Campaign 2006

Party Standings

There are 33 Senate races this year, with Democrats defending 18 seats and Republicans defending 15. All 435 U.S. House seats are up for election. Democrats need to pick up 15 seats to take control of the House.

2006 Senate Races

Congressional Balance of Power

Recent Election History

Republicans have controlled both chambers since 1994, except during a brief period when the Democrats held the Senate.

Related Resources

Washington Post analysis and candidate profiles for the most important races of Campaign 2006:

Interactive Map
Key Races

2006 Primaries & Political Events

Party Control & Trends

Key Congressional Votes
House | Senate


SOURCE: Staff reports | GRAPHIC: The Washington Post - Originally published February 06, 2006; Updated Oct. 5, 2006

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