2006 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota

← 2004 November 7, 2006 (2006-11-07) 2008 →
Nominee Earl Pomeroy Matt Mechtel
Party Democratic–NPL Republican
Popular vote 142,934 74,687
Percentage 65.7% 34.3%

County results
Pomeroy:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Mechtel:      50–60%

U.S. Representative before election

Earl Pomeroy

Elected U.S. Representative

Earl Pomeroy

The 2006 U.S. House of Representatives election for the state of North Dakota's at-large congressional district was held November 7, 2006. The incumbent, Democratic-NPL Congressman Earl Pomeroy was re-elected to his eighth term, defeating Republican candidate Matt Mechtel.

Only Pomeroy filed as a Dem-NPLer, and the endorsed Republican candidate was Matt Mechtel of Fargo, North Dakota. Pomeroy and Mechtel won the primary elections for their respective parties.[1]

Pomeroy increased his margin over his opposition for the third year in a row since 2002. This was because Mechtel was not known well throughout the state, and that the Republican Party itself was beginning to slump.

Election results

North Dakota's at-large congressional district election, 2006[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic–NPL Earl Pomeroy (incumbent) 142,934 65.68
Republican Matt Mechtel 74,687 34.32
Total votes 217,621 100.00
Democratic–NPL hold


  1. ^ "North Dakota Secretary of State". Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2006-11-11.
  2. ^ "Official Results General Election". North Dakota Voting Information & Central Election Systems. North Dakota Election Officials, County Auditors and Secretary of State. November 7, 2006. Retrieved February 27, 2016.