U.S. Senate, 2006 Election


Date: November 7, 2006
Cycle: 2006
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Amy Klobuchar Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 1,278,849 58.06 +20.12
Mark R. Kennedy Man Republican 835,653 37.94
Robert Fitzgerald Man Independence 71,194 3.23
Michael James Cavlan Man Green 10,714 0.49
Ben Powers Man Constitution 5,408 0.25
Peter Idusogie Man Write-In 29 0.00
Charles Aldrich Man Write-In 15 0.00
Rebecca Williamson Woman Write-In 5 0.00
John (Jack) Uldrich Man Write-In 4 0.00

Klobuchar was a resident of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Attorney (1999-2007). Klobuchar became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in state history and the second to serve in the office (DFLer Muriel Humphrey).

Kennedy was a resident of Watertown and sitting U.S. Representative (CD 02, 2001-2003; CD 06, 2003-2007).

Cavlan was a registered nurse from Minneapolis and Minnesota Open Progressives nominee for U.S. Senate in 2012.

Powers was a resident of Austin and quality control worker for Quality Pork Processors.


  • Report of the State Canvassing Board, Office of Secretary of State, State of Minnesota, November 21, 2006 (p. 1-11).