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Rogers, Aderholt defeat outmatched opponents; Brooks, Sewell and Palmer unopposed

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News

With three new faces headed to Washington in Republicans Tommy Tuberville in the Senate and Jerry Carl and Barry Moore in the House, the rest of Alabama’s Congressional delegation will remain the same.

Republican Rep. Mike Rogers won reelection Tuesday night against democratic candidate Adia Winfrey by with sweeping results, taking home 67% of the vote as of Wednesday morning.

Unofficial election results show Rogers winning 216,700 votes and Winfrey winning 103,874 votes.

Rogers, of Saks, raised $1.1 million through Oct. 14 and has spent around $962,000.

Winfrey, a psychologist and author, had raised over $47,000 and spent a little over $35,000.

Rogers has held the seat since 2003 and the Cook Political Reporter ranks the district +16 for Republicans.

Rogers is currently a ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee.

Alabama’s 3rd district covers much of east Alabama, including Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Talladega and Tallapoosa counties.

In the 4th Congressional District, Rep. Robert Aderholt, a Republican from Haleyville, won a sweeping reelection Tuesday night against his democratic challenger, Rick Neighbors, with 83% of the vote as of Wednesday morning.

Unofficial election results show Aderholt winning 255,255 votes to Neighbors’ 51,524 votes.

Aderholt has held the seat since 1997 and through Oct. 14 raised around $1.1 million and has spent a little more than $1 million.

Neighbors, a Vietnam war veteran, has raised $43,731 through Oct. 14 and spent $30,268.

The 4th district includes the entirety of Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, Walker and Winston counties; sections of Cherokee, Jackson and Tuscaloosa counties.

Republicans Mo Brooks, from Alabama’s 5th district and Rep. Gary Palmer, from the 6th district, and Democrat Terri Sewell of the 7th district were unopposed in the general election.

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