Fifteen Republicans Squeaked by in 2006 Analysis Shows

Posted January 4, 2007 at 1:00am

Florida’s 13th District
State officials certified Republican auto dealer Vern Buchanan as the winner by 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent for Democratic former banker Christine Jennings, a margin of 0.2 percentage points, in the race to succeed Republican Rep. Katherine Harris, who ran for the Senate. Jennings has alleged voting machine irregularities and is contesting the outcome.
Rachel Kapochunas
North Carolina’s 8th
Republican Rep. Robin Hayes defeated Democratic high school social studies teacher Larry Kissell by 50.14 percent to 49.86 percent, a margin of 0.3 percentage points, to claim a fifth House term.
Jeffrey L. Austin
New Mexico’s 1st
Republican Rep. Heather A. Wilson defeated Democratic state Attorney General Patricia Madrid 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent, a margin of 0.4 percentage points, to claim a 5th full House term.
Marie Horrigan
Ohio’s 15th
Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce defeated Democratic county commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy, 50.2 percent to 49.7 percent, a margin of 0.5 percentage points, to claim an 8th House term.
Greg Giroux
Wyoming at-large
Republican Rep. Barbara Cubin defeated Democratic businessman Gary Trauner 48.29 percent to 47.74 percent, a margin of 0.5 percentage points, to claim a 7th House term.
Marie Horrigan
Georgia’s 12th
Democratic Rep. John Barrow defeated Republican former Rep. Max Burns 50.3 percent to 49.7 percent, a margin of 0.6 percentage points, to secure a 2nd House term.
Rachel Kapochunas
Ohio’s 2nd
Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt defeated Democrat Victoria Wulsin, an epidemiologist, 50.5 percent to 49.4 percent, a margin of 1.1 percentage points, to secure a 1st full term in the House
Greg Giroux
Georgia’s 8th
Democratic Rep. Jim Marshall defeated Republican former Rep. Mac Collins 50.55 percent to 49.45 percent, a difference of 1.1 percentage points, to claim a 3rd House term.
Rachel Kapochunas
Pennsylvania’s 6th
Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach defeated Democratic lawyer Lois Murphy, 50.66 percent to 49.34 percent, a margin of 1.3 percentage points, to claim a 3rd House term.
Greg Giroux
New Jersey’s 7th
Republican Rep. Mike Ferguson defeated Democratic state Rep. Linda Stender 49.43 percent to 47.95 percent, a margin of 1.5 percentage points, to secure a 3rd House term.
Rachel Kapochunas
New York’s 25th
Republican Rep. James T. Walsh defeated Democratic former congressional staffer Dan Maffei 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent, a margin of 1.6 percentage points, to claim a 10th House term.
Marie Horrigan
Nevada’s 3rd
Republican Rep. Jon Porter defeated Democratic former congressional staffer Tessa Hafen 48.5 percent to 46.6 percent, a margin of 1.9 percentage points, to claim a 3rd House term.
Marie Horrigan
Colorado’s 4th
Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave defeated Democratic state Rep. Angie Paccione, 45.6 percent to 43.1 percent, a margin of 2.5 percentage points, to secure a 3rd House term.
Greg Giroux
Illinois’ 6th
Republican state Sen. Peter Roskam defeated Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran, 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent, a margin of 2.7 percentage points, in the race to succeed retiring Republican Rep. Henry J. Hyde.
Greg Giroux
Tennessee Senate
Republican Bob Corker, former mayor of Chattanooga, defeated Democratic Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., 50.7 percent to 48.0 percent, a margin of 2.7 percentage points, in the race to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Bill Frist.
Rachel Kapochunas
Virginia’s 2nd
Republican Rep. Thelma Drake defeated Democrat Phil Kellam, a local revenue commissioner, 51.3 percent to 48.5 percent, a margin of 2.8 percentage points, to secure a 2nd House term.
Greg Giroux
Washington’s 8th
Republican Rep. Dave Reichert defeated Democratic former Microsoft executive Darcy Burner 51.46 percent to 48.54 percent, a margin of 2.9 percentage points, to claim a 2nd House term.
Rachel Kapochunas
New York’s 29th
Republican Rep. John R. “Randy” Kuhl Jr. defeated Democratic Navy veteran Eric Massa 51.46 percent to 48.54 percent, a margin of 2.9 percentage points, to claim a 2nd House term.
Marie Horrigan