1998 United States Senate election in Alabama

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United States Senate election in Alabama, 1998

← 1992 November 3, 1998 2004 →
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Nominee Richard Shelby Clayton Suddith
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 817,973 474,568
Percentage 63.2% 36.7%

Alabama Senate Election Results by County, 1998.svg
County Results
Shelby:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Suddith:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. Senator before election

Richard Shelby
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Richard Shelby
Republican

The 1998 United States Senate election in Alabama was held November 3, 1998 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 third term.

Shelby had been elected in 1986 and 1992 as a Democrat, but switched to the Republican party in 1994 after the Republican Revolution, making this the first election he competed in as a Republican.

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United States Senate election in Alabama, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Shelby 817,973 63.2%
Democratic Clayton Suddith 474,568 36.7%
Independent Write Ins 864 0.1%

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