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Michigan: 2006 Elections
Edited on Mon Nov-06-06 02:05 AM by ih8thegop


2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

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State Politics At-A-Glance

Population (2000 Census): 9,938,444
Electoral Votes: 17

:bluebox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 51%, Bush (R) 48%
:bluebox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 51.3%, Bush (R) 46.1%, Nader (I) 2.0%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 51.7%, Dole (R) 38.5%, Perot (I) 8.7%

:bluebox: Governor: Jennifer Granholm (D) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Carl Levin (D) Elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 (Next Election: 2008)
:bluebox: Junior US Senator: Debbie Stabenow (D) Elected: 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: US House (15 seats): D-6, R-9
:redbox: State Senate (38 seats): D-15, R-22, Vacant-1 (23rd)
:redbox: State House (110 seats): D-50, R-58, Vacant-2 (29th and 56th)

Election Information

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: July 10, 2006
State/Local Primary Date: August 08, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 09, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Michigan Department of State
Lansing, MI 48918
Phone: (517) 322-1460,1607,7-127-1633---,00.htm...

State Democratic Party
Michigan Democratic Party
606 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 371-5410
Fax: (517) 371-2056

State Republican Party
Michigan Republican Party
2121 E. Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 487-5413
Fax: (517) 487-0090

Governor's Race 2006


Jennifer Granholm (D) Incumbent
Running Mate: John Cherry (D)
Campaign Website:

Dick DeVos (R)
Running Mate: Ruth Johnson (R)
Businessman, Son of billionaire Amway founder Richard DeVos and Former Head of Alticor, Parent Company of Amway.
Campaign Website:

Doug Campbell (G)
Running Mate: David Skrbina (G)
Engineer and Liberal Activist
Campaign Website:

Greg Cresswell (L)
Running Mate: Scotty Boman (L)
Hospital Employee
Campaign Website:

Bhagwan Dashairya (US Taxpayers)
Running Mate: Carl Oehling (US Taxpayers)
Engineer and Community Activist
Campaign Website:

US Senate Race 2006

Debbie Stabenow (D) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website:

Mike Bouchard (R)
Oakland County Sherriff
Campaign Website:

David Sole (G)
UAW Local President, Auto Worker and Peace Activist
Campaign Website:

Leonard Schwartz (L)
Attorney and Economist
Campaign Website:

Dennis FitzSimons (US Taxpayers)
Retired Automotive Engineer
Campaign Website:

Other Statewide Races 2006

Secretary of State

Carmella Sabaugh (D)
Macomb County Clerk
Campaign Website:

Terri Lynn Land (R) Incumbent
Secretary of State
Campaign Website:

Lynn Meadows (G)
Retired Retail Manager and Community Activist
Campaign Website:

Attorney General

Amos Williams (D)
Campaign Website:

Michael Cox (R) Incumbent
Attorney General
Campaign Website:

Bill Hall (L)
Attorney and Libertarian National Committee General Counsel
Campaign Website:

Charles Conces (US Taxpayers)
Anti-Tax Activist
Campaign Website: ?

NOTE: Each state party will choose its nominees for Secretary of State and Attorney General in conventions in late August rather than in the August 8 primary.

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 15

Key Races: None

Candidates, by Congressional District

Bart Stupak (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Don Hooper (R), Campaign Website:
David Newland (G), Campaign Website:
Ken Proctor (L), Campaign Website: ?
Joshua Warren (US Taxpayers), Campaign Website: ?

Kimon Kotos (D), Campaign Website:
Peter Hoekstra (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Steve Van Til (L), Campaign Website: ?
Ron Graeser (US Taxpayers), Campaign Website: ?

Vernon Ehlers (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Jim Rinck (D), Campaign Website:
Rodger Gurk (G), Campaign Website: ?
Jeff Steinport (L), Campaign Website: ?

Mike Huckleberry (D), Campaign Website:
Dave Camp (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Alitta Hren (L), Campaign Website: ?
John Emerick (US Taxpayers), Campaign Website: ?

Dale Kildee (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Eric Klammer (R), Campaign Website:
Ken Mathenia (G), Campaign Website:
Steve Samoranski II (L), Campaign Website: ?

Kim Clark (D), Campaign Website:
Fred Upton (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Ken Howe (L), Campaign Website:

Sharon Renier (D), Campaign Website:
Tim Walberg (R), Campaign Website:
Robert Hutchinson (L), Campaign Website: ?
David Horn (US Taxpayers), Campaign Website:

Jim Marcinkowski (D), Campaign Website:
Mike Rogers (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Aaron Stuttman (G), Campaign Website:
Dick Gach (L), Campaign Website:

Nancy Skinner, others (D), Campaign Website:
Joe Knollenberg (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Matthew Abel (G), Campaign Website:
Adam Goodman (L), Campaign Website: ?

Robert Denison (D), Campaign Website:
Candice Miller (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Candace Cavney (G), Campaign Website:
Mark Byrne (L), Campaign Website:
Richard Gualdoni (US Taxpayers), Campaign Website: ?

Tony Trupiano (D), Campaign Website:
Thaddeus McCotter (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
John Tatar (L), Campaign Website: ?
Charles Tackett (US Taxpayers), Campaign Website: ?

Sander Levin (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Randell Shafer (R), Campaign Website: ?
Art Myatt (G), Campaign Website: ?
Andy LeCureaux (L), Campaign Website: ?
Les Townsend (US Taxpayers), Campaign Website:
Jerome White (I), Campaign Website:

Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?

John Conyers Jr. (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Chad Miles (R), Campaign Website:

John Dingell Jr. (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Aimee Smith (G), Campaign Website:
Greg Stempfle (L), Campaign Website: ?
Robert Czak (US Taxpayers), Campaign Website: ?

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 38

Seats at stake in 2006: 38

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 110

Seats at stake in 2006: 110

Key Races:

:bluebox: The seat of the late Herb Kehrl (D-56th). Kehrl won 49-47% in 2004.

Other vulnerable Democratic seats:

:bluebox: 23: Kathleen Law (Incumbent) won 54.6-43.7% in 2004
:bluebox: 26: Marie Donigan (Incumbent) won 49.1-45.2%
:bluebox: 107: Gary McDonnell (Incumbent) won 54-46%

Vulnerable Republican seats:

:redbox: 62: Mike Nofs (Incumbent) won 53-47%
:redbox: 64: Rick Baxter (Incumbent) won 51-49%
:redbox: 75: Jerry Kooiman (term-limited) won 52-48%
:redbox: 91: David Farhat (Incumbent) won 52-48%
:redbox: 97: Tim Moore (Incumbent) won 52-48%

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

Complete Text of Statewide Ballot Proposals (pdf)

:graybox: Proposal 06-1: A Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Require that Money Held
   in Conservation and Recreation Funds Can Only Be Used for their Intended Purposes

:graybox: Proposal 06-2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Ban Affirmative Action
   Programs that Give Preferential Treatment to Groups or Individuals Based on their Race,
   Gender, Color, Ethnicity or National Origin for Public Employment, Education or Contracting
   Purposes. The Michigan Democratic Party officially opposes this proposal.

:graybox: Proposal 06-3: A Referendum on Public Act 160 of 2004 -
   An Act to Allow the Establishment of a Hunting Season for Mourning Doves

:graybox: Proposal 06-4: A Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Government from Taking
   Private Property by Eminent Domain for Certain Private Purposes

:graybox: Proposal 06-5: A Legislative Initiative to Establish Mandatory School Funding Levels


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