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2018 Election Results: Alabama Senate
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2018 Election Results: Alabama Senate

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News Alabama Republicans added one seat to their Senate Majority Tuesday, bringing the total up to 27 to the Democrats’ eight. The increase comes from Republican Donnie Chesteen replacing Independent Sen. Harri Ann Smith, but the Senate GOP also held off serious challenges that threatened to cut into their control...

Cygnal polling shows tight races for midterms
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Cygnal polling shows tight races for midterms

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – While Alabama’s election proves to be a low-key affair, contests in neighboring states are highly-competitive with major implications hanging in the balance. Montgomery-based survey research firm Cygnal recently released polling results for some high-profile races in battleground states the upcoming midterm elections. Florida In Florida, interest...

Pence talks trade with Alabama leaders
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Pence talks trade with Alabama leaders

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News While Vice President Mike Pence was in Birmingham speaking at a fundraiser for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, he took time to speak with a handful of state leaders regarding trade with China.  Alabama Congressmen Bradley Byrne and Gary Palmer, along with Alabama Trump Victory Chairman Perry O. Hooper,...

Ainsworth joins Jones, Holley to celebrate affordable housing in Andalusia
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Ainsworth joins Jones, Holley to celebrate affordable housing in Andalusia

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News ANDALUSIA – State Rep. Will Ainsworth (R-Guntersville), who is running to become Alabama’s next lieutenant governor, visited Andalusia Wednesday to celebrate the construction of a new complex to support affordable housing for the area. It’s part of a statewide initiative to provide better access to quality, affordable housing for working families. “The...

Elliott, Fisher face off in Senate District 32 race
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Elliott, Fisher face off in Senate District 32 race

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News This fall, District 32 will elect a new state senator for the first time in 12 years. Republican Chris Elliott and Democrat Jason Fisher are going head-to-head to replace Sen. Trip Pittman, who is leaving the position after serving three terms. Elliot tallied the most votes in a crowded field...

From Wedowee to Washington: Jalen Drummond’s story
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From Wedowee to Washington: Jalen Drummond’s story

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News These days, you can take a non-stop flight from most Alabama cities to Washington D.C. But for Jalen Drummond, that journey took years of hard work that all started one cold winter morning. Drummond was recently appointed as an adviser to Secretary Dr. Ben Carson with the Department of...