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Chris Elliott wins State Senate runoff: Fisher challenges him to debate

The Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Alabama.

Former Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott (R) defeated Dr. David Northcutt in the Republican primary on Tuesday for state Senate District 32. This was one of the hardest fought races in the state.

As of press time, with 97 percent of the boxes in, Elliott had 9497 votes 52 percent to Northcutt’s 8755 48 percent.

SD32 Democratic nominee Jason Fisher congratulated Elliott on the victory but was quick to challenge Elliott to an issues-oriented race leading up to the general election.

“I offer my congratulations to Chris on his victory in the Republican primary,” Fisher said. “I’m certain both of our campaigns will work hard for the win and am hopeful that our dialogue in the general election reflects the positive, respectful approach people want in their politics today.”

Fisher said he is looking forward to discussing the issues that matter to the people of Alabama and to debating Elliott on policy and vision for the future of Baldwin County and the State of Alabama.

“Our constituents need to know where we stand on the issues that matter to them and to the state as a whole,” Fisher said. “The voters deserve to see the candidates debate the issues on stage to learn who we are and where we stand on policy. Our campaign stands ready to have a competitive exchange of ideas and solutions for the issues we face.”

Commissioner Elliott told Fox Channel 10, “I’m very humbled and ready to get back to work for the people of Baldwin County that I’ve been working for four years as your commissioner. Time to go to Montgomery and get our share.”

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“I got in this race to go to Montgomery and be an advocate for Baldwin County,” Elliot said. “To be an advocate for local governments here, to be an advocate for the Baldwin County Commission and for our mayors, and commissioners right here in Baldwin County. We have not had a great advocate in the Senate before for local governments and making sure we get our fair share back here and that’s exactly what I want to do.”

The general election will be on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

SD32 is presently held by Sen. Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) who is not seeking another term in the legislature.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.


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