While US Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said on Friday that he would not be a Senate candidate next year, the man who chaired his 2017 special election Senate campaign, state Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs Village), announced that he will join the emerging field of candidates.
The expanding field makes former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore coming back to the 2020 race after his 2017 campaign debacle more likely. In a crowded field, like in the previous race, Judge Moore’s strong base could propel him into a run-off election.
The current candidate lineup includes Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Mobile), state Auditor Jim Zeigler, former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, and possibly Secretary of State John Merrill (R) in addition to Rep. Mooney. The eventual Republican nominee faces first-term incumbent Doug Jones (D) in what is becoming a must-win race for the GOP.
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