United States Senate elections in Alabama, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Alabama

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Jeff Sessions Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Alabama will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 4, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alabama has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election is being held to fill the Class 2 Senate seat held by Jeff Sessions (R). He was first elected in 1996.

Candidates

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Issues

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[3] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Jeff Sessions voted with the Republican Party against the bill.[4]

Campaign contributions

Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 12, 2013$2,777,227.78$101,243$(47,441.76)$2,831,029.12
July Quarterly[6]July 12, 2013$2,831,029.12$180,280.83$(54,775.34)$2,956,534.61
October Quarterly[7]September 30, 2013$2,956,534.61$220,476.83$(72,397.40)$3,104,614.04
Year-End[8]February 4, 2014$3,104,614$139,315$(66,074)$3,177,855
April Quarterly[9]April 10, 2014$3,177,855$269,443$(103,550)$3,343,748
Pre-Primary[10]May 22, 2014$3,343,748$85,492$(52,964)$3,376,275
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2014$3,376,275$119,439$(124,002)$3,371,713
Running totals
$1,115,689.66$(521,204.5)

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Richard Shelby won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated William Barnes (D) in the general election.[12]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Shelby incumbent 65.2% 968,181
     Democratic William Barnes 34.7% 515,619
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 1,699
Total Votes 1,485,499

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jeff Sessions won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Vivian Davis Figures (D) in the general election.[13]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Sessions incumbent 63.4% 1,305,383
     Democratic Vivian Davis Figures 36.5% 752,391
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 2,417
Total Votes 2,060,191

See also

External links

References