2006 United States Senate election in Utah

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2006 United States Senate election in Utah

← 2000 November 7, 2006 2012 →
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Nominee Orrin Hatch Pete Ashdown
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 356,238 177,459
Percentage 62.5% 31.1%

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County Results

Hatch:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%

Ashdown:      40–50%

U.S. Senator before election

Orrin Hatch
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Orrin Hatch
Republican

The 2006 United States Senate election in Utah was held November 7, 2006. Incumbent Republican Orrin Hatch won re-election to a sixth term.

Major candidates[edit]

The filing deadline for major party candidates was March 17, 2006.

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

  • Orrin Hatch, incumbent U.S. Senator first elected in 1976

Polling[edit]

Source Date Hatch (R) Ashdown (D) Bradley (C) Hatch (DG) Price (PC) Seely (L)
Mason-Dixon/Salt Lake Tribune July 3, 2006 67% 23%
Deseret Morning News/KSL-TV July 26, 2006 63% 21% 3% <1% <1% 1%
Mason-Dixon/Salt Lake Tribune August 28, 2006 61% 27%
Deseret Morning News/KSL-TV September 30, 2006 62% 25% 1% <1% 0% 1%

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Orrin Hatch (Incumbent) 356,238 62.36% -3.22%
Democratic Pete Ashdown 177,459 31.06% -0.45%
Constitution Scott Bradley 21,526 3.77%
Personal Choice Roger Price 9,089 1.59%
Libertarian Dave Seely 4,428 0.78% -1.35%
Green Julian Hatch 2,512 0.44%
Majority 178,779 31.30% -2.77%
Turnout 571,252
Republican hold Swing

Hatch won all but one county with 60% to 70% of the vote. Ashdown won only Summit County by 342 votes.

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