United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2006

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United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2006[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 1,049,346 50.03% 5 -
Democratic 992,258 47.31% 4 -
Libertarian 47,213 2.25% 0 -
Progressive 8,452 0.40% 0 -
Independents 53 <0.01% 0 -
Totals 2,097,322 100.00% 9 -

District 1[edit]

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Incumbent Democratic Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr. faced no difficulty in seeking another term in this liberal, St. Louis-based district over Republican Mark Byrne and Libertarian Robb Cunningham.

Missouri's 1st congressional district election, 2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Lacy Clay, Jr. (inc.) 141,574 72.89
Republican Mark J. Byrne 47,893 24.66
Libertarian Robb E. Cunningham 4,768 2.45
Total votes 194,235 100.00
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

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Though confronted with a powerful Democratic wave, incumbent Republican Congressman Todd Akin easily won a third term over Democrat George Weber and Libertarian Tamara Millay.

Missouri's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Akin (inc.) 176,452 61.35
Democratic George D. Weber 105,242 36.59
Libertarian Tamara Millay 5,923 2.06
Total votes 287,617 100.00
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

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Freshman incumbent Congressman Russ Carnahan, a Democrat, had an easy time in winning a second term in this fairly liberal district based in the southern portion of St. Louis.

Missouri's 3rd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Russ Carnahan (inc.) 145,219 65.58
Republican David Bertelsen 70,189 31.70
Libertarian R. Christophel 4,213 1.90
Progressive David Sladky 1,827 0.83
Total votes 221,448 100.00
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

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Incumbent Democratic Congressman Ike Skelton, seeking his sixteenth term in this conservative, west-central Missouri-based district, overwhelmed Republican candidate Jim Noland, Libertarian nominee Bryce Holthouse, and Progressive Party candidate Mel Ivey and was victorious.

Missouri's 4th congressional district election, 2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ike Skelton (inc.) 159,303 67.64
Republican Jim Noland 69,254 29.40
Libertarian Bryce A. Holthouse 4,479 1.90
Progressive Mel Ivey 2,459 1.04
Write-ins 30 0.01
Total votes 235,525 100.00
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

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Coming from a surprisingly-close election in 2004, freshman incumbent Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat, easily defeated Republican nominee Jacob Turk to win a third term in this fairly liberal district based in Kansas City.

Missouri's 5th congressional district election, 2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (inc.) 136,149 64.25
Republican Jacob Turk 68,456 32.30
Libertarian Randy Langkraehr 7,314 3.45
Total votes 211,919 100.00
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

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In this conservative, northwest Missouri district, incumbent Republican Congressman Sam Graves easily dispatched with Democratic nominee Sara Jo Shettles, Libertarian candidate Erik Buck, and Progressive candidate Shirley Yurkonis to win a fourth term in Congress.

Missouri's 6th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Graves (inc.) 150,882 61.64
Democratic Sara Jo Shettles 87,477 35.73
Libertarian Erik Buck 4,757 1.94
Progressive Shirley A. Yurkonis 1,679 0.69
Total votes 244,795 100.00
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Congressman Roy Blunt, the House Majority Whip, found no difficulty in winning a sixth term in his very conservative district located in southwest Missouri.

Missouri's 7th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roy Blunt (inc.) 160,942 66.75
Democratic Jack Truman 72,592 30.11
Libertarian Kevin Craig 7.566 3.14
Independent (write-in) Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. 23 0.01
Total votes 241,123 100.00
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

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In the most conservative district found in Missouri, incumbent Republican Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson coasted to re-election, swamping Democratic nominee Veronica Hambacker and Libertarian nominee Branden McCullough.

Missouri's 8th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jo Ann Emerson (inc.) 156,164 71.64
Democratic Veronica J. Hambacker 57,557 26.40
Libertarian Branden C. McCullough 4,268 1.96
Total votes 217,989 100.00
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

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This district, based in "Little Dixie," located in northeast Missouri, has a strongly conservative bent and incumbent Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof sought and won a sixth term against several opponents.

Missouri's 9th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenny Hulshof (inc.) 149,114 61.45
Democratic Duane N. Burghard 87,145 35.91
Libertarian Steven R. Hedrick 3,925 1.62
Progressive Bill Hastings 2,487 1.02
Total votes 242,671 100.00
Republican hold

References[edit]


Preceded by
2004 elections
United States House elections in Missouri
2006
Succeeded by
2008 elections