General Election — November 7, 2006


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

Completed candidate chats
Candidates see state revenue differently
Sebelius says increase due to job growth; Barnett says Kansans taxed too much
October 11, 2006
A dramatic increase in state revenue during the first quarter of the fiscal year was interpreted differently Tuesday by opponents in the governor’s race.
Shrinking population vexes rural Kansas
October 8, 2006
Waiting to deliver a load of sunflowers at a processing plant, dryland farmer Tim Peterson was of two minds about rural Kansas. On one hand, some folks rooted in the vast stretches of empty landscape have become energized by innovation and entrepreneurship, he said.
Candidates differ on health insurance
Sebelius, Barnett tout plans to insure more Kansans
October 7, 2006
With 300,000 uninsured Kansans, health care has become a major issue in the race for governor, and the two major party candidates have vastly different ideas on the subject.
Barnett’s comment on tuition for military attracts questions
October 6, 2006
Republican Jim Barnett created a fuss by claiming during a televised gubernatorial debate that the state gives a tuition break at its colleges and universities to illegal immigrants but not to children of military personnel.
Economy at issue in televised debate
October 5, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and challenger Jim Barnett on Wednesday argued about the economy, school finance and immigration during a live televised debate.
GOP chairman comes out swinging
Shallenburger accuses Sebelius’ running mate of benefiting from legislation
October 3, 2006
Unhappy with media coverage of the governor’s race, Kansas Republican Party Chairman Tim Shallenburger on Monday accused Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ running mate, Mark Parkinson, of benefiting from legislation.
What the gubernatorial candidates have to say about technical education
October 1, 2006
What do you think of the quality of the state technical and vocational schools, and what changes would you support as far as their governance, funding and mission?
Police, troopers endorse Sebelius
September 30, 2006
Two law enforcement groups have endorsed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ re-election.
Barnett outlines health care proposal
Republican candidate aims to improve insurance coverage
September 27, 2006
Saying his goal is to ensure Kansans have access to affordable health insurance and medical care by 2010, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett outlined a plan that includes creating a one-stop shopping center for insurance coverage and reducing medical malpractice lawsuits.
Illegal immigration debate takes center stage in governor’s race
September 26, 2006
Illegal immigration has become the hottest issue in the governor’s race, and Democratic incumbent Kathleen Sebelius argued Monday that Republican challenger Jim Barnett is misleading voters. Sebelius said the federal government must adopt a comprehensive border security plan to stem the tide of illegal immigrants from Mexico, while the state could - and is - cracking down on businesses that knowingly hire such immigrants.
Candidates spar over school funding
September 24, 2006
Will the $466 million, three-year school funding increase break the state budget?
Questions and answers from Sebelius, Barnett
September 24, 2006
Barnett proposes law-enforcement training to fight illegal immigration
September 21, 2006
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett said Wednesday he would seek more training for state and local law enforcement to crack down on the flow of illegal immigrants coming through Kansas.
Sebelius ad targets illegal immigration
September 19, 2006
In her television campaign commercials, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has taken credit for resolving the school finance issue and mending a broken state budget.
Gubernatorial candidates weigh in on making repairs
September 17, 2006
If elected, what would you do, if anything, to pay for deferred maintenance and repairs at Kansas institutions of higher education?