AP projects Steve Marshall to win Alabama attorney general’s race

Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 10:11 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Steve Marshall is the projected winner of Alabama’s attorney general’s race, according to The Associated Press.

With 54% of the unofficial vote count in so far Tuesday evening, the Republican was leading the Democrat challenger, Tarrant Police Chief Wendall Major, in his race for reelection.

“I stand ready, and I relish the fight,” Marshall told supporters Tuesday. “That’s why I chose to seek this second term. And for those that were elected across Alabama tonight, I truly hope they have that same mind. Because we need to be reminded of what Grover Cleveland said: “What’s the use of either being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something.”

During his time as attorney general, Marshall led or joined lawsuits against the Biden administration, including one against a would-be COVID-19 vaccine requirement. He also touted his work fighting the state’s opioid crisis, including lawsuits that forced major payouts from drug companies. His office also continues to support law enforcement, streamline the justice system and fight corruption.

“I can say one thing definitively tonight and that is I know what you know, and that is that Alabama is a special and unique place and that uniqueness is worth fighting for,” Marshall added.

This is Marshall’s second term in office. He was first appointed to the position in 2017. Tuesday’s win makes him the longest-serving attorney general in Alabama history.

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