By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The major party primaries are on June 5, 2018. Formal major party candidate qualifying opens on January 9; but already politicos are looking ahead to these 2018 races.
In 2014 it was a question if Democrats were even going to find a candidate willing to run against the then very popular incumbent Governor, Robert Bentley; now the Republicans have a new incumbent and there are a host of Democrats who have already declared their candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb is running. So is former state Representative James Fields, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, LGBTQ activist Chris Countryman, and Center of Progress founder Jason Childs.