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Harris endorses Brewbaker in Alabama’s 2nd District runoff

Former Republican candidate Hampton Harris has endorsed Dick Brewbaker for the upcoming election runoff.

Former state Sen. Dick Brewbaker
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In the fiercely contested race for Alabama’s Second Congressional District, former Republican candidate Hampton Harris has endorsed Dick Brewbaker for the upcoming election runoff. Harris, a lawyer and small business owner from Lowndesboro, had vied for the Republican nomination himself. During his campaign, he emphasized his alignment with conservative principles, notably his support for the House Freedom Caucus and the Club for Growth, establishing himself as a staunch conservative in the race.

Dick Brewbaker, a prominent figure in Montgomery and a former State Senator and President and CEO of Brewbaker Motors, has campaigned vigorously against the Democratic Party’s policies. His focus has been on national issues like spending, inflation, the situation in the Middle East, and border security. He has underscored his deep roots in the district and his commitment to conservative values in Congress.

The Republican primary for this seat was competitive, with several candidates trying to distinguish themselves while often sharing similar viewpoints. Brewbaker, known for his previous service in the Alabama Senate and his decision to re-enter politics due to the nation’s current state, has stressed the importance of addressing inflation and maintaining firm stances on foreign policy and immigration issues.

Campaign finance records indicate a competitive race, with Brewbaker raising a substantial sum, though he had a relatively low amount of cash on hand compared to some competitors as of mid-February. This financial situation highlights the Republican primary’s intensity and competitiveness and the significance of endorsements like Harris’s in gathering support and resources.

Brewbaker will face Caroleene Dobson, a real estate attorney from the Maynard Nexson law firm in Birmingham, on April 16. Dobson’s campaign has featured her family’s farming background, her Harvard education, and a broad conservative platform. She resides in Montgomery.

Harris’s endorsement of Brewbaker marks a pivotal moment in the Republican primary runoff, underlining the need for unity among conservatives in the district. With both Brewbaker and Harris championing strong conservative values, this endorsement could influence voters seeking a candidate with a proven track record of maintaining conservative principles and challenging Democratic policies effectively.

The Alabama Political Reporter is a daily political news site devoted to Alabama politics. We provide accurate, reliable coverage of policy, elections and government.

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