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Hatcher wins District 26 runoff

State Rep. Kirk Hatcher steamrolled his way to an easy, 50-point victory.


It wasn’t close again. After dominating a crowded field in the Democratic primary for the special election for the District 26 senate seat, state Rep. Kirk Hatcher steamrolled his way to an easy, 50-point victory in Tuesday’s runoff over longtime Montgomery politician John Knight.

“I’m very grateful and very exhausted, but also excited,” Hatcher said during an interview on WSFA-TV following his win. “This is an exciting time for us, and I’m so grateful that the people of Montgomery voted for change.”

Hatcher will face William Green, the Republican nominee, in the general election in March. Based on recent elections in District 26, Hatcher should have no trouble with Green.

“We have to go to the general and we’re going to take this same spirit with us with the same individuals who have been supporting us since day one,” Hatcher said.

The District 26 seat came open after former Sen. David Burkette was forced to resign as part of a plea deal to avoid jail time for misusing campaign funds.

Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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