United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2006

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The Alabama Congressional elections of 2006 were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. The terms of all seven Representatives to the United States House of Representatives were to expire on January 3, 2007, and therefore all were put up for contest. The winning candidates will serve a two-year term from January 3, 2007, to January 3, 2009. The primary elections were held on Tuesday, June 6, 2006.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2006[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 627,501 55.04% 5
Democratic 502,046 44.03% 2
Independents 10,605 0.93% 0
Totals 1,140,152 100.00% 7

District 1[edit]

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In this staunchly conservative district based in the Gulf Coast region of Alabama, incumbent Republican Congressman Jo Bonner easily dispatched with his Democratic challenger, Vivian Sheffield Beckerle, crushing her with nearly seventy percent of the vote to win a third term in Congress.

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jo Bonner (inc.) 112,944 68.10%
Democratic Vivian Sheffield Beckerle 52,770 31.82%
Write-ins 127 0.08%
Totals 165,841 100.00%
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

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Seeking an eighth term in Congress, incumbent Republican Congressman Terry Everett trumped the Democratic nominee, Chuck James, in this very conservative district based in the suburbs of Montgomery and southeastern Alabama with almost seventy percent of the vote, securing what would be Everett's last term in Congress before retiring.

Alabama's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Terry Everett (inc.) 124,302 69.47%
Democratic Chuck James 54,450 30.43%
Write-ins 167 0.09%
Totals 178,919 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

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This district, stretching from north to south on the eastern edge of Alabama, is Republican-leaning, but not so much as the other Republican-controlled districts. In that spirit, incumbent Republican Congressman Mike D. Rogers, seeking a third term in Congress, was re-elected over Democratic opponent Greg Pierce and independent challenger Mark Layfield, albeit by the thinnest margin of any member of the Alabama congressional delegation.

Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike D. Rogers (inc.) 98,257 59.44%
Democratic Greg A. Pierce 63,559 38.45%
Independent Mark Edwin Layfield 3,414 2.07%
Write-ins 71 0.04%
Totals 165,301 100.00%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

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In this north Alabama district, the fifth-most conservative in the United States, incumbent Republican Congressman Robert Aderholt had an easy time winning a sixth term in Congress over Democratic candidate Barbara Bobo, convincingly crushing her with over seventy percent of the vote.

Alabama's 4th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (inc.) 128,484 70.18%
Democratic Barbara Bobo 54,382 29.71%
Write-ins 206 0.11%
Totals 183,072 100.00%
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

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This district, found on the northernmost edge of Alabama, has not elected a Republican to Congress since Reconstruction, despite its strong proclivity towards Republican candidates at the national level and the socially conservative views of its residents. Long-time incumbent Democratic Congressman Bud Cramer had an especially easy time seeking a ninth term in Congress with no opponents.

Alabama's 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bud Cramer (inc.) 143,015 98.25%
Write-ins 2,540 1.75%
Totals 145,555 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

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This district, considered by the Cook Partisan Voting Index to be the most conservative congressional district in the country, owes its strong allegiance to Republicans to tapping the highly conservative residents of the Birmingham suburbs. To that effect, incumbent Republican Congressman Spencer Bachus won an eighth term in Congress with no opponents.

Alabama's 6th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Spencer Bachus (inc.) 163,514 98.32%
Write-ins 2,786 1.68%
Totals 166,300 100.00%
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

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Incumbent Democratic Congressman Artur Davis sought a third term in this very liberal district that is mainly rooted in western Alabama but reaches into some portions of Birmingham. This is the most liberal and only majority black district in Alabama, and as such, Davis won his third term with no opponents.

Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Artur Davis (inc.) 133,870 99.04%
Write-ins 1,294 0.96%
Totals 135,164 100.00%
Democratic hold

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