Alabama’s 2018 U.S. House elections poised to be more competitive than last


The qualifying for congressional races in Alabama ended at 5 p.m. Friday, and one thing’s for sure: Alabama voters will have plenty of choices in the 2018 elections.

Republican incumbents Bradley Byrne (AL-01), Mike Rogers (AL-03) and Gary Palmer (AL-06) will advance to the Nov. 6  general election without a primary challenge. Robert Aderholt (AL-04) and Mo Brooks (AL-05) will each face off with one other Republican challenger. Meanwhile four-term U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) will face off against a sea of Republican primary challengers — four.

Democratic incumbent Terri Sewell (AL-07) is Alabama’s only candidate who not only has no primary challenger, but no challenger in the general election as well, making her the Yellowhammer State’s only incumbent guaranteed to advance to the next Congress.

2018’s lineup is a stark contrast from 2016, when Bryne, Aderholt and Sewell all ran unopposed.

In total, both parties will be well represented in the June 5 primary elections, as the GOP has put up 12 candidates, and the Democrats 11.

Here’s who’s qualified to the run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018:

(by district and party, in alphabetical order)

District 1


  1. Bradley Byrne (incumbent)


  1. Robert Kennedy, Jr. 
  2. Lizzetta Hill McConnell 

District 2


  1. Tommy Amason
  2. Bobby Bright
  3. Rich Hobson 
  4. Barry Moore 
  5. Martha Roby (incumbent)


  1. Tabitha Isner 
  2. Audri Scott Williams 

District 3


  1. Mike Rogers (incumbent)


  1. Mallory Hagan
  2. Adia McClellan Winfrey

District 4


  1. Robert Aderholt (incumbent)
  2. Anthony Blackmon


  1. Lee Auman 
  2. Rick Neighbors

District 5


  1. Mo Brooks (incumbent)
  2. Clayton Hinchman


  1. Peter Joffrion 

District 6


  1. Gary Palmer (incumbent)


  1. Danner Kline

District 7


  1. N/A


  1. Terri Sewell (incumbent)

1 Comment

  1. Todd Dillashaw on

    Danner Kilne is going to be surprisingly strong. I don’t know the other races but he could be a difference maker.

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