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2006 Michigan Attorney General election

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2006 Michigan Attorney General election

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Nominee Mike Cox Amos Williams
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,986,606 1,605,725
Percentage 53.8% 43.5%

2006 Michigan Attorney General election results map by county.svg
County results

Cox:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Williams:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Attorney General before election

Mike Cox

Elected Attorney General

Mike Cox

The 2006 Michigan Attorney General election took place on November 7, 2006, to elect the Attorney General of Michigan. Incumbent Mike Cox became the first Republican in over 50 years to be elected attorney general and was seeking to become the first Republican since the amending of the Michigan Constitution to be re-elected. Despite a 2005 scandal where Cox announced he had an extramarital affair before becoming Attorney General[1] Cox won re-election easily, defeating Democratic nominee Amos Williams, taking 54 percent of the vote.[2]

Republican Party


  • Mike Cox, Michigan Attorney General

Democratic Party


  • Amos Williams

Minor parties

Libertarian Party

U.S. Taxpayers Party

  • Charles F. Conces[3]

General election


2006 General Election - Michigan Attorney General[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Cox (i) 1,986,606 53.8 +4.9
Democratic Amos Williams 1,605,725 43.5 -5.2
Libertarian Bill Hall 61,607 1.7 N/A
Constitution Charles Conces 36,477 1.0 +0.1
Majority 380,881 10.3 +10.1
Turnout 3,690,415 +20.3
Republican hold

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Libertarian Party (United States)

Libertarian Party (United States)

The Libertarian Party (LP) is a political party in the United States that promotes civil liberties, non-interventionism, laissez-faire capitalism, and limiting the size and scope of government. The party was conceived in August 1971 at meetings in the home of David F. Nolan in Westminster, Colorado, and was officially formed on December 11, 1971, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The organizers of the party drew inspiration from the works and ideas of the prominent Austrian school economist, Murray Rothbard. The founding of the party was prompted in part due to concerns about the Nixon administration, the Vietnam War, conscription, and the introduction of fiat money.

Voter turnout

Voter turnout

In political science, voter turnout is the participation rate of a given election. This is typically either the percentage of registered voters, eligible voters, or all voting-age people. According to Stanford University political scientists Adam Bonica and Michael McFaul, there is a consensus among political scientists that "democracies perform better when more people vote."

Republican Party (United States)

Republican Party (United States)

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. The GOP was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery activists who opposed the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which allowed for the potential expansion of chattel slavery into the western territories. It has been the main political rival of the Democratic Party since the mid-1850s. Like them, the Republican Party is a big tent of competing and often opposing ideologies. Presently, the Republican Party contains prominent conservative, centrist, populist, and right-libertarian factions.

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  1. ^ Kathy Barks Hoffman (May 27, 2009). "Michigan AG Mike Cox enters 2010 governor's race". Associated Press. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "2006 Attorney General General Election Results - Michigan". US Election Atlas. February 4, 2007. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Michigan Secretary of State (November 7, 2006). "2006 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing". Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "2006 Official Michigan General Election Results - Attorney General 4 Year Term (1) Position". Archived from the original on 2009-12-22.
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