The Green Papers: Alabama 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 6 June 2006
Runoff: Tuesday 27 June 2006 (cancelled)
Runoff (revised date) for Rep. Lt. Gov. and Rep. Auditor: Tuesday 18 July 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
2000 Census:4,461,130 (1.58% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):3,333,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):2,528,963
Capital:Montgomery
Tuesday 6 June 2006 polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 27 June 2006 polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 18 July 2006 polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).
 

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Alabama State and Local Government


The vote counts on this page reflect the certified results as of 29 November 2006.


ALABAMA PRIMARY RUNOFFS

Tuesday 18 July 2006

ALABAMA RUNOFF results from a media source
ALABAMA RUNOFF results from a media source

  • for Lieutenant Governor:
    • Republicans have nominated Luther Strange
  • for Auditor:
    • Republicans: have nominated Samantha Shaw.


ALABAMA PRIMARY

Tuesday 6 June 2006

ALABAMA PRIMARY results from a media source
ALABAMA PRIMARY results from another media source

If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters on Tuesday 18 July [this runoff was originally scheduled for Tuesday 27 June: SB529- adopted by the State Legislature and signed into Law by Governor Riley- changed the date of the primary runoff election from 27 June to 18 July to provide military personnel serving overseas adequate time to cast absentee ballots; this change in the date of the Runoff (if necessary) will be implemented pending approval of SB529 by the U.S. Department of Justice.]

All statewide incumbents running for re-election received their party's nomination. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley received her party's nomination for Governor. Republican Auditor Beth Chapman received her party's nomination for Secretary of State.

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Lucy Baxley
    • Republicans have renominated Bob Riley*
  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Republicans: Luther J. Strange, III (48%) and George C. Wallace, Jr. (33%) proceed to an 18 July runoff
  • Secretary of State:
    • Democrats have renominated Nancy Worley*
  • Attorney General:
    • Democrats have nominated John Tyson, Jr.
    • Republicans have renominated Troy King*
  • Treasurer:
    • Democrats have nominated Steve Segrest
  • Auditor:
    • Democrats have nominated Janie Baker Clarke
    • Republicans: Wes Allen (31%) and Samantha Shaw (26%) proceed to an 18 July runoff

All Congressional Incumbents, 5 Republican and 2 Democrats received their party's nomination.

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 2:
    • Democrats have nominated Chuck Dean James
  • CD 7:
    • Democrats have nominated Artur Davis*


 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Jeff Sessions
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
  Candidate Independent     Johnny Swanson, III
FEC: $6,684

Class 3 Republican Senator Richard C. Shelby
First elected as a Democrat: 1986; re-elected: 1992; Changed Party affiliation to Republican: 9 November 1994; re-elected as a Republican: 1998, 2004.
[also served in the U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984 as a Democrat]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for election Republican Governor Bob Riley
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Governor Bob Riley
  Elected Republican 718,327 57.45% Governor Bob Riley
  Candidate Democratic 519,827 41.57% Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley
  Candidate Write-in 12,012 0.96% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian; Marijuana) 235 0.02% Loretta Nall
Total 1,250,401 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected separately from the Governor

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2006
 Polls: Republican Luther J. Strange, III
  Elected Democratic 629,268 50.61% James Elisha "Jim" Folsom, Jr.
  Candidate Republican 610,982 49.14% Luther J. Strange, III
Received 48% of the vote in the 6 June primary. Proceeded to and won the 18 July runoff with 54% of the vote.
  Candidate Write-in 3,029 0.24% Write-In
Total 1,243,279 100.00%  

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Renominated);
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner
  Elected Republican 112,944 68.10% Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner
FEC: $1,060,001
  Candidate Democratic 52,770 31.82% Vivian Sheffield Beckerle
FEC: $14,885
  Candidate Write-in 127 0.08% Write-In
Total 165,841 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Terry Everett
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Terry Everett
  Elected Republican 124,302 69.47% Congressman Terry Everett
FEC: $698,389
  Candidate Democratic 54,450 30.43% Charles Dean "Chuck" James
FEC: $1,182
  Candidate Write-in 167 0.09% Write-In
Total 178,919 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers
  Elected Republican 98,257 59.44% Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers
FEC: $1,435,191
  Candidate Democratic 63,559 38.45% Greg A. Pierce
FEC: $7,709
  Candidate Independent 3,414 2.07% Mark Edwin Layfield
FEC: $5,041
  Candidate Write-in 71 0.04% Write-In
Total 165,301 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Robert B. Aderholt
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Robert B. Aderholt
  Elected Republican 128,484 70.18% Congressman Robert B. Aderholt
FEC: $715,803
  Candidate Democratic 54,382 29.71% Barbara Bobo
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in 206 0.11% Write-In
Total 183,072 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Robert Edward "Bud" Cramer, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Robert Edward "Bud" Cramer, Jr.
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Democratic 143,015 98.25% Congressman Robert Edward "Bud" Cramer, Jr.
FEC: $895,212
  Candidate Write-in 2,540 1.75% Write-In
Total 145,555 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Spencer T. Bachus
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Spencer T. Bachus
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Republican 163,514 98.32% Congressman Spencer T. Bachus
FEC: $1,638,815
  Candidate Write-in 2,786 1.68% Write-In
Total 166,300 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Artur Genestre Davis
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Artur Genestre Davis
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Democratic 133,870 99.04% Congressman Artur Genestre Davis
FEC: $764,141
  Candidate Write-in 1,294 0.96% Write-In
Total 135,164 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Secretary of State Nancy L. Worley
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 693,334 57.58% Auditor Beth Chapman
  Candidate Democratic 509,797 42.34% Secretary of State Nancy L. Worley
  Candidate Write-in 1,005 0.08% Write-In
Total 1,204,136 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Attorney General Troy King
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Appointed as 8 March 2004 by Governor Bob Riley.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 653,045 53.05% Attorney General Troy King
  Candidate Democratic 576,830 46.85% John M. Tyson, Jr.
  Candidate Write-in 1,221 0.10% Write-In
Total 1,231,096 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Treasurer Kay Ivey
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 724,861 60.55% Treasurer Kay Ivey
  Candidate Democratic 471,570 39.39% Steve Segrest
  Candidate Write-in 730 0.06% Write-In
Total 1,197,161 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Auditor Beth Chapman
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Candidate for Secretary of State in 2006
  Elected Republican 627,424 54.08% S. Samantha "Sam" Shaw
Received 26% of the vote in the 6 June primary. Proceeded and won the 18 July runoff with 51% of the vote.
  Candidate Democratic 531,717 45.83% Janie Baker Clarke
  Candidate Write-in 946 0.08% Write-In
Total 1,160,087 100.00%  

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industry  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Agriculture and Industry Commissioner Ron Sparks
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 701,320 59.07% Agriculture and Industry Commissioner Ron Sparks
  Candidate Republican 485,275 40.87% Albert Lipscomb
  Candidate Write-in 750 0.06% Write-In
Total 1,187,345 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 5 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 12 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Marijuana: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 15 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
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  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
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