US Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), who ran for the Senate in the 2017 special election and placed third in the field of candidates, on Friday made clear his plans regarding the 2020 Senate campaign. In a radio interview, Rep. Brooks definitively declared that he will not be a statewide candidate in 2020. This means 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) are the major candidates vying to challenge first-term incumbent Doug Jones (D).
Defeating Sen. Jones and converting the Alabama seat is a top priority for national Republican leaders whose odds of keeping the majority in 2020 will be greatly enhanced with a victory in the Yellowhammer State.
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