1992 United States Senate election in Alabama

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United States Senate election in Alabama, 1992

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Nominee Richard Shelby Richard Sellers
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,022,698 522,015
Percentage 64.8% 33.1%

Alabama Senate Election Results by County, 1992.svg
County results
Shelby:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Sellers:      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Richard Shelby

Elected U.S. Senator

Richard Shelby

The 1992 United States Senate election in Alabama took place on November 3, 1992 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 Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Shelby won re-election to a second term. This was the last Senate election in Alabama won by a Democrat, as Shelby eventually switched to the Republican Party in 1994 after the Republican Revolution, until Doug Jones won in 2017. As of 2019, it is the last time a Democrat won the Class 3 Senate seat in Alabama.





United States Senate election in Alabama, 1992[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Shelby (incumbent) 1,022,698 64.8%
Republican Richard Sellers 522,015 33.1%
Libertarian Jerome Shockley 31,811 2.0%
Independent Write Ins 1,275 0.1%
Total votes 1,577,799 100%
Democratic hold

See also[edit]


  1. ^ HighBeam
  2. ^ "Federal Elections 92" (PDF). Washington D.C.: Federal Election Commission. June 1993. p. 37. Retrieved November 21, 2014.