General Election — November 7, 2006

US House 2nd District

All precincts reporting / 220,867 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Video: U.S. House, 2nd District

Overview of the race between incumbent Jim Ryun (R) and Nancy Boyda (D). Watch »

City may find itself in new district
October 24, 2009
All of Lawrence could be moved into the 2nd Congressional District in time for the 2012 election when the Kansas Legislature reconsiders its boundaries after the 2010 Census.
Boyda endorses Obama
June 11, 2008
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, has endorsed Barack Obama for president. Last week, Boyda withheld her endorsement.
Jenkins, Ryun square off in GOP contest for Congressional seat
June 9, 2008
Jim Ryun touts his experience in Congress, but Lynn Jenkins said voters are looking for new blood in the 2nd congressional district Republican Party contest.
GOP hopes to reclaim 2nd Congressional District seat
Ryun suggests he may challenge Boyda in 2008; state Treasurer Jenkins also considered a contender
January 30, 2007
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, a Democrat, has been in office less than one month, but potential Republican opponents in 2008 are starting to angle for a shot at making her a one-term congresswoman.
Boyda takes oath of office
January 4, 2007
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, took the oath of office on the House floor with the other 434 House members this afternoon minutes after Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., formally became the first woman Speaker of the House in the history of the United States.
Boyda settles into D.C. office
January 3, 2007
U.S. Rep.-elect Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, turned the key at 9:45 a.m. EST today and opened her new Congressional office. The Great Seal of Kansas was posted next to the front door on the seventh floor of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Read the full transcript of the Boyda interview
December 18, 2006
New Kansas representative sits down to talk past, future.
Boyda undergoes House orientation
Rep.-elect aims for seat on Armed Services committee
November 14, 2006
During a quick break between orientation meetings Monday on Capitol Hill, newly elected House member Nancy Boyda summed up her feelings in two words: “Overwhelming responsibility.” Boyda, a Democrat who defeated five-term Kansas Republican Rep. Jim Ryun last week, was among 50 incoming House freshmen learning the basics about being a federal lawmaker. “We haven’t broken ground on how we’re going to solve health care yet,” she joked.
Ryun speaks about defeat, uncertain about his future
November 10, 2006
Republican Rep. Jim Ryun made no excuses Thursday for his defeat Election Day, focusing more on the transition from statesman to citizen.
Democrats dominate
November 8, 2006
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., didn’t know what hit him. A five-term incumbent, Ryun was soundly defeated Tuesday by Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda, stunning most observers and contributing to a Democratic recapture of the U.S. House.
Boyda’s call for change attracts Capitol cheers
November 6, 2006
Some carried signs. Some carried flags, babies or even a toy poodle wearing campaign regalia.
Bush revs up GOP crowd
President praises ‘honorable’ Ryun
November 5, 2006
Thirty-six hours before Americans go to the polls, President Bush was in Kansas trying to bolster U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun’s campaign and stop a wave of discontent about the war in Iraq that threatens a Democratic takeover of Congress.
Boyda holds rally on Statehouse steps
Urges voters to reject Jim Ryun at the polls
04:46 p.m., November 5, 2006 Updated 10:09 p.m.
Rally held just ahead of Topeka appearance by President Bush.
LIVE BLOG: President Bush visits Kansas to boost Ryun
Speech to begin after 6 p.m.
02:36 p.m., November 5, 2006 Updated 06:51 p.m.
First, there’s a Nancy Boyda rally.
Campaigns at fever pitch in final days before election
November 5, 2006
Watching television, listening to the radio, answering the phone, surfing the Web, thumbing through the mail or even just answering the doorbell won’t be for the weak-hearted during the next few days.