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  MD US Senate - D Primary
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Parents > United States > Maryland > Senate Class I
OfficeSenate
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline July 03, 2006 - 09:00pm Central
Polls Open September 12, 2006 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close September 12, 2006 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 2007 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2013 - 12:00pm
Turnout 34.87% Registered 11.13% Total Population
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRBH December 31, 2009 03:48pm
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 Won11/07/2006
NameBenjamin L. Cardin Votes965,477 (54.21%)
Term01/03/2007 - 01/03/2013 Margin178,295 (+10.01%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceMD US Senate 11/07/2006
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/15/2005 09/12/2006
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Benjamin L. Cardin 17 13 2 --
Kweisi Mfume 3 3 ----
Leaning Call: Benjamin L. Cardin (84.48%)
Weighted Call: Benjamin L. Cardin (87.61%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

01/03/2005 09/10/2006

CANDIDATES
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Name Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin Rep. Kweisi Mfume Joshua B. Rales County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen City Councilmember Mike Schaefer Allan Lichtman Theresa C. Scaldaferri
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Uncertified Votes257,480 (43.67%) 238,907 (40.52%) 30,730 (5.21%) 10,997 (1.87%) 7,770 (1.32%) 6,916 (1.17%) 5,081 (0.86%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -18,573 (-3.15%) -226,750 (-38.46%) -246,483 (-41.81%) -249,710 (-42.36%) -250,564 (-42.50%) -252,399 (-42.81%)
Predict Avg.40.00% 36.00% 3.00% 12.00% 0.00% 5.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand 10/15 $1,832,054.00 10/15 $97,440.00 $-- $-- $-- 10/15 $259,887.00 $--
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Entry Date 04/26/2005 03/14/2005 10/03/2005 01/10/2006 06/07/2006 09/28/2005 06/26/2006
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MATCHUP POLLS (11 from 8 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg42.90%-- 33.00%-- 6.14%-- 6.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Survey USA 
09/08/06-09/10/06
47.00% 9.0 38.00% 4.0 7.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
08/27/06-08/29/06
38.00% -- 42.00% -- 7.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies 
08/18/06-08/25/06
43.00% 4.0 30.00% 1.0 6.00% 5.0 0.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% 2.0 0.00% --
Public Opinion Strategies (R) 
08/01/06-08/02/06
31.00% -- 25.00% -- 4.00% -- 6.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Potomac Survey Research 
07/06/06-07/10/06
32.00% 2.0 28.00% -- 0.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% 2.0 0.00% --
Washington Post/ABC News 
06/19/06-06/25/06
25.00% -- 31.00% -- 1.00% -- 5.00% -- 0.00% -- 3.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name James H. Hutchinson David Dickerson A. Robert "Bob" Kaufman Anthony "Billy Bob" Jaworski Thomas McCaskill George T. English Bob Robinson
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Uncertified Votes4,949 (0.84%) 3,950 (0.67%) 3,906 (0.66%) 3,485 (0.59%) 3,458 (0.59%) 2,305 (0.39%) 2,208 (0.38%)
Margin-252,531 (-42.83%) -253,530 (-43.00%) -253,574 (-43.01%) -253,995 (-43.08%) -254,022 (-43.09%) -255,175 (-43.28%) -255,272 (-43.30%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 1.00% 3.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Entry Date 03/27/2006 05/31/2006 03/23/2005 04/12/2006 10/31/2005 06/30/2006 --
MATCHUP POLLS (11 from 8 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Survey USA 
09/08/06-09/10/06
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
08/27/06-08/29/06
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies 
08/18/06-08/25/06
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Public Opinion Strategies (R) 
08/01/06-08/02/06
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Potomac Survey Research 
07/06/06-07/10/06
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Washington Post/ABC News 
06/19/06-06/25/06
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 3.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
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Sep 01, 2005 - Apr 28, 2006

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 29, 2006 10:00am News Reps. Wynn, Cummings to endorse Mfume  Article Buddy 
Sep 30, 2005 10:00am News Brown rules (MD) Senate out of ’06 plans  Article U Ole Polecat 
Sep 29, 2005 02:00pm News AU History Professor Joins Md. Senate Race  Article J.R. 
Sep 08, 2005 02:00pm News Another Iraq Vet [MD St Del Anthony Brown] is Touted For Senate  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 23, 2005 06:00am News Rasmussen sees room to right if he runs (MD Senate)  Article U Ole Polecat 
Aug 15, 2005 05:00pm News Lichtman Likely to Run for Senate  Article J.R. 

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