A look at the voting history of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District


Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives is considered a solid red district. In fact, Cook Political Report deems it R+16, meaning in the previous two presidential elections, this district’s results were 16 percentage points more Republican than the national average.

Located in southeastern Alabama, the district includes Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike counties and a portion of Montgomery County.

Currently Rep. Martha Roby fills the seat. First elected during the Tea Party wave of 2010, Roby has be re-elected three times, in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Prior to her time in Congress, Roby worked as an attorney and served as a city councilman in her hometown of Montgomery.

In the 2018 General Election Byrne faces political newcomer, Democrat Tabitha Isner, an ordained minister turned policy analyst.

FiveThirtyEight, a statistics-driven news-and-analysis site, anticipates the 2nd District race being in the closest in the state, giving Isner a 1 in 40 chance of winning the seat. That said, Alabama’s 2nd District has only supported a Democrat for Congress once, and only for only two years, since 1965.

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Here’s a look at the voting history of the District:

U.S. House, Alabama District 2

General Election 2016

Martha Roby (R) 48.8 percent 134,886 votes
Nathan Mathis (D) 40.5 percent 112,089 votes
Write-in 10.7 percent 29,609
276,584 total votes

General Election 2014

Martha Roby (R) 67.3 percent 113,103 votes
Erick Wright (D) 32.6 percent 54,692 votes
Write-in 0.1 percent 157 votes
167,952 total votes

General Election 2012

Martha Roby (R) 63.6 percent 180,591 votes
Therese Ford (D) 36.3 percent 103,092 votes
Write-in 0.1 percent  270 votes
283,953 total votes

General Election 2010

Martha Roby (R) 51.1 percent 111,645 votes
Bobby Bright (D) 48.9 percent 106,865 votes
218,510 total votes

General Election 2008

Bobby Bright (D) 50.2 percent 180,591 votes
Jay Love (R) 49.6 percent 142,578 votes
Write-in 0.2 percent 448 votes
287,394 total votes