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Congress: Roby, Bright headed to runoff

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has been forced into a runoff in Alabama’s Republican primary after challengers blasted her 2016 criticism of Donald Trump. Roby faces Bobby Bright in a July runoff in Alabama’s conservative 2nd district — where Trump loyalty has been a central issue. Roby is a four-term incumbent. In campaigning for Tuesday’s primary,...

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Attorney General: Marshall, King go to runoff

The Republican primary for attorney general is headed to a runoff between current Attorney General Steve Marshall and former Attorney General Troy King. Marshall and King topped a field of four Republicans vying for the nomination. The runoff will be July 17. Marshall was appointed to the position last year. King held the office for...

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Lt. Governor: Cavanaugh, Ainsworth head to runoff

Alabama Public Service Commission president Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Rep. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville will face off in a runoff for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Neither candidate managed to secure 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s race which also featured Sen. Rusty Glover of Mobile. The Republican nominee will face Democratic minister...

Treasurer: John McMillan wins
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Treasurer: John McMillan wins

Alabama’s current agriculture and industries commissioner, John McMillan, has won the GOP nomination for state treasurer. No Democrats qualified, so winning the Republican nomination is tantamount to winning the election. McMillan was running against Colbert County Commissioner and college instructor David Black and financial planner Stephen Evans of Dothan. The office is now held by...

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Ag Commissioner: Pate, Dial headed to runoff

The race for the Republican nomination for commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is going to a runoff. State Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville will face Rick Pate, a farmer and businessman from Lowndesboro. Other Republicans in the primary election included Tracy “T.O.” Crane, a former FBI agent from Jefferson County who...

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Auditor: Ziegler wins, will face Joseph

State Auditor Jim Zeigler has won the GOP nomination as he seeks a second term in office. Zeigler defeated two opponents in his Republican primary Tuesday — Jefferson County minister, Stan Cooke, and Elliot Lipinsky, a state prosecutor in west Alabama. Zeigler portrayed himself as a conservative who fights waste and corruption in government. Now...

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School Board: Reynolds wins; Hill, West headed to a runoff

Wayne Reynolds, a retired educator and registered nurse from Athens, has won the Republican nomination for the District 8 seat on the State Board of Education. Reynolds defeated business executive and former Madison school board member Rich McAdams. The seat is now held by Mary Scott Hunter, who is running for the Alabama Senate. Jessica...

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Public Service Commission: Oden, Beeker prevail

Commissioner Jeremy Oden has won the GOP nomination for Place 1 in the Public Service Commission race. Oden was first appointed to the PSC in 2012 and won the seat in 2014. He narrowly defeated Jim Bonner to win the nomination this time. The party said before the race that it wouldn’t count Bonner’s votes...