ⓘ 2006 United States Senate election in Nevada

                                     

ⓘ 2006 United States Senate election in Nevada

Popular Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman had said in January that he would probably run, but in late April, he decisively ruled that out. Goodman did not file by the May 12, 2006 deadline. Carters advantages included his formidable speaking abilities and kinship with a former U.S. President. On the other hand, Ensign was also considered to be an effective speaker and as of the first quarter of 2006, held an approximately 5-1 advantage over Carter in cash-on-hand.

Ensign won a majority of votes in each County in the state, with his lowest percentage at 53%.