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Alabama Senate

Candidates

Vivian Davis Figures

Vivian Davis Figures (D)

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Jeff Sessions*

Jeff Sessions* (R)*

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Polling Data

PollDateSampleFigures (D)Sessions (R)Spread
SurveyUSA10/27 - 10/28650 LV3265Sessions +33
SurveyUSA10/8 - 10/9697 LV3364Sessions +31
Rasmussen9/22 - 9/22500 LV3059Sessions +29
SurveyUSA9/16 - 9/17655 LV3166Sessions +35
Rasmussen7/31 - 7/31500 LV3158Sessions +27
Rasmussen6/26 - 6/26500 LV3458Sessions +24
Rasmussen5/27 - 5/27500 LV2962Sessions +33

Race Summary

Sen. Jeff Sessions is heavily favored to retain his seat for a third term. Sessions avoided a tough challenge when Rep. Artur Davis decided against running.

State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures defeated two challengers in the June 3 primary with 63% of the vote. However, Figures may be too liberal to win statewide here. Alabama has voted Republican in the last seven presidential elections.

Demographics

Population (2007 est.): 4,627,851 
Registered Voters: No party registration
Occupation: Blue Collar 30.3% | White Collar 55.4% | Gray Collar 14.3%
Race: White 70.3% | Black 25.9 % | Hispanic 1.7% | Two+ races 0.9%

Previous Election Results

Senate
2004: Shelby (R) 68, Sowell (D) 32
2002: Sessions (R) 59, Parker (D) 40
1998: Shelby (R) 63, Suddith (D) 37
1996: Sessions (R) 52, Bedford (D) 45

President
2004: Bush (R) 62, Kerry (D) 37
2000: Bush (R) 56, Gore (D) 42
1996: Dole (R) 48, Clinton (D) 43