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Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Alabama
  • Residence: Tuscaloosa
  • Born: May 6, 1934; Birmingham, Ala.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Annette Nevin Shelby; two children
  • Education: U. of Alabama, A.B. 1957; U. of Alabama, LL.B. 1963
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Ala. Senate, 1971-79 (served as a Democrat); U.S. House, 1979-87 (served as a Democrat); U.S. Senate, 1987-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1986 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations - Ranking Member (Commerce-Justice-Science - Ranking Member; Defense; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Labor-HHS-Education; Transportation-HUD); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Rules & Administration
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State Information: Alabama

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Richard Shelby (R) 968,181 65.2%
William Barnes (D) 515,619 34.7%
2004 general Richard Shelby (R) 1,242,200 67.6%
Wayne Sowell (D) 595,018 32.4%
1998 general Richard C. Shelby (R) 817,973 63.2%
Clayton Suddith (D) 474,568 36.7%
1992 general Richard C. Shelby (D) 1,022,698 64.8%
Richard Sellers (R) 522,015 33.1%
Jerome Shockley (LIBERT) 31,811 2%
1986 general Richard C. Shelby (D) 609,360 50%
Jeremiah Denton (R) 602,537 50%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 38.74% John McCain: 60.32%
2012 : 38.36% : 60.54%
2004 John Kerry: 37% George W. Bush: 62%
2000 Al Gore: 42% George W. Bush: 56%
1996 Bill Clinton: 43% Robert Dole: 50%
1992 Bill Clinton: 41% George H. W. Bush: 48%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 40% George H. W. Bush: 59%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 38% :

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