Several months back, the “Election 2006 Wiki” appeared on this site. I don’t know if anyone has gone there lately, but the House and Senate pages have been little updated and fairly useless.
Inspired by the publication of the candidate list and the recent discussion in the “Fix” articles, I’ve put together my own version of a House and Senate candidate list, with web site links.
I started with the official candidate list as published by the Secretary’s office. The Green and Libertarian parties each list one candidate on their sites. The Republicans have a few more candidates that are not on the Secretary’s site; some of them I could verify as write-in candidates, so I assume the rest are as well. The Democrats’ candidate list looks like a straight reprint (although it’s missing the candidates for the Senate seat in Berkshire et al.)
Non-party candidates are at the mercy of mentions in the media or online, as the Secretary’s office hasn’t published that list yet.
I then cross-checked the list against the Office of Campaign Finance list of campaign committees. There are three new committees that are not on my list because I can’t find any evidence of an actual campaign (Looby, Devers, and Plasse).
Most of the web sites came via Google, although there are a few sites out there with local candidate links, or partisan links such as GOP News.
This is a work in progress, as I assume that there are more candidates with web pages out there, or will be added as we approach the general election.
I’m maintaining the list in a spreadsheet, which will assist in revisions and the full-scale reorg after the primary.
Feel free to link to this or use it, but I’d prefer some sort of credit.
Suggestions for improvement are also welcome.