The 2006 United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 7, 2006 to elect members to the United States House of Representatives. It took place in the middle of President George W. Bush's second term in office. All 435 seats of the House were up for election. Those elected served in the 110th United States Congress from January 3, 2007 until January 3, 2009. The incumbent majority party, the Republicans, had won majorities in the House consecutively since 1994, and were defeated by the Democrats who won a majority in the chamber, ending 12 years in opposition.

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  • The 2006 United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 7, 2006 to elect members to the United States House of Representatives. It took place in the middle of President George W. Bush's second term in office. All 435 seats of the House were up for election. Those elected served in the 110th United States Congress from January 3, 2007 until January 3, 2009. The incumbent majority party, the Republicans, had won majorities in the House consecutively since 1994, and were defeated by the Democrats who won a majority in the chamber, ending 12 years in opposition. The Republicans had won a 232-seat majority in 2004, and by election day 2006 the party held 229 seats, the Democrats had 201 and there was 1 Independent (who caucused with the Democrats). There were also four vacancies. Republicans held a 28 seat advantage, and Democrats needed to pick up 15 seats to take control of the House, which had had a Republican majority since January 1995. The public's perception of George W. Bush, the handling of the war in Iraq, and a series of political scandals involving mostly congressional Republicans took their toll on the party at the ballot box. The final result was a 31 seat pickup for the Democrats, including the pickup of the Vermont At-Large seat, previously held by Independent Bernie Sanders who caucused with the Democrats. Democrats defeated 22 Republican incumbents and won eight open Republican-held seats. Republicans won no seats previously held by Democrats and defeated no Democratic incumbents for the first time since the Republican party's founding. It was the largest seat gain for the Democrats since the 1974 elections. Among the new Democrats were the first Muslim in Congress (Keith Ellison) and the first two Buddhists (Mazie Hirono and Hank Johnson). As a result of the Democratic victory, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman, first Italian-American, and the first Californian elected Speaker of the House. (en)
  • Die Wahlen zum Repräsentantenhaus der Vereinigten Staaten 2006 fanden am 7. November 2006 in der Mitte der zweiten Amtsperiode von Präsident George W. Bush statt, waren also sogenannte Halbzeitwahlen (midterm elections). Sie führten im Ergebnis zu einem deutlichen Sieg der Demokratischen Partei, die 32 Sitze hinzu gewann und damit über die absolute Mehrheit der Sitze im Repräsentantenhaus verfügte. (de)
  • En 2006, les élections à la Chambre des représentants des États-Unis ont eu lieu le 7 novembre. 435 sièges devaient être renouvelés. Le mandat des représentants étant de deux ans, ceux qui ont été élus à l'occasion de cette élection siègeront dans le 110e Congrès du 3 janvier 2007 au 3 janvier 2009. (fr)
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  • Die Wahlen zum Repräsentantenhaus der Vereinigten Staaten 2006 fanden am 7. November 2006 in der Mitte der zweiten Amtsperiode von Präsident George W. Bush statt, waren also sogenannte Halbzeitwahlen (midterm elections). Sie führten im Ergebnis zu einem deutlichen Sieg der Demokratischen Partei, die 32 Sitze hinzu gewann und damit über die absolute Mehrheit der Sitze im Repräsentantenhaus verfügte. (de)
  • En 2006, les élections à la Chambre des représentants des États-Unis ont eu lieu le 7 novembre. 435 sièges devaient être renouvelés. Le mandat des représentants étant de deux ans, ceux qui ont été élus à l'occasion de cette élection siègeront dans le 110e Congrès du 3 janvier 2007 au 3 janvier 2009. (fr)
  • The 2006 United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 7, 2006 to elect members to the United States House of Representatives. It took place in the middle of President George W. Bush's second term in office. All 435 seats of the House were up for election. Those elected served in the 110th United States Congress from January 3, 2007 until January 3, 2009. The incumbent majority party, the Republicans, had won majorities in the House consecutively since 1994, and were defeated by the Democrats who won a majority in the chamber, ending 12 years in opposition. (en)
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  • Wahl zum Repräsentantenhaus der Vereinigten Staaten 2006 (de)
  • Élections américaines de la Chambre des représentants de 2006 (fr)
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