Nevada U.S. House election, 2006

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This article discusses elections for the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada in 2006.

State Primary: August 15, 2006



         Shelley Berkley (D)  84,979  65%
         Kenneth Wegner  (R)  40,901  31%
         Other 	               5,178   4%


  • Jim Gibbons (R) - Incumbent. Running for Governor. Open Seat
  • Dean Heller (R) - Secretary of State, Primary Winner with 36%. (cw)
  • Jill Derby (D) - Regent of the State University System. (Derby for Congress)
  • Daniel Rosen (I)
  • General election results:
         Dean Heller       (R)  116,160  50%
         Jill Talbot Derby (D) 	103,572  45%
         Other 	                 10,876   5%
  • Outlook: The incumbent is running for Governor. Derby outraised her Republican opponents in Q1, and is polling within the margin of error against her leading opponent. In 2004, however, the Republican incumbant received 67% of the vote. Among Republicans, Heller is a moderate, and he beat out both Gibbons, the early front-runner, and Angle, who had major financial support from the Club for Growth.


         Jon Porter  (R)  102,176  48%
         Tessa Hafen (D)   98,210  47%
         Other 	           10,481   5%
  • Outlook: Hafen is a staffer for Sen. Harry Reid. She is Mormon and her father's been on the Henderson City Council for nearly 20 years, so she has connections.
  • External Link: Las Vegas Gleaner

External Links

  • Jon Ralston watches as Nevada Republicans make life hard on themselves as elections approach (Las Vegas Sun, 3-1-06)
  • Taking Back the House - Nevada - good seat-by-seat summary.

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