Alabama Gubernatorial Election, 1986

Alabama Gubernatorial Election, 1986

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The 1986 Alabama gubernatorial election saw the election of Republican H. Guy Hunt over Bill Baxley. In state politics, this election is largely seen as a realigning election since Hunt was the first Republican to be elected Governor since Reconstruction.

In March 1986, incumbent George Wallace announced that he would not seek a fifth term as governor, ending an era in Alabama politics. Many people anticipated that the winner of the Democratic primary would win the election. Though Alabama had supported Republicans in national elections, state and local elections were dominated by Democrats.

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