General Election — November 7, 2006


All precincts reporting / 830,849 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

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Overview of the race between incumbent Kathleen Sebelius (D) and Jim Barnett (R). Watch »

Sebelius lays out priorities for second term
Says health care will be ‘on the table’
November 8, 2006
Says health care will be ‘on the table.’
Governor claims ‘vote for progress’
November 8, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, credited with revitalizing the Kansas Democratic Party, trounced her Republican opponent Tuesday, leading a surge that saw Democrats recapture a second Kansas congressional seat and turn out an incumbent Republican attorney general.
Sebelius claims victory
November 7, 2006
Governor elected to second term.
Growing economy draws interest
November 4, 2006
Budget experts on Friday said that Kansas’ strong and growing economy would increase state tax collections by $300 million.
Sebelius questioned about commitment
November 4, 2006
Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius faced new questions Friday about her commitment to staying in Kansas if voters give her a second term and her claims to making state government more efficient.
Kansas tax revenue grows
The new economic figures immediately became fodder in the race for governor
November 3, 2006
The new economic figures immediately became fodder in the race for governor.
Sebelius spent $3.8 million on broadcast ads
November 1, 2006
Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius spent almost $3.8 million on television and radio ads in the past three months, nearly nine times as much as Republican challenger Jim Barnett.
Sebelius, Barnett report financing for campaigns
October 31, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius set a new mark for Kansas gubernatorial politics, raising more than $5.18 million in contributions for her re-election bid, the campaign reported Monday.
Financial issues central to governor’s race
Candidates differ on solutions for school funding, economy
October 29, 2006
School finance, the state of the Kansas economy and illegal immigration have been the major issues in the governor’s race.
No new ground broken in candidates’ last debate
October 29, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Republican challenger Jim Barnett on Saturday argued over taxes, the economy and how many hours the governor’s job demands during their fifth and final debate before the Nov. 7 election.
Barnett proposes home-value freeze
October 28, 2006
To keep seniors from paying higher property taxes, counties would be prohibited from increasing the assessed values of their homes under a plan outlined Friday by Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett.
Candidates disagree on changes to high court
October 24, 2006
Republican gubernatorial challenger Jim Barnett says he wants to see a change in how Kansas Supreme Court justices are appointed, but Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she favors the current system.
Sebelius, candidate want TV ad pulled
October 20, 2006
A national Republican group Thursday stood by a television ad criticizing the Democratic nominee for attorney general, which kept airing despite efforts by the nominee and Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to get it pulled.
Ed board chairman: Sebelius an ‘elitist’
Abrams says governor owes apology over Phelps comparison
October 14, 2006
Calling her an “elitist” and a “big-government liberal,” the state school board’s chairman on Friday criticized Gov. Kathleen Sebelius over her proposal to strip the board of its power to set education policy.
Sebelius’ ed board remarks attacked
Governor says majority, like Phelps, brings bad publicity to Kansas
October 12, 2006
A proposal from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to strip the state school board of its power over education policy is an attempted “power grab,” the Republican challenging her re-election said Wednesday.