Alabama State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-6-3
Runoff:2014-7-15

Election Vitals

Governor:Robert Bentley (R) re-election 2014
Senator:Jeff Sessions (R) re-election 2014
Senator:Richard Shelby (R) re-election 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 55.7%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 42.6%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 47.4%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 48.8%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 38.3%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 60.5%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 39.9%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 59.2%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 40.9%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 47.6%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 43.2%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 50.1%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 41.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 56.5%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 36.9%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 62.5%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 38.8%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 60.4%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 38.4%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 60.7%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Sessions Republican 786,436 52.5%
Roger Bedford Democratic 681,651 45.5%
Mark Thornton Libertarian 21,550 1.4%
Charles Hebner Natural law 9,123 0.6%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roger Bedford Democratic 141,360 44.8%
Glen Browder Democratic 91,203 28.9%
Natalie Davis Democratic 71,588 22.7%
Marilyn Bromberg Democratic 11,573 3.7%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Sessions Republican 82,373 37.8%
Sid McDonald Republican 47,200 21.7%
Charles Woods Republican 24,406 11.2%
Frank McRight Republican 21,964 10.1%
Walter Clark Republican 18,745 8.6%
Jimmy Blake Republican 15,385 7.1%
Albert Lipscomb Republican 7,672 3.5%
1996 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roger Bedford Democratic 141,747 61.6%
Glen Browder Democratic 88,415 38.4%
1996 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Sessions Republican 81,681 59.3%
Sid McDonald Republican 56,156 40.7%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Siegelman Democratic 760,155 57.8%
Fob James Republican 554,746 42.2%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Siegelman Democratic 280,181 78.2%
Lenora Pate Democratic 59,300 16.6%
Wayne Sowell Democratic 11,086 3.1%
Lee Lamb Democratic 7,612 2.1%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Fob James Republican 172,145 47.9%
Winton Blount Republican 147,958 41.2%
Guy Hunt Republican 28,652 8.0%
Mac McAllister Republican 5,871 1.6%
Phil Williams Republican 4,388 1.2%
1998 Governor Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Fob James Republican 256,702 55.8%
Winton Blount Republican 203,658 44.2%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Shelby Republican 817,973 63.3%
Clayton Suddith Democratic 474,568 36.7%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Riley Republican 672,225 49.3%
Don Siegelman Democratic 669,105 49.0%
John Sophocleus Libertarian 23,272 1.7%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Siegelman Democratic 331,571 76.2%
Charles Bishop Democratic 80,193 18.4%
Mark Townsend Democratic 9,890 2.3%
Gladys Riddle Democratic 9,246 2.1%
Blake Harper III Democratic 4,410 1.0%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Riley Republican 262,851 73.5%
Steve Windom Republican 63,775 17.8%
Tim James Republican 30,871 8.6%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Sessions Republican 792,561 58.6%
Susan Parker Democratic 538,878 39.9%
Jeff Allen Libertarian 20,234 1.5%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Parker Democratic 190,978 48.0%
Julian McPhillips Democratic 170,222 42.8%
Wayne Sowell Democratic 36,719 9.2%
2002 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Parker Democratic 176,582 65.1%
Julian McPhillips Democratic 94,614 34.9%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Shelby Republican 1,242,200 67.6%
Wayne Sowell Democratic 595,018 32.4%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Riley Republican 718,327 58.0%
Lucy Baxley Democratic 519,827 42.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lucy Baxley Democratic 279,165 59.8%
Don Siegelman Democratic 170,016 36.4%
Joe Copeland Democratic 4,141 0.9%
Nathan Mathis Democratic 4,000 0.9%
Katherine Mack Democratic 3,392 0.7%
James Potts Democratic 3,333 0.7%
Harry Lyon Democratic 2,490 0.5%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Riley Republican 306,665 66.7%
Roy Moore Republican 153,354 33.3%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Sessions Republican 1,305,383 63.4%
Vivian Figures Democratic 752,391 36.6%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Vivian Figures Democratic 112,074 63.7%
Johnny Swanson Democratic 38,757 22.0%
Mark Townsend Democratic 25,058 14.2%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Sessions Republican 199,690 92.3%
Earl Gavin Republican 16,718 7.7%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Bentley Republican 860,472 57.9%
Ron Sparks Democratic 625,710 42.1%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Sparks Democratic 198,358 62.3%
Artur Davis Democratic 119,972 37.7%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bradley Byrne Republican 137,451 27.9%
Robert Bentley Republican 123,958 25.1%
Tim James Republican 123,792 25.1%
Roy Moore Republican 95,163 19.3%
Bill Johnson Republican 8,362 1.7%
Charles Taylor Republican 2,622 0.5%
James Potts Republican 1,549 0.3%
2010 Governor Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Bentley Republican 261,233 56.1%
Bradley Byrne Republican 204,503 43.9%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Shelby Republican 968,181 65.3%
William Barnes Democratic 515,619 34.7%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
William Barnes Democratic 160,993 60.8%
Simone De Moore Democratic 103,942 39.2%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Shelby Republican 405,398 84.4%
N.C. Moser Republican 75,190 15.6%

State Demographics

Population 4,822,023
Percentage White 69.1%
Percentage Black 26.5%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.5%
Percentage Asian 1.2%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 1.6%
Percentage Other Race 1.1%
 
Percentage Hispanic 3.8%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 66.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 26.3%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.5%
 
Median Household Income $41,574
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 33.8%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 19.0%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 8.5%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 62.7%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 35.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.2%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 14.5%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 41.5%
Percentage with a College Degree 23.3%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 32.7%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.4%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 15.9%
 
Unemployment rate 6.6%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-9
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.3%
 
Percentage Married Couples 47.9%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 17.5%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 2:16pm October 21, 2014