It appears that there will be a hotly contested race for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama left vacant when Jeff Sessions because U.S. Attorney General. Former Attorney General Luther Strange was appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley before his resignation to fill the vacancy. A special election to fill the rest of the term will be held on Aug 15. A good number of serious candidates will oppose Luther in his bid to keep the seat.
I don’t believe a stand-alone primary helps Luther and it may actually hurt him. It will be interesting to see who all runs. At press time for this issue in addition to Luther, Judge Roy Moore, Rep. Ed Henry and Dr. Randy Brinson were the only other announced candidates. Others waiting in the wings include Sen. Del Marsh and former lawmaker Perry Hooper. Interestingly, Henry and Hooper were the Trump Campaign Managers for Alabama.
Most political observers say the turn out in August will be very low. I predict it will be a record low. I don’t believe any of the candidates will get enough votes to avoid a run-off. This race will be most interesting!
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