Vermont U.S. Senate election, 2006

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Jim Jeffords (I)


  • Senator: Jim Jeffords
  • State: VT
  • Age in '06: 72 (Retirement announced)
  • Prognosis: Likely I/Dem (04/05)

Important Dates

  • Filing Deadline (Major Parties): July 16, 2006
  • Filing Deadline (Third Parties): September 21, 2006
  • Primary: September 12, 2006
  • General Election: November 7, 2006


Candidates are listed on the official election ballot November 7, 2006 in alphabetical order.


  • Sanders beat Tarrant 65-32%

Previous elections

Vermont presidential election results

  • 2004: Kerry 59% / Bush 39%
  • 2000: Gore 51% / Bush 41%


Jefford suddenly announced his retirement in April 2005 after previously indicating he was running for re-election, citing health concerns. Bernie Sanders, Vermont's only congressman and a fellow independent, (also the only socialist in congress) is almost certain to seek the seat and the Democratic Party will almost certainly support him. Jim Douglas, Vermont's current Republican governor, has said he will not run for the seat.

External Links

  • VT-$en: PWN3D, posted by Tim Tagaris. Democratic Party, February 23, 2006
  • Progressive America, a blog by Bernie Sanders.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D)


  • Sen. Patrick Leahy (D)
  • Next Election in 2010.

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