2006 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri

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United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2006 [1]
PartyVotesPercentageSeats+/–
Republican 1,049,34650.03%5-
Democratic 992,25847.31%4-
Libertarian 47,2132.25%0-
Progressive 8,4520.40%0-
Independents53<0.01%0-
Totals2,097,322100.00%9-

District 1

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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.

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Missouri's 1st congressional district election, 2006)
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic William Lacy Clay, Jr. (inc.) 141,574 72.89
Republican Mark J. Byrne47,89324.66
Libertarian Robb E. Cunningham4,7682.45
Total votes194,235 100.00
Democratic hold

District 2

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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
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Todd Akin (inc.) 176,452 61.35
Democratic George D. Weber105,24236.59
Libertarian Tamara Millay 5,9232.06
Total votes287,617 100.00
Republican hold

District 3

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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
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Russ Carnahan (inc.) 145,219 65.58
Republican David Bertelsen70,18931.70
Libertarian R. Christophel4,2131.90
Progressive David Sladky1,8270.83
Total votes221,448 100.00
Democratic hold

District 4

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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)
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Ike Skelton (inc.) 159,303 67.64
Republican Jim Noland69,25429.40
Libertarian Bryce A. Holthouse4,4791.90
Progressive Mel Ivey2,4591.04
Write-ins300.01
Total votes235,525 100.00
Democratic hold

District 5

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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)
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (inc.) 136,149 64.25
Republican Jacob Turk68,45632.30
Libertarian Randy Langkraehr7,3143.45
Total votes211,919 100.00
Democratic hold

District 6

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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
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Sam Graves (inc.) 150,882 61.64
Democratic Sara Jo Shettles87,47735.73
Libertarian Erik Buck4,7571.94
Progressive Shirley A. Yurkonis1,6790.69
Total votes244,795 100.00
Republican hold

District 7

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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
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Roy Blunt (inc.) 160,942 66.75
Democratic Jack Truman72,59230.11
Libertarian Kevin Craig7.5663.14
Independent (write-in) Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. 230.01
Total votes241,123 100.00
Republican hold

District 8

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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
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Jo Ann Emerson (inc.) 156,164 71.64
Democratic Veronica J. Hambacker57,55726.40
Libertarian Branden C. McCullough4,2681.96
Total votes217,989 100.00
Republican hold

District 9

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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
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Kenny Hulshof (inc.) 149,114 61.45
Democratic Duane N. Burghard87,14535.91
Libertarian Steven R. Hedrick3,9251.62
Progressive Bill Hastings2,4871.02
Total votes242,671 100.00
Republican hold

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