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Conservative Ranking


Alabama is the 7th most conservative state, voting 23.2% more Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, Alabama is trending REPUBLICAN in presidential elections.

GOP Trend Ranking


Alabama ranks 8th among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

  •  

    Senate Race
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Jeff Sessions is seeking a third term in 2008.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Jeff Sessions - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Vivian Davis Figures - Alabama State Senator  
  • Pete Johnson - Former Jefferson County Judge
  • Johnny Swanson

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Governor's Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Competitive House Races

    District 2
    OPEN SEAT:  GOP incumbent Terry Everett is retiring at the end of his 8th term.  He is not seeking re-election in 2008.

    GOP Candidates

  • Jay Love - Alabama State Representative  
  • Harri Anne Smith - Alabama State Senator

    DEM Candidates

  • Bobby Bright - Mayor of Montgomery  

    Party nominee -

  •  

    District 5
    OPEN SEAT:  DEM incumbent Bud Cramer is retiring after nine terms.  He is not seeking re-election in 2008.

    GOP Candidates

  • Wayne Parker - Former Nominee  
  • Cheryl Baswell-Guthrie - Former State Senate Canidate

    DEM Candidates

  • Parker Griffith - Alabama State Senator  

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Jo Bonner (R)-inc vs. Tommy Fuller (D)
  • District 3:  Mike Rogers (R)-inc vs. Joshua Segall (D)
  • District 4:  Robert Aderholt (R)-inc vs. Nicholas Sparks (D)
  • District 6:  Spencer Bachus (R)-inc  (unopposed)
  • District 7:  Artur Davis (D)-inc  (unopposed)
  •  
    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • February 5, 2008 - Presidential primary
  • April 4, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • June 3, 2008 - Primary elections
  • July 15, 2008 - Primary runoff
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 GOP
      Representatives 5 GOP, 2 DEM
    State Government
      Governor GOP
      Lt. Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 12 GOP, 23 DEM
      State House - DEM control 41 GOP, 63 DEM, 1 vacant

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Bob Riley (R) - 2nd term, term-limited in 2010
  • Lt. Governor:  Jim Folsom, Jr. (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Senior Senator:  Richard Shelby (R) - 4th term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Junior Senator:  Jeff Sessions (R) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2008
  • House District 1:  Jo Bonner (R) - 3rd term
  • House District 2:  Terry Everett (R) - 8th term (retiring)
  • House District 3:  Mike Rogers (R) - 3rd term
  • House District 4:  Robert Aderholt (R) - 6th term
  • House District 5:  Robert "Bud" Cramer (D) - 9th term (retiring)
  • House District 6:  Spencer Bachus (R) - 8th term
  • House District 7:  Arthur Davis (D) - 3rd term

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


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      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Solid GOP -- Solid GOP --

    Senate
    Class 2 -- Solid GOP -- --
    Class 3 -- -- Solid GOP --

    Governor -- Weak GOP -- Solid GOP

    House 5 GOP - 2 DEM 5 GOP - 2 DEM 5 GOP - 2 DEM 5 GOP - 2 DEM
    CD-1 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-2 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-3 Solid GOP Weak GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-4 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-5 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-6 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-7 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM

    BOLD - party turnover
     
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Alabama Race Tracking
    President
    John McCain
    vs
    Barack Obama
    Projected Winner
    Senate
    Jeff Sessions - inc
    vs
    Vivian Figures
    Projected Winner
    Governor
    No race
    House District 2 (open)
    Jay Love
    vs
    Bobby Bright
    Projected Winner
    House District 5 (open)
    Parker Griffith
    vs
    Wayne Parker
    Projected Winner
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