Tommy Tuberville, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, said a plan is needed to address mental health and drug addiction issues to help prevent the country’s mass shootings.
Congressman Mo Brooks said Thursday in Decatur he doesn't plan to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020, the use of tariffs needs to be balanced and socialism is a failed system.
The day after announcing he is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne made a stop in Decatur and said he can be “an effective fighter” for Alabama values in the Senate.
MONTGOMERY — Nearly two-thirds of Alabamians voted a straight-ticket — either all Republican or all Democratic— when they went to the polls Tuesday, a record number that reflects political polarization and likely boosted Republicans in their easy sweep of state races.
Voters casting ballots for straight-party tickets Tuesday were heavily Republican, according to the probate judges’ offices in The Daily’s coverage area, and that may be a reason only one Democrat in a local contested race was victorious.
BIRMINGHAM — Black candidates have been elected for the first time to two top law enforcement positions in Alabama's most populous county, with both advocating new approaches to the get-tough policies long popular in the conservative state.
Republican incumbent Terri Collins held off a tough challenge by longtime Decatur City Councilman Billy Jackson on Tuesday to win her third term as the State House District 8 representative.
ATHENS — Republican Collin Daly will be the next Limestone County Commission chairman, after a solid win in Tuesday’s general election over his opponent, Roger Glen Williams, a Democrat.