2006 Tennessee gubernatorial election

The Tennessee gubernatorial election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democratic governor Phil Bredesen, defeated Republican State Senator Jim Bryson in a landslide to win a second term as Governor of Tennessee, winnning every county in the state.

2006 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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Nominee Phil Bredesen Jim Bryson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,247,491 540,853
Percentage 68.6% 29.7%

Tennessee Governor Election Results by County, 2006.svg
County results
Bredesen:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Phil Bredesen
Democratic

Elected Governor

Phil Bredesen
Democratic

As of 2020, it is the last time a Democrat won a majority of counties in the state, and the most recent election in which a Democrat won any statewide race in Tennessee.

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Bredesen (incumbent) 393,004 88.50
Democratic John Jay Hooker 31,933 7.19
Democratic Tim Sevier 11,562 2.60
Democratic Walt Ward 7,555 1.70
Total votes 444,054 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Jim Bryson, State Senator
  • David M. Farmer
  • Joe Kirkpatrick
  • Mark Albertini
  • Wayne Thomas Bailey
  • Wayne Young
  • Timothy Thomas

ResultsEdit

 
County results
Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Bryson 160,786 50.03
Republican David M. Farmer 50,900 15.84
Republican Joe Kirkpatrick 34,491 10.73
Republican Mark Albertini 29,184 9.08
Republican Wayne Thomas Bailey 24,273 7.55
Republican Wayne Young 11,997 3.73
Republican Timothy Thomas 9,747 3.03
Total votes 321,378 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Phil Bredesen (D)
  • Jim Bryson (R)
  • Carl Two Feathers Whitaker (I)
  • George Banks (I)
  • Charles E. Smith (I)
  • Howard W. Switzer (I)
  • David Gatchell (I)
  • Marivuana Stout Leinoff (I)

PollingEdit

Source Date Phil
Bredesen (D)
Jim
Bryson (R)
Survey USA October 25, 2006 66% 28%
Survey USA October 10, 2006 63% 32%
Accuratings October 24, 2006 67% 33%
The Commercial Appeal October 3, 2006 63% 22%
Rasmussen October 3, 2006 63% 28%
Rasmussen September 7, 2006 58% 31%
Zogby June 13, 2006 58% 22%

ResultsEdit

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Phil Bredesen (incumbent) 1,247,491 68.60% +17.95%
Republican Jim Bryson 540,853 29.74% -17.85%
Independent Carl Two Feathers Whitaker 11,374 0.63%
Independent George Banks 7,531 0.41%
Independent Charles E. Smith 4,083 0.22%
Independent Howard W. Switzer 2,711 0.15%
Independent David Gatchell 2,385 0.13%
Independent Marivuana Stout Leinoff 2,114 0.12%
Write-ins 7 0.00%
Majority 706,638 38.86% +35.80%
Turnout 1,818,549
Democratic hold Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "August 3, 2006, Democratic Primary: Governor" (PDF). Tennessee Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "August 3, 2006, Republican Primary: Governor" (PDF). Tennessee Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 13, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "November 7, 2006, General Election: Governor" (PDF). Tennessee Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 13, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2014.

External linksEdit

Official campaign websites (Archived)