United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2006

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United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2006
Oregon
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All 5 Oregon seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 4 1
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 765,853 557,491
Percentage 56.42% 41.07%

The United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2006 were held on November 7, 2006 to select Oregon's representatives to the United States House of Representatives. All five seats were up for election in 2006, as they are every two years. All five incumbents were re-elected, four of them by large margins; only the 5th district was somewhat competitive.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2006[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 765,853 56.42% 4
Republican 557,491 41.07% 1
Constitution (Oregon) 22,726 1.67%
Libertarian 4,497 0.33%
Pacific Green 4,194 0.31%
write-ins 34,090 2.51% 0
Totals 1,357,434 100.00% 5

District 1[edit]

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Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Wu (incumbent) 55,188 87.06
Democratic Alexa J. Lewis 4,795 7.56
Democratic Shantu Shah 1,595 2.52
Democratic Pavel Goberman 1,582 2.50
write-ins 234 0.37
Total votes 63,394 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Derrick Kitts 36,565 97.93
write-ins 772 2.07
Total votes 37,337 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman David Wu has represented this liberal-leaning district based in northwestern Oregon and part of Portland. This year, Congressman Wu, seeking his fourth term, crushed Republican candidate Derrick Kitts in the general election to win another term in Congress.

Oregon's 1st congressional district election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Wu (incumbent) 169,409 62.83
Republican Derrick Kitts 90,904 33.71
Libertarian Drake Davis 4,497 1.67
Constitution Dean Wolf 4,370 1.62
write-ins 447 0.17
Total votes 269,627 100
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

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Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carol Voisin 18,982 45.28
Democratic Dan Davis 11,230 26.79
Democratic Scott Silver 6,438 15.36
Democratic Charles H. Butcher III 4,275 10.20
write-ins 993 2.37
Total votes 41,918 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden (incumbent) 70,519 90.21
Republican Paul A. Daghlian 7,401 9.47
write-ins 248 0.32
Total votes 78,168 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

In this heavily conservative, eastern Oregon-based district, which is one of the largest districts in the country, incumbent Republican Congressman Greg Walden ran for a fourth term. Democratic candidate Carol Voisin, a professor at Southern Oregon University, faced uphill odds against Walden, and ultimately, she was defeated in a landslide election, along with Constitution Party candidate Jack Brown.

Oregon's 2nd congressional district election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden (incumbent) 181,529 66.81
Democratic Carol Voisin 82,484 30.36
Constitution Jack Alan Brown, Jr. 7,193 2.65
write-ins 513 0.19
Total votes 271,719 100.00
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

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Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 63,350 90.72
Democratic John Sweeney 6,338 9.08
write-ins 146 0.21
Total votes 69,834 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Broussard (write-in) 353 18.02
write-ins 1,606 81.98
Total votes 1,959 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who has served in Congress since previous Congressman Ron Wyden was elected to the Senate in 1996, sought a sixth term in this staunchly liberal district based in Portland and its suburbs in Clackamas County. Blumenauer was challenged by Republican Bruce Broussard and Constitution Party candidate David Brownlow. As expected, Blumenauer was elected to another term by the largest margin of victory of any Oregon Congressman.

Oregon's 3rd congressional district election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 186,380 73.49
Republican Bruce Broussard 59,529 23.47
Constitution David Brownlow 7,003 2.76
write-ins 698 0.28
Total votes 253,610 100.00
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

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Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter A. DeFazio (incumbent) 66,432 99.11
write-ins 596 0.89
Total votes 67,028 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Feldkamp 47,560 82.05
Republican Monica Johnson 9,757 16.83
write-ins 649 1.12
Total votes 57,966 100

General election[edit]

This liberal-leaning district, based in the southern Pacific coastline of Oregon and including Eugene, Springfield, and Coos Bay, has the potential for competitive elections. However, incumbent Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio has represented the district for twenty years and has built up a repertoire among its denizens. Seeking an eleventh term, DeFazio crushed Republican opponent Jim Feldkamp to win.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 4th congressional district election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio (incumbent) 180,607 62.23
Republican Jim Feldkamp 109,105 37.59
write-ins 532 0.18
Total votes 290,244 100.00
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

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Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darlene Hooley (incumbent) 54,649 98.90
write-ins 606 1.10
Total votes 55,255 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Erickson 46,051 98.66
write-ins 627 1.34
Total votes 46,678 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

This district, the most moderate in Oregon, covers portions of Portland, southern suburbs of Portland, some of the northern Pacific coast, and the state's capital, Salem. Congresswoman Darlene Hooley ran for a sixth term against businessman and former State House candidate Mike Erickson. In the closest election in Oregon that year, Hooley defeated Erickson by a fairly comfortable margin to serve her final term in Washington.

Oregon's 5th congressional district election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darlene Hooley (incumbent) 146,973 53.99
Republican Mike Erickson 116,424 42.77
Pacific Green Paul Aranas 4,194 1.54
Constitution Douglas Patterson 4,160 1.53
write-ins 483 0.18
Total votes 272,234 100.00
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lorraine C. Miller (September 21, 2007). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Official Results - May 16, 2006 Primary Election, Partisan Offices" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved November 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official Results - November 7, 2006 General Election" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved November 21, 2016.