Election returns and identifying information, California's 53 congressional districts in the 2006 Congressional elections.
A data frame with 53 observations on the following 11 variables.
numeric, number of Congressional district
numeric, number of votes for the Democratic candidate
numeric, votes for the Republican candidate
numeric, votes for other candidates
character, party of the incumbent (or retiring member),
character, last name of the incumbent, character
NA if no incumbent running
TRUE if no incumbent running
TRUE if both major parties
numeric, votes for George W. Bush (R) in the district in the 2004 presidential election
numeric, votes for John Kerry (D) in 2004
numeric votes for other candidates in 2004
numeric, votes for George W. Bush in 2000
numeric, votes for Al Gore (D) in 2000
2006 data from the California Secretary of State's web site, http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/prior-elections/statewide-election-results/general-election-november-7-2006/statement-vote/. 2004 and 2000 presidential vote in congressional districts from the 2006 Almanac of American Politics.
Thanks to Arthur Aguirre for the updated links, above.
Michael Baraon and Richard E. Cohen. 2006. The Almanac of American Politics, 2006. National Journal Group: Washington, D.C.
data(ca2006) ## 2006 CA congressional vote against 2004 pvote y <- ca2006$D/(ca2006$D+ca2006$R) x <- ca2006$Kerry2004/(ca2006$Kerry2004+ca2006$Bush2004) pch <- rep(19,length(y)) pch[ca2006$open] <- 1 col <- rep("black",length(y)) col <- "red" ## Pembo (R) loses to McNerney (D) plot(y~x,pch=pch, col=col, xlim=range(x,y,na.rm=TRUE), ylim=range(x,y,na.rm=TRUE), xlab="Kerry Two-Party Vote, 2004", ylab="Democratic Two-Party Vote Share, 2006") abline(0,1) abline(h=.5,lty=2) abline(v=.5,lty=2) legend(x="topleft", bty="n", col=c("red","black","black"), pch=c(19,19,1), legend=c("Seat Changing Hands", "Seat Retained by Incumbent Party", "Open Seat (no incumbent running)") )