Reports are flying on Capitol Hill that US Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Mobile) will announce his US Senate candidacy later this week. Mr. Byrne has been expected to run for the Senate, and his prospects to win the Republican nomination would appear to be strong. He previously ran unsuccessfully in a statewide campaign for Governor, however, losing a 2010 GOP run-off to Robert Bentley who would go onto win the general election, but later be forced to resign from office.
The eventual Republican Senatorial nominee will face Alabama 2017 special election winner Doug Jones (D), who has already declared his intention to run for the full six-year term. The Alabama seat will serve as the Republicans’ top conversion opportunity target for the 2020 election cycle.
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