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Young Republicans convention to be held Friday, Saturday in Auburn

The 2019 YRFA Convention will take place Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 in Auburn. The official convention hotel is The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center. The convention will include Welcome Reception and Business Meeting with Officer/Delegate Elections, lunch and special guest speakers.

Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville will address the group. Tuberville is a candidate for the Alabama Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Doug Jones.

State Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo, will also address the group. Fridy is the sponsor of the campus free speech bill that passed the Legislature this session. He is also a long time YR and a 2020 candidate for the Court of Civil Appeals.

There is a special group rate of $119 per night with free wi-fi and breakfast, while supplies last for the special block rate. Use code 190621YRFA. To book a room, visit this link.

The YRFA is offering their lowest convention registration price ever — just $25 in advance and $35 at the door. This includes reception with dinner, lunch and meeting.

To buy tickets, visit this link.

If you have any questions about the 2019 YRFA Convention, please contact Jackie Curtiss at [email protected].

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Tuberville faces a very crowded Republican field for the ALGOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose; State Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Indian Springs, and businessman and former televangelist Stanley Adair have all already declared. State Auditor Jim Zeigler has formed an exploratory committee, looking at running for the office. Secretary of State John Merrill is expected to announce whether or not he is a candidate before the month is out. Former Chief Justice Roy Moore will announce his plans on Thursday. Former Gov. Robert Bentley has expressed interest in possibly running. Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh, R-Anniston, has already announced that he will not be a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2020.

The Republican Primary will be on Tuesday, March 3.

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

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