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Alabama 2nd District

Open Seat (R)


Bobby Bright

Bobby Bright (D)

Bio | Campaign Site

Jay Love

Jay Love (R)

Bio | Campaign Site

Alabama Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Toss Up

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Competitive House Races: AL-2 | AL-5

Key 2006 State Races: Governor

Polling Data

PollDateSampleBright (D)Love (R)Spread
Daily Kos/R200010/20 - 10/22LV4547Love +2
SurveyUSA8/26 - 8/28622 LV3856Love +18
AEA/Capital Survey8/6 - 8/7505 LV4737Bright +10

Race Summary

Democrats have no business winning in such a Republican district. But the success of conservative Democrats in special elections earlier this year and the party's ability to recruit Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright (D) makes this race a top opportunity. Still, State Rep. Jay Love (R) is an experienced candidate, and John McCain's coattails will help him in November.

Previous Election Results

2006: Everett (R) 69, James (D) 30
2004: Everett (R) 71, James (D) 28
2002: Everett (R) 69, Woods (D) 30

2004: Bush (R) 67, Kerry (D) 33
2000: Bush (R) 61, Gore (D) 38

All Commentary & News Stories

- Love to Speak at RNC Convention - Sebastian Kitchen, Montgomery Advertiser

- Rivals Both Claim Conservative Tag - USA Today

- New Poll Shows Bright, Love in Dead Heat - Montgomery Advertiser