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Incumbents Win All Races for Congress

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Voters in the state of Alabama voted to send all of the Alabama congressional delegation back to Congress.

US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has served in the US Senate for the last 30 years and an overwhelming majority of Alabama voters wanted him to stay there.

Alabama’s senior Senator won another term by a very comfortable margin 64 percent versus 36 percent for challenger Ron Crumpton (D). Shelby actually got more votes in Alabama than Donald Trump did (1,319,564 votes versus 1,303,404).

US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) won a fourth term in the US House of Representatives 55 percent to 45 percent over challenger Nathan Mathis (D). Roby won her second congressional district seat with 134,450 votes versus 111,640 for Mathis.

Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) was given an eighth term representing the Third Congressional District. Rep. Rogers defeated challenger Jesse Smith (D) 190,724 versus 93,567 (67 percent versus 33 percent).

US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) also won a fourth term in the US House of Representatives. Congressman Brooks defeated Will Boyd (D) 67 percent to 33 percent. Rep. Brooks got 204,607 votes in the fifth congressional district versus just 101,393 for Boyd .

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In the Sixth Congressional District, US Representative Gary Palmer won a second term over David Puman 240,897 votes versus 81,296. Rep. Palmer got 75 percent of the vote and Putman got 25 percent.

Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), Terri Sewell (D-Selma), and Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) did not have opponents.

As of press time it appeared that all fourteen of the statewide amendments had passed.

 

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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