For the past decade Alabama’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives has been a solidly red district for over 20 years.
Located in southwestern Alabama, the district includes Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Monroe and Washington counties and a part of Clarke County.
Currently Rep. Bradley Byrne, a former member of the Alabama State Senate, fills the seat. He was first elected during a special election in December 2013 after 10-year incumbent Jo Bonner announced his retirement to become vice chancellor for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Byrne has since been re-elected twice, in 2014 and 2016.
In the 2018 General Election Byrne faces political newcomer, Democrat Robert Kennedy Jr., a military veteran and and business executive.
FiveThirtyEight, a statistics-driven news-and-analysis site, anticipates that Byrne will coast to victory on Election Day, giving Kennedy Jr. only a 0.1 percent chance of winning the seat.
Here’s a look at the voting history of the District:
U.S. House, Alabama District 1
General Election 2016
|Bradley Byrne (R)||96.4 percent||208,083 votes|
|Write-in||3.6 percent||7,810 votes|
|215,893 total votes|
General Election 2014
|Bradley Byrne (R)||68.2 percent||103,758 votes|
|Burton LeFlore (D)||31.7 percent||48,278 votes|
|Write-in||0.1 percent||198 votes|
|152,234 total votes|
General Election 2012
|Jo Bonner (R)||97.9 percent||196,374 votes|
|Write-in||2.1 percent||4,302 votes|
|200,676 total votes|
General Election 2010
|Jo Bonner (R)||83 percent||129,063 votes|
|David Walter (C)||17 percent||26,357 votes|
|155,420 total votes|
General Election 2008
|Jo Bonner (R)||98.3 percent||210,660 votes|
|Write-in||1.7 percent||3,707 votes|
|214,367 total votes|