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Elections and Voting

Election season continues in LA-02

November 13, 2006 - Most of the politicians running for office in 2006 have folded up their circus tents, but the residents of hurricane-ravaged New Orleans will have to endure a final round of voting to determine their House Representative. In a race with 13 candidates, incumbent William Jefferson (D) only received 30% of the vote, forcing a run-off.

Southern governors

November 9, 2006 - Seven Southern states had races for governor on Tuesday, and both Democrats and Republicans can point to victories. Democrats must be pleased with the triumph of Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe (D), who held off politically-connected former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R) and brought Democrats back into the governor's mansion.

Tennessee Senate race: the morning after

By R. Neal
November 8, 2006 - Democrate Harold Ford Jr. ran one of the best campaigns in the modern history of Tennessee politics to make this race so close (Corker 51% v. Ford 48%), but his Republican opponent Bob Corker's campaign was better by just enough. Few would have expected this way back in April when State Sen. Rosalind Kurita (D-Clarksville) dropped out of the Democratic primary leaving Ford unopposed.

5 key Southern house races, still hanging

November 8, 2006 - As the nation fixes its eyes on the Senate outcomes in Virginia and Montana, there are still five U.S. House races in the South hanging in the balance, underscoring the competitive nature of the South in the 2006 elections.