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.
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, receiving nearly seventy percent of the vote to win a third term in Congress.
Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2006
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
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
In this north Alabama district, the fifth-most conservative in the United States, incumbent Republican Congressman Robert Aderholt won a sixth term in Congress over Democratic nominee Barbara Bobo, defeating her with over seventy percent of the vote.
Alabama's 4th congressional district election, 2006
This district, found on the northernmost edge of Alabama, had 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
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
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