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Mayor of Tallassee endorses Byrne for Senate

Tallassee Mayor John Hammock has endorsed Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Doug Jones.

Hammock released a video statement in which he expresses his support for Byrne. Hammock said in his endorsement video:

“Hi, I’m John Hammock, I’m the Mayor of Tallassee, Alabama. In the upcoming U.S. Senate election, I’d like for you to vote for Bradley Byrne. Bradley will be a great U.S. senator who believes in our Alabama values. So in 2020, remember Bradley Byrne for U.S. Senate,” Hammock said.

Hammock endorsement of Bradley Byrne is the latest in a string of endorsements for Byrne from local leaders across Alabama. These include endorsements from Florence Mayor Steve Holt, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller, Robertsdale Mayor Charles Murphy, Muscle Shoals Mayor David Bradford and Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day.

Byrne has represented Alabama’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Byrne has previously served as the head of the state Two Year College System in the state Senate and on the state Board of Education.

State Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Indian Springs, businessman and former televangelist Stanley Adair, Secretary of State John Merrill and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville are all also candidates in the Republican primary. State Auditor Jim Zeigler has formed an exploratory committee to consider a Senate run.

The Republican primary will be on Tuesday, March 3.

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

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