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RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > Maryland > Senate Class I
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline August 07, 2006 - 05:00pm
Polls Open November 07, 2006 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 07, 2006 - 07:00pm
Term Start January 03, 2007 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2013 - 12:00pm
Turnout 56.67% Registered 33.63% Total Population
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedThe Sunset Provision February 03, 2007 12:36am
Data Sources[Link]
Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/2000
NamePaul Sarbanes Votes1,230,013 (63.18%)
Term01/03/2001 - 01/03/2007 Margin514,835 (+26.44%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/06/2012
NameBenjamin L. Cardin Votes1,474,028 (55.98%)
Term01/03/2013 - 01/03/2019 Margin780,737 (+29.65%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 12, 2006 MD US Senate - D Primary Benjamin L. Cardin
Sep 12, 2006 MD US Senate - R Primary Michael S. Steele
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KEY RACE? 10.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
12/15/2003 11/07/2006
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Benjamin L. Cardin 20 28 9 11
Michael S. Steele 8 ------
Leaning Call: Benjamin L. Cardin (94.84%)
Weighted Call: Benjamin L. Cardin (97.24%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
09/13/2006 11/05/2006

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele Kevin Zeese (W) Others (W) Lih Young  
PartyDemocratic Republican Green Unaffiliated Independent Democrat  
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]  
Certified Votes965,477 (54.21%) 787,182 (44.20%) 27,564 (1.55%) 796 (0.05%) 120 (0.01%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -178,295 (-10.01%) -937,913 (-52.66%) -964,681 (-54.16%) -965,357 (-54.20%)  
Predict Avg.52.02% 46.89% 1.11% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 10/18 $1,563,695.00 10/18 $902,456.00 10/18 $9,646.00 $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (22 from 11 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg49.49%-- 42.07%-- 1.20%-- 0.04%-- 0.00%--  
Survey USA 
11/03/06-11/05/06
49.00% 2.0 46.00% 1.0 3.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Polimetrix 
10/27/06-11/05/06
51.00% -- 45.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Mason-Dixon 
10/31/06-11/03/06
47.00% -- 44.00% 3.0 0.60% 0.6 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
10/31/06-11/02/06
47.00% 1.0 47.00% 1.0 2.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Reuters/Zogby 
10/24/06-10/31/06
49.00% -- 44.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Potomac, Inc. 
10/28/06-10/30/06
49.00% 2.0 43.00% 3.0 2.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Zogby Interactive 
10/23/06-10/27/06
52.80% 1.7 43.50% 0.8 0.00% 5.7 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Rasmussen Reports 
10/26/06-10/26/06
50.00% 3.0 45.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Washington Post/ABC News 
10/22/06-10/26/06
54.00% -- 43.00% -- 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Garin-Hart-Yang Research (D) 
10/23/06-10/24/06
52.00% -- 40.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Voter/Consumer Research (R) 
10/22/06-10/23/06
41.00% -- 39.00% -- 4.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
10/15/06-10/17/06
46.00% 1.0 46.00% 2.0 3.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Zogby Interactive 
10/10/06-10/16/06
51.10% 0.8 42.70% 3.8 5.70% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Rasmussen Reports 
10/10/06-10/10/06
53.00% 3.0 44.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Reuters/Zogby 
09/25/06-10/02/06
45.00% -- 37.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
USA Today/Gallup 
09/27/06-10/01/06
48.00% -- 36.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
USA Today/Gallup 
09/27/06-10/01/06
54.00% -- 39.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Mason-Dixon 
09/22/06-09/26/06
47.00% -- 41.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Zogby Interactive 
09/19/06-09/25/06
51.90% -- 38.90% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
09/17/06-09/19/06
47.00% -- 48.00% -- 4.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Potomac, Inc. 
09/15/06-09/17/06
51.00% -- 40.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Rasmussen Reports 
09/13/06-09/13/06
50.00% -- 43.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D Andy
  Salisbury Daily Times
  Washington Post
  Baltimore Sun
AENM Angry Russian
D Camille Exum [L]
D David Harrington [L]
D Samuel H. Dean [L]
MFL Juan Croniqueur
I Ralph Nader [L]
PFP Cindy Sheehan [L]
D A. Robert "Bob" Kaufman [L]
 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 31, 2006 04:00am Endorsement Prominent Pr. George‚Äôs Dems back Steele  Article U Ole Polecat 
Oct 30, 2006 01:00pm Event Debate Puts Steele on Defense  Article RP 
Oct 17, 2006 06:00am Endorsement (Boxing Promoter Don) King urges voters to back (Michael) Steele  Article U Ole Polecat 
Sep 29, 2006 12:00pm General Dog stars in ads for Md. candidates  Article Nothing wrong, just gone 
Sep 28, 2006 03:20pm Endorsement Mfume Endorses Cardin, but Adds Caveat  Article RP 
Sep 25, 2006 06:00am Poll Poll shows Cardin lead over Steele  Article MD Indy 

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