Qualifying closed in the Race for U.S. Senate in Alabama

QUALIFYING OVER IN THE RUN FOR ALABAMA U.S. SENATE

Qualifying is over for political parties in the race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former seat in the U.S. Senate.

Wednesday May 17th qualifying ended with a large field in both the GOP and Democratic parties.

11 Republicans and 8 Democrats are vying for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Jeff Sessions.

The seat is now held by Republican Senator Luther Strange. Senator Strange was appointed by the state’s former governor.

Strange is also running for the seat he currently holds.

The others in the GOP field are U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, Christian Coalition President Randy Brinson, state Sen. Trip Pittman, Birmingham businessman Dom Gentile, Bryan Peeples, Mary Maxwell, Joseph F. Breault, James Paul Beretta and Karen Haiden Jackson.

Eight Democrats are seeking the seat: Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Robert Kennedy Jr., Brian McGee and Nana Tchienkou, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones.

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