The Wisconsin gubernatorial election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. Incumbent DemocraticGovernor of WisconsinJim Doyle ran for a second term as governor. Doyle was unopposed in his party's primary, and he faced United States RepresentativeMark Green, who won the Republican Party primary unopposed, in the general election. The campaign between Doyle and Green was competitive and hotly contested, but Doyle, whose approval ratings hovered around 50%, had the upper hand. In the end, Doyle defeated Green by a fairly comfortable margin, improving on his 2002 victory in the process. As of 2016, this is the most recent time a Democrat was elected Governor of Wisconsin.