Richard Shelby Elected to Sixth Senate Term for Alabama

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09:  Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee ranking member Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) questions a witness during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill June 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified to the committee about the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee ranking member Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) questions a witness during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill June 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified to the committee about the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In Alabama, Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby is elected to a sixth term. He released the following statement:

“I want to thank the people of Alabama for once again placing their trust in me to serve as their U.S. Senator.  This responsibility is one that I do not take lightly and I am honored by the support I received tonight.

“As we work together to advance conservative principles, my focus will be on policies that prioritize Alabamians and all Americans – not Washington.  I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to stand up on behalf of our great state and work towards a prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.”

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