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November 7, 2006: Check here for up-to-the-minute returns to selected elections and ballot questions important to gays and lesbians across the country.

Election returns for selected races and referendums as of 12:26 p.m. Wednesday EST:

U.S. House of Representatives

Massachusetts, 4th congressional district

Barney Frank (gay/Democratic incumbent)

(Running unopposed)

Wisconsin, 2nd congressional district

Tammy Baldwin (gay/Democratic incumbent): 63%

David Magnum (Republican challenger): 37%

(100% of precincts reporting)

California, 27th congressional district

Peter Hankwitz (gay/Republican challenger): 31%

Brad Sherman (Democrat): 69% (100% of precincts reporting)

California, 52nd congressional district

John Rinaldi (gay/Democratic challenger): 31%

Duncan Hunter (Republican): 66% (82% of precincts reporting)

Ohio, 1st congressional district

John Cranley (Democratic challenger): 47%

Steve Chabot (Republican incumbent): 53%

(100% of precincts reporting)

Minnesota, 6th congressional district

Patty Wetterling (Democrat): 42%

Michele Bachmann (Republican): 50%

(97% of precincts reporting)

Colorado, 4th congressional district

Marilyn Musgrave (Republican incumbent): 46%

Angie Paccione (Democratic challenger): 43% (99% of precincts reporting)

U.S. Senate


Bob Casey Jr. (Democratic challenger): 59%

Rick Santorum (Republican incumbent): 41%

(99% of precincts reporting)



Phil Angelides (Democratic challenger): 39%

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Republican incumbent): 56% (93% of precincts reporting)

New York

Eliot Spitzer (Democrat): 69%

John Faso (Republican): 29%

(99% of precincts reporting)


Deval Patrick (Democrat): 56%

Kerry Healey (Republican): 35%

(100% of precincts reporting)


Rod Blagojevich (Democrat): 49%

Judy Baar Topinka (Republican): 40%

(98% of precincts reporting)

Prosposed state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage and, in some instances, all legal recognition of unmarried couples

Arizona, Proposition 107

Yes: 49%

No: 51%

(99% of precincts reporting)

Colorado, Amendment 43

Yes: 56%

No: 44%

(88% of precincts reporting)

Idaho, Amendment 2

Yes: 63%

No: 37% (92% of precincts reporting)

South Carolina, Amendment 1

Yes: 78%

No: 22%

(99% of precincts reporting)

South Dakota, Amendment C

Yes: 52%

No: 48%

(100% precincts reporting)

Tennessee, Amendment 1

Yes: 81%

No: 19%

(99% of precincts reporting)

Virginia, Amendment 1

Yes: 57%

No: 43%

(99% of precincts reporting)

Wisconsin, Question 1

Yes: 59%

No: 41%

(99% precincts reporting)

State referendums that would provide legal recognition to same-sex couples

Colorado, Referendum I: Domestic Partnership

Yes: 47%

No: 53%

(88% of precincts reporting)

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