 2 20
Moderates 60 38 2 47
Conservatives 20 78 2 32
Party
Democrats 93 7 n/a 38
Republicans 8 91 1 36
Independents 57 39 4 26
Gender
Men 50 47 3 49
Women 55 43 2 51
Marital status
Married 48 51 1 68
Unmarried 64 34 2 32
Gender by marital status
Married men 47 51 2 35
Married women 48 50 2 33
Unmarried men 62 36 2 14
Unmarried women 66 32 2 18
Race/ethnicity
White 47 51 2 79
Black 89 10 1 10
Asian 62 37 1 2
Other 55 42 3 2
Hispanic (of any race) 69 30 1 8
Gender by race
White men 44 53 3 39
White women 49 50 1 40
Non-white men 75 23 2 9
Non-white women 78 21 1 11
Religion
Protestant 44 54 2 55
Catholic 55 44 1 26
Jewish 87 12 1 2
Other religion 71 25 4 6
None 74 22 4 11
Religious service attendance
More than weekly 38 60 2 17
Weekly 46 53 1 28
Monthly 57 41 2 12
A few times a year 60 38 2 25
Never 67 30 3 15
White evangelical or born-again Christian
White evangelical or born-again Christian 28 70 2 24
Everyone else 59 39 2 76
Age
18–29 years old 60 38 2 12
30–44 years old 53 45 2 24
45–59 years old 53 46 1 34
60 and older 50 48 2 29
Sexual orientation
LGBT 75 24 1 3
Heterosexual 52 46 2 97
Education
Not a high school graduate 64 35 1 3
High school graduate 55 44 1 21
Some college education 51 47 2 31
College graduate 49 49 2 27
Postgraduate education 58 41 1 18
Family income
Under $15,000 67 30 3 7
$15,000–30,000 61 36 3 12
$30,000–50,000 56 43 1 21
$50,000–75,000 50 48 2 22
$75,000–100,000 52 47 1 16
$100,000–150,000 47 51 2 13
$150,000–200,000 47 51 2 5
Over $200,000 45 53 2 5
Union households
Union 64 34 2 23
Non-union 49 49 2 77
Region
Northeast 63 35 2 22
Midwest 52 47 1 27
South 45 53 2 30
West 54 43 3 21
Community size
Urban 61 37 2 30
Suburban 50 48 2 47
Rural 48 50 2 24

Source: CNN exit poll[4]

Maps[edit]

Retiring incumbents[edit]

27 incumbents did not seek re-election.

The four vacancies were New Jersey's 13th congressional district, to be filled at the same time as the general election with the winner taking office in November immediately after the votes were certified; Texas's 22nd congressional district, with a separate special election on the same day; and Ohio's 18th congressional district and Florida's 16th congressional district, which did not have special elections to fill the vacancies before January 2007. New Jersey's 13th congressional district had been held by Democrat Bob Menendez, Texas's 22nd congressional district had been held by Republican Tom DeLay, Ohio's 18th congressional district had been held by Republican Robert Ney, and Florida's 16th congressional district had been held by Republican Mark Foley. Democrats won all four races.

Democratic incumbents[edit]

Nine Democrats retired, all of whom were replaced by Democrats.

Republican incumbents[edit]

Seventeen Republicans retired, twelve of whom were replaced by Republicans and five replaced by Democrats.

Independent incumbent[edit]

One independent who caucused with the Democrats retired, and was replaced by a Democrat.

Defeated incumbents[edit]

Defeated in primary elections[edit]

Two incumbents were defeated in their party's respective primaries, which their respective parties held in the general election.

Defeated in general election[edit]

25 Republican incumbents were defeated by Democrats.

  • Arizona's 5th congressional district: Early in the cycle, incumbent J. D. Hayworth (R) appeared on his way to an easy reelection. However, his seat may have become more competitive after the Congressional Page scandal broke. Democrats fielded a locally well-known candidate in State Senator Harry Mitchell, a former Mayor of Tempe. Mitchell has been a political force in his home town, one of the largest communities in the district, and Democrats became enthusiastic about his candidacy. The 5th leans Republican, but not overwhelmingly. The district includes, in addition to Tempe, Scottsdale, the prime real estate of the Phoenix area. On election night, Mitchell defeated Hayworth, 50% to 46%.
  • California's 11th congressional district: Longtime incumbent Richard Pombo (R) won reelection in 2004 by a reasonably comfortable 61% to 39% margin. However, Pombo became associated with the ethical and legal scandals revolving around Jack Abramoff and became the subject of an investigation, which eroded his popular support. In addition, Rolling Stone listed him as one of the ten worst congressmen. The Democratic candidate who garnered the 39% in 2004, Jerry McNerney, joined that race as a write-in candidate two weeks before the primary election. In 2006, McNerney was challenged in the primary by Steve Filson. Filson was backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee but was upset by McNerney in the primary. Pombo was challenged for the Republican nomination by former Representative Pete McCloskey. Pombo won 63% of the primary vote to 32% for McCloskey.[5] McCloskey eventually endorsed McNerney.[6] The eleventh district is largely composed of Oakland suburbs and leans Republican. McNerney defeated Pombo 53% to 47% on election night.
  • Connecticut's 2nd congressional district: Incumbent Rob Simmons (R), a Vietnam War veteran and former CIA agent, won reelection by 54% to 46% in 2004, in a Democratic-leaning district encompassing eastern Connecticut, including Norwich and New London. The 2002 nominee, former state Representative Joe Courtney, decided to make another run. Even though in the past Simmons had been able to win elections in the Democratic-leaning district by painting himself as a moderate, the seat is perennially competitive. The results were so close on election night that the race was not settled until a week later. A recount was completed on November 14, 2006, with the final results giving Joe Courtney an 83-vote victory over Rob Simmons.[7] It was the closest house race of 2006.
  • Connecticut's 5th congressional district: Although incumbent Nancy Johnson (R) won with at least 60% of the vote in 2004 and faced a difficult challenge (running against a fellow incumbent in a redrawn district) in 2002, winning with just 54%, she was still a Republican in a swing district. While the 5th is Connecticut's most conservative region, John Kerry won the district by about 1100 votes in 2004 and Al Gore won it when Johnson represented it as the 6th District in 2000. The district is located in Northwestern Connecticut and includes a large portion of Waterbury, Danbury, the wealthy western suburbs of Hartford, and small rural towns. Johnson faced a credible challenge from state Senator Chris Murphy. She was popular in the district, but with Bush's rating in New England at rock bottom, a Democratic victory was possible. Early in the cycle, this race was considered the least competitive of the three Republican-held seats in Connecticut, but Murphy defeated Johnson on election night, winning 56% to 44%.
  • Florida's 22nd congressional district: Republican E. Clay Shaw had been in Congress since 1981, and had represented the 22nd District since 1993. The district voted for John Kerry over George Bush in 2004, but re-elected Shaw with 63% against a last-minute replacement Democrat. In 2000, Shaw won a close race by 599 votes in a district that Al Gore won by 4%, but in 2002, he was redistricted into a slightly less Democratic district and scored an easy victory. The district includes wealthy areas of Palm Beach County and Broward County including Boca Raton and parts of Fort Lauderdale The revelation that Shaw was being treated for a second time for lung cancer may have affected his re-election chances. This year, Shaw faced a challenge from a well-funded state senator Ron Klein. Klein won on election day by 51% to 47%.
  • Indiana's 2nd congressional district: Chris Chocola (R) was first elected in 2002 by a 50% to 46% margin. Democrat Joe Donnelly, who lost to Chocola 54% to 45% in 2004, ran again in 2006. Democrats blamed Donnelly's 2004 loss on a lack of funding from the national party that allowed Chocola to outspend Donnelly by a two-to-one margin. President Bush visited the South Bend-centered district seven times between 2000 and 2006, suggesting that Chocola was vulnerable. Chocola's popularity was also affected by the unpopularity of GOP Governor Mitch Daniels; among other things, Daniels decided to lease a toll road that runs through the district to a foreign corporation. Daniels also pushed to move the entire state to daylight saving time, which was opposed by local residents. In the campaign, Chocola attacked Donnelly for being delinquent in paying property taxes. On election night, Donnelly defeated Chocola 54% to 46%.
  • Indiana's 8th congressional district: John Hostettler (R), who had only a 34% approval rating, was challenged by Vanderburgh County Sheriff Brad Ellsworth in this swing district that includes Evansville and Terre Haute. Hostettler had a history of winning tough reelections, but Ellsworth was considered to be his strongest opponent. The district has been nicknamed "The Bloody Eighth" due to its frequent ousting of incumbent congressmen, which has occurred in 1958, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1994, and 2006. Despite the competitive nature of the district, Hostettler was traditionally slow to raise money and lagged far behind his opponent in fundraising totals throughout the election. Rumors circulated in September that Hostettler had essentially given up on his campaign when he failed to hold any events on Labor Day weekend, the traditional kickoff of the campaign season. In the end, Ellsworth defeated Hostettler by a 61%–39% margin, the most lopsided loss for a House incumbent since 1994.
  • Indiana's 9th congressional district: In 2004, incumbent Mike Sodrel (R) defeated then-incumbent Baron Hill by only 1,425 votes, the smallest winning percentage in any congressional race that year.[8] Hill ran in 2006 to reclaim his seat in this Southeast Indiana district that includes Bloomington and New Albany. He defeated anti-war challenger Gretchen Clearwater in the May 2 primary. Factors cited in the race included Sodrel being a self-described staunch Republican Party loyalist in an evenly divided district, Hill lacking the advantages of incumbency in 2006, and (according to Democrats) Hill's superior constituent service compared to Sodrel's. Hill defeated Sodrel from 50% to 46%.
  • Iowa's 2nd congressional district: Incumbent Jim Leach (R) received 59% of the vote in 2004. Before the election, this was the most Democratic seat held by a Republican, as measured by presidential candidates' performances in the district. However, Leach had consistently won here since 1976, helped by his reputation for strong integrity. Also helping him was his status as one of the most liberal Republicans in the House. As a result, Leach traditionally won large numbers of crossover votes from Democrats and was expected to do so again. The Democrats nominated David Loebsack, a political science professor at small Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Despite Leach's appeal and seniority, Loebsack prevailed on election night by a 51% to 49% margin. Leach's defeat made him the most senior House member to lose re-election in 2006 and the most senior member to lose re-election since 36-year incumbent Phil Crane lost in 2004 in an upset to Melissa Bean.
  • Kansas's 2nd congressional district: Incumbent Jim Ryun (R), a leading conservative, won re-election by 56% to 41% in 2004 and had held his seat for five terms. This year, Ryun faced a rematch with Democrat Nancy Boyda, who also ran against him in 2004. The district is home to Topeka, Manhattan (location of Kansas State University), Leavenworth, Pittsburg, and half of the liberal college town of Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas. Despite being held by Ryun, the seat had a history of electing Democrats and before 1994, Democrats held the seat for 20 out of 24 years. However, gerrymandering had made the seat tilt more Republican, and Ryun was thought to be secure. However, Ryun faced controversy over a Washington, D.C. real estate purchase, and in the wake of scandals that rocked Washington, D.C., this had a major effect on local voters, far more than had been expected. Boyda was also helped by the reelection of popular Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius. Boyda defeated the incumbent Ryun 51% to 47%, in one of the most shocking results of the night.
  • Kentucky's 3rd congressional district: Incumbent Anne Northup (R) had been a target for the Democrats since her election in 1996; in 2004 and 2000, John Kerry and Al Gore both won her Louisville-centered congressional district by two percent, and Bill Clinton won the district by double-digit margins during the 1990s. While Northup had generally run close races, she won 60% of the vote in the 2004 election. Redistricting after the 2000 census added a few more suburban Republicans to the district, according to Congressional Quarterly. The Democratic candidate was John Yarmuth, the founder of the local free publication LEO. In spite of Northup's electoral success, excellent constituent services, and popularity among blue-collar voters in southern Louisville, Democrats saw this race as winnable, calling attention to Northup's 91% lockstep voting record with an unpopular President Bush. Northup led in most polls until October, when Yarmuth began to gain. By election night, the race had become highly competitive. House Majority Leader John Boehner referred to Northup as the Republicans' "canary in the coal mine", meaning that her fortunes would portend the outcome of House elections nationwide. This proved to be a correct assessment, as on election night, Yarmuth defeated Northup 51% to 48% and Republicans lost control of the House.
  • Minnesota's 1st congressional district: Incumbent Gil Gutknecht (R) was reelected in his Southern Minnesota district with 60% of the vote in 2004. A member of the 1994 Republican Revolution, Gutknecht had promised not to run for a seventh term when first elected. Though not expected to be significant, the broken promise proved to be a factor in his defeat. Geography teacher Tim Walz was the Democratic nominee and ran a much stronger campaign than expected, helped by the massive decline in President George W. Bush's popularity in Minnesota. Walz defeated Gutknecht 53%–47%.[9]
  • New Hampshire's 1st congressional district: Republican incumbent Jeb Bradley was seeking a third term. Rochester Democratic chair Carol Shea-Porter won the nomination in a major upset against better-funded and party-favored state House Democratic Leader Jim Craig. Although this was the one house district in New England Bush carried in 2004, and Bradley had won it handily in the past, the President was highly unpopular throughout New England, which gave Democrats an opening. Still, most thought that Bradley was the strong favorite to win. Shea-Porter defeated Bradley 52% to 48% in the most shocking upset of the night, along with the victories of David Loebsack and Nancy Boyda.
  • New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district: Incumbent Charles Bass (R) won reelection in 2004 with 58% percent of the vote, even as his district was won by John Kerry 52% to 47%. Bass, a political moderate, easily defeated primary challenges from Berlin Mayor Bob Danderson and Mary Maxwell. The Democratic nominee, Paul Hodes, an attorney, was also the 2004 Democratic nominee. In late September, a top Bass staffer resigned after news stories that a U.S. Government computer in Bass's DC office had been used to post anonymous concern troll messages to NH blogs. In these messages, "IndyNH" claimed to be a supporter of Paul Hodes who was discouraged by Bass's unbeatable lead. Hodes defeated Bass on election day, 53% to 46%.
  • New York's 19th congressional district: Incumbent Sue Kelly (R) had rarely faced stiff competition since her initial election in 1994, but the Democratic primary attracted six contenders in 2006, two of whom dropped out before the primary. Former Ulster County Legislator John Hall, who was once a member of the popular rock band, Orleans, won the Democratic nomination with 49% of the vote in a multi-candidate primary. An October 26 Majority-Watch poll had him leading 49% to 47%.[10] Several factors played into Kelly's defeat, including the extremely weak GOP showing in the senatorial and gubernatorial races, her reluctance to answer questions about the Mark Foley Page Scandal (notoriously, she literally ran away from television cameras at one point), and Hall's quirky campaign style, which included an appearance on the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report. Hall defeated Kelly 51% to 49%. Following Hall's election, Stephen Colbert took credit for the victory and attributed it entirely to Hall's appearance on the show. Hall appeared several days later to satirically thank the host for his seat in Congress.
  • New York's 20th congressional district: Incumbent John E. Sweeney (R) had never faced a particularly competitive election until 2006. His competitive district fueled a strong challenge from attorney Kirsten Gillibrand. In April 2006, Sweeney was allegedly sighted intoxicated at a fraternity party.[11] On October 31, a week before the election, police report surfaced that documented a 911 call from his wife asking for help because her husband was "knocking her around the room". Despite denials from both Sweeney and his wife, the report proved to be a turning point and Gillibrand was victorious on election night, 53% to 47%. (For details, see 2006 New York's 20th congressional district election.)
  • Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district: Jason Altmire (D) upset incumbent Republican Melissa Hart in a surprise victory for the Democrats in this suburban Pittsburgh district. Altmire's background was in health care policy and legislative relations; he was overseer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Office of Charitable Giving before leaving to run for office in June 2005. Hart had seemed untouchable only a few months before the election, and was still generally expected to win on Election Day. Hart blamed her defeat on Altmire's campaign ads that tied her with the locally unpopular president.[13] Altmire defeated Hart, 52% to 48%.
  • Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district: Curt Weldon (R) won reelection with 59% of the vote in 2004, but represents a Democratic-leaning district that incorporates much of Delaware County in suburban Philadelphia. He faced retired Navy Vice Admiral Joe Sestak (D). On October 13, it was reported that Weldon and his daughter were being investigated by the FBI, and two days later the FBI raided his daughter's residence.[14][15] Between Sestak's fundraising abilities,[16] and the investigation of Weldon and his daughter, Sestak defeated Weldon, 56% to 44%.
  • Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district: Mike Fitzpatrick (R) won election for the first time in 2004 by a wide 56–42 margin over Virginia "Ginny" Schrader, but his district, based in suburban Bucks County, is politically moderate, having voted for Democratic presidents and Republican congressmen since 1992. His Democratic opponent in 2006 was retired Captain Patrick Murphy, an Iraq War veteran of the Army's 82nd Airborne. The Iraq War was the major issue of the campaign. In 2005, Murphy proposed a plan for phased withdrawal; Fitzpatrick stood by President Bush's stay-the-course policy through most of the campaign, before calling for a new plan. Ultimately, Murphy defeated Fitzpatrick by 1,518 votes.
  • Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district: Don Sherwood (R) had strong backing as a result of redistricting in this heavy GOP district. The Democrats didn't even field a candidate to run against him in 2002 and 2004. But in 2005 details were made public regarding a five-year affair between Sherwood and Cynthia Ore, who sued Sherwood for $5.5 million alleging physical abuse. On November 8, 2005, the two settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Sherwood was expected to win the Republican primary easily over teacher Kathy Scott, as she had very little money or campaign staff, but she polled a surprising 44% of the vote against him. His Democratic opponent was professor and U.S. Naval Reserve officer Chris Carney. Carney led in the polls for most of the fall. Carney defeated Sherwood 53% to 47%.
  • Texas's 23rd congressional district: In 2004, incumbent Henry Bonilla (R) received nearly 70% of the vote. However, his district, which includes several heavily Republican suburbs of San Antonio, as well as Big Bend National Park and much of Texas' border with Mexico, had to be changed after a mid-2006 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the redistricting efforts of the Texas Legislature violated Voting Rights Act protection of minorities — largely Hispanic Laredo was in the 23rd District until the redistricting. On August 4, a federal court redrew the district and removed the portion of Webb County that was in the district, eliminating the possibility of a rematch with Cuellar, and added a heavily Democratic portion of San Antonio, the home base of liberal former congressman Ciro Rodriguez. Rodriguez ran against Bonilla in the all-candidate primary on November 7.[17] The winner of the now somewhat irrelevant Democratic primary, Vietnam War combat veteran Rick Bolanos, also ran in the November 7 election. The realigned district is less Republican than the previous version, but Bonilla was still favored against the crowded field of six Democrats, including Rodriguez and Bolanos, and one Independent candidate. A majority was required in this special election to avoid a runoff between the top two contenders. Bonilla won the November 7 election with 49% of the vote, but failed to get the needed 50% of the vote to avoid the runoff. In that runoff, he faced Rodriguez, who got 20% of the special election vote. Bonilla was seen as being the favorite. He ignored Rodriguez until the final days, then ran TV ads portraying him as politically aligned with some Islamic terror supporters, which backfired. In the special election, however, Rodriguez was able to portray himself as part of an incoming majority, which would help retain federal funding for programs in the district. Rodriguez defeated Bonilla in the runoff 54% to 46%.

Open seats that changed parties[edit]

Five Republicans that retired were replaced by Democrats.

One independent who caucused with the Democrats retired, and was replaced by a Democrat.

Closest races[edit]

Sixty races were decided by 10% or lower.[18]

District Winner Margin
Connecticut 2nd Democratic (flip) 0.04%
Florida 13th Republican 0.16%
North Carolina 8th Republican 0.28%
New Mexico 1st Republican 0.40%
Ohio 15th Republican 0.48%
Wyoming at-large Republican 0.53%
Pennsylvania 8th Democratic (flip) 0.60%
Georgia 12th Democratic 0.61%
Ohio 2nd Republican 1.06%
Georgia 8th Democratic 1.09%
Pennsylvania 6th Republican 1.32%
New Jersey 7th Republican 1.48%
New York 25th Republican 1.57%
Florida 16th Democratic (flip) 1.89%
Nevada 3rd Republican 1.89%
Wisconsin 8th Democratic (flip) 2.14%
New York 19th Democratic (flip) 2.43%
Kentucky 3rd Democratic (flip) 2.44%
Colorado 4th Republican 2.49%
New Hampshire 1st Democratic (flip) 2.63%
Illinois 6th Republican 2.70%
Virginia 2nd Republican 2.82%
Iowa 2nd Democratic (flip) 2.86%
New York 29th Republican 2.92%
Washington 8th Republican 2.92%
California 4th Republican 3.18%
Connecticut 4th Republican 3.38%
Kansas 2nd Democratic (flip) 3.46%
Florida 22nd Democratic (flip) 3.75%
Pennsylvania 4th Democratic (flip) 3.85%
Michigan 7th Republican 3.95%
New York 26th Republican 3.96%
Arizona 5th Democratic (flip) 3.97%
Ohio 1st Republican 4.50%
Indiana 9th Democratic (flip) 4.52%
Idaho 1st Republican 5.14%
Michigan 9th Republican 5.34%
Iowa 3rd Democratic 5.40%
Nevada 2nd Republican 5.41%
Minnesota 1st Democratic (flip) 5.62%
Pennsylvania 10th Democratic (flip) 5.90%
New York 20th Democratic (flip) 6.20%
California 11th Democratic (flip) 6.54%
Illinois 10th Republican 6.76%
Illinois 8th Democratic 6.89%
Florida 8th Republican 7.06%
New Hampshire 2nd Democratic (flip) 7.10%
Indiana 7th Democratic 7.52%
North Carolina 11th Democratic (flip) 7.58%
Indiana 2nd Democratic (flip) 7.96%
Minnesota 6th Republican 7.98%
Arizona 1st Republican 8.30%
Kentucky 4th Republican 8.31%
Indiana 3rd Republican 8.56%
Texas 23rd Democratic (flip) 8.56%
Vermont at-large Democratic (flip) 8.68%
New York 24th Democratic (flip) 8.94%
Nebraska 2nd Republican 9.32%
California 50th Republican 9.64%
Nebraska 3rd Republican 9.98%

Election ratings[edit]

Special elections[edit]

There were two special elections in 2006 to the 109th United States Congress, listed here by date and district.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
California 50 Duke Cunningham Republican 1990 Incumbent resigned December 1, 2005 amid the Cunningham scandal.
New member elected June 6, 2006.
Republican hold.
Texas 22 Tom DeLay Republican 1984 Incumbent resigned June 9, 2006 following indictment.
New member elected November 7, 2006.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (Republican) 62.5%
  • Bob Smither (Libertarian) 18.7%
  • Steve Stockman (Republican) 10.8%
  • Don Richardson (Republican) 6.0%
  • Giannibicego Hoa Tran (Republican) 2.1%[20]

Alabama[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Alabama 1 R+12 Jo Bonner Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 2 R+13 Terry Everett Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 3 R+4 Mike D. Rogers Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 4 R+16 Robert Aderholt Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 5 R+6 Robert E. Cramer Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 6 R+25 Spencer Bachus Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 7 D+17 Artur Davis Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Alaska[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Alaska at-large R+14 Don Young Republican 1973 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Don Young (Republican) 56.8%
  • Diane Benson (Democratic) 40.2%
  • Alexander Crawford (Libertarian) 1.7%
  • Eva Ince (Green) 0.8%
  • Bill Ratigan (Independent) 0.7%

Arizona[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Arizona 1 R+2 Rick Renzi Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 2 R+9 Trent Franks Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 3 R+6 John Shadegg Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 4 D+14 Ed Pastor Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 5 R+4 J. D. Hayworth Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Arizona 6 R+12 Jeff Flake Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 7 D+12 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 8 R+1 Jim Kolbe Republican 1984 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

Arkansas[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Arkansas 1 R+1 Marion Berry Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 2 EVEN Vic Snyder Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 3 R+11 John Boozman Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 4 EVEN Mike Ross Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

California[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
California 1 D+10 Mike Thompson Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 2 R+13 Wally Herger Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
California 3 R+7 Dan Lungren Republican 1978
1988 (retired)
2004
Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Dan Lungren (Republican) 59.5%
  • Bill Durston (Democratic) 37.9%
  • Douglas Arthur Tuma (Libertarian) 1.6%
  • Mike Roskey (Peace and Freedom) 1.0%
California 4 R+11 John Doolittle Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
California 5 D+14 Doris Matsui Democratic 2005 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Doris Matsui (Democratic) 70.8%
  • X. Claire Yan (Republican) 23.6%
  • Jeff Kravitz (Green) 4.3%
  • John C. Reiger (Peace and Freedom) 1.3%
California 6 D+21 Lynn Woolsey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 7 D+19 George Miller Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY George Miller (Democratic) 83.9%
  • Camden McConnell (Libertarian) 16.1%
California 8 D+36 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1987 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) 80.4%
  • Mike DeNunzio (Republican) 10.8%
  • Krissy Keefer (Green) 7.4%
  • Philip Berg (Libertarian) 1.4%
California 9 D+38 Barbara Lee Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 10 D+8 Ellen Tauscher Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
California 11 R+3 Richard Pombo Republican 1992 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
California 12 D+22 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Tom Lantos (Democratic) 76.1%
  • Michael Moloney (Republican) 23.9%
California 13 D+22 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Pete Stark (Democratic) 74.9%
  • George Bruno (Republican) 25.1%
California 14 D+18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 15 D+14 Mike Honda Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 16 D+16 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
California 17 D+17 Sam Farr Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 18 D+3 Dennis Cardoza Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
California 19 R+10 George Radanovich Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
California 20 D+5 Jim Costa Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
California 21 R+13 Devin Nunes Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
California 22 R+16 Bill Thomas Republican 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
California 23 D+9 Lois Capps Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 24 R+5 Elton Gallegly Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
California 25 R+7 Buck McKeon Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Buck McKeon (Republican) 60.1%
  • Robert Rodriguez (Democratic) 35.6%
  • David Erickson (Libertarian) 4.3%
California 26 R+4 David Dreier Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
California 27 D+13 Brad Sherman Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
California 28 D+25 Howard Berman Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
California 29 D+12 Adam Schiff Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 30 D+20 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected.
California 31 D+30 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 32 D+17 Hilda Solis Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Hilda Solis (Democratic) 83.0%
  • Leland Faegre (Libertarian) 17.0%
California 33 D+36 Diane Watson Democratic 2001 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 34 D+23 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 35 D+33 Maxine Waters Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Maxine Waters (Democratic) 83.8%
  • Gordon Michael Mego (American Independent) 8.5%
  • Paul Ireland (Libertarian) 7.7%
California 36 D+11 Jane Harman Democratic 1992
1998 (retired)
2000
Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Jane Harman (Democratic) 63.4%
  • Brian Gibson (Republican) 32.0%
  • Jim Smith (Peace and Freedom) 2.7%
  • Michael J. Binkley (Libertarian) 1.9%
California 37 D+27 Juanita Millender-McDonald Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
California 38 D+20 Grace Napolitano Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 39 D+13 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
California 40 R+8 Ed Royce Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 41 R+9 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Incumbent re-elected.
California 42 R+10 Gary Miller Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 43 D+13 Joe Baca Democratic 1999 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 44 R+6 Ken Calvert Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 45 R+3 Mary Bono Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Mary Bono (Republican) 60.7%
  • David Roth (Democratic) 39.3%
California 46 R+6 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
California 47 D+5 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
California 48 R+8 John B. T. Campbell III Republican 2005 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 49 R+10 Darrell Issa Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 50 R+5 Brian Bilbray Republican 1994
2000 (defeated)
2006 (Special)
Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Brian Bilbray (Republican) 53.2%
  • Francine Busby (Democratic) 43.5%
  • Paul King (Libertarian) 1.8%
  • Miriam E. Clark (Peace and Freedom) 1.5%
California 51 D+7 Bob Filner Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 52 R+9 Duncan L. Hunter Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
California 53 D+12 Susan Davis Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

Colorado[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Colorado 1 D+18 Diana DeGette Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 2 D+8 Mark Udall Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 3 R+6 John Salazar Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 4 R+9 Marilyn Musgrave Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 5 R+16 Joel Hefley Republican 1986 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Colorado 6 R+10 Tom Tancredo Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 7 D+2 Bob Beauprez Republican 2002 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

Connecticut[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Connecticut 1 D+14 John B. Larson Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 2 D+8 Rob Simmons Republican 2000 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Connecticut 3 D+12 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 4 D+5 Chris Shays Republican 1987 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 5 D+4 Nancy Johnson Republican 1982 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

Delaware[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Delaware at-large D+7 Mike Castle Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.

Florida[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Florida 1 R+19 Jeff Miller Republican 2001 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 2 R+2 Allen Boyd Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 3 D+17 Corrine Brown Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 4 R+16 Ander Crenshaw Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 5 R+5 Ginny Brown-Waite Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 6 R+8 Cliff Stearns Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Cliff Stearns (Republican) 59.9%
  • Dave Bruderly (Democratic) 40.1%
Florida 7 R+3 John Mica Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 8 R+3 Ric Keller Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 9 R+4 Michael Bilirakis Republican 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Florida 10 D+1 Bill Young Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 11 D+11 Jim Davis Democratic 1996 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Florida 12 R+5 Adam Putnam Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 13 R+4 Katherine Harris Republican 2002 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Florida 14 R+10 Connie Mack IV Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 15 R+4 Dave Weldon Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 16 R+2 Vacant Incumbent Mark Foley (Republican) resigned September 29, 2006.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Florida 17 D+35 Kendrick Meek Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 18 R+4 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 1989 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 19 D+21 Robert Wexler Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 20 D+18 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 21 R+6 Lincoln Díaz-Balart Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 22 D+4 Clay Shaw Republican 1980 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Florida 23 D+29 Alcee Hastings Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 24 R+3 Tom Feeney Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Tom Feeney (Republican) 57.9%
  • Clint Curtis (Democratic) 42.1%
Florida 25 R+4 Mario Díaz-Balart Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Georgia[edit]

Georgia's delegation was redistricted in 2005.[citation needed]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Georgia 1 R+14 Jack Kingston Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 2 D+2 Sanford Bishop Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 3 R+19 Lynn Westmoreland
Redistricted from the 8th district
Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 4 D+22 Cynthia McKinney Democratic 1992
2002 (lost renomination)
2004
Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Hank Johnson (Democratic) 75.4%
  • Catherine Davis (Republican) 24.6%
Georgia 5 D+25 John Lewis Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 6 R+19 Tom Price Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 7 R+19 John Linder Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 8 R+8 Jim Marshall
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 9 R+24 Nathan Deal
Redistricted from the 10th district
Republican 1992[b] Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 10 R+14 Charlie Norwood
Redistricted from the 9th district
Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 11 R+18 Phil Gingrey Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 12 D+2 John Barrow Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 13 D+10 David Scott Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Hawaii[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Hawaii 1 D+7 Neil Abercrombie Democratic 1986 (special)
1988 (lost renomination)
1990
Incumbent re-elected.
Hawaii 2 D+10 Ed Case Democratic 2002 (special) Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.

Idaho[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Idaho 1 R+19 Butch Otter Republican 2000 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Idaho 2 R+23 Mike Simpson Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.

Illinois[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Illinois 1 D+35 Bobby Rush Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 2 D+35 Jesse Jackson Jr. Democratic 1995 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 3 D+10 Dan Lipinski Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 4 D+31 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 5 D+18 Rahm Emanuel Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 6 R+3 Henry Hyde Republican 1974 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Illinois 7 D+35 Danny K. Davis Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Danny K. Davis (Democratic) 86.7%
  • Charles Hutchinson (Republican) 13.3%
Illinois 8 R+5 Melissa Bean Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 9 D+20 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 10 D+4 Mark Kirk Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 11 R+1 Jerry Weller Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 12 D+5 Jerry Costello Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 13 R+5 Judy Biggert Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 14 R+5 Dennis Hastert Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 15 R+6 Tim Johnson Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 16 R+4 Don Manzullo Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 17 D+5 Lane Evans Democratic 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Illinois 18 R+5 Ray LaHood Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 19 R+8 John Shimkus Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY John Shimkus (Republican) 60.3%
  • Dan Stover (Democratic) 39.7%

Indiana[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Indiana 1 D+8 Pete Visclosky Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 2 R+4 Chris Chocola Republican 2002 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Indiana 3 R+16 Mark Souder Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 4 R+17 Steve Buyer Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 5 R+20 Dan Burton Republican 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 6 R+11 Mike Pence Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 7 D+9 Julia Carson Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 8 R+9 John Hostettler Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Indiana 9 R+7 Mike Sodrel Republican 2004 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

Iowa[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Iowa 1 D+5 Jim Nussle Republican 1990 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Iowa 2 D+7 Jim Leach Republican 1976 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Iowa 3 D+1 Leonard Boswell Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa 4 EVEN Tom Latham Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa 5 R+8 Steve King Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Steve King (Republican) 58.4%
  • Joyce Schulte (Democratic) 35.7%
  • Roy Nielsen (Independent) 4.5%
  • Cheryl Broderson (Independent) 1.4%

Kansas[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Kansas 1 R+20 Jerry Moran Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 2 R+7 Jim Ryun Republican 1996 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
  • Green tickY Nancy Boyda (Democratic) 50.6%
  • Jim Ryun (Republican) 47.1%
  • Roger Tucker (Reform) 2.3%
Kansas 3 R+4 Dennis Moore Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 4 R+12 Todd Tiahrt Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.

Kentucky[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Kentucky 1 R+10 Ed Whitfield Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 2 R+13 Ron Lewis Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 3 D+2 Anne Northup Republican 1996 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Others
  • Donna Walker Mancini (Libertarian) 0.9%
  • Ed Parker (Constitution) 0.3%
Kentucky 4 R+12 Geoff Davis Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 5 R+8 Hal Rogers Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 6 R+7 Ben Chandler Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.

Louisiana[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Louisiana 1 R+18 Bobby Jindal Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 2 D+28 William J. Jefferson Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected in runoff.[22]
Louisiana 3 R+5 Charlie Melançon Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 4 R+7 Jim McCrery Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 5 R+10 Rodney Alexander Republican 2002[c] Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 6 R+7 Richard Baker Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 7 R+7 Charles Boustany Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.

Maine[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Maine 1 D+6 Tom Allen Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Maine 2 D+4 Mike Michaud Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Maryland[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Maryland 1 R+10 Wayne Gilchrest Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 2 D+8 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 3 D+7 Ben Cardin Democratic 1986 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Maryland 4 D+30 Albert Wynn Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 5 D+9 Steny Hoyer Democratic 1981 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Steny Hoyer (Democratic) 82.7%
  • Steve Warner (Green) 16.5%
Maryland 6 R+13 Roscoe Bartlett Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 7 D+25 Elijah Cummings Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 8 D+20 Chris Van Hollen Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Massachusetts[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Massachusetts 1 D+15 John Olver Democratic 1991 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY John Olver (Democratic) 76.5%
  • Bill Szych (Independent) 23.5%
Massachusetts 2 D+11 Richard Neal Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 3 D+11 Jim McGovern Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 4 D+17 Barney Frank Democratic 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 5 D+9 Marty Meehan Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 6 D+10 John F. Tierney Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 7 D+18 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 8 D+31 Mike Capuano Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 9 D+15 Stephen F. Lynch Democratic 2001 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 10 D+8 Bill Delahunt Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

Michigan[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Michigan 1 R+2 Bart Stupak Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • Joshua Warren (US Taxpayers) 0.9%
  • David Newland (Green) 0.9%
  • Ken Proctor (Libertarian) 0.8%
Michigan 2 R+9 Pete Hoekstra Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Pete Hoekstra (Republican) 66.4%
  • Kimon Kotos (Democratic) 31.6%
  • Ronald Graeser (US Taxpayers) 1.0%
  • Steven Van Til (Libertarian) 1.0%
Michigan 3 R+9 Vern Ehlers Republican 1993 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Vern Ehlers (Republican) 63.1%
  • Jim Rinck (Democratic) 34.6%
  • Jeff Steinport (Libertarian) 1.4%
  • Rodger Gurk (Green) 0.9%
Michigan 4 R+3 Dave Camp Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • John Emerick (US Taxpayers) 0.8%
  • Allitta Hren (Libertarian) 0.7%
Michigan 5 D+12 Dale Kildee Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Dale Kildee (Democratic) 72.9%
  • Eric Klammer (Republican) 25.2%
  • Ken Mathenia (Green) 1.0%
  • Steve Samoranksi (Libertarian) 0.9%
Michigan 6 R+2 Fred Upton Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 7 R+2 Joe Schwarz Republican 2004 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Michigan 8 R+2 Mike Rogers Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Mike Rogers (Republican) 55.3%
  • Jim Marcinkowski (Democratic) 42.9%
  • Dick Gach (Libertarian) 1.0%
  • Aaron Stuttman (Green) 0.8%
Michigan 9 EVEN Joe Knollenberg Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 10 R+4 Candice S. Miller Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Candice S. Miller (Republican) 66.2%
  • Robert Denison (Democratic) 31.3%
  • Mark Byrne (Libertarian) 1.1%
Others
  • Candace Caveny (Green) 0.7%
  • Richard Gualdoni (US Taxpayers) 0.7%
Michigan 11 R+1 Thad McCotter Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 12 D+13 Sander Levin Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • Les Townsend (US Taxpayers) 0.9%
  • Jerome S. White (Independent) 0.8%
  • Art Mayatt (Green) 0.7%
Michigan 13 D+32 Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 14 D+33 John Conyers Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 15 D+13 John Dingell Democratic 1955 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY John Dingell (Democratic) 87.9%
  • Aimee Smith (Green) 4.6%
  • Gregory Stempfle (Libertarian) 4.1%
  • Robert Czak (US Taxpayers) 3.4%

Minnesota[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Minnesota 1 R+1 Gil Gutknecht Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
DFL gain.
Minnesota 2 R+3 John Kline Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 3 R+1 Jim Ramstad Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 4 D+13 Betty McCollum DFL 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 5 D+21 Martin Olav Sabo DFL 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
DFL hold.
Minnesota 6 R+5 Mark Kennedy Republican 2000 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Minnesota 7 R+6 Collin Peterson DFL 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 8 D+4 Jim Oberstar DFL 1974 Incumbent re-elected.

Mississippi[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Mississippi 1 R+10 Roger Wicker Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 2 D+10 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1993 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 3 R+13 Chip Pickering Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 4 R+16 Gene Taylor Democratic 1989 Incumbent re-elected.

Missouri[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Missouri 1 D+26 Lacy Clay Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 2 R+9 Todd Akin Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 3 D+8 Russ Carnahan Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 4 R+11 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 5 D+12 Emanuel Cleaver Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 6 R+5 Sam Graves Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 7 R+14 Roy Blunt Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 8 R+11 Jo Ann Emerson Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 9 R+7 Kenny Hulshof Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

Montana[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Montana at-large R+11 Denny Rehberg Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

Nebraska[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Nebraska 1 R+11 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Nebraska 2 R+9 Lee Terry Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Nebraska 3 R+24 Tom Osborne Republican 2000 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Republican hold.

Nevada[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Nevada 1 D+9 Shelley Berkley Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Nevada 2 R+8 Jim Gibbons Republican 1996 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Dean Heller (Republican) 50.4%
  • Jill Derby (Democratic) 44.9%
  • Daniel Rosen (Independent) 2.4%
  • James Kroshus (Independent American) 2.3%
Nevada 3 D+1 Jon Porter Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Jon Porter (Republican) 48.5%
  • Tessa Hafen (Democratic) 46.6%
  • Joshua Hansen (Independent American) 2.5%
  • Joseph Silvestri (Libertarian) 2.4%

New Hampshire[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
New Hampshire 1 EVEN Jeb Bradley Republican 2002 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New Hampshire 2 D+3 Charles Bass Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

New Jersey[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
New Jersey 1 D+14 Rob Andrews Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 2 D+4 Frank LoBiondo Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • Lynn Merle (Independent) 0.5%
  • Thomas Fanslau (Independent) 0.3%
  • Willie Norwood (Socialist) 0.2%
New Jersey 3 D+3 Jim Saxton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Jim Saxton (Republican) 58.4%
  • Rich Sexton (Democratic) 41.0%
  • Ken Feduniewicz (Independent) 0.6%
New Jersey 4 R+1 Chris Smith Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • Jay Edgar (Libertarian) 0.8%
  • Louis Wary (Independent) 0.3%
New Jersey 5 R+4 Scott Garrett Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 6 D+12 Frank Pallone Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 7 R+1 Mike Ferguson Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Mike Ferguson (Republican) 49.4%
  • Linda Stender (Democratic) 47.9%
  • Thomas Abrams (Independent) 1.6%
  • Darren Young (Libertarian) 1.0%
New Jersey 8 D+12 Bill Pascrell Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 9 D+13 Steve Rothman Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 10 D+34 Donald M. Payne Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 11 R+6 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • Richard Roth (Libertarian) 0.9%
  • John Mele (Constitution) 0.4%
New Jersey 12 D+8 Rush Holt Jr. Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 13 D+23 Vacant Bob Menendez (D) resigned January 16, 2006 after being appointed to the U.S. Senate.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Others
  • Dick Hester (Independent) 0.6%
  • Esmat Zaklama (Independent) 0.5%

New Mexico[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
New Mexico 1 D+2 Heather Wilson Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
New Mexico 2 R+6 Steve Pearce Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
New Mexico 3 D+6 Tom Udall Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.

New York[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
New York 1 D+3 Tim Bishop Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 2 D+7 Steve Israel Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 3 D+2 Peter T. King Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Peter T. King (Republican) 56.0%
  • David Mejias (Democratic) 44.0%
New York 4 D+9 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 5 D+18 Gary Ackerman Democratic 1983 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
New York 6 D+38 Gregory Meeks Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 7 D+28 Joseph Crowley Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Joseph Crowley (Democratic) 84.0%
  • Kevin Brawley (Republican) 16.0%
New York 8 D+28 Jerrold Nadler Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 9 D+14 Anthony Weiner Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 10 D+41 Edolphus Towns Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 11 D+40 Major Owens Democratic 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
New York 12 D+34 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 13 D+1 Vito Fossella Republican 1997 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
New York 14 D+26 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 15 D+43 Charles B. Rangel Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 16 D+43 José E. Serrano Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 17 D+21 Eliot Engel Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 18 D+10 Nita Lowey Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Nita Lowey (Democratic) 70.7%
  • Richard A. Hoffman (Republican) 29.3%
New York 19 R+1 Sue W. Kelly Republican 1994 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New York 20 R+3 John E. Sweeney Republican 1998 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New York 21 D+9 Michael R. McNulty Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 22 D+6 Maurice Hinchey Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 23 EVEN John M. McHugh Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 24 R+1 Sherwood Boehlert Republican 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New York 25 D+3 James T. Walsh Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 26 R+3 Thomas M. Reynolds Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 27 D+7 Brian Higgins Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 28 D+15 Louise Slaughter Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 29 R+5 Randy Kuhl Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.

North Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
North Carolina 1 D+9 G. K. Butterfield Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 2 R+3 Bob Etheridge Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 3 R+15 Walter B. Jones Jr. Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 4 D+6 David Price Democratic 1986
1994 (defeated)
1996
Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 5 R+15 Virginia Foxx Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 6 R+17 Howard Coble Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 7 R+3 Mike McIntyre Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 8 R+3 Robin Hayes Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 9 R+12 Sue Myrick Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 10 R+15 Patrick McHenry Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 11 R+7 Charles Taylor Republican 1990 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
North Carolina 12 D+11 Mel Watt Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 13 D+2 Brad Miller Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Brad Miller (Democratic) 63.7%
  • Vernon Robinson (Republican) 36.3%

North Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
North Dakota at-large R+13 Earl Pomeroy Democratic-NPL 1992 Incumbent re-elected.

Ohio[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Ohio 1 R+1 Steve Chabot Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 2 R+13 Jean Schmidt Republican 2005 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 3 R+3 Mike Turner Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 4 R+14 Mike Oxley Republican 1981 (special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Ohio 5 R+10 Paul Gillmor Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 6 EVEN Ted Strickland Democratic 1992
1994 (defeated)
1996
Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Ohio 7 R+6 Dave Hobson Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 8 R+12 John Boehner Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 9 D+9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 10 D+6 Dennis Kucinich Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 11 D+33 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 12 R+1 Pat Tiberi Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 13 D+6 Sherrod Brown Democratic 1992 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Ohio 14 R+2 Steve LaTourette Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 15 R+1 Deborah Pryce Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 16 R+4 Ralph Regula Republican 1972 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Ralph Regula (Republican) 58.3%
  • Tom Shaw (Democratic) 41.7%
Ohio 17 D+14 Tim Ryan Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 18 R+6 Vacant Rep. Bob Ney (R) resigned November 3, 2006.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

Oklahoma[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Oklahoma 1 R+13 John Sullivan Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 2 R+5 Dan Boren Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 3 R+18 Frank Lucas Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 4 R+13 Tom Cole Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 5 R+12 Ernest Istook Republican 1992 Incumbent retired to run for Governor.
New member elected.
Republican hold.

Oregon[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Oregon 1 D+6 David Wu Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY David Wu (Democratic) 62.8%
  • Derrick Kitts (Republican) 33.7%
  • Drake Davis (Libertarian) 1.7%
  • Dean Wolf (Constitution) 1.6%
Oregon 2 R+11 Greg Walden Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Oregon 3 D+18 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) 73.5%
  • Bruce Broussard (Republican) 23.5%
  • David Brownlow (Constitution) 2.8%
Oregon 4 EVEN Peter DeFazio Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Peter DeFazio (Democratic) 62.3%
  • Jim Feldkamp (Republican) 37.6%
Oregon 5 D+1 Darlene Hooley Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Darlene Hooley (Democratic) 54.0%
  • Mike Erickson (Republican) 42.8%
  • Paul Aranas (Pacific Green) 1.5%
  • Doug Patterson (Constitution) 1.5%

Pennsylvania[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Pennsylvania 1 D+36 Bob Brady Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 2 D+39 Chaka Fattah Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 3 R+2 Phil English Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 4 R+3 Melissa Hart Republican 2000 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Pennsylvania 5 R+10 John E. Peterson Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 6 D+2 Jim Gerlach Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Jim Gerlach (Republican) 50.7%
  • Lois Murphy (Democratic) 49.3%
Pennsylvania 7 D+4 Curt Weldon Republican 1986 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Pennsylvania 8 D+3 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 2004 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Pennsylvania 9 R+15 Bill Shuster Republican 2001 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 10 R+8 Don Sherwood Republican 1998 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Pennsylvania 11 D+5 Paul Kanjorski Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 12 D+5 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 13 D+8 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 14 D+22 Michael F. Doyle Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 15 D+2 Charlie Dent Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 16 R+11 Joe Pitts Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 17 R+7 Tim Holden Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 18 R+2 Tim Murphy Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 19 R+12 Todd Platts Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

Rhode Island[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Rhode Island 1 D+16 Patrick J. Kennedy Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Rhode Island 2 D+13 Jim Langevin Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

South Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
South Carolina 1 R+10 Henry Brown Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 2 R+9 Joe Wilson Republican 2001 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 3 R+14 Gresham Barrett Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 4 R+15 Bob Inglis Republican 1992
1998 (retired)
2004
Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 5 R+6 John Spratt Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 6 D+11 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.

South Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
South Dakota at-large R+10 Stephanie Herseth Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.

Tennessee[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Tennessee 1 R+14 Bill Jenkins Republican 1996 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY David Davis (Republican) 61.1%
  • Rick Trent (Democratic) 36.9%
Others
  • Bob Smith (Green) 0.6%
  • James Reeves (Independent) 0.6%
  • Michael Peavler (Independent) 0.5%
  • Michael Sabri (Independent) 0.2%
Tennessee 2 R+11 Jimmy Duncan Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Jimmy Duncan (Republican) 77.7%
  • John Greene (Democratic) 22.3%
Tennessee 3 R+8 Zach Wamp Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Zach Wamp (Republican) 65.7%
  • Brent Benedict (Democratic) 34.3%
Tennessee 4 R+3 Lincoln Davis Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Lincoln Davis (Democratic) 67.5%
  • Kenneth Martin (Republican) 32.5%
Tennessee 5 D+6 Jim Cooper Democratic 1982
1994 (retired)
2002
Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Jim Cooper (Democratic) 68.9%
  • Tom Kovach (Republican) 28.0%
  • Virginia Welsch (Independent) 2.1%
  • Scott Knapp (Independent) 1.0%
Tennessee 6 R+4 Bart Gordon Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Bart Gordon (Democratic) 67.1%
  • Randy Stamps (Republican) 31.4%
  • Robert Garrison (Independent) 1.1%
  • Norman Saliba (Independent) 0.5%
Tennessee 7 R+12 Marsha Blackburn Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • Katey Culver (Green) 0.8%
  • James White (Independent) 0.4%
  • William Smith (Independent) 0.4%
  • John L. Rimer (Independent) 0.3%
  • Gayl Pratt (Independent) 0.3%
Tennessee 8 EVEN John Tanner Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY John Tanner (Democratic) 73.2%
  • John Farmer (Republican) 26.8%
Tennessee 9 D+18 Harold Ford Jr. Democratic 1996 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.

Texas[edit]

Texas's 22nd district was held by Tom DeLay who had resigned. The Democratic Party sued to prevent the Republican Party from replacing Tom DeLay (who was determined to be the candidate in March 2006) with another candidate. The courts agreed with the Democratic Party and the Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal. On August 8, 2006, Tom DeLay officially withdrew his name as the Republican candidate. (The court decision did not allow the Republican Party from changing its candidate, however it did not prevent Tom DeLay from withdrawing altogether.)[23]

Texas's 23rd district was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States, which ordered the district re-drawn. This affected the 15th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, and 28th districts, which had a blanket primary on Election Day, followed by a runoff on December 6 in District 23, where no candidate got a majority of the vote.

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Texas 1 R+17 Louie Gohmert Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 2 R+12 Ted Poe Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 3 R+17 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 4 R+17 Ralph Hall Republican 1980[d] Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 5 R+16 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 6 R+15 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 7 R+16 John Culberson Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 8 R+20 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 9 D+21 Al Green Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 10 R+13 Michael McCaul Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 11 R+25 Mike Conaway Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 12 R+14 Kay Granger Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 13 R+18 Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 14 R+14 Ron Paul Republican 1976 (special)
1976 (defeated)
1978
1984 (retired)
1996
Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 15 D+3 Rubén Hinojosa Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 16 D+9 Silvestre Reyes Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 17 R+18 Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 18 D+23 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 19 R+25 Randy Neugebauer Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 20 D+8 Charlie González Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 21 R+13 Lamar S. Smith Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 22 R+15 Vacant Rep. Tom DeLay (R) resigned June 9, 2006.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Winner was not elected to fill expired term, see above.
Texas 23 R+4 Henry Bonilla Republican 1992

Incumbent lost re-election in run-off (district
was declared unconstitutional by
Supreme Court in August 2006
and redrawn).
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

Texas 24 R+15 Kenny Marchant Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 25 D+1 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 26 R+12 Michael C. Burgess Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 27 R+1 Solomon P. Ortiz Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 28 R+1 Henry Cuellar Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 29 D+8 Gene Green Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 30 D+26 Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 31 R+15 John Carter Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 32 R+11 Pete Sessions Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

Utah[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Utah 1 R+26 Rob Bishop Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Utah 2 R+17 Jim Matheson Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Utah 3 R+22 Chris Cannon Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

Vermont[edit]

District Incumbent Results Candidates
District 2004 CPVI Representative Party First
elected
Vermont at-large D+8 Bernie Sanders Independent 1990 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Others