2006 United States Senate election in Nevada
Ensign: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
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|2002 and 2016|
The 2006 United States Senate election in Nevada was held on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Republican John Ensign defeated Democratic nominee Jack Carter to win re-election to a second term.
- John Ensign, incumbent U.S. Senator
Defeated in primary
- Ed Hamilton, businessman
|Republican||John Ensign (incumbent)||127,023||90.47|
|Republican||None of these candidates||6,754||4.81|
Popular Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman had said in January 2006 that he would probably run, but decisively ruled out a run in late April. Going into the 2006 cycle, many top Nevada Democrats such as State Assembly speaker Richard Perkins indicated that the party would put more efforts into the gubernatorial election than into defeating Ensign.
- Jack Carter, Navy veteran and son of President Jimmy Carter
Defeated in primary
- Ruby Jee Tun, middle school science teacher
Declined to run
- Oscar Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas
- Frankie Sue Del Papa, Attorney General of Nevada
- Dina Titus, member of the Nevada Senate (ran for Governor)
|Democratic||None of these candidates||14,425||12.24|
|Democratic||Ruby Jee Tun||11,147||9.46|
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- Jack Carter (D), Navy veteran and son of President Jimmy Carter
- John Ensign (R), incumbent U.S. Senator
- David Schumann (I), retired financial analyst, 2004 nominee, and 2002 state senator nominee
- Brendan Trainor (L), state party chair, airline quality manager, and frequent candidate
Carter's advantages included his formidable speaking abilities and kinship with a former U.S. President. On the other hand, Ensign was also considered to be an effective speaker and as of the first quarter of 2006, held an approximately 5-1 advantage over Carter in cash-on-hand.
- Complete video of debate, October 15, 2006
|The Cook Political Report||Solid R||November 6, 2006|
|Sabato's Crystal Ball||Safe R||November 6, 2006|
|Rothenberg Political Report||Safe R||November 6, 2006|
|Real Clear Politics||Safe R||November 6, 2006|
|Source||Date||Ensign (R)||Carter (D)|
|Zogby/WSJ||March 31, 2006||52%||38%|
|Las Vegas Review-Journal/Mason-Dixon||April 3–5, 2006||60%||27%|
|Reno Gazette-Journal/News 4||May 12–15, 2006||52%||32%|
|Zogby/WSJ||June 21, 2006||51%||36%|
|Zogby/WSJ||July 24, 2006||50%||35%|
|Rasmussen||July 31, 2006||46%||39%|
|Las Vegas Review-Journal/Mason-Dixon||August 12, 2006||54%||33%|
|Zogby/WSJ||August 28, 2006||48%||45%|
|Zogby/WSJ||September 11, 2006||52%||40%|
|Reno Gazette-Journal/Research 2000||September 15, 2006||56%||35%|
|Rasmussen||September 22, 2006||50%||41%|
|Las Vegas Review-Journal/Mason-Dixon||September 26, 2006||58%||35%|
|Zogby/WSJ||September 28, 2006||49%||42%|
|Rasmussen||October 17, 2006||50%||42%|
|Zogby/WSJ||October 19, 2006||52%||43%|
|Reno Gazette-Journal/Research 2000||October 29, 2006||55%||41%|
|Republican||John Ensign (incumbent)||322,501||55.36%||+0.27%|
|None of These Candidates||8,232||1.41%||-0.50%|
|Independent American||David K. Schumann||7,774||1.33%||+0.91%|
Ensign won a majority of the votes in every county in the state, with his lowest percentage at 53%.
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