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2008 Alabama Congressional and Statewide Results
Presidential Primary Filing Deadline: 11/7/07, Presidential Primary: 2/5/08, Primary Filing Deadline: 4/4/08, Major Party Certification Deadline: 4/21/08, Independent / Third Party Filing Deadline: 6/3/08, Primary: 6/3/08, Run-off: 7/15/08, Independent Presidential Filing Deadline: 9/6/08, General Election 11/4/08,
Last Updated: December 9, 2008

Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, State Media,
President, 62.5% in '04 for Bush, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: McCain, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe McCain, Cook Political Report: Solid McCain, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe / Likely McCain, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid McCain,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 38.7%, U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 60.3%, consumer activst Ralph Nader (I-CT) 0.3%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Barr (L-GA) 0.2%,
Minister Charles O. "Chuck" Baldwin (C-FL) 0.2%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney (WI-GA),
Senator, 58.6% in '02, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican,
St. Sen. Vivian Davis Figures (D) 36.5%, Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III (R) 63.4%, write in votes 0.1%, Darryl W. Perry (WI),
1st Congressional District, 68.1% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
No Democrat
party activist Thomas E. "Tommy" Fuller (D) withdrew,
Jo Robins Bonner (R) 98.3%, write in votes 1.7%,Dick Coffee (L/WI), minister Gary Johnson (WI),
2nd Congressional District, 69.5% in '06, R. Terry Everett (R) retiring after 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, Robert Novak: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
Mayor Bobby Bright (D) 50.2%, St. Rep. Jay Love (R) 49.7%, write in votes 0.1%,
3rd Congressional District, 59.4% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
attorney Joshua "Josh" Segall (D) 45.8%, Mike Rogers (R) 54.0%, write in votes 0.1%, '06 candidate / real estate broker / Navy vet Mark Edwin Layfield (WI),
4th Congressional District, 70.2% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Nicholas B. Sparks (D) 25.1%, Robert B. Aderholt (R) 74.8%, write in votes 0.1%,
5th Congressional District, 98.3% in '06, Robert E. "Bud" Cramer (D) retiring after 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 18th Most Likely Seat to Switch Parties, Cook Political Report: Toss-Up, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
St. Sen. Parker Griffith (D) 51.5%, activist '94 & '96 nominee Wayne Parker (R) 47.9%, write in votes 0.5%,
6th Congressional District, 98.3 in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Spencer T. Bachus, III (R) 97.8%, write in votes 2.2%, Andy Shugart (WI),
7th Congressional District, 99.0% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Artur Earl Davis (D) 98.6%, No Republican write in votes 1.4%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
Roll Call's Outlook,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Alabama Political Parties
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Alabama Media Links
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Alexander City Outlook
Andalusia Star News
Anniston Star
Birmingham News
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Clanton Advertiser
Cullman Times
Decatur Daily
Dothan Eagle
Enterprise Ledger
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Fort Payne Times Journal
Gadsden Times
Hartselle Enquirer
Huntsville Speakin' Out News
Huntsville Times
Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle
Lanett Valley Times
Mobile Register
Montgomery Advertiser
Montgomery Independent
Opelika-Auburn News
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Scottsboro Daily Sentinel
Selma Times-Journal
Talladega Daily Home
Troy Messenger
Tuscaloosa News
VoteAL.org
WAAY TV-31
WAFF TV-48
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