Pennsylvania lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2006

The Pennsylvania lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. In Pennsylvania, the Lieutenant Governor is elected on the same ticket as the Governor, so the only campaign for this office was the primary election.

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Catherine Baker Knoll 445,873 61.4
Democratic Valerie McDonald-Roberts 141,919 19.6
Democratic William Hall 89,171 12.3
Democratic Gene Stilp 47,937 6.7

Catherine Baker Knoll was renominated for her position as Lieutenant Governor, winning by a considerable margin. Although Knoll had broad support from the party establishment, she drew criticism from both liberal and conservative factions. Knoll was also viewed as a potential liability for the Rendell campaign both because of her age and owing to a series of gaffes. Valerie McDonald-Roberts garnered the endorsements of the state's major newspapers and various left-leaning groups, but was unable to match Knoll in fundraising. William Hall vocally endorsed a socially conservative platform and performed well in heavily rural counties.

Republican primary

Jim Matthews, a Montgomery County Commissioner, was unopposed for the nomination for Lieutenant Governor and thus served alongside Lynn Swann on the Republican ticket. Matthews is the brother of Chris Matthews, the MSNBC personality.

See also


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