Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: Alabama Congressional Seats

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November 30, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team


MADISON, Wisconsin: Alabama had seven U.S. House seats on the ballot in 2012. All seven incumbents sought re-election and were victorious on November 6, 2012.

None of the incumbents faced any serious opposition in the general election.

Here are the candidates who won election.

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Republican Party Jo Bonner Jo Bonner Republican Party Jo Bonner No
2nd Democratic Party Therese Ford
Republican Party Martha Roby
Martha Roby Republican Party Martha Roby No
3rd Democratic Party John Andrew Harris
Republican Party Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers (Alabama) Republican Party Mike Rogers No
4th Democratic Party Daniel H. Boman
Republican Party Robert Aderholt
Robert Aderholt Republican Party Robert Aderholt No
5th Democratic Party Charlie L. Holley
Republican Party Mo Brooks
Mo Brooks Republican Party Mo Brooks No
6th Democratic Party Penny H. Bailey
Republican Party Spencer Bachus
Spencer Bachus Republican Party Spencer Bachus No
7th Democratic Party Terri Sewell
Republican Party Don Chamberlain
Terri Sewell Democratic Party Terri Sewell No

Members of the U.S. House from Alabama -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 6 6
Total 7 7

National picture

Both chambers of the United States Congress remain split after the November 6, 2012 election. Democrats increased their majority in the U.S. Senate while cutting into the Republicans majority in the U.S. House.

Of the 435 candidates who won election to the U.S. House, 85 of them were challengers, which represents 19.5 percent of U.S. House members. Of those 85, 50 are Democratic and 35 are Republican. A total of 27 incumbents were defeated -- 10 Democratic and 17 Republican.

2012 United States House General Election Results
Party Total Winners Incumbent Winners Defeated Incumbents Incumbent Re-Election Rate** Non-Incumbent Winners
Democratic 201 151 10 93.8% 50
Republican 234 198 17 92.1% 35
TOTALS 435 349 27 92.8% 85
**Note: The incumbent re-election rate is calculated by dividing the total incumbents winners by the total incumbents who appeared on the general election ballot.
U.S. Senate Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 51 53
     Republican Party 47 45
     Independent 2 2
Total 100 100
U.S. House Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 193 201
     Republican Party 242 234
Total 435 435

See also