Incumbent Bradley Byrne has won re-election over challenger Robert Kennedy Jr. in the race for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Fairhope Republican defeated the Pritchard Democrat 63.3 to 36.7 percent with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
Following his victory Byrne said he is honored to continue to serve the district.
“I am honored by the faith the residents of Southwest Alabama have put in me to continue to serve as their voice in Congress. We had so many great supporters throughout this campaign, and Rebecca and I truly appreciate all the hard work that went into the victory,” Byrne said in a statement.
“Following the Senate special election in 2017, some thought Democrats had the opportunity to win throughout our state. What we saw on Tuesday night was pretty clear: Alabamians support commonsense, conservative candidates who stand up for the values and priorities of Alabama. We must continue to elect those kind of individuals to represent our great state.”
Located in southwestern Alabama, the district includes Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Monroe and Washington counties and a part of Clarke County.
Alabama 1st Congressional District election results 2018. [Photo Credit: The New York Times]