BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Voters in the 1st District of southwestern Alabama have elected Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne to a third full term in office.
The Fairhope resident defeated Democratic nominee Robert Kennedy Jr. of Mobile in balloting Tuesday.
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) November 7, 2018
Byrne campaigned in part by advocating construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the southern border with Mexico. He says he wants to break a filibuster to gain congressional approval of the plan.
Byrne also has pushed for issues that are important on the Alabama Gulf Coast, including a proposed Interstate 10 bridge through Mobile that has been discussed for several years.
Kennedy is a business executive and former naval officer who won the Democratic nomination to oppose Byrne. Despite his name, he’s not part of the famous Kennedy clan of American politics.