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Elections 2006


Background Information

Clerk of the House
Historical data includes national electoral college results since the 1st Congress, Presidential and Senatorial election results by state and House by district since 1920. Data on the political divisions in Congress since the 34th Congress.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
GPO - Describes federal government for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and teachers/parents. Describes the nation, historic documents, branches of government, national v. state authority, how laws are made, elections, and citizenship.
Center for Voting and Democracy
Think tank providing background information on election issues. Redistricting, proportion representation, instant runoff issues, voter turnout, and right-to-vote issues.
American Factfinder
Choose 109th Congress Boundaries and name the state.
Campaign Finance Reports and Data (Federal Election Commission)
View disclosure reports or search the database by individual contributor's names, party or political action committee names, or candidates. More information about campaign finance in general can be found at the FEC's main Web site.

Comprehensive Election Web Sites

Politics 1
State-by-state listing of gubernatorial and Congressional candidates and their web sites. Republican, Democrat, and third party, as well as independents with practical information for candidates.
Elections
Well-organized links to election web sites for 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008. Includes candidates, parties, campaign finances, and voter registration.
America Votes
CNN - List of state primary dates, key contested races by state with a little background and some campaign issues.
Congress.org
State-by-state information on voter registration and upcoming elections and links to Congressional and state legislative races by state.
Decision 2006: Battleground America
MSNBC - Map and analysis of the key gubernatorial and Congressional races and current campaign news.
Washington Post Elections
Congressional election news stories.

Texas Elections Web Sites

Elections Division
The Texas Secretary of State web site provides assistance and advice to election officials on the proper conduct of elections. This includes hosting seminars and elections schools, providing calendars, ballot certification, primary election funding, and legal interpretations of election laws to election officials.
Texas Candidates
Lists with links to candidate's web sites.
Elections 2006
Dallas Morning News web site covering elections in Texas.

Candidates

Candidate Profiles
Center for Responsive Politics - List of Congressional District and Senatorial races by state and lists campaign finances received and spent and campaign contributions by interest sector. Includes top contributors.
Congress.org
State-by-state information on voter registration and upcoming elections and links to Congressional and state legislative races by state.
Project Vote Smart
Use the top menu, Current Candidates, to access information about Congressional, Gubernatorial, and State Legislative Candidates. Complete list of all candidates with biographies, lobby group ratings, campaign receipts by Political Action Committee subject groupings and candidate answers to the National Political Awareness Test, a questionnaire on issues in the election.
Politics 1
State-by-state listing of gubernatorial and Congressional candidates and their web sites. Republican, Democrat, and third party, as well as independents with practical information for candidates.
Texas Candidates
Lists with links to candidate's web sites.