Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) 0-- The race to select the republican candidate for the Second Congressional District is coming down to the wire with State. Rep. Jay Love and State Sen. Harri Anne smith pulling out all the stops to win voter support between now and next Tuesday's voting.
The race is taking on a north vs. south flavor, a number of south Alabama business and political figures Friday endorsed Harri Anne Smith, who is from Slocomb in Geneva County in the south end of the district.
Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting, Dothan area Chamber of Commerce President Matt Parker, Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver, Slocomb Mayor Vickie Moore and other area leaders endorsed Smith's run for Congress.
Mayor Bunting says he and others want to make sure the Army Aviation Center at Ft. Rucker is a priority for the next member of Congress from the second district.
"Every time the doors open at Ft. Rucker, I'm there and I look around and who do I see...Senator Harri Anne Smith," says Mayor Bunting, "I do not see any other candidates there. And, I know that our senator, Senator Harri Anne Smith will be a person that supports the entire 2nd Congressional District."
Jay Love, from Montgomery here in the northern portion of the district recently picked up the support of Prattville's mayor Jim Byard, earlier Wetumpka mayor Jo Glenn and State Rep. Barry Mask from Elmore County also endorsed Love's candidacy.