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  • Candidates face off; to become Democratic pick for MPS District 1 seat

    Candidates face off; to become Democratic pick for MPS District 1 seat

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-07-14 00:10:26 GMT
    Fredrick Turner (Source: WSFA 12 News)Fredrick Turner (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Whoever wins on Tuesday will go up against Lesa Keith, who currently serves at the board’s vice president.

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    Whoever wins on Tuesday will go up against Lesa Keith, who currently serves at the board’s vice president.

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  • State Senate candidates to go head to head for the 4th time

    State Senate candidates to go head to head for the 4th time

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-07-13 03:02:30 GMT
    John Knight and David Burkette are doing some last-minute campaigning for the Democratic nomination for the state Senate District 26 seat. (Source: WSFA 12 News)John Knight and David Burkette are doing some last-minute campaigning for the Democratic nomination for the state Senate District 26 seat. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    John Knight and David Burkette are doing some last-minute campaigning for the Democratic nomination for the state Senate District 26 seat.

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    John Knight and David Burkette are doing some last-minute campaigning for the Democratic nomination for the state Senate District 26 seat.

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  • 2 candidates prepare for final race for MPS school board seat

    2 candidates prepare for final race for MPS school board seat

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:39:23 GMT

    Robert Porterfield, the incumbent and current school board president, will go up against Claudia Mitchell in the Democratic primary run-off elections next week.

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    Robert Porterfield, the incumbent and current school board president, will go up against Claudia Mitchell in the Democratic primary run-off elections next week.

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  • Ford, Warren battle for District 82 House seat

    Ford, Warren battle for District 82 House seat

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:25:47 GMT
    Campaign flyers for both Ford and Warren can be found throughout the district. Voters head to the polls on July 17 for a runoff. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Campaign flyers for both Ford and Warren can be found throughout the district. Voters head to the polls on July 17 for a runoff. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford and incumbent state Rep. Pebblin Warren both want the same thing, to represent District 82 in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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    Former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford and incumbent state Rep. Pebblin Warren both want the same thing, to represent District 82 in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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  • Auburn University sophomore files intent to run for mayor

    Auburn University sophomore files intent to run for mayor

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-07-12 01:14:12 GMT
    Jordan Langdon, an Auburn resident and sophomore at Auburn University, is the fourth mayoral candidate to file  intent to run for mayor of Auburn. ( Source: WTVM)Jordan Langdon, an Auburn resident and sophomore at Auburn University, is the fourth mayoral candidate to file intent to run for mayor of Auburn. ( Source: WTVM)

    Another candidate is vying to become the next mayor of Auburn. 

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    Another candidate is vying to become the next mayor of Auburn. 

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  • Decision 2018: Houston County District 3 commission seat

    Decision 2018: Houston County District 3 commission seat

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-07-11 21:58:13 GMT
    Rucky Herring (left) and Jacke Battles (right).Rucky Herring (left) and Jacke Battles (right).
    Rucky Herring (left) and Jacke Battles (right). (Source:Rucky Herring (left) and Jacke Battles (right). (Source:

    Incumbent Jackie Battles will face Ricky Herring.

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    Incumbent Jackie Battles will face Ricky Herring.

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  • King files ethics complaint against Marshall

    King files ethics complaint against Marshall

    Monday, July 9 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-07-09 20:36:33 GMT
    Troy King, who served as Alabama's attorney general from 2004-2010, has filed an ethics complaint against the current AG, Steve Marshall, as the two battle for the nomination in a runoff. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Troy King, who served as Alabama's attorney general from 2004-2010, has filed an ethics complaint against the current AG, Steve Marshall, as the two battle for the nomination in a runoff. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Challenger Troy King is making an issue of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's heavy financial support from the Republican Attorneys General Association.

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    Challenger Troy King is making an issue of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's heavy financial support from the Republican Attorneys General Association.

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  • Deadlines near in AL's primary runoff election

    Deadlines near in AL's primary runoff election

    Friday, June 29 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-06-29 22:19:58 GMT
    Monday, July 2  marks the deadline to update or register information. (Source: WTVM)Monday, July 2  marks the deadline to update or register information. (Source: WTVM)
    Monday, July 2  marks the deadline to update or register information. (Source: WTVM)Monday, July 2  marks the deadline to update or register information. (Source: WTVM)

    EAST AL (WTVM) -  In a few short weeks, Alabama voters will be heading back to the polls for runoff elections and there are some important dates you need to know about that are just around the corner.

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    EAST AL (WTVM) -  In a few short weeks, Alabama voters will be heading back to the polls for runoff elections and there are some important dates you need to know about that are just around the corner.

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  • Roby, Bright react after Trump reveals coveted endorsement

    Roby, Bright react after Trump reveals coveted endorsement

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:22:58 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Martha Roby earned President Donald Trump's coveted endorsement Friday over Bobby Bright. (Source: WSFA 12 News)U.S. Rep. Martha Roby earned President Donald Trump's coveted endorsement Friday over Bobby Bright. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    U.S. Rep. Martha Roby earned President Donald Trump's coveted endorsement Friday over Bobby Bright. (Source: WSFA 12 News)U.S. Rep. Martha Roby earned President Donald Trump's coveted endorsement Friday over Bobby Bright. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Both have fought to show they're more loyal to the policies of President Donald Trump, but until Friday he'd stayed out of the race. That changed when he tweeted his endorsement, coveted by both.

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    Both have fought to show they're more loyal to the policies of President Donald Trump, but until Friday he'd stayed out of the race. That changed when he tweeted his endorsement, coveted by both.

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  • Maddox wants to debate Ivey in governor's race

    Maddox wants to debate Ivey in governor's race

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-06-13 19:18:31 GMT
    Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox wants to debate incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey ahead of the November election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox wants to debate incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey ahead of the November election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox wants to debate incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey ahead of the November election.

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    Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox wants to debate incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey ahead of the November election.

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  • Races in Alabama's July 17 primary run-off elections

    Races in Alabama's July 17 primary run-off elections

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:00 PM EDT2018-06-13 18:00:32 GMT

    Alabamians headed to the polls on June 5 to fill out their choices in the state's primaries. But some of those races aren't a done deal. They'll need citizens to head back to the ballot box on July 17 to pick the winner of several run-off elections.

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    Alabamians headed to the polls on June 5 to fill out their choices in the state's primaries. But some of those races aren't a done deal. They'll need citizens to head back to the ballot box on July 17 to pick the winner of several run-off elections.

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  • King, Marshall trade swipes as AL AG primary run-off continues

    King, Marshall trade swipes as AL AG primary run-off continues

    Monday, June 11 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-06-11 17:25:43 GMT
    King held a press conference Monday morning. (Source: WSFA 12 News)King held a press conference Monday morning. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King is fighting to get his old job back, but current AG Steve Marshall isn't going to make it easy.

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    Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King is fighting to get his old job back, but current AG Steve Marshall isn't going to make it easy.

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  • 3 Montgomery school board primary winners declared, 4 to go to runoff

    3 Montgomery school board primary winners declared, 4 to go to runoff

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-06-07 23:36:28 GMT

    Results are in for the Montgomery County Board of Education primaries, with three winners declared and four races going to runoffs. 

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    Results are in for the Montgomery County Board of Education primaries, with three winners declared and four races going to runoffs. 

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  • Multiple Wiregrass sheriffs look forward to new terms

    Multiple Wiregrass sheriffs look forward to new terms

    Thursday, June 7 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-06-07 14:49:40 GMT
    Citizens in Alabama's Wiregrass re-elected multiple sheriffs to office Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Citizens in Alabama's Wiregrass re-elected multiple sheriffs to office Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Wiregrass voters chose to keep county law enforcement consistent, re-electing sheriffs in Coffee, Dale, Houston, and Geneva counties on Tuesday.

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    Wiregrass voters chose to keep county law enforcement consistent, re-electing sheriffs in Coffee, Dale, Houston, and Geneva counties on Tuesday.

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  • Former Miss America takes on AL congressman for House seat

    Former Miss America takes on AL congressman for House seat

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-06-06 23:10:49 GMT
    Mallory Hagan defeated Adia Winfrey in the Democratic Party District 3 Congressional primary election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Mallory Hagan defeated Adia Winfrey in the Democratic Party District 3 Congressional primary election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Opelika native and former Miss America Mallory Hagan won the Democratic Party's District 3 Congressional primary election Tuesday night, securing almost 66 percent of the votes and defeating psychologist and Talladega native Adia Winfrey.

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    Opelika native and former Miss America Mallory Hagan won the Democratic Party's District 3 Congressional primary election Tuesday night, securing almost 66 percent of the votes and defeating psychologist and Talladega native Adia Winfrey.

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  • Controversial candidate shunned by ALGOP loses, but barely

    Controversial candidate shunned by ALGOP loses, but barely

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-06-06 22:43:51 GMT
    Jim Bonner says he's exploring his options. (Source: Jim Bonner Facebook campaign page)Jim Bonner says he's exploring his options. (Source: Jim Bonner Facebook campaign page)
    Jim Bonner says he's exploring his options. (Source: Jim Bonner Facebook campaign page)Jim Bonner says he's exploring his options. (Source: Jim Bonner Facebook campaign page)

    A Republican candidate whom the Alabama Republican party urged citizens not to vote for has lost his primary race, though by the slimmest of margins. 

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    A Republican candidate whom the Alabama Republican party urged citizens not to vote for has lost his primary race, though by the slimmest of margins. 

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  • Tom Parker wins GOP primary for AL Chief Justice

    Tom Parker wins GOP primary for AL Chief Justice

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:57:26 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The race in the Republican Primary for Alabama Supreme Court Justice was a close one with incumbent Lyn Stuart ultimately losing. Tom Parker defeated Stuart, gaining 52 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election.

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    The race in the Republican Primary for Alabama Supreme Court Justice was a close one with incumbent Lyn Stuart ultimately losing. Tom Parker defeated Stuart, gaining 52 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election.

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  • King, Marshall headed to GOP primary runoff

    King, Marshall headed to GOP primary runoff

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:40:34 GMT
    Formal Attorney General Troy King and incumbent Steven Marshall are headed to a runoff (Source: WSFA 12 News)Formal Attorney General Troy King and incumbent Steven Marshall are headed to a runoff (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Formal Attorney General Troy King and incumbent Steven Marshall are headed to a runoff with only a fraction of the votes separating their campaigns. 

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    Formal Attorney General Troy King and incumbent Steven Marshall are headed to a runoff with only a fraction of the votes separating their campaigns. 

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  • Voter turnout for AL's June 5 primary hits predicted mark

    Voter turnout for AL's June 5 primary hits predicted mark

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-06-06 20:43:42 GMT
    Alabama saw a turnout of 26 percent for the June primary. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Alabama saw a turnout of 26 percent for the June primary. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Alabama saw a turnout of 26 percent for the June primary. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Alabama saw a turnout of 26 percent for the June primary. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Expectations for Alabama's June 5 primary election turnout were right on the mark, according to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill's office.

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    Expectations for Alabama's June 5 primary election turnout were right on the mark, according to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill's office.

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  • 2 Republicans head to run-off in AL lieutenant governor's race

    2 Republicans head to run-off in AL lieutenant governor's race

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-06 19:44:01 GMT
    Twinkle Cavanaugh and Will Ainsworth will head to a run-off in Alabama's lieutenant governor's race. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Twinkle Cavanaugh and Will Ainsworth will head to a run-off in Alabama's lieutenant governor's race. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Tuesday night's primary moved the office, which has been vacant for more than a year, a half-step closer to having a new tenant. On the Democratic side, the answer for who will seek the spot was a...

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    Tuesday night's primary moved the office, which has been vacant for more than a year, a half-step closer to having a new tenant. On the Democratic side, the answer for who will seek the spot was a...

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  • Sue Bell Cobb addresses media following primary loss

    Sue Bell Cobb addresses media following primary loss

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:26 AM EDT2018-06-06 10:26:39 GMT

    Tuesday Sue Bell Cobb suffered defeat at the polls.

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    Tuesday Sue Bell Cobb suffered defeat at the polls.

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  • Roby readies for runoff election for District 2 congressional seat

    Roby readies for runoff election for District 2 congressional seat

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-06-06 10:24:37 GMT

    Incumbent Martha Roby had her sights on November, but voters added a pit stop in July.

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    Incumbent Martha Roby had her sights on November, but voters added a pit stop in July.

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  • The Latest: Edwards, Thomason in runoff in Civil Appeals

    The Latest: Edwards, Thomason in runoff in Civil Appeals

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-06-06 00:12:40 GMT
    Mallory Hagan is the winner of District 3's Democratic primary. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Mallory Hagan is the winner of District 3's Democratic primary. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local):

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    The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local):

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  • Cobb calling for Democrats to unite around Maddox after Primary loss

    Cobb calling for Democrats to unite around Maddox after Primary loss

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-06-06 06:18:16 GMT
    Judge Sue Bell Cobb greets supporters at her election night watch party. (Kati Weis, WALA FOX10 News)Judge Sue Bell Cobb greets supporters at her election night watch party. (Kati Weis, WALA FOX10 News)
    Judge Sue Bell Cobb greets supporters at her election night watch party. (Kati Weis, WALA FOX10 News)Judge Sue Bell Cobb greets supporters at her election night watch party. (Kati Weis, WALA FOX10 News)
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb came in second place in the Democratic Primary race for governor.  She held out hope the Primary may go to a runoff, but ultimately conceded saying she called winner Walt Maddox to congratulate him, and said she's excited for a Democrat to become Alabama's next governor.  In her concession speech, Tuesday night in Montgomery, she called for Democrats across Alabama to unite to make the state "one we can be proud of, and not e...More >>
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb came in second place in the Democratic Primary race for governor.  She held out hope the Primary may go to a runoff, but ultimately conceded saying she called winner Walt Maddox to congratulate him, and said she's excited for a Democrat to become Alabama's next governor.  In her concession speech, Tuesday night in Montgomery, she called for Democrats across Alabama to unite to make the state "one we can be proud of, and not e...More >>
  • Decision 2018

    ALABAMA PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

    ALABAMA PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

    See up-to-the-minute election results.

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    See up-to-the-minute election results.

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  • Ivey, Maddox to face each other in November election

    Ivey, Maddox to face each other in November election

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-06-06 05:10:30 GMT
    Gov. Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will face each other in the general election in November. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Gov. Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will face each other in the general election in November. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Gov. Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will face each other in the general election in November.

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    Gov. Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will face each other in the general election in November.

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  • Sen. Bill Hightower: "It was an honor to run, let's now get behind Kay Ivey"

    Sen. Bill Hightower: "It was an honor to run, let's now get behind Kay Ivey"

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-06-06 04:29:03 GMT
    Sen. Bill Hightower & wife Susan. Source: FOX 10 NewsSen. Bill Hightower & wife Susan. Source: FOX 10 News
    Sen. Bill Hightower & wife Susan. Source: FOX 10 NewsSen. Bill Hightower & wife Susan. Source: FOX 10 News
    Election night was not the outcome State Senator Bill Hightower wanted -- gaining only about 4% of the vote for the Republican nomination for governor. In his concession speech he told supporters he was disappointed but not discouraged and that it's time to get behind Governor Kay Ivey to make Alabama the best it can be.  "I got in this to change the direction of Alabama. We still need reform and the state can do better than we've ever done. But my congratulations to Govern...More >>
    Election night was not the outcome State Senator Bill Hightower wanted -- gaining only about 4% of the vote for the Republican nomination for governor. In his concession speech he told supporters he was disappointed but not discouraged and that it's time to get behind Governor Kay Ivey to make Alabama the best it can be.  "I got in this to change the direction of Alabama. We still need reform and the state can do better than we've ever done. But my congratulations to Govern...More >>
  • Roby, Bright headed to GOP primary runoff

    Roby, Bright headed to GOP primary runoff

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-06-06 04:09:13 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Martha Roby will face Bobby Bright in the Republican primary runoff in July. (Source: WSFA 12 News)U.S. Rep. Martha Roby will face Bobby Bright in the Republican primary runoff in July. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has been forced into a runoff in Alabama's Republican primary after challengers blasted her 2016 criticism of Donald Trump.

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    U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has been forced into a runoff in Alabama's Republican primary after challengers blasted her 2016 criticism of Donald Trump.

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  • Alabama voters make their picks for governor in primaries

    Alabama voters make their picks for governor in primaries

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-06-06 00:12:57 GMT
    Voters turned out Tuesday to make their picks for governor in the Alabama primaries. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Voters turned out Tuesday to make their picks for governor in the Alabama primaries. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    By The Associated Press

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    The Democrats running for governor on Alabama's primary ballot Tuesday are hoping to build on the victory of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, while Gov. Kay Ivey wants voters to affirm she belongs in the office she took over amid...

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  • Incumbent faces 4 Republican challengers for Congress seat District 2

    Incumbent faces 4 Republican challengers for Congress seat District 2

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 7:41 AM EDT2018-06-05 11:41:18 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby is facing four challengers in Tuesday's Republican primary, including one candidate who has held the 2nd district congressional seat before. 

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    Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby is facing four challengers in Tuesday's Republican primary, including one candidate who has held the 2nd district congressional seat before. 

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  • What are voters thinking ahead of the primary?

    What are voters thinking ahead of the primary?

    Monday, June 4 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-06-05 03:32:08 GMT
    With the statewide primary Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to narrow down their choices for a new governor, but that isn't the only race that's important to voters. (Source: WSFA 12 News)With the statewide primary Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to narrow down their choices for a new governor, but that isn't the only race that's important to voters. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    With the statewide primary Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to narrow down their choices for a new governor, but that isn't the only race that's important to voters. (Source: WSFA 12 News)With the statewide primary Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to narrow down their choices for a new governor, but that isn't the only race that's important to voters. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Voters have a lot to consider over the next 24 hours. With the statewide primary Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to narrow down their choices for a new governor, but that isn't the only race that's important to voters. 

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    Voters have a lot to consider over the next 24 hours. With the statewide primary Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to narrow down their choices for a new governor, but that isn't the only race that's important to voters. 

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  • 2 Democrats hope to make difference in District 2

    2 Democrats hope to make difference in District 2

    Monday, June 4 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-06-05 02:44:04 GMT
    Audri Scott Williams and Tabitha Isner will face off in the Democratic primary for District 2 Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Audri Scott Williams and Tabitha Isner will face off in the Democratic primary for District 2 Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Audri Scott Williams and Tabitha Isner will face off in the Democratic primary for District 2 Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Audri Scott Williams and Tabitha Isner will face off in the Democratic primary for District 2 Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Alabama is a majority-Republican state. But Doug Jones' election to the US Senate proves that a Democrat can still win here. There are two Democrats running for the 2nd congressional seat in Congress -- Audri Scott Williams and Tabitha Isner. 

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    Alabama is a majority-Republican state. But Doug Jones' election to the US Senate proves that a Democrat can still win here. There are two Democrats running for the 2nd congressional seat in Congress -- Audri Scott Williams and Tabitha Isner. 

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  • Montgomery school board candidates run to improve learning conditions

    Montgomery school board candidates run to improve learning conditions

    Monday, June 4 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-06-05 00:06:02 GMT
    Brenda Deramus-Coleman and Philip Ensler will face off Tuesday in the primary election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Brenda Deramus-Coleman and Philip Ensler will face off Tuesday in the primary election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Brenda Deramus-Coleman and Philip Ensler will face off Tuesday in the primary election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Brenda Deramus-Coleman and Philip Ensler will face off Tuesday in the primary election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    With MPS's accreditation under review, two candidates fight for better learning conditions.

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    With MPS's accreditation under review, two candidates fight for better learning conditions.

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  • MPS board candidates responding to 'personal attacks'

    MPS board candidates responding to 'personal attacks'

    Monday, June 4 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-06-04 23:40:56 GMT
    Candidates Larry Lee and Melissa Snowden say the political action committee, or PAC, is not only insulting them but Montgomery Public Schools as well. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Candidates Larry Lee and Melissa Snowden say the political action committee, or PAC, is not only insulting them but Montgomery Public Schools as well. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Two candidates running for a seat on Montgomery's board of education are responding to what they call personal attacks against them.

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    Two candidates running for a seat on Montgomery's board of education are responding to what they call personal attacks against them.

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  • 4 running for Alabama agriculture commissioner

    4 running for Alabama agriculture commissioner

    Monday, June 4 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-06-04 23:18:44 GMT
    Rick Pate, Gerald Dial, Tracy Crane and Cecil Murphy are all running for Alabama agriculture commissioner. (Source: WSFA 12 News and Facebook)Rick Pate, Gerald Dial, Tracy Crane and Cecil Murphy are all running for Alabama agriculture commissioner. (Source: WSFA 12 News and Facebook)
    Rick Pate, Gerald Dial, Tracy Crane and Cecil Murphy are all running for Alabama agriculture commissioner. (Source: WSFA 12 News and Facebook)Rick Pate, Gerald Dial, Tracy Crane and Cecil Murphy are all running for Alabama agriculture commissioner. (Source: WSFA 12 News and Facebook)

    Four candidates are vying for the office of Alabama Agriculture Commissioner. 

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    Four candidates are vying for the office of Alabama Agriculture Commissioner. 

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  • It's the 'Battle of the Kelvins' in AL House Dist 69 race

    It's the 'Battle of the Kelvins' in AL House Dist 69 race

    Monday, June 4 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-06-04 22:52:12 GMT
    Kelvin Lawrence, left, is the representative for district 69, and Kelvin Williams, right, will face him in Tuesday's primary. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Kelvin Lawrence, left, is the representative for district 69, and Kelvin Williams, right, will face him in Tuesday's primary. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    One of the many primary races in the mix Tuesday involves two candidates in house district seat 69. There is a unique factor in the contest: both candidates are named Kelvin.

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    One of the many primary races in the mix Tuesday involves two candidates in house district seat 69. There is a unique factor in the contest: both candidates are named Kelvin.

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  • Candidate Profile - Sue Bell Cobb

    Candidate Profile - Sue Bell Cobb

    Monday, June 4 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-06-04 18:36:19 GMT
    Sue Bell Cobb is running as a Democrat to become Alabama's next governor. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Sue Bell Cobb is running as a Democrat to become Alabama's next governor. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The former Alabama chief justice says as governor she can remove the anchors that are holding Alabama back and believes she can provide a new voice and perspective around the world for Alabama. 

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    The former Alabama chief justice says as governor she can remove the anchors that are holding Alabama back and believes she can provide a new voice and perspective around the world for Alabama. 

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  • Candidate Profile - Bill Hightower

    Candidate Profile - Bill Hightower

    Monday, June 4 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-06-04 18:34:20 GMT
    Bill Hightower is running as a Republican to become Alabama's next governor. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Bill Hightower is running as a Republican to become Alabama's next governor. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    “If people elect me, I’ll make them proud," says state Senator Bill Hightower. "I bring a whole new toolkit of capabilities to that office and I want to be the governor, the 55th governor of the state of Alabama."

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    “If people elect me, I’ll make them proud," says state Senator Bill Hightower. "I bring a whole new toolkit of capabilities to that office and I want to be the governor, the 55th governor of the state of Alabama."

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  • Candidate Profile - Gov. Kay Ivey

    Candidate Profile - Gov. Kay Ivey

    Monday, June 4 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-06-04 18:25:40 GMT
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is looking for a full term in office. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is looking for a full term in office. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Kay Ivey has been Alabama's governor for a little longer than a year. Now, she's hoping voters will elect her to a full term.

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    Kay Ivey has been Alabama's governor for a little longer than a year. Now, she's hoping voters will elect her to a full term.

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  • Candidate Profile - Walt Maddox

    Candidate Profile - Walt Maddox

    Monday, June 4 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-06-04 18:24:26 GMT
    Walt Maddox is running as a Democrat to become Alabama's next governor. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Walt Maddox is running as a Democrat to become Alabama's next governor. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Put simply, Walt Maddox’s pitch to be Alabama's next governor is about his experience and improving the state's future.

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    Put simply, Walt Maddox’s pitch to be Alabama's next governor is about his experience and improving the state's future.

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  • Candidate Profile - Tommy Battle

    Candidate Profile - Tommy Battle

    Monday, June 4 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-06-04 18:16:01 GMT
    Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says his first two first two focuses as governor would be to improve education and improve the state’s infrastructure. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says his first two first two focuses as governor would be to improve education and improve the state’s infrastructure. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    “It’s a new leadership, a different leadership, from what’s been here for 30 years,” says Tommy Battle. His pitch boils down to his record and experience in Huntsville as the city's mayor.

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    “It’s a new leadership, a different leadership, from what’s been here for 30 years,” says Tommy Battle. His pitch boils down to his record and experience in Huntsville as the city's mayor.

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  • Candidate Profile - Scott Dawson

    Candidate Profile - Scott Dawson

    Monday, June 4 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-06-04 18:14:38 GMT
    Evangelist Scott Dawson says “I’m tired of being 47th, 48th and 49th in most polls and No. 1 in corruption. Let’s flip those.”  (Source: WSFA 12 News)Evangelist Scott Dawson says “I’m tired of being 47th, 48th and 49th in most polls and No. 1 in corruption. Let’s flip those.”  (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Evangelist Scott Dawson says (Source:Evangelist Scott Dawson says (Source:

    “I got into this not running against any other candidate,” Scott Dawson says of the governor's race. “I’m running for Alabama.”

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    “I got into this not running against any other candidate,” Scott Dawson says of the governor's race. “I’m running for Alabama.”

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  • 2 Democrats vie to win AL attorney general primary

    2 Democrats vie to win AL attorney general primary

    Friday, June 1 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-06-02 00:25:14 GMT
    Chris Christie (left) and Joe Siegelman (right) are the two democrats vying for the Attorney General's position. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Chris Christie (left) and Joe Siegelman (right) are the two democrats vying for the Attorney General's position. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The race for attorney general is shaping up to be one of the most expensive statewide races and it’s a crowded field with four Republicans and two Democrats.

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    The race for attorney general is shaping up to be one of the most expensive statewide races and it’s a crowded field with four Republicans and two Democrats.

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  • 2 Republicans running for MPS District 2 Seat

    2 Republicans running for MPS District 2 Seat

    Friday, June 1 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-06-02 00:21:16 GMT
    Ted Lowry (left) and Larry Lee (right) are running in the Republican primary for MPS District 2. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Ted Lowry (left) and Larry Lee (right) are running in the Republican primary for MPS District 2. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Ted Lowry (left) and Larry Lee (right) are running in the Republican primary for MPS District 2. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Ted Lowry (left) and Larry Lee (right) are running in the Republican primary for MPS District 2. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The race for the District Two seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education has been anything but typical on the Republican side. 

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    The race for the District Two seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education has been anything but typical on the Republican side. 

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  • Familiar names on GOP ballot for state Supreme Court Chief Justice

    Familiar names on GOP ballot for state Supreme Court Chief Justice

    Friday, June 1 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-06-01 23:59:14 GMT
    Lyn Stuart and Tom Parker are two GOP candidates running for state Supreme Court Chief Justice. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Lyn Stuart and Tom Parker are two GOP candidates running for state Supreme Court Chief Justice. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Lyn Stuart and Tom Parker are two GOP candidates running for state Supreme Court Chief Justice. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Lyn Stuart and Tom Parker are two GOP candidates running for state Supreme Court Chief Justice. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Next week Alabama voters will head to the polls to elect a new chief justice.

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    Next week Alabama voters will head to the polls to elect a new chief justice.

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  • 4 Democrats aim for MPS Board's District 6 seat

    4 Democrats aim for MPS Board's District 6 seat

    Friday, June 1 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-01 22:41:55 GMT

    Four Democratic candidates will be on the June 5 primary election ballot for the District 6 seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

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    Four Democratic candidates will be on the June 5 primary election ballot for the District 6 seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

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  • 3 Democrats running in primary for MPS Board District 2

    3 Democrats running in primary for MPS Board District 2

    Friday, June 1 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-06-01 17:45:54 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Voters in District 2 will find three new names on the Democratic ballot.

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    Voters in District 2 will find three new names on the Democratic ballot.

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  • 3 Democrats challenge incumbent for MPS District 1 board seat

    3 Democrats challenge incumbent for MPS District 1 board seat

    Friday, June 1 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-06-01 17:05:57 GMT

    Three Democratic candidates will be on next week’s primary election ballot for District 1 seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

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    Three Democratic candidates will be on next week’s primary election ballot for District 1 seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

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  • Meet the candidates: Alabama House of Representatives District 38

    Meet the candidates: Alabama House of Representatives District 38

    Thursday, May 31 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-06-01 02:21:54 GMT
    Wood, Rauch and Murphy (Source: WTVM)Wood, Rauch and Murphy (Source: WTVM)

    Three Republicans are battling for one spot to challenge the unopposed democrat for the Alabama House of Representatives District 38 position. 

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    Three Republicans are battling for one spot to challenge the unopposed democrat for the Alabama House of Representatives District 38 position. 

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  • Race for AL governor: Healthcare

    Race for AL governor: Healthcare

    Thursday, May 31 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-06-01 00:24:21 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Healthcare has long been a major source of debate in Washington and the case is no different in Alabama. The race for the governor’s office sees a deep http://www.wsfa.com partisan divide on how to deal with healthcare, especially over Medicaid. 

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    Healthcare has long been a major source of debate in Washington and the case is no different in Alabama. The race for the governor’s office sees a deep http://www.wsfa.com partisan divide on how to deal with healthcare, especially over Medicaid. 

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  • Decision 2018: Coffee County Sheriff's race

    Decision 2018: Coffee County Sheriff's race

    Thursday, May 31 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-05-31 23:54:45 GMT
    Skip Neuwien has worked for law enforcement in Coffee County for 15 years – 10 of those years spent working in Enterprise. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Skip Neuwien has worked for law enforcement in Coffee County for 15 years – 10 of those years spent working in Enterprise. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Coffee County voters will have two candidates to choose from in the June primary for sheriff. 

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    Coffee County voters will have two candidates to choose from in the June primary for sheriff. 

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  • Decision 2018: District 85 State Representative seat

    Decision 2018: District 85 State Representative seat

    Thursday, May 31 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-05-31 22:09:25 GMT
    Dexter Grimsley. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Dexter Grimsley. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Dexter Grimsley. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Dexter Grimsley. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    In the upcoming primary election, voters in Houston and Henry County will have 2 candidates to choose from for the District 85 State Representative seat. 

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    In the upcoming primary election, voters in Houston and Henry County will have 2 candidates to choose from for the District 85 State Representative seat. 

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  • 3 political veterans on the ballot in AL Lt. Gov. race

    3 political veterans on the ballot in AL Lt. Gov. race

    Thursday, May 31 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-05-31 19:50:20 GMT
    The Republican primary in the race for Lt. Governor's features three political veterans (Source: RNN)The Republican primary in the race for Lt. Governor's features three political veterans (Source: RNN)

    The Republican primary in the race for Lt. Governor's features three political veterans. 

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    The Republican primary in the race for Lt. Governor's features three political veterans. 

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  • Decision 2018: House District 77 candidates

    Decision 2018: House District 77 candidates

    Thursday, May 31 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-05-31 04:18:42 GMT
    Malcolm Calhoun. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Malcolm Calhoun. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Malcolm Calhoun. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Malcolm Calhoun. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Tuesday voters will head to the polls for the Statewide Primary Election. The race is on for State House District 77. 

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    Tuesday voters will head to the polls for the Statewide Primary Election. The race is on for State House District 77. 

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  • 4 GOP candidates for AG vie for position on the ballot

    4 GOP candidates for AG vie for position on the ballot

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-05-31 01:37:07 GMT
    Clockwise: Steve Marshall (incumbent), Alice Martin, Chess Bedsole, Troy King. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Clockwise: Steve Marshall (incumbent), Alice Martin, Chess Bedsole, Troy King. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Clockwise: Steve Marshall (incumbent), Alice Martin, Chess Bedsole, Troy King. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Clockwise: Steve Marshall (incumbent), Alice Martin, Chess Bedsole, Troy King. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Four Republican candidates vying for a position on the ballot for the office of Attorney General, a race packed with special interest money. 

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    Four Republican candidates vying for a position on the ballot for the office of Attorney General, a race packed with special interest money. 

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  • special report

    The race for AL governor: Education

    The race for AL governor: Education

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-05-30 23:44:13 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Improving Alabama’s low national education ranking has been a priority for almost every candidate running for governor. Here are the candidates' responses on what they want to see done for the state’s education system. 

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    Improving Alabama’s low national education ranking has been a priority for almost every candidate running for governor. Here are the candidates' responses on what they want to see done for the state’s education system. 

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  • Alabama GOP censures candidate over 'egregious' comments

    Alabama GOP censures candidate over 'egregious' comments

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-30 20:45:00 GMT

    The Alabama Republican Party is warning voters away from one of its statewide candidates who has come under scrutiny for offensive comments.

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    The Alabama Republican Party is warning voters away from one of its statewide candidates who has come under scrutiny for offensive comments.

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  • 6 running for Montgomery Public School Board District 5

    6 running for Montgomery Public School Board District 5

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-05-30 18:15:31 GMT
    Gross, Owens, Sims, Oats, Bailey and Snowden (Source: WSFA 12 News)Gross, Owens, Sims, Oats, Bailey and Snowden (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    With the Montgomery Public School system under a state intervention right now, there’s a lot of interest in who’s on the board. (Source: WSFA 12 News)With the Montgomery Public School system under a state intervention right now, there’s a lot of interest in who’s on the board. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    With the Montgomery Public School system under a state intervention right now, there’s a lot of interest in who’s on the board.

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    With the Montgomery Public School system under a state intervention right now, there’s a lot of interest in who’s on the board.

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  • The race for governor: The economy

    The race for governor: The economy

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-05-29 23:55:37 GMT
    Over the course of the next week we will look at the different candidates for governor through different issues. Tuesday is the first part of this series on the economy. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Over the course of the next week we will look at the different candidates for governor through different issues. Tuesday is the first part of this series on the economy. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Voters will head to the polls Tuesday for Alabama's 2018 primary election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Voters will head to the polls Tuesday for Alabama's 2018 primary election. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Jobs Jobs, Jobs every candidate running for state office wants more of them and say they can be the person to bring them to Alabama.

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    Jobs Jobs, Jobs every candidate running for state office wants more of them and say they can be the person to bring them to Alabama.

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  • Meet the candidates for Alabama House District 76

    Meet the candidates for Alabama House District 76

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:53:20 GMT
    Thad McClammy is trying to keep the seat he's held in Alabama's House for 24 years.Thad McClammy is trying to keep the seat he's held in Alabama's House for 24 years.
    Thad McClammy is trying to keep the seat he's held in Alabama's House for 24 years. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Thad McClammy is trying to keep the seat he's held in Alabama's House for 24 years. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Thad McClammy is seeking reelection to his seat in Alabama's House District 76 race. He’s held the position for 24 years and his main focus this year is on education.

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    Thad McClammy is seeking reelection to his seat in Alabama's House District 76 race. He’s held the position for 24 years and his main focus this year is on education.

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  • Dallas County Sheriff's race preview

    Dallas County Sheriff's race preview

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:11:39 GMT
    The race is on for Sheriff in Dallas County. (Source: WSFA 12 News)The race is on for Sheriff in Dallas County. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    he race is on for Sheriff in Dallas County. Earnest Donaldson, Michael Goings, and Mike Granthum are the three Democrats are vying for this position.

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    he race is on for Sheriff in Dallas County. Earnest Donaldson, Michael Goings, and Mike Granthum are the three Democrats are vying for this position.

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  • Meet the candidates for the state Senate District 25 Republican primary

    Meet the candidates for the state Senate District 25 Republican primary

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:12:27 GMT
    Ronda Walker is running for the Republican nomination in the District 25 state Senate race. Her focus is on education. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Ronda Walker is running for the Republican nomination in the District 25 state Senate race. Her focus is on education. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Will Barfoot and Ronda Walker are both running for the Republican nomination for the District 25 seat in the Alabama state Senate. District 25 covers Crenshaw, Elmore and Montgomery counties.

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    Will Barfoot and Ronda Walker are both running for the Republican nomination for the District 25 seat in the Alabama state Senate. District 25 covers Crenshaw, Elmore and Montgomery counties.

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  • 35-year public servant in running for Lowndes County sheriff

    35-year public servant in running for Lowndes County sheriff

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:55:23 GMT
    G. Lashun Hutson is currently an investigator for the town of Hayneville, but he has held previous roles with the Drug Task Force and as the chief investigator for the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office. (Source: WSFA 12 News)G. Lashun Hutson is currently an investigator for the town of Hayneville, but he has held previous roles with the Drug Task Force and as the chief investigator for the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    G. Lashun Hutson is currently an investigator for the town of Hayneville, but he has held previous roles with the Drug Task Force and as the chief investigator for the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office. (Source: WSFA 12 News)G. Lashun Hutson is currently an investigator for the town of Hayneville, but he has held previous roles with the Drug Task Force and as the chief investigator for the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    A 35-year public servant is in the running to be Lowndes County's sheriff.  

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    A 35-year public servant is in the running to be Lowndes County's sheriff.  

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  • 3 Republican challengers aim to take next step in District 88 race

    3 Republican challengers aim to take next step in District 88 race

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:51:21 GMT
    There are three Republican candidates running for the District 88 statehouse seat. (Source: WSFA 12 News)There are three Republican candidates running for the District 88 statehouse seat. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The candidates are Autauga County Probate Judge Al Booth, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama Jeremy Arthur, and former college baseball pitcher Will Dismukes.

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    The candidates are Autauga County Probate Judge Al Booth, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama Jeremy Arthur, and former college baseball pitcher Will Dismukes.

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  • Monday marks last day for June 5 primary voter registration

    Monday marks last day for June 5 primary voter registration

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:13:39 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Those looking to make their voices heard in Alabama's upcoming June 5 primaries need to make sure they're registered by the end of the day Monday.

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    Those looking to make their voices heard in Alabama's upcoming June 5 primaries need to make sure they're registered by the end of the day Monday.

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  • A look at the candidates running for Butler County Sheriff

    A look at the candidates running for Butler County Sheriff

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:48:19 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    As election season approaches, the Butler County position of sheriff will have some competition.

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    As election season approaches, the Butler County position of sheriff will have some competition.

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  • AL 3rd Congressional District Democratic Race preview

    AL 3rd Congressional District Democratic Race preview

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:12:15 GMT
    Both candidates engaged in a debate Wednesday evening. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Both candidates engaged in a debate Wednesday evening. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
    Both candidates engaged in a debate Wednesday evening. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Both candidates engaged in a debate Wednesday evening. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Adia Winfrey and Mallory Hagan both say that they have what it takes to represent the Democratic Party.

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    Adia Winfrey and Mallory Hagan both say that they have what it takes to represent the Democratic Party.

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  • Decision 2018: Race for Geneva County Sheriff

    Decision 2018: Race for Geneva County Sheriff

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:38:22 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    In June’s primary election, voters will choose between two candidates to serve as Geneva County’s Sheriff.

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    In June’s primary election, voters will choose between two candidates to serve as Geneva County’s Sheriff.

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  • AL congressional candidate holds AR-15 giveaway

    AL congressional candidate holds AR-15 giveaway

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:20:50 GMT
    The Hobson campaign is giving away an AR-15 (Source: Rich Hobson for Congress)The Hobson campaign is giving away an AR-15 (Source: Rich Hobson for Congress)

    A candidate for Alabama’s Second Congressional District is giving away an AR-15, which he says is a way to draw importance to the Second Amendment.

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    A candidate for Alabama’s Second Congressional District is giving away an AR-15, which he says is a way to draw importance to the Second Amendment.

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  • Ivey camp addresses health concerns, takes jab at opponents

    Ivey camp addresses health concerns, takes jab at opponents

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-05-09 16:38:25 GMT
    Gov. Kay Ivey (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Gov. Kay Ivey (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
    Gov. Kay Ivey (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Gov. Kay Ivey (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    After her three GOP primary opponents moved to release statements from doctors attesting to their health, Gov. Kay Ivey's campaign has obliged, releasing a letter from her own doctor.

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    After her three GOP primary opponents moved to release statements from doctors attesting to their health, Gov. Kay Ivey's campaign has obliged, releasing a letter from her own doctor.

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  • House Speaker McCutcheon talks elections and 2019

    House Speaker McCutcheon talks elections and 2019

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:25:52 GMT
    Speaker McCutcheon said his major focuses for 2019 include improving state infrastructure, school safety, ethics law and dealing with the state's budgets. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Speaker McCutcheon said his major focuses for 2019 include improving state infrastructure, school safety, ethics law and dealing with the state's budgets. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
    Speaker McCutcheon said his major focuses for 2019 include improving state infrastructure, school safety, ethics law and dealing with the state's budgets. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Speaker McCutcheon said his major focuses for 2019 include improving state infrastructure, school safety, ethics law and dealing with the state's budgets. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    The 2018 election year is one that will have a large impact on state politics.

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    The 2018 election year is one that will have a large impact on state politics.

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  • Ivey outraises opponents in gubernatorial race

    Ivey outraises opponents in gubernatorial race

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-04 15:55:38 GMT
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appears to be benefiting from the power of incumbency in fundraising in her quest to win election to the governor's office for the first time.

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    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appears to be benefiting from the power of incumbency in fundraising in her quest to win election to the governor's office for the first time.

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  • 23 candidates in running for Montgomery County Board of Education

    23 candidates in running for Montgomery County Board of Education

    Monday, April 2 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-04-03 01:25:13 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Montgomery Public School summer feeding program begins Monday for anyone 18-years-old and younger. (Source: WSFA 12 News)The Montgomery Public School summer feeding program begins Monday for anyone 18-years-old and younger. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Candidates running for the Montgomery County Board of Education are getting ready for a June 5 primary.  

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    Candidates running for the Montgomery County Board of Education are getting ready for a June 5 primary.  

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  • Lawmakers end session with tensions, eye on elections

    Lawmakers end session with tensions, eye on elections

    Thursday, March 29 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-03-29 18:35:46 GMT
    Alabama lawmakers had vowed to steer clear of controversy this legislative session. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Alabama lawmakers had vowed to steer clear of controversy this legislative session. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Alabama lawmakers had vowed to steer clear of controversy this legislative session. They found it anyway.

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    Alabama lawmakers had vowed to steer clear of controversy this legislative session. They found it anyway.

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  • AL legislator Harri Anne Smith won't seek re-election

    AL legislator Harri Anne Smith won't seek re-election

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-03-20 23:01:12 GMT
    Harri Anne Smith says she's retiring and won't run for another term in the Alabama Senate. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Harri Anne Smith says she's retiring and won't run for another term in the Alabama Senate. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Harri Anne Smith, I-District 29, a one-time Republican turned Independent who has spent two decades serving as a state senator for Alabama's Wiregrass residents, confirmed Tuesday she's retiring and will not seek re-election.

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    Harri Anne Smith, I-District 29, a one-time Republican turned Independent who has spent two decades serving as a state senator for Alabama's Wiregrass residents, confirmed Tuesday she's retiring and will not seek re-election.

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  • Voters talk issues as 2 gubernatorial candidates hold Montgomery events

    Voters talk issues as 2 gubernatorial candidates hold Montgomery events

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-03-06 05:00:37 GMT
    Monday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle made a stop in Montgomery to speak with voters. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Monday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle made a stop in Montgomery to speak with voters. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Monday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle made a stop in Montgomery to speak with voters. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Monday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle made a stop in Montgomery to speak with voters. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Two Alabama gubernatorial candidates made stops in Montgomery Monday.

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    Two Alabama gubernatorial candidates made stops in Montgomery Monday.

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  • Bobby Bright allowed to run as Republican in June congressional election

    Bobby Bright allowed to run as Republican in June congressional election

    Saturday, February 24 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-02-24 23:57:04 GMT
    Bobby Bright (Source: Official Congressional photo)Bobby Bright (Source: Official Congressional photo)
    Bobby Bright (Source: Official Congressional photo)Bobby Bright (Source: Official Congressional photo)

    At Saturday's hearing, Bright was informed he can run as a Republican in the upcoming District 2 congressional primary.

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    At Saturday's hearing, Bright was informed he can run as a Republican in the upcoming District 2 congressional primary.

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  • LIST: Qualified candidates for AL political races

    LIST: Qualified candidates for AL political races

    Monday, February 12 2018 2:37 PM EST2018-02-12 19:37:28 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Here's a list of candidates who have qualified with the Alabama Republican Party or Alabama Democratic Party to run for political seats in 2018.

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    Here's a list of candidates who have qualified with the Alabama Republican Party or Alabama Democratic Party to run for political seats in 2018.

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  • Mayor encourages community action in school board election

    Mayor encourages community action in school board election

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-01-12 00:35:32 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News) Mayor Strange talks importance of June election(Source: WSFA 12 News) Mayor Strange talks importance of June election
    (Source: WSFA 12 News) Mayor Strange talks importance of June election(Source: WSFA 12 News) Mayor Strange talks importance of June election

    Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange made a call to action for the community to get involved and encouraged new faces to run for the five spots on the county school board.

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    Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange made a call to action for the community to get involved and encouraged new faces to run for the five spots on the county school board.

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  • Candidates begin qualifying for major Alabama races

    Candidates begin qualifying for major Alabama races

    Monday, January 8 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-01-08 18:37:24 GMT
    (Source: WBRC File Video) Alabama political parties have opened qualifying for the 2018 elections.(Source: WBRC File Video) Alabama political parties have opened qualifying for the 2018 elections.
    (Source: WBRC File Video)(Source: WBRC File Video)

    Alabama political parties have opened qualifying for the 2018 elections. Candidates began filing paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party and the Alabama Democratic Party Monday morning.

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    Alabama political parties have opened qualifying for the 2018 elections. Candidates began filing paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party and the Alabama Democratic Party Monday morning.

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