By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made a statement congratulating Judge Roy Moore and Senator Luther Strange for their top two finishes in the Alabama Special Republican Primary.
Following the results of today’s historic election Chairman Lathan said, “Congratulations to Judge Roy Moore and Senator Luther Strange on winning today’s Alabama US Senate Primary Election. We commend all our excellent candidates. It is challenging to run for office, especially in a quick statewide race. We need good citizens to agree to serve our great state. We certainly had a strong slate of candidates for this election.”
Lathan said, “Republican voters will once again make their final decision during the September 26 runoff to select a final nominee for our ticket. As a reminder, the runoff is only open to the GOP voters who voted in our August 15 primary or those who did not participate in the election at all. Over 70 percent of the voters cast a Republican ballot in this race. We feel confident Alabama will send a conservative senator to Washington to work with President Trump and Senator Shelby.”
The winner of the September 26, Special Republican Primary will face former US Attorney Doug Jones (D) in the Special General Election on December 12, 2017.
The prospect of a disputed GOP Senate Runoff will likely be a major topic of discussion at the Alabama Republican Party’s 2017 Summer Luncheon in Troy on August 26, 2017, at Troy University’s Trojan Arena. ALGOP announced that Rick Dearborn will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 ALGOP Summer Luncheon.
Mr. Dearborn previously served as Chief of Staff to Senator Sessions (R) (now US Attorney General) and also as Executive Director for the 2016 Presidential Transition Team. Prior to that, he joined the Donald J. Trump for President campaign overseeing Congressional Relations. Rick is married to Gina Dearborn, a Kinston, Alabama native.
Charity Bowden was a 2016 contestant on the reality TV show ‘The Voice.’ She will sing at the ALGOP Summer Luncheon in Troy. Charity is from Hope Hull, AL.
The Republican Primary Runoff will be on September 26, 2017.