2008 primary elections

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The 2008 primary elections were divided into two election days. Presidential primaries and the 2008 Jefferson County Commission special election were held on February 5, while all other primaries were held on June 3. The 2008 general election was held on November 4.

Statewide presidential primaries

Approximately 1,100,000 votes were cast in the "Super Tuesday" primary, representing about 42% of registered voters in Alabama.

Democratic presidential primary

  • Barack Obama: 300,097 (56.0% of 536,240 votes cast)
  • Hillary Clinton: 222,887 (41.6%)
  • John Edwards: 7,865 (1.5%)
  • Joe Biden: 1,175 (0.2%)
  • Bill Richardson: 1,021 (0.2%)
  • Christopher Dodd: 523 (0.1%)
  • Uncommitted: 2,672 (0.5%)

Republican presidential primary

  • Mike Huckabee: 225,659 (40.7% of 553,954 votes cast)
  • John McCain: 206,595 (37.3%)
  • Mitt Romney: 99,836 (18.0%)
  • Ron Paul: 15,052 (2.7%)
  • Rudy Giuliani: 2,174 (0.4%)
  • Fred Thompson: 1,872 (0.3%)
  • Duncan Hunter: 394 (0.1%)
  • Tom Tancredo: 93 (0.0%)
  • Uncommitted: 1,257 (0.2%)

Jefferson County results

Democratic presidential primary

  • Barack Obama: 73,319 (72.2%)
  • Hillary Clinton: 27,318 (26.9%)
  • John Edwards: 485 (0.5%)
  • Joe Biden: 113 (0.1%)
  • Bill Richardson: 93 (0.1%)
  • Christopher Dodd: 65 (0.1%)
  • Uncommitted: 194 (0.2%)

Republican presidential primary

  • Mike Huckabee: 29,169 (39.9%)
  • John McCain: 28,198 (38.6%)
  • Mitt Romney: 12,846 (17.6%)
  • Ron Paul: 2,005 (2.8%)
  • Rudy Giuliani: 265 (0.4%)
  • Fred Thompson: 211 (0.3%)
  • Alan Keyes: 103 (0.1%)
  • Duncan Hunter: 42 (0.1%)
  • Hugh Cort: 35 (0.1%)
  • Tom Tancredo: 9 (0.0%)
  • Uncommitted: 152 (0.2%)

Jefferson County Commission District 1

See main article at 2008 Jefferson County Commission special election.

Shelby County results

Democratic presidential primary

  • Barack Obama: 7,199 (55%)
  • Hillary Clinton: 5,597 (43%)
  • John Edwards: 139 (1%)
  • Joe Biden: 16 (0%)
  • Bill Richardson: 13 (0%)
  • Christopher Dodd: 5 (0%)
  • Uncommitted: 60 (0%)

Republican presidential primary

  • Mike Huckabee: 14,010 (43%)
  • John McCain: 11,438 (35%)
  • Mitt Romney: 6,094 (19%)
  • Ron Paul: 863 (3%)
  • Rudy Giuliani: 101 (0%)
  • Fred Thompson: 90 (0%)
  • Alan Keyes: 42 (0%)
  • Duncan Hunter: 19 (0%)
  • Hugh Cort: 11 (0%)
  • Tom Tancredo: 5 (0%)
  • Uncommitted: 59 (0%)

June 3 primaries

Approximately 14% of state voters participated in the June 3 primary elections. In Jefferson County the turnout was nearly 31,000 votes, representing about 8.3% of county voters.

Democratic races

  • United States Senator
  • Vivian Figures: 111,969 (64%)
  • Johnny Swanson III: 38,711 (22%)
  • Mark "No NCAA" Townsend: 25,043 (14%)
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 1
  • Clyde Jones: 87,635 (52%)
  • Steve Dodd: 79,790 (48%)
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 2
  • Aimee Cobb Smith: 87,317 (51%)
  • Jon Hayden: 41,827 (25%)
  • Jeff Duffey: 40,756 (24%)
  • District Court Judge, Place 2, Birmingham Division
  • Jefferson County Treasurer
  • Jennifer Parsons Champion: 8,170 (57%)
  • Mike Miles: 6,122 (43%)
  • Jefferson County Tax Assessor
  • Constable District 52
  • Valencia Lavender Moore: 794 (64%)
  • Stanford Coleman: 269 (22%)
  • Ebb Cox, III: 173 (14%)
  • Constable District 53
  • Calvin C. Haynes: 707 (53%)
  • Anthony A. Johnson: 476 (36%)
  • Allen Edward Hill: 142 (11%)
  • Constable District 54
  • Constable District 55
  • Charles R. Winston, Jr: 579 (53%)
  • Ebb Cox, Jr: 507 (47%)
  • Constable District 57
  • Georgia Gray Hampton: 808 (49%) - runoff
  • Walter "Big Walt" Wilson: 446 (27%) - runoff
  • Charles Winston: 402 (24%)
  • Constable District 58
  • Tara G. Dorsey-Nix: 708 (62%)
  • Curtis Hickey: 426 (38%)
  • Constable District 60
  • Wedzell J. Escott-Holmes: 859 (56%)
  • John Hilliard: 670 (44%)

Republican races

  • United States Senator
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 1
  • Beth Kellum: 58,423 (34%) - runoff
  • Lucie McLemore: 40,747 (24%) - -runoff
  • Peggy Givhan: 37,062 (22%)
  • Teresa Petelos: 36,089 (21%)
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 2
  • Mary Windom: 103,286 (58%)
  • Chris Mixon: 47,792 (27%)
  • Duncan Crow: 27,131 (15%)
  • Public Service Commission President
  • Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh: 87,079 (47%) - runoff
  • Matt Chancey: 52,842 (29%) - runoff
  • Jack Hornady: 45,235 (24%)
  • Constable District 46
  • Larry Allred: 1,148 (64%)
  • Patti Gaines: 633 (36%)
  • Constable District 51
  • Dwight Graves: 796 (64%)
  • Debra Wear: 439 (36%)

Shelby County Commission

Republican

  • District 1
  • District 2
  • District 3
  • District 6
  • District 8
  • Rick Shepherd: 695
  • Jonathan Spann: 293
  • Anne Glass: 230
  • Joe Sarver: 214
  • District 9

Democrat

  • District 6
  • Cindy Bell (unopposed)
  • District 9
  • Carolyn Shields (unopposed)

July 15 runoff

Democratic runoffs

Republican runoffs

  • Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 1
  • Beth Kellum:
  • Lucie McLemore:
  • Public Service Commission President
  • Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh:
  • Matt Chancey:

References