By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District race continues to be the talk of the political class in Alabama. Alabama Policy Institute co-founder and longtime President Gary Palmer faces Alabama State Representative Paul DeMarco (R) from Homewood.
The two congressional candidates in the highly conservative Sixth Congressional District of Alabama will debate one on one at Regions Park, a minor league baseball field in Birmingham on Thursday, July 19. Both candidates continue to amass endorsements as individuals both local and national choose sides. The Rev. John Killian and conservative businessman and free political speech advocate Shawn McCutcheon have both publicly endorsed Paul DeMarco in recent written statements.
Rev. Killian wrote, “On Tuesday, July 15, our area will determine the individual who will represent us in Congress. During this time, I want someone who will work effectively to roll back the negative direction that our country has taken these last several years. We need a convictional conservative who really believes in the right to life, traditional marriage, and will oppose the increase of federal power in our schools, our workplaces, and our families. Paul DeMarco has proven that he is a reliable conservative. In the Alabama Legislature, Paul has fought the leadership of both parties to stand for conservative principles. On issues like the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and defeating the Occupational Tax, Paul has demonstrated the leadership abilities much needed in Washington. Remember, Paul DeMarco is strongly pro-life, pro-family and pro-marriage. We know he’ll represent Alabama values well in DC.”
Hoover resident Shaun McCutcheon said, “For those of you who don’t recall the details of the story, I’ve been fighting for political free speech rights in the courts and recently won a major battle for the people in the US Supreme Court on April 2nd. I also live in the Sixth District and have known Paul DeMarco for years. I proudly voted for Paul in the June 3rd primary and I’ll be casting my vote for him again on July 15th.”
Dr. Killian wrote, “Paul is a proven leader who knows how to be firm, while working with others to pass legislation. We know Paul DeMarco has the leadership skills to work with a wide range of legislators in order to get meaningful laws passed. Paul is truly a committed constitutional conservative with proven results, so it’s important that we all show up to vote for him on July 15th. My heart is fully confident that Paul DeMarco is the right man at this time to stand firm in Washington, DC.”
McCutcheon concluded, “Whether it’s cutting taxes or forcing government to live within its means, Paul has been enacting legislation which makes a real difference in the lives of Alabama voters. That’s why we need to elect Paul, as he’ll be in the forefront of the battle to restore our constitutional rights from the moment his shoes hit the ground in DC.”
Rev. John Killian is the pastor at Maytown Baptist Church and has been a stauncher supporter of the Pro-Life movement. Shaun McCutcheon successfully challenged financial limits that Congress placed on individuals participation in the political process at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Republican Primary Runoff is July 15.
The Sixth District is currently represented by Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia who is retiring after this term, his eleventh.
The eventual Republican nominee will still have to face Democrat Avery Vise in the November 4th general election.