Alabama gubernatorial election, 2010

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Alabama gubernatorial election, 2010
Alabama
2006 ←
November 2, 2010
→ 2014

  Robert Bentley.jpg
Nominee Robert J. Bentley Ron Sparks
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 860,472 625,710
Percentage 58% 42%

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Results by county

Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Governor before election

Bob Riley
Republican

Elected Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Governor

Robert J. Bentley
Republican

The 2010 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 2010. Republican Governor Bob Riley was term limited and unable to seek re-election. The party primaries were held on June 1, 2010,1 with a Republican runoff on July 13. In the general election, Republican Robert J. Bentley defeated Democrat Ron Sparks.

Republican primary

Candidates

Endorsements

Robert J. Bentley

  • Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential primary candidate

Bradley Byrne

Individuals:

  • Jeb Bush,6 former Florida governor
  • Jack Edwards (U.S. Representative from Alabama's 1st congressional district)7
  • Jimmy Rane (president of Great Southern Wood)8
  • Conservative blogger Brian LeCompte
  • State Senator Ben Brooks
  • State Representatives Mike Ball, Phil Williams, Jamie Ison, Chad Fincher, Victor Gaston, and Jim Barton
  • Mobile City Council members John Williams and Connie Hudson 910

Associations:

  • Alabama Retail Association11
  • Alabama Home Builders Association12
  • Alabama Association of Realtors13
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama14
  • Right on Huntsville15

Tim James

Roy Moore

Polling

Source Date(s) administered Robert J. Bentley Bradley Byrne Kay Ivey Tim James Bill Johnson Roy Moore Undecided
Research 2000 May 17–19, 2010 9% 29% -- 17% 3% 23% 17%
Public Strategy Associates May 10–11, 2010 12% 24% n/a 23% 2% 18% 21%
Ayres, McHenry and Associates May 3–4, 2010 7% 20% n/a 26% n/a 21% 26%
Public Policy Polling March 27–29, 2010 10% 27% 10% 9% 1% 23% 20%
Public Strategy Associates February 3–4, 2010 4% 20% 3% 8% 2% 17% 46%

Results

Republican primary results19
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bradley Byrne 137,349 27.9%
Republican Robert J. Bentley 123,870 25.2%
Republican Tim James 123,662 25.1%
Republican Roy Moore 95,077 19.3%
Republican Bill Johnson 8,350 1.7%
Republican Charles Taylor 2,622 0.5%
Republican James Potts 1,549 0.3%
Totals 492,480 100%
Republican primary runoff results (July 13, 2010)20
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Bentley 260,887 56.1%
Republican Bradley Byrne 204,394 43.9%
Totals 465,281 100%

Democratic primary

Candidates

Polling

Source Date(s) administered Artur Davis Ron Sparks Sam Franklin Undecided
Research 2000 May 17–19, 2010 41% 33% -- 11%
Public Policy Polling March 27–29, 2010 38% 28% 9% 25%

Results

Democratic primary results19
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Sparks 199,558 62.4%
Democratic Artur Davis 120,050 37.6%
Totals 319,608 100%

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
Cook Political Report Solid R23 October 29, 2010
Rothenberg Safe R24 October 15, 2010
Swing State Project Safe Rcitation needed
RealClearPolitics Safe R25 October 21, 2010
Sabato's Crystal Ball Safe R26 October 21, 2010
CQ Politics Safe R27 October 21, 2010

Polling

Poll source Dates administered Robert J. Bentley (R) Ron Sparks (D)
Rasmussen Reports September 21, 2010 55% 35%
Rasmussen Reports August 19, 2010 58% 34%
Rasmussen Reports July 22, 2010 55% 35%
Rasmussen Reports June 3, 2010 56% 37%
Rasmussen Reports May 25, 2010 44% 31%

Results

2010 gubernatorial election, Alabama28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert J. Bentley 860,472 57.9% +0.5
Democratic Ron Sparks 625,710 42.1% -0.5
Majority 234,762 15.8%
Turnout 1,486,182 100%
Republican hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ "Alabama Secretary of State's website". Sos.state.al.us. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  2. ^ File photo (2009-05-27). "Bradley Byrne announces run for governor of Alabama | al.com". Blog.al.com. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Alabama State Profile". KOMO-TV. Retrieved April 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Former Birmingham City Councilman Bill Johnson enters Alabama governor's race". The Birmingham News. 
  5. ^ Screen reproduction (2009-06-01). "Roy Moore makes it official, he's running for Alabama governor | al.com". Blog.al.com. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Bush Backs Byrne in Alabama". Politico.com. 2010-03-05. 
  7. ^ Jack Edwards' Endorsement of Bradley Byrne. 
  8. ^ Jimmy Rane's Endorsement of Bradley Byrne. 
  9. ^ "Various Individual Endorsements of Bradley Byrne". 
  10. ^ "Byrne Endorsed by Conservative Leaders at Huntsville Campaign Fish Fry". 
  11. ^ "RetailPAC Endorses Byrne for Governor". 
  12. ^ "Alabama Home Builders Association Endorses Bradley Byrne". 
  13. ^ REALTOR's Endorsment of Bradley Byrne. 
  14. ^ ABC's Endoresment of Bradley Byrne. 
  15. ^ "Right on Hunstville Endorses Bradley Byrne". 
  16. ^ "Ala. Republican Assembly backs James, Erwin". Opelika-Auburn News. 2009-05-11. 
  17. ^ "Aderholt, Giles Endorse Tim James for Governor". Doc's Political Parlor. 2009-04-22. 
  18. ^ "Bobby Allison endorses Roy Moore for Ala. governor". Associated Press (via WSFA News). 2010-04-21. 
  19. ^ a b "Alabama Governor Primary Results". Politico. June 1, 2010. Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2010. 
  20. ^ "The 2010 Results Maps". Politico.Com. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  21. ^ "Ron Sparks announces run for governor". The Birmingham News. April 3, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2009. 
  22. ^ Dean, Charles J. (February 1, 2009). "Alabama U.S. Rep Artur Davis set to launch run for governor". The Birmingham News. Retrieved April 18, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Senate". Cook Political Report. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Senate Ratings". Rothenberg Political Report. Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Battle for the Senate". RealClearPolitics. Archived from the original on 20 October 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  26. ^ "2010 Senate Ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Race Ratings Chart: Senate". CQ Politics. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  28. ^ http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2010/general/2010GeneralResults-AllStateAndFederalOfficesAndAmendments-withoutWrite-inAppendix.pdf

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