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United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2006

 

United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2006

The 2006 United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut were held on November 7, 2006 to elect the five members of the U.S. House, one from each of the state's Congressional districts, to represent Connecticut in the 110th Congress. The elections coincided with a state gubernatorial election and a U.S. Senate election, as well as with Congressional elections in other states.

Four Democrats and one Republicans were elected by these elections; two of the Democratic victories resulted from the defeats of incumbent Republicans. The Representatives elected by these elections served in Congress from January 3, 2007 until January 3, 2009.

Contents

  • District 1 1
  • District 2 2
  • District 3 3
  • District 4 4
  • District 5 5
  • References 6

District 1

Incumbent Democrat John B. Larson faced Republican challenger Scott MacLean in the election; Larson was re-elected with 74.44 percent of the vote.

Results
Connecticut's First Congressional District election, 2006[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John B. Larson (incumbent) 154,539 74.44%
Republican Scott MacLean 53,010 25.54%
Write-in Stephen Fournier 43 0.02%
Totals 207,592 100%
Democratic hold

District 2

Incumbent Republican Rob Simmons faced Democratic challenger Joe Courtney in the election; Courtney narrowly defeated the incumbent by only 83 votes.

Results
Connecticut's Second Congressional District election, 2006[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Courtney 121,248 50.017%
Republican Rob Simmons (incumbent) 121,165 49.983%
Totals 242,413 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 3

Incumbent Democrat Rosa L. DeLauro faced Republican challenger Joseph Vollano in the election; DeLauro was re-elected with 76 percent of the vote.

Results
Connecticut's Third Congressional District election, 2006[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rosa L. DeLauro (incumbent) 150,436 76.01%
Republican Joseph Vollano 44,386 22.43%
Green Daniel G. Sumrall 3,089 1.56%
Totals 197,911 100%
Democratic hold

District 4

Incumbent Republican Christopher Shays faced Democratic challenger Diane Farrell in the election; Shays was re-elected with 50.96 percent of the vote.

Results
Connecticut's Fourth Congressional District election, 2006[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Farrell 99,450 47.58%
Republican Christopher Shays (incumbent) 106,510 50.96%
Libertarian Philip Z. Maymin 3,058 1.46%
Green Vacancy in nomination 1 0.00%
Totals 209,019 100%
Republican hold

District 5

Incumbent Republican Nancy L. Johnson faced Democratic challenger Chris Murphy in the election; Murphy defeated the incumbent with 56.46 percent of the vote.

Results
Connecticut's Fifth Congressional District election, 2006[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Murphy 122,980WF 56.46%
Republican Nancy L. Johnson (incumbent) 94,824 43.54%
Totals 217,804 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

WF Murphy also ran on the line of the Connecticut Working Families Party in the election, and received 5,794 of his votes on it. His Democratic and Working Families totals have been aggregated to reach 122,980.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Vote for Representatives in Congress 2006".  



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