By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Alabama Republican Party has declared victory in the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Congressional Districts where poorly funded Democratic challengers were going up against entrenched Republican incumbents in districts that are very conservative.
The Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, Bill Armistead issued written statements regarding the results for the race for the Second Congressional District of Alabama: “Congressman Martha Roby has distinguished herself as a true leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. I am delighted that the voters in her district appreciate the fine representation their freshman Congressman has given them and I congratulate Martha on her victory!” This will be Representative Martha Roby’s second term in the Congress.
Chairman Armistead congratulated Congressman Robert Aderholt (R) from Haleyville, “I’d like to congratulate Congressman Robert Aderholt on his decisive victory! He has long championed the people of Congressional District Four and it is good to know that he will continue to offer solid, conservative representation in Congress.” Aderholt defeated Alabama State Representative Daniel Boman (D) from Sulligent.
Chairman Armistead was also complimentary of Congressman Mike Rogers (R) from Saks: “Congressman Mike Rogers has been a consistent, conservative leader in Congress and the voters of Alabama’s Third Congressional District must agree. I congratulate him on his victory tonight.” Rogers defeated Lee County Commissioner John Harris.
Congressman Mo Brooks (R) from Huntsville easily defeated his Democratic challenger, Charlie Hollie. Chairman Armistead said, “I congratulate Congressman Mo Brooks on his resounding victory! As a freshman Congressman, Mo has been a stellar representative for the people of District Five, and his high margin of victory shows that his constituents believe that as well.”
Representative Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia earned an eleventh term in the U.S. Congress with his victory over retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Penny Huggins Bailey (D) from Leeds. Chairman Armistead said, “I offer my congratulations to Congressman Spencer Bachus on his victory tonight. There is no question that he shares the values and beliefs of the constituents of Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District and we value his representation and leadership in Washington, D.C.”
Republican Jo Bonner had no Democratic opponent in the First Congressional District and was overwhelmingly reelected to the Congress.
The Alabama Republican Party’s lone defeat was in the Seventh Congressional District. Democratic party incumbent Terri Sewell easily crushed a challenge from Selma businessman Don Chamberlain. She had previously defeated Chamberlain in 2010.