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  AL US Senate - Party Switch
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Parents > United States > Alabama > Senate Class III
OfficeSenate
Type Party Switch
Filing Deadline November 09, 1994 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 09, 1994 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 09, 1994 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start November 09, 1994 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1999 - 12:00pm
ContributorRP
Last ModifiedRBH November 14, 2017 12:58am
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Description Richard Shelby left the Democratic party on November 9, 1994 to join the Republican party, which just won a majority in the last elections. He maintained his 8-year seniority status when he switched parties. Prior to his party switch he served on four committees (ranking number in parentheses):

Armed Services (7)
Banking (5)
Energy (7)
Special Committee on Aging (6)

After his party switch, his committee assignments changed to:
Appropriations (12)
Banking (3)
Special Committee on Aging (8)
Select Committee on Intelligence (2)
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1992
NameRichard Shelby Votes1,022,698 (64.82%)
Term01/03/1993 - 11/09/1994 Margin500,683 (+31.73%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/03/1998
NameRichard Shelby Votes817,973 (63.24%)
Term01/03/1999 - 01/03/2005 Margin343,405 (+26.55%)
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Name (I) Sen. Richard Shelby  
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Uncertified Votes 1 (100.00%)  
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