The 2006 midterm elections
were held on November 7, 2006. All 32 House seats in the United States Congress from Texas were up for election.
Freshman Congressman Louis Gohmert
), elected in 2004 after redistricting in East Texas, faced Roger Owen
) of Hallsville in the general election, along with Libertarian nominee Donald Perkinson
. Gohmert was one of four Republicans who succeeded in defeating incumbent Democrats with help from a controversial redistricting effort orchestrated by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
In 2004, Ted Poe
) unseated Democrat Nick Lampson
after heavy redistricting changed the political landscape, allowing him to win with 55% of the vote. His opponent in November was Democrat Gary Binderim
, along with the Libertarian Justo J. Perez
Incumbent Sam Johnson
) faced Dan Dodd
, Democrat from McKinney
and Libertarian Christopher J. Claytor
in the general election. This district is dominated by the Republican stronghold of Collin County, as well as Garland
, another large Dallas suburb.
25 year incumbent Ralph Hall
), who switched from the Democratic Party shortly before the 2004 election faced Democrat Glenn Melancon
and Libertarian Kurt G. Helm
. Though it is best known as the district of the well known former Speaker Sam Rayburn
, and thus a long Democratic stronghold, the southern end of the district consists of Republican-dominated Dallas......