Because Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Mobile) has announced his US Senate campaign, the open 1st District is expected to draw a great deal of competition, particularly among Republicans. Yesterday, the first GOP candidate stepped up and announced his candidacy. Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl (R) says he will enter the open Republican primary, which should open the door for others to soon follow suit.
AL-1 has been in Republican hands since the 1964 election. President Trump carried the seat, 63-35%, and Mitt Romney defeated President Obama here in 2012, 55-41%. The eventual Republican nominee here will become a prohibitive favorite in the general election.
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