November 4, 2008
Birmingham –As the polls are now closed and the votes tallied, the Alabama Republican Party can officially claim victory for the GOP in Alabama. Given the national climate, Republicans had many challenges, but in Alabama those challenges were met and in many cases were greatly overcome
Alabama Republicans delivered an astounding 21 point win to Senator McCain, and an even more impressive 26 point victory to Senator Jeff Sessions, and as Barack Obama will now become the President – Alabama is truly a “Big Red State In A Great Blue Country.”
Additionally, the ALGOP worked to assist two Congressmen, Rogers & Aderholt, in their overwhelming victories on Tuesday. The victory in the Third Congressional is especially gratifying given that the district was intentionally drawn to benefit Democrats, but they were not able to deliver.
Overall, Republicans stormed the polls and claimed victory for 6 out of the 7 statewide races on the ballot, picked up a seat on the State Board of Education that Democrats have been so desperate to control and won multiple local/county elections on a day where African-American and Democrat turnout was at an all-time high – including several full county “sweeps.”
John Ross, Executive Director of the Alabama Republican Party, issued the following statement on the outcome of the 2008 election in Alabama:
“Thanks to Chairman Mike Hubbard’s leadership, and a slate of great candidates, our Party did exceptionally well and we won a lot of races that might not have been possible without the ground game that Mike and our Victory Staff orchestrated. The team that Chairman Hubbard assembled to win these races has been operating non-stop for months, and the fruits of their labor are now realized. To win 6 out of 7 major statewide races at a time when the rest of the country was trending blue can be looked at as an overwhelming victory for our Party in Alabama. This is truly a great day for Alabama Republicans, and these results prove that 2010 will surely be a historic year as we work to take over the State Legislature and retain the Governor’s office.”