The Green Papers: Alabama 2010 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 1 June 2010
Runoff (Gov-R, CD 2-R, CD 7-D, CD 7-R, AG-D, Agri-R): Tuesday 13 July 2010
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
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)
Capital:Montgomery
Tuesday 1 June 2010 polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 13 July 2010 polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 2 November 2010 polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
 

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Alabama State and Local Government


If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.


1 June 2010 primary results from a media source.

13 July 2010 runoff results from a media source

If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the Tuesday 1 June 2010 party primary, the two leading candidates proceed to a Tuesday 13 July 2010 run off. Contests headed to runoff:

  • Governor - Republican
    • former state Senator Bradley Byrne (28%).
    • state Representative Robert J. Bentley (25%). Won 13 July runoff.
  • U.S. House CD 2 - Republican
    • Montgomery Councillor Martha Roby (49%). Won 13 July runoff.
    • Rick Joe Barber (29%).
  • U.S. House CD 7 - Democratic
    • Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell (37%). Won 13 July runoff.
    • Jefferson County Commissioner of Information Technology Sheila Smoot (29%).
  • U.S. House CD 7 - Republican
    • Donald Norwood "Don" Chamberlain (38%). Won 13 July runoff.
    • Chris Salter (29%).
  • Attorney General - Democratic
    • James H. Anderson (49.7%). Won 13 July runoff.
    • Giles Perkins (31%).
  • Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries - Republican
    • John McMillan (37%). Won 13 July runoff.
    • Dorman Grace (35%).

2 November 2010
General Election returns from an official source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Class 3
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Richard C. Shelby
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
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
Renominated - 1 June 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 968,181 65.18% Senator Richard C. Shelby
FEC S6AL00013; 31 Dec 10; Tot $5,283,762; Dsb $1,508,102
  Candidate Democratic 515,619 34.71% William G. Barnes
FEC S0AL00164; 31 Dec 10; Tot $5,870; Dsb $5,871
  Candidate Scattering 1,699 0.11% Write-In
Total 1,485,499 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for election
Open
Republican Governor Bob Riley
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 860,472 57.58% state Representative Robert J. Bentley
13 July 2010: Won the runoff.
1 June 2010: Received 25% in the primary.
  Candidate Democratic 625,710 41.87% Agriculture and Industry Commissioner Ron Sparks
  Candidate Scattering 8,091 0.54% Write-In
Total 1,494,273 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Elected separately from the Governor

Seat up for election Democratic Lieutenant Governor James Elisha "Jim" Folsom, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 1 June 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 764,112 51.47% Treasurer Kay Ivey
31 March 2010: Switched from running for Governor to running for Lieutenant Governor.
  Candidate Democratic 718,636 48.40% Lieutenant Governor James Elisha "Jim" Folsom, Jr.
  Candidate Scattering 1,945 0.13% Write-In
Total 1,484,693 100.00%  

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (4 Renominated, 1 Lost / No longer running);
2 Democratic (1 Renominated, 1 Open)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 1 June 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 129,063 82.58% Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner
FEC H2AL01077; 31 Dec 10; Tot $913,050; Dsb $1,101,695
  Candidate Constitution 26,357 16.87% David Marsh Walter
FEC H0AL01048; 04 Nov 10; Tot $15,622; Dsb $14,346
  Candidate Scattering 861 0.55% Write-In
Total 156,281 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Bobby Neal Bright, Sr.
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 1 June 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 111,645 50.97% Montgomery Councillor Martha Roby
13 July 2010: Won the runoff.
1 June 2010: Received 49% in the primary. Proceeds to 13 July runoff.

FEC H0AL02087; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,253,553; Dsb $1,240,270
  Candidate Democratic 106,865 48.79% Congressman Bobby Neal Bright, Sr.
FEC H8AL02130; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,413,029; Dsb $1,435,621
  Candidate Scattering 518 0.24% Write-In
Total 219,028 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 1 June 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 117,736 59.42% Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers
FEC H2AL03032; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,141,726; Dsb $979,485
  Candidate Democratic 80,204 40.48% Stephen Graham "Steve" Segrest
FEC H0AL03184; 02 Dec 10; Tot $8,750; Dsb $8,750
  Candidate Scattering 199 0.10% Write-In
Total 198,139 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Robert B. Aderholt
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 1 June 2010 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Republican 167,714 98.82% Congressman Robert B. Aderholt
FEC H6AL04098; 31 Dec 10; Tot $828,584; Dsb $969,810
  Candidate Scattering 2,007 1.18% Write-In
Total 169,721 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Lost
Republican Congressman R. Parker "Parker" Griffith
First elected: 2008 as a Democrat; 22 December 2009: switched to Republican.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 1 June 2010 Primary.
22 December 2009: "I am announcing today that I'm joining the Republican conference immediately".
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 131,109 57.89% Madison County Commissioner Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
FEC H0AL05163; 31 Dec 10; Tot $961,206; Dsb $910,786
  Candidate Democratic 95,192 42.03% Stephen Walker "Steve" Raby
FEC H0AL05197; 31 Dec 10; Tot $929,082; Dsb $777,834
  Candidate Scattering 189 0.08% Write-In
Total 226,490 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Spencer T. Bachus
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 1 June 2010 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Republican 205,288 98.05% Congressman Spencer T. Bachus
FEC H2AL06035; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,415,667; Dsb $1,634,107
  Candidate Scattering 4,076 1.95% Write-In
Total 209,364 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Artur Genestre Davis
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 1 June 2010: Lost his party's nomination for Governor.
6 February 2009: Running for Governor in 2010
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 136,696 72.43% Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
13 July 2010: Won the runoff.
1 June 2010: Received 37% in the primary. Proceeds to 13 July runoff.

FEC H0AL07086; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,802,649; Dsb $1,766,054
  Candidate Republican 51,890 27.50% Donald Norwood "Don" Chamberlain
13 July 2010: Won the runoff.
1 June 2010: Received 38% in the primary. Proceeds to 13 July runoff.

FEC H0AL07177; 31 Dec 10; Tot $43,555; Dsb $42,691
  Candidate Scattering 138 0.07% Write-In
Total 188,724 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election Republican Secretary of State Beth Chapman
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 1 June 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 904,021 62.30% Secretary of State Beth Chapman
  Candidate Democratic 546,131 37.63% Scott Gilliland
  Candidate Scattering 981 0.07% Write-In
Total 1,451,133 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Lost
Republican Attorney General Troy King
Appointed as 8 March 2004 by Governor Bob Riley; First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 1 June 2010
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 868,520 58.84% Luther Strange
  Candidate Democratic 606,270 41.07% James H. Anderson
13 July 2010: Won the runoff.
1 June 2010: Received 49.7% in the primary. Proceeds to 13 July runoff.
  Candidate Scattering 1,285 0.09% Write-In
Total 1,476,075 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Treasurer Kay Ivey
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2010
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 875,965 60.04% Young Boozer
  Candidate Democratic 581,930 39.89% Charley Grimsley
  Candidate Scattering 1,030 0.07% Write-In
Total 1,458,925 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election Republican Auditor S. Samantha "Sam" Shaw
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 1 June 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 893,229 62.65% Auditor S. Samantha "Sam" Shaw
  Candidate Democratic 531,233 37.26% Miranda Karrine Joseph
  Candidate Scattering 1,301 0.09% Write-In
Total 1,425,763 100.00%  

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Ron Sparks
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - At term limit. Candidate for Governor in 2010.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 862,901 59.61% John McMillan
13 July 2010: Won the runoff.
Received 37% in the 1 June 2010 primary. Proceeds to Runoff, 13 July 2010
  Candidate Democratic 583,255 40.29% Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Glen Zorn
  Candidate Scattering 1,405 0.10% Write-In
Total 1,447,561 100.00%  
 

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): 4 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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