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United States Senate election in Alabama, 2004


United States Senate election in Alabama, 2004

United States Senate election in Alabama, 2004

November 2, 2004

Nominee Richard Shelby Wayne Sowell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,242,200 595,018
Percentage 67.6% 32.4%

County Results

Senator before election

Richard Shelby

Elected Senator

Richard Shelby

The 2004 United States Senate election in Alabama took place on November 2, 2004 alongside other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Richard Shelby won re-election to a fourth term.


  • Candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Campaign 2
  • Results 3
  • References 4
  • See also 5





Shelby, who switched parties ten years prior, had over $11 million cash on hand.[2] Shelby was Chairman of the Banking Committee.[3]


United States Senate election in Alabama, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Shelby 1,242,038[4] 67.6%
Democratic Wayne Sowell 594,439 32.4%
Independent Write Ins 1,848 0.1%
Totals 1,836,477 100%
Voter turnout %


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