Yesterday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced that he will officially join the Republican US Senate primary. Already in the race are US Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Mobile), former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, and state Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-Shelby County).
By tomorrow, we will know if former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore will also become a player in the Senate Republican primary. Mr. Moore has scheduled a speech tomorrow but is not hinting whether it will be a candidacy announcement or if he will bypass making another run. The eventual Republican nominee faces Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. The Alabama primary is scheduled concurrently with the presidential primary on March 3rd, with a run-off, if necessary, on April 14th.
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