Alabama - U.S. House, District 2

as of November 1

The Candidates

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Bobby Bright

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: July 21, 1952
  • Residence: Montgomery, AL

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Martha Roby

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: July 26, 1976
  • Residence: Montgomery, AL

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Previous Results

    Alabama U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Bobby Bright DEM 144,368 50.3%
    Jay Love REP 142,578 49.7%

    U.S. President: Alabama (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 1,266,546 60.4%
    Barack Obama DEM 813,479 38.8%
    Ralph Nader IND 6,788 0.3%
    Bob Barr IND 4,991 0.2%
    Chuck Baldwin IND 4,310 0.2%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Nov 1, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-R (was Lean-D)

    Oct 28, 2010

    New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

    Lean-D (was Toss-up)

      Oct 15, 2010

      New CQ - Roll Call Rating

      Toss-up (was Lean-D)

        Oct 8, 2010

        New Cook Political Report Rating

        Toss-up (was Lean-D)

          Sep 7, 2010

          Blue Dog Bright Has Edge In Alabama

          This had been a solidly Republican seat for decades, since Barry Goldwater carried it during his 1964 presidential bid. But when the GOP incumbent retired in 2008, the Democrats recruited Bobby Bright, a conservative who had been mayor of Montgomery. Bright narrowly won, thanks to a sizable black turnout and the Republican Party's failure to unite behind its candidate. Meanwhile, Bright has been, as advertised, a Blue Dog Democrat on almost every issue; he was one of only seven Democrats to vote against the Obama stimulus package. Roby, a Montgomery city councilmember, had difficulty winning the nomination and goes into November with a big financial disadvantage. -Ken Rudin

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