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General Election Results

Gubernatorial races across the US

Here are the results of the 36 contested races for governor across the United States on Nov. 7, 2006. Winners declared by the Associated Press are denoted by a check mark (Winner); (i) denotes an incumbent.

Governors up for election in 2006  
US GOVERNORS TREND
Results from: 36 of 36 contested races. Last updated: 12:48 PM
  Dem. GOP Others
Current 22 28 0
Won +6 -6 0
Leading
Current
net trend

Party key: AIP -- American Independent; AKI -- Alaskan Independence; AmC -- American Constitution; Amr -- American Party; CC -- Concerned Citizens; CST -- Constitution; Dem -- Democrat; GOP -- Republican; Grn -- Green; IAP -- Independent American; Ind -- independent; Inp -- Independence; Lib -- Libertarian; LUn -- Liberty Union; Neb -- Nebraska Party; Oth -- Other; PFP -- Peace and Freedom; Pop -- Populist; RP -- Reform; SWP -- Socialist Workers; Una -- Unaffiliated; Unr -- Unenrolled; UST -- US Taxpayers Party .

ALABAMA
2,885 of 2,904 precincts -- 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Bob Riley (GOP) (i) 717,287 58%
Lucy Baxley (Dem) 518,750 42%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

ALASKA
439 of 439 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Sarah Palin (GOP) 99,619 49%
Tony Knowles (Dem) 83,640 41%
Andrew Halcro (Ind) 19,683 10%
Don Wright (AKI) 1,051 1%
Billy Toien (Lib) 580 0%
David Massie (Grn) 469 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

ARIZONA
2,208 of 2,209 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Janet Napolitano (Dem) (i) 727,739 63%
Len Munsil (GOP) 405,456 35%
Barry Hess II (Lib) 23,414 2%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

ARKANSAS
2,555 of 2,562 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Mike Beebe (Dem) 418,885 55%
Asa Hutchinson (GOP) 308,447 41%
Rod Bryan (Ind) 15,839 2%
Jim Lendall (Grn) 12,963 2%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

CALIFORNIA
25,090 of 25,092 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Arnold Schwarzenegger (GOP) (i) 3,813,059 56%
Phil Angelides (Dem) 2,674,919 39%
Peter Camejo (Grn) 155,520 2%
Art Olivier (Lib) 89,795 1%
Janice Jordan (PFP) 53,727 1%
Edward Noonan (AIP) 48,672 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

COLORADO
3,102 of 3,161 precincts -- 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Bill Ritter (Dem) 779,741 56%
Bob Beauprez (GOP) 566,303 41%
Dawn Winkler-Kinateder (Lib) 20,527 1%
Paul Fiorino (Una) 9,629 1%
Clyde Harkins (AmC) 8,705 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

CONNECTICUT
778 of 778 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner M. Jodi Rell (GOP) (i) 709,987 63%
John DeStefano (Dem) 397,745 35%
Cliff Thornton (Grn) 9,585 1%
Joseph Zdonczyk (CC) 5,570 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

FLORIDA
6,943 of 6,950 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Charlie Crist (GOP) 2,480,636 52%
Jim Davis (Dem) 2,144,359 45%
Max Linn (RP) 91,689 2%
John Wayne Smith (Ind) 15,723 0%
Richard Dembinsky (Ind) 11,775 0%
Karl Behm (Ind) 10,340 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

GEORGIA
3,201 of 3,293 precincts -- 97%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Sonny Perdue (GOP) (i) 1,181,633 58%
Mark Taylor (Dem) 780,562 38%
Garrett Hayes (Lib) 77,920 4%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

HAWAII
353 of 353 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Linda Lingle (GOP) (i) 215,279 63%
Randy Iwase (Dem) 121,708 35%
Jim Brewer (Grn) 5,433 2%
Ozell Daniel (Lib) 1,849 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

IDAHO
933 of 952 precincts -- 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner C.L. Butch Otter (GOP) 231,292 53%
Jerry Brady (Dem) 193,800 44%
Marvin Richardson (CST) 7,146 2%
Ted Dunlap (Lib) 7,073 2%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

ILLINOIS
11,427 of 11,692 precincts -- 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Rod Blagojevich (Dem) (i) 1,649,330 50%
Judy Baar Topinka (GOP) 1,318,809 40%
Rich Whitney (Grn) 345,431 10%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

IOWA
1,875 of 1,875 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Chet Culver (Dem) 565,199 54%
Jim Nussle (GOP) 465,451 44%
Wendy Barth (Grn) 7,780 1%
Kevin Litten (Lib) 5,686 1%
Mary Martin (SWP) 2,024 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

KANSAS
3,290 of 3,290 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Kathleen Sebelius (Dem) (i) 480,532 58%
Jim Barnett (GOP) 336,583 41%
Carl Kramer (Lib) 8,652 1%
Richard Ranzau (RP) 5,082 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

MAINE
615 of 627 precincts -- 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner John Baldacci (Dem) (i) 205,222 38%
Chandler Woodcock (GOP) 162,753 30%
Barbara Merrill (Unr) 116,024 22%
Patricia LaMarche (Grn) 51,725 10%
Phillip NaPier (Unr) 3,477 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

MARYLAND
1,754 of 1,793 precincts -- 98%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Martin O'Malley (Dem) 827,678 53%
Robert Ehrlich (GOP) (i) 716,622 46%
Ed Boyd (Grn) 13,749 1%
Christopher Driscoll (Pop) 3,071 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

MASSACHUSETTS
2,166 of 2,166 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Deval Patrick (Dem) 1,230,065 56%
Kerry Healey (GOP) 779,807 35%
Christy Mihos (Ind) 161,012 7%
Grace Ross (Grn) 43,032 2%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

MICHIGAN
5,681 of 5,681 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Jennifer Granholm (Dem) (i) 2,139,839 56%
Dick DeVos (GOP) 1,606,058 42%
Gregory Creswell (Lib) 23,493 1%
Douglas Campbell (Grn) 19,989 1%
Bhagwan Dashairya (UST) 7,070 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

     
MINNESOTA
4,123 of 4,123 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Tim Pawlenty (GOP) (i) 1,030,236 47%
Mike Hatch (Dem) 1,007,753 46%
Peter Hutchinson (Inp) 141,726 6%
Ken Pentel (Grn) 10,866 0%
Walt Brown (Oth) 9,639 0%
Leslie Davis (Amr) 3,786 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

NEBRASKA
1,688 of 1,689 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Dave Heineman (GOP) (i) 430,578 74%
David Hahn (Dem) 141,091 24%
Barry Richards (Neb) 8,722 1%
Mort Sullivan (Ind) 3,664 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

NEVADA
1,913 of 1,913 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Jim Gibbons (GOP) 277,855 48%
Dina Titus (Dem) 254,920 44%
None of These Candidates (Una) 20,619 4%
Christopher Hansen (IAP) 19,966 3%
Craig Bergland (Grn) 6,731 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

NEW HAMPSHIRE
301 of 301 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner John Lynch (Dem) (i) 298,206 74%
Jim Coburn (GOP) 105,370 26%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

NEW MEXICO
1,558 of 1,562 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Bill Richardson (Dem) (i) 373,274 69%
John Dendahl (GOP) 170,213 31%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

NEW YORK
16,121 of 16,278 precincts -- 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Eliot Spitzer (Dem) 2,889,074 69%
John Faso (GOP) 1,227,108 29%
Malachy McCourt (Grn) 40,504 1%
John Clifton (Lib) 14,997 0%
Jimmy McMillan (Oth) 13,649 0%
Maura DeLuca (SWP) 7,085 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

OHIO
11,193 of 11,193 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Ted Strickland (Dem) 2,307,420 60%
J. Kenneth Blackwell (GOP) 1,406,792 37%
Bill Peirce (Ind) 67,596 2%
Robert Fitrakis (Ind) 38,987 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

OKLAHOMA
2,244 of 2,244 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Brad Henry (Dem) (i) 616,037 67%
Ernest Istook (GOP) 310,273 33%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

OREGON
804 of 1,000 precincts -- 80%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Ted Kulongoski (Dem) (i) 573,456 51%
Ron Saxton (GOP) 480,630 43%
Mary Starrett (CST) 40,271 4%
Joe Keating (Grn) 15,682 1%
Richard Morley (Lib) 13,277 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

PENNSYLVANIA
9,316 of 9,372 precincts -- 99%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Ed Rendell (Dem) (i) 2,427,802 60%
Lynn Swann (GOP) 1,597,741 40%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

RHODE ISLAND
565 of 565 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Don Carcieri (GOP) (i) 197,013 51%
Charles Fogarty (Dem) 189,099 49%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

SOUTH CAROLINA
2,059 of 2,059 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Mark Sanford (GOP) (i) 594,073 55%
Tommy Moore (Dem) 483,113 45%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

SOUTH DAKOTA
818 of 818 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Mike Rounds (GOP) (i) 206,996 62%
Jack Billion (Dem) 121,241 36%
Steve Willis (CST) 4,006 1%
Tom Gerber (Lib) 3,284 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

TENNESSEE
2,329 of 2,330 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Phil Bredesen (Dem) (i) 1,244,037 69%
Jim Bryson (GOP) 539,857 30%
Carl Whitaker (Ind) 11,343 1%
George Banks (Ind) 7,511 0%
Charles Smith (Ind) 4,073 0%
Howard Switzer (Ind) 2,711 0%
David Gatchell (Ind) 2,446 0%
Marivuana Leinoff (Ind) 2,111 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

TEXAS
8,509 of 8,510 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Rick Perry (GOP) (i) 1,715,416 39%
Chris Bell (Dem) 1,309,981 30%
Carole Strayhorn (Ind) 789,742 18%
Kinky Friedman (Ind) 553,519 13%
James Werner (Lib) 26,751 1%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

VERMONT
260 of 260 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Jim Douglas (GOP) (i) 148,501 57%
Scudder Parker (Dem) 106,788 41%
Cris Ericson (Ind) 2,626 1%
Jim Hogue (Grn) 1,927 1%
Benjamin Clarke (Oth) 1,215 0%
Bob Skold (LUn) 623 0%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

WISCONSIN
3,597 of 3,597 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Jim Doyle (Dem) (i) 1,136,726 53%
Mark Green (GOP) 976,275 45%
Nelson Eisman (Grn) 40,858 2%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

WYOMING
486 of 486 precincts -- 100%
Candidate Votes Pct.
Winner Dave Freudenthal (Dem) (i) 135,389 70%
Ray Hunkins (GOP) 57,999 30%
Last updated: 12:51 PM

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