West Virginia U.S. Senate election, 2006

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Sen. Robert Byrd (D)

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  • Senator: Robert Byrd
  • State: WV
  • Age in '06: 89 (Retirement speculated)
  • Prognosis: Safe Dem unless Byrd retires (11/04)


Important Dates

  • Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 28, 2006
  • Filing Deadline (Third Parties/Independents): May 8, 2006
  • Primary: May 9, 2006


Challenger

  • John R. Raese (R) (cw)


Results

  • Byrd won 64-34%

Previous Elections


WV Pres Results

  • 2004: Bush 56% / Kerry 43%
  • 2000: Bush 52% / Gore 46%


Narrative

Byrd is a West Virginian institution and this seat is his until they cart him out on a stretcher.



Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D)

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  • Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D)
  • Next Election in 2008.


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