The Green Papers: Alabama 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 3 June 2014
✓ Runoff (US House CD 6 R, SoS R, Aud R): Tuesday 15 July 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Friday 7 February 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 3 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 3 June 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor party.
Tuesday 15 July 2014 - Runoff (US House CD 6 R, SoS R, Aud R). Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:4,802,982 (1.55% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Montgomery
 

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Alabama State and Local Government

Alabama 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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


2014 Election Information including certified returns of 24 November 2014 from the Alabama Secretary of State.


Alabama 3 June 2014 primary contests proceeding to runoff: If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a 15 July runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.

  • U.S. House 6 Republican: state Representative Paul DeMarco (33%) v. Gary Palmer (20%). Palmer won the 15 July runoff with 64% of the vote.
  • Secretary of State Republican: state Representative John Merrill (40%) v. former Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney (38%). Merrill won the 15 July runoff with 53% of the vote.
  • Auditor Republican: former Public Service Commissioner Jim Zeigler (47%) v. Dale Peterson (24%). Zeigler won the 15 July runoff with 65% of the vote.
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 795,606 97.25% Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III
FEC S6AL00195; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,380,626; Dsb $1,297,123
  Candidate Scattering 22,484 2.75% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Victor Sanchez Williams
FEC S4AL00091; 24 Nov 14; Tot $4,497; Dsb $4,247
Total 818,090 100.00%  

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, 2010.
[also served in the U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984 as a Democrat]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Ron Crumpton
  Candidate Republican     Senator Richard C. Shelby
FEC S6AL00013

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Robert J. Bentley
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 750,231 63.56% Governor Robert J. Bentley
  Candidate Democratic 427,787 36.24% former Congressman Parker Griffith
  Candidate Scattering 2,395 0.20% Write-In
Total 1,180,413 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Elected separately from the Governor.

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Lieutenant Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 738,090 63.23% Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey
  Candidate Democratic 428,007 36.67% former state Representative James C. Fields, Jr.
  Candidate Scattering 1,146 0.10% Write-In
Total 1,167,243 100.00%  

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (5 Renominated, 1 Open);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Bradley Roberts Byrne
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election: 17 December 2013 (re: resignation of Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner, Jr. [Republican]).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 103,758 68.16% Congressman Bradley Roberts Byrne
FEC H4AL01123; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,906,097; Dsb $1,637,806
  Candidate Democratic 48,278 31.71% Burton R. LeFlore
FEC H4AL01156; 30 Sep 14; Tot $34,118; Dsb $35,603
  Candidate Scattering 198 0.13% Write-In
Total 152,234 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Martha Roby
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 113,103 67.34% Congressman Martha Roby
FEC H0AL02087; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,095,870; Dsb $773,438
  Candidate Democratic 54,692 32.56% Erick Wright
FEC H4AL02071; 30 Sep 14; Tot $3,678; Dsb $7,014
  Candidate Scattering 157 0.09% Write-In
Total 167,952 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 103,558 66.12% Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers
FEC H2AL03032; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,104,519; Dsb $913,214
  Candidate Democratic 52,816 33.72% Jesse Tremain "JT" Smith
FEC H4AL03061; 05 Dec 14; Tot $9,000; Dsb $2,500
  Candidate Scattering 246 0.16% Write-In
Total 156,620 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Robert Brown Aderholt
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 132,831 98.57% Congressman Robert Brown Aderholt
FEC H6AL04098; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,171,132; Dsb $882,450
  Candidate Scattering 1,921 1.43% Write-In
Total 134,752 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 115,338 74.42% Congressman Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
FEC H0AL05163; 24 Nov 14; Tot $614,395; Dsb $287,778
  Candidate Independent 39,005 25.17% Mark Hatfield Bray
FEC H4AL05082; 24 Nov 14; Tot $28,694; Dsb $26,369
  Candidate Scattering 631 0.41% Write-In
Total 154,974 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Spencer T. Bachus, III
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 30 September 2013: "... I won't seek re-election."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 135,945 76.18% Gary Palmer
Proceeded to and won the 15 July 2014 runoff.

FEC H4AL06098; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,871,304; Dsb $1,643,608
  Candidate Democratic 42,291 23.70% Mark Lester
FEC H4AL06148; 16 Dec 14; Tot $153,501; Dsb $165,465
  Candidate Scattering 213 0.12% Write-In
Total 178,449 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 133,687 98.37% Congressman Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
FEC H0AL07086; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,490,467; Dsb $1,439,052
  Candidate Scattering 2,212 1.63% Write-In
Total 135,899 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State Jim Bennett
Re-appointed: 2013. Jim Bennett was previously appointed as Secretary of State in 1993; first elected in 1994, and re-elected in 1998. He has also served in the state House (1979 to 1983), state Senate (1983 to 1993), and as state Labor Commissioner.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - Secretary of State Jim Bennett is not candidate for election.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 733,298 64.27% state Representative John Merrill
  Candidate Democratic 406,373 35.62% Lula Albert-Kaigler
  Candidate Scattering 1,271 0.11% Write-In
Total 1,140,942 100.00%  
 
31 July 2013: Secretary of State Beth Chapman (Republican) who was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 resigned to take a position with the Alabama Farmers Federation. Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) appointed former Secretary of State Jim Bennett (Republican) to the position.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General Luther Strange
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 681,973 58.39% Attorney General Luther Strange
  Candidate Democratic 483,771 41.42% state Representative Joseph Lister "Joe" Hubbard, Jr.
  Candidate Scattering 2,157 0.18% Write-In
Total 1,167,901 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer Young Boozer
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 748,876 98.01% Treasurer Young Boozer
  Candidate Scattering 15,224 1.99% Write-In
Total 764,100 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Auditor S. Samantha "Sam" Shaw
First elected: 2006, re-elected 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 716,122 62.93% former Public Service Commissioner Jim Zeigler
  Candidate Democratic 420,843 36.98% Miranda Karrine Joseph
  Candidate Scattering 1,010 0.09% Write-In
Total 1,137,975 100.00%  

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 734,428 64.67% Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan
  Candidate Democratic 400,299 35.25% Doug "New Blue" Smith
  Candidate Scattering 970 0.09% Write-In
Total 1,135,697 100.00%  
 

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): 1 incumbent, 13 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 15 candidates
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Alabama Secretary of State
  AlabamaVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Alabama Legislature
Democratic
  Alabama Democratic Party
Republican
  Alabama Republican Party
Third Party
  Alabama Green Party
  Constitution Party of Alabama
  Justice Party of Alabama
  Libertarian Party of Alabama
  Reform Party of Alabama
  The The Unity Party of Alabama
Media & others
  al.com - Everything Alabama
  Alabama Political Reporter
  Andalusia Star News
  Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper
  Hartselle Enquirer
  Montgomery Advertiser
  Politics1.com - Alabama
  The Cullman Times
  The Daily Home - Talladega
  The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro
  The Decatur Daily
  The Demopolis Times
  The Dothan Eagle
  The Gadsden Times
  The Messinger - Troy
  The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika
  The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin
  The Star - Anniston
  The Times-Journal - Fort Payne
  The Valley Times-News - Lanett
  Times Daily - Florence
  Tuscaloosa News
  WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville
  WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville
  WAKA TV - CBS - Montgomery
  WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)
  WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham
  WHNT TV - Huntsville
  WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery
  WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)
  WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery
  WVTM TV-13 (NBC - Birmingham)
  WZDX TV-8 (FOX - Huntsville)
  Yellowhammer - Montgomery

 


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