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General Election — November 7, 2006

US House 2nd District

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

Bush bound for Kansas
President hopes to turn tide in Jim Ryun race
November 3, 2006
The White House on Thursday confirmed President Bush will visit Kansas on Sunday to stump for U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Lawrence, who is locked in a tough race against Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda.
It’s confirmed: Bush is coming to Kansas
Presidential visit to boost vulnerable Ryun
November 2, 2006
Bush will speak at a 6:20 p.m. rally for Ryun on Sunday at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
Bush may stump for Ryun
Congressman admits race with Boyda is close
October 31, 2006
Republican leaders from the White House to the Statehouse on Tuesday closed ranks behind U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, of Lawrence, as Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda appeared ready to pull off a major upset.
Ryun concedes race is tight
October 31, 2006
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Lawrence, today conceded that he is in a tight race with Democrat Nancy Boyda after denying for weeks that the contest was close.
Bush may rally Ryun supporters in Topeka
A White House spokesman declined to comment
October 31, 2006
A White House spokesman declined to comment.
2nd District rematch growing heated
October 29, 2006
The Jim Ryun-Nancy Boyda race for the 2nd Congressional District is a rematch of their 2004 contest, which Ryun, a Republican from Lawrence, won 56 percent to 41 percent.
Ryun ads criticize Boyda on immigration
October 24, 2006
Republican Rep. Jim Ryun has started running television ads here and elsewhere in the state’s 2nd District, painting his Democratic challenger, Nancy Boyda, as favoring amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States.
Ryun campaign tells new story about Foley link
October 24, 2006
Rep. Jim Ryun and disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley were neighbors on D Street in Washington, and Ryun and his campaign have told different stories about how close the two congressmen were.
Democrat’s message could gain ground
October 20, 2006
Waiting for her first appointment of the day to arrive, Diane McDermed shared a cup of coffee and political views in her shop, A Cut Above.
Candidates disclose campaign finances
October 17, 2006
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Lawrence, and Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda of Topeka matched each other in raising campaign contributions over the past quarter, according to the latest reports on file Monday with the Federal Election Commission.
Stances on war in Iraq separate candidates
How voters view supporting troops may influence choice for congressional seat
October 15, 2006
The issue that divides the country - war in Iraq - also divides the candidates for Congress in the 2nd District, which includes west Lawrence. Five-term incumbent Jim Ryun, a Republican from Lawrence, stands by President Bush’s policies, while Democrat Nancy Boyda of Topeka has been critical of the war. Ryun reiterated his position Thursday when Vice President Dick Cheney stopped in Topeka to help Ryun raise $209,000 for his campaign.
Cheney raises $200,000 for Ryun’s race
October 13, 2006
Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday raked in more than $200,000 for U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, blasted Democrats on terrorism and taxes and then headed off to the next stop to try to maintain GOP control of Congress.
Cheney in Kansas to campaign for Ryun
Cheney was scheduled to have photos taken with campaign contributors
09:25 a.m., October 12, 2006 Updated 11:00 a.m.
Cheney was scheduled to have photos taken with campaign contributors.
Boyda poll shows dead heat with Ryun
October 11, 2006
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun’s television ads and help from Vice President Dick Cheney will backfire, Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda predicted Tuesday.
Race for Congress gaining steam
Signs are pointing to heated contest for Boyda and Ryun
October 3, 2006
Does Democrat Nancy Boyda have a shot at defeating U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun in the 2nd congressional district race?