United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2006

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United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2006
Virginia
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All 11 Virginia seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 8 3
Seats won 8 3
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,222,790 947,103
Percentage 53.23% 41.23%
Swing Decrease 7.27% Increase 7.17%

The 2006 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia were held on November 4, 2006 to determine who will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. Virginia has eleven seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2006[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 1,222,790 53.23% 8
Democratic 947,103 41.23% 3
Independent Greens 50,457 2.20% 0
Libertarian 2,107 0.09% 0
Independents/Write-ins 74,779 3.26% 0
Totals 2,297,236 100.00% 11

District 1[edit]

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Incumbent Republican JoAnn Davis defeated Democrat Shawn M. O'Donnell and Independent Marvin F. Pixton III.

Virginia's 1st congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican JoAnn Davis (inc.) 143,889 62.96
Democratic Shawn M. O'Donnell 81,083 35.48
Independent Marvin F. Pixton III 3,236 1.42
Write-ins 326 0.14
Total votes 228,534 100.00
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Thelma Drake defeated Democrat Phillip Kellam, the Commissioner of the Revenue for Virginia Beach.

Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thelma Drake (inc.) 88,777 51.27
Democratic Phillip Kellam 83,901 48.45
Write-ins 481 0.28
Total votes 173,159 100.00
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

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Incumbent Democrat Bobby Scott was unopposed for an 8th term.

Virginia's 3rd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Scott (inc.) 133,546 96.08
Write-ins 5,448 3.92
Total votes 138,994 100.00
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Randy Forbes defeated Independent Green Albert P. Burckard.

Virginia's 4th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes (inc.) 150,967 76.12
Independent Greens Albert P. Burckard 46,487 23.44
Write-ins 886 0.45
Total votes 198,340 100.00
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Virgil Goode defeated Democrat Al Weed, a vineyard owner and his 2004 opponent.

Virginia's 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virgil Goode (inc.) 125,370 59.11
Democratic Al Weed 84,682 39.93
Independent Greens Joseph P. Oddo 1,928 0.91
Write-ins 99 0.05
Total votes 212,079 100.00
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Bob Goodlatte defeated independents Barbara Jean Pryor and Andre D. Peery.

Virginia's 6th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Goodlatte (inc.) 153,187 75.09
Independent Barbara Jean Pryor 25,129 12.32
Independent Andre D. Peery 24,731 12.12
Write-ins 948 0.46
Total votes 203,995 100.00
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Eric Cantor defeated Democrat James M. Nachmann and independent W. Brad Blanton.

Virginia's 7th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eric Cantor (inc.) 163,706 63.85
Democratic James M. Nachman 88,206 34.90
Independent W. Brad Blanton 4,213 1.64
Write-ins 272 0.11
Total votes 256,397 100.00
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

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Incumbent Democrat Jim Moran defeated Republican Tom M. O'Donoghue and independent Jim Hurysz.

Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran (inc.) 144,700 66.40
Republican Tom M. O'Donoghue 66,639 30.58
Independent Jim Hurysz 6,094 2.80
Write-ins 476 0.22
Total votes 217,909 100.00
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

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Long-serving incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher defeated Republican Bill Carrico to win a 13th term.

Virginia's 9th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Boucher (inc.) 129,705 67.76
Republican Bill Carrico 61,574 32.17
Write-ins 136 0.07
Total votes 191,415 100.00
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Frank Wolf, the Dean of the Virginia congressional delegation, defeated Democrat Judy Feder, a professor at Georgetown University, Libertarian Wilbur N. Wood III and independent Neeraj C. Nigam.

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 138,213 57.32
Democratic Judy Feder 98,769 40.96
Libertarian Wilbur N. Wood III 2,107 0.87
Independent Neeraj C. Nigam 1,851 0.77
Write-ins 194 0.08
Total votes 241,134 100.00
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Thomas M Davis defeated Democrat Andrew Hurst and Independent Green Joseph Oddo in an unexpectedly close election.

Virginia's 11th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas M. Davis (inc.) 130,468 55.45
Democratic Andrew L. Hurst 102,411 43.57
Independent Greens Ferdinando C. Greco 2,042 0.87
Write-ins 259 0.11
Total votes 235,280 100.00
Republican hold

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