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2006 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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2006 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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Nominee Mike Rounds Jack Billion
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Dennis Daugaard Eric Abrahamson
Popular vote 206,990 121,226
Percentage 61.7% 36.1%

2006 South Dakota gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results

Rounds:      50–60%      60–70%      70-80%      80–90%

Billion:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Mike Rounds
Republican

Elected Governor

Mike Rounds
Republican

The 2006 South Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Republican Governor Mike Rounds defeated Democrat Jack Billion to serve a second term as governor.

Democratic Primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Billion 22,527 61.91
Democratic Dennis Weise 13,862 38.09
Total votes 36,389 100.00

Republican Primary

Candidates

Results

Governor Rounds faced no opposition in the Republican primary.

Minor parties

Libertarian Party

  • Tom Gerber

Constitution Party

  • Steven J. Willis, small business owner, Navy veteran, conservative activist

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[2] Solid R November 6, 2006
Sabato's Crystal Ball[3] Safe R November 6, 2006
Rothenberg Political Report[4] Safe R November 2, 2006
Real Clear Politics[5] Safe R November 6, 2006

Election results

South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2006[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Rounds (incumbent) 206,990 61.69% +4.93%
Democratic Jack Billion 121,226 36.13% -5.79%
Constitution Steven J. Willis 4,010 1.20%
Libertarian Tom Gerber 3,282 0.98% +0.39%
Majority 85,764 25.56% +10.72%
Turnout 335,508
Republican hold Swing

See also

Discover more about General election related topics

Sabato's Crystal Ball

Sabato's Crystal Ball

Sabato's Crystal Ball is an online political newsletter and election handicapper. It predicts electoral outcomes for the United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, U.S. governors, and U.S. presidential races, with electoral and political analysis. A publication of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, the Crystal Ball was founded by political analyst Larry Sabato, the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.

Stuart Rothenberg

Stuart Rothenberg

Stuart Rothenberg is an American editor, publisher, and political analyst. He is best known for his biweekly political newsletter The Rothenberg Political Report, now known as Inside Elections. He was also a regular columnist at Roll Call and an occasional op-ed contributor to other publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Orlando Sentinel.

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.

Mike Rounds

Mike Rounds

Marion Michael Rounds is an American businessman and politician serving as the junior United States senator from South Dakota since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 31st governor of South Dakota from 2003 to 2011, and in the South Dakota Senate from 1991 to 2001. In 2014, Rounds was elected to the United States Senate, succeeding retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. He was reelected in 2020 over Democratic nominee Dan Ahlers.

Democratic Party (United States)

Democratic Party (United States)

The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States. Founded in 1828, it was predominantly built by Martin Van Buren, who assembled politicians in every state behind war hero Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party. Its main political rival has been the Republican Party since the 1850s, with both parties being big tents of competing and often opposing viewpoints. Modern American liberalism — a variant of social liberalism — is the party's majority ideology. The party also has notable centrist, social democratic, and left-libertarian factions.

Jack Billion

Jack Billion

John Joseph Billion was an American politician and physician who was the 2006 Democratic Party candidate for Governor of South Dakota and served as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from the 13th district from 1993 to 1997.

Constitution Party (United States)

Constitution Party (United States)

The Constitution Party, formerly the U.S. Taxpayers' Party until 1999, is a political party in the United States that promotes a religious conservative view of the principles and intents of the United States Constitution. The party platform is based on originalist interpretations of the Constitution and shaped by principles which it believes were set forth in the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and the Bible.

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."

Swing (politics)

Swing (politics)

An electoral swing analysis shows the extent of change in voter support, typically from one election to another, expressed as a positive or negative percentage. A multi-party swing is an indicator of a change in the electorate's preference between candidates or parties, often between major parties in a two-party system. A swing can be calculated for the electorate as a whole, for a given electoral district or for a particular demographic.

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References
  1. ^ "South Dakota Secretary of State - Election Information 2006". Archived from the original on 2006-06-14.
  2. ^ "2006 Governor Race Ratings for November 6, 2006" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 5, 2008. Retrieved October 1, 2006.
  3. ^ "Election Eve 2006: THE FINAL PREDICTIONS". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "2006 Gubernatorial Ratings". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "Election 2006". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  6. ^ "South Dakota Secretary of State - Election Information 2006". Archived from the original on 2006-11-23.
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