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Republicans Eye Increasing Hold on AL Senate

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The State Senate is locked firmly in the hands of a Republican Supermajority and the Alabama Republican Super-Majority hopes that it stays that way. Qualifying for the Senate and all other offices in the state of Alabama closed at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

To this point here is what the Alabama Republican Party has on their website as to who has qualified to run as Republicans in the Alabama Senate. Candidates with an (i) behind their name are Republican incumbents:

District 1 Chris Seibert, Jonathan R. Berryhill and Tim Melson have all qualified.  Incumbent Tammy Irons (D) has announced that she will not run again

District 2 Bill Holtzclaw (i) faces challenger George Barry

District 3 Arthur Orr (i)

District 4 Paul Bussman (i) faces challenger Bruce Whitlock

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District 5 Greg Reed (i)

District 6 Jerry Mays qualified for the seat currently held by incumbent Roger Bedford (D).  Sen. Bedford has announced that he will run for re-election.

District 7 Paul Sanford (i) faces challenger David Blair

District 8 Todd Greeson faces Steve Livingston.  Incumbent Shadrack McGill (R) has announced that he is not running for re-election.

District 9 Clay Scofield (i) faces challenger Wade D. Taylor

District 10 Phil Williams (i)

District 11 state Representative Jim McClendon is challenging Jerry L. Fielding (i)

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District 12 Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh faces challenger Steven Guede

District 13 Tim Sprayberry is challenging Gerald Dial (i)

District 14 Cam Ward (i)

District 15 Slade Blackwell (i)

District 16 J.T. ìJaboî Waggoner (i)

District 17 Shay Shelnutt, Gayle Gear, Brett King, Adam Ritch, Joe Cochran, Jim Roberts and Jim Murphree are running. Incumbent Scott Beason (R) has announced that he is not running for re-election.

District 18 No Republican has qualified to run for the seat held by Rodger Smitherman (D)

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District 19 No Republican has qualified to run for the seat currently held by Priscilla Dunn (D)

District 20 No Republican candidate has qualified to run for the seat currently held by Linda Coleman (D)

District 21 Gerald Allen (i) faces challenger Frank Chandler

District 22 Stephen Sexton, Harry DíOlive, Jr., Danny B. Joyner, Jeff Peacock, and Greg Albritton all have qualified for the District currently held by Mark Keahey (D)

District 23 No Republican qualified to run for the seat currently held by Hank Sanders (D)

District 24 No Republican qualified to run for the seat which is currently occupied by Bobby Singleton (D)

District 25 Dick L. Brewbaker (i)

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District 26 No Republican qualified to run for the seat held by Quinton T. Ross Jr. (D)

District 27 Tom Whatley (i) is being challenged by Andy Carter

District 28 John Carroll.   The seat is currently held by Billy Beasley (D).  There was much speculation that Beasley would leave the Senate to run for Governor but on Thursday he announced his intention to seek re-election in the Senate

District 29 Melinda McClendon and Mark C. Taylor.  The seat is currently held by Sen. Harri Anne Smith (Ind.)

District 30 Clyde Chambliss, Jr. Suzelle Josey, Harris Garner, Bill Harris.  Incumbent Bryan Taylor (R) announced that he is not seeking re-election.

District 31 Jimmy W. Holley (i) faces a challenge from Garreth Moore

District 32 Trip Pittman (i)

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District 33 no Republican qualified for the seat held by Vivian Davis Figures

District 34 Rusty Glover (i)

District 35 Bill Hightower (i)

Although qualifying has closed there is a delay between the time candidates qualify and when the Republicans update their website. The Alabama Political Reporter will update this list if new information becomes available and we will have Democratic information when we can get it sorted.

 

Brandon Moseley
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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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