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Attorney General Steve Marshall wins Republican nomination

Marshall had received nearly 90 percent of the votes as of Tuesday evening, beating out Daphne attorney Harry Bartlett Still III.

Attorney General Steve Marshall at the Back the Blue BBQ at the Cooks Museum of Natural Science Tuesday July 27, 2021 in Decatur, Ala.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has won the Republican nomination in his bid for re-election, beating out a Daphne attorney who campaigned on reforming state law enforcement agencies. 

Marshall was appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley appointed Marshall to fill a vacancy in 2017 and he was elected to a full term in 2018. Marshall had nearly 90 percent of the votes as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, with half of the expected votes having been counted. 

Marshall’s tenure in office has been marked with lawsuits over COVID-19 mandates, protections to prevent moves of Confederate monuments and challenges to curbside voting. 

Speaking during a confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown-Jackson, Marshall wouldn’t say whether President Joe Biden is the duly-elected president. 

Marshall also led the dark-money fundraising arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association that paid for robocalls urging people to attend the Jan. 6, 2021, rally outside the U.S. Capitol that became a deadly attack on the building. 

Harry Bartlett Still III, an attorney from Daphne, qualified to run for the Republican nomination against Marshall. Still campaigned on reforming the state’s law enforcement agencies, replacing the state’s constitution and championing the Alabama Accountability and Transparency Act. 

Marshall will face Democrat Wendell Major in the Nov. 8 General Election.

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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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