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Aderholt defeats Auman to win 12th term
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Aderholt defeats Auman to win 12th term

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —  Republican incumbent Robert Aderholt of Haleyville has won a 12th term in Congress representing the 4th District of north Alabama. Aderholt turned back a challenge from Democrat Lee Auman, a camp manager from Union Grove. The 53-year-old Aderholt tied himself closely to President Donald Trump, advocating for White House proposals including...

Brooks defeats Joffrion to win fifth term
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Brooks defeats Joffrion to win fifth term

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Huntsville has won a fifth term in Congress representing the 5th District Tennessee Valley region of north Alabama. Brooks defeated Democratic challenger Peter Joffrion by casting himself as a firm conservative who supports President Donald Trump. Brooks touted the strong economy and shoring up the border,...

Oden, Beeker win re-election to Public Service Commission
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Oden, Beeker win re-election to Public Service Commission

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republicans Jeremy Oden and Chris “Chip” Beeker have been re-elected to the utility-regulating Alabama Public Service Commission. Oden defeated Democratic newcomer Cara McClure to win his second term in the Place 1 position on the three-member agency. Beeker defeated Democratic challenger Kari Powell for the Place 2 seat on the three-member...

Jim Zeigler wins 2nd term as State Auditor
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Jim Zeigler wins 2nd term as State Auditor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters have re-elected Republican State Auditor Jim Zeigler to a second term in office. Zeigler outdistanced Democratic nominee Miranda Joseph, an internal auditor making her second run for the office. Zeigler portrayed himself as a conservative who fights waste and corruption in government. “The election results are a confirmation of...

John Merrill wins 2nd term as Secretary of State
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John Merrill wins 2nd term as Secretary of State

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Voters have re-elected Republican Secretary of State John Merrill to a second term as Alabama’s top elections and record-keeping official. Merrill defeated Democratic challenger and political newcomer Heather Milam. The former bank executive and school system spokesman was elected secretary of state in 2014 after serving in the Alabama House. Merrill touted...

Jay Mitchell wins Supreme Court Place 4
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Jay Mitchell wins Supreme Court Place 4

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham attorney long active in Republican politics has won a seat on the Alabama Supreme Court. Jay Mitchell defeated Democrat Donna Wesson Smalley for the Place 4 position on the nine-member court. Mitchell lives in Homewood and is a partner with a prominent Birmingham law firm. He says he has handled...

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Parker defeats Vance for Chief Justice

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —  Republican Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker has turned back a Democratic challenger to be elected chief justice of the state’s highest court. Parker will take over the position previously held by mentor Roy Moore now that he’s defeated Democratic nominee Bob Vance Jr. Parker was elected to the Supreme...

With GOP in control, Alabama Democrats seek gains
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With GOP in control, Alabama Democrats seek gains

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republicans have a clear edge in the midterm elections in deeply conservative Alabama, from the governor’s office on down. The question is whether Democrats can translate newfound energy into even one win in a statewide or congressional race. No Democrat holds statewide office in Montgomery, and Alabama’s...

TVA announces solar installations being built for Facebook
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TVA announces solar installations being built for Facebook

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee and Alabama will get their largest solar power projects yet, to supply a Facebook data center with 100 percent renewable energy. Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority announced an agreement with two developers to build the electricity providers. John Bradley, TVA’s senior vice president of Economic Development, said Friday that...