The 2006 midterm elections were a landslide for the Republicans, as Stephen Colbert informed a scientist at the Arctic Research Station.
Not a single Republican candidate for governor, senate, or house was defeated. The Republicans increase their majority in the House by 30 seats, though 2 elections are still in doubt. A runoff in TX-23 is planned for Dec 12th, and there are allegations of voting fraud pending in Fl-13 against challenging Democrat Paul Jennings. The Republicans also won 17 new Senate seats, including the one held by Republican Joe Lieberman. Ted Kennedy, however, squeaked by in a heavily contested election.
The Republicans campaigned to redeploy from Iraq for an invasion of Iran. The Democrats simply wanted to cut and run from Iran.