Sunday, October 5, 2008

Alabama Senate Election

Republican incumbent: Jeff Sessions

Democratic candidate: Vivian Davis Figures

Sessions, 61, has represented Alabama in the Senate since 1997. He had previously been that state's attorney general and, prior to that, a United States Attorney.

Figures, 51, has been in the state Senate since 1997. She had previously served on the City Council of Mobile.

Sessions has a huge lead, according to polls reported by Real Clear Politics.

This report in The Birmingham News confirms the dire state of Figures's campaign.

Before Sessions won his first Senate election, in 1996, this seat had been in Democratic hands since Reconstruction. His senior colleague, Richard Shelby, switched to the Republican Party in 1994.

All signs are that this seat will remain in the Republican column.

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