The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Alabama

alabama-stampIncumbent: Robert Bentley (R)

Primary Election: June 1, 2010
Primary Run-off (if necessary): July 13, 2010
General Election: November 2, 2010

STATUS: OPEN SEAT
RATING: Lean Republican Retention

MOST RECENT ELECTION RESULTS:
2002 Result: Riley wins 49.17%-48.95%.
2006 Result:
Riley wins 57%-42%.

Alabama Gubernatorial Race: Headlines

Democrats:
Artur Davis Web Site Twitter YouTube
Ron Sparks
Web Site

Republicans:
Robert Bentley Web Site Twitter Facebook
Bradley Byrne Web Site Twitter Facebook
Kay Ivey Web Site Twitter
Tim James
Web Site Twitter YouTube
Bill Johnson Web Site
Roy Moore
Web Site Twitter YouTube

PollWatch:
USA Polling Group – Bentley lead narrows, still leads by thirteen, Bentley 48%, Sparks 35% (10/21/10)
Rasmussen: Bentley opens huge lead, 58-35% (8/19/10)
Rasmussen: Bentley leads Sparks 55-35% (7/22/10)
Public Strategy Associates: Bentley holds 20-point lead over Byrne (7/8/10)
Rasmussen: Sparks trails both GOP contenders (6/9/10)
Rasmussen: GOPers (except Moore) retain leads over both Dems (5/25/10)
Research 2000/DKos: Davis leads primary, GOPers strong in November (5/19/10)
Rasmussen: In November matchups all GOPers favored except Roy Moore (4/1/10)
PPP: All GOPers win potential matchups, Byrne strongest candidate (3/31/10)

Local Blogs:
Alabama Politics in Doc’s Political Parlor
Left in Alabama
The Progressive Electorate
The World Around You

State Resources:
Alabama Sec of State Election Info