Latest Alabama State Legislature News

Alabama GOP to vote on idea of recommending closed primaries

Aug. 09, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is one of 15 states that do not ask voters to register with a political party ahead of a voting in a primary. Some Republicans argue it’s time to change that. The Alabama Republican Party will take a vote this weekend on whether to support a party...

State senator withdraws challenge to 1 vote defeat

Jul. 01, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state senator has dropped a challenge to his one-vote defeat in the Republican primary. State Sen. Tom Whatley withdrew before the latest re-hearing in the dispute, party officials said. Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey is the Republican nominee in the...

Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

Jun. 23, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials approved a $725 million bond sale on Thursday to help finance construction of two supersize prisons, housing up to 4,000 inmates each, as part of a building plan that also relies on a portion of the state’s pandemic relief dollars. The...

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

Jun. 21, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent...

Dale Strong wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Alabama's 5th Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 21:40 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dale Strong wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Alabama's 5th Congressional District.

What to watch in Alabama Senate runoff, DC mayor's race

Jun. 20, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The two Republican candidates in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday can each boast that at one point they had Donald Trump’s endorsement in the race. Trump first backed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the spring of 2021. That endorsement stood for...

Election skeptics seek Alabama secretary of state's office

Jun. 17, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — The Republican runoff for Alabama secretary of state features two candidates who have voiced concerns about election and voter roll integrity while opposing the expansion of early or absentee voting. One candidate, state Auditor Jim Zeigler, is endorsed by a...

Trump endorses Katie Britt in Alabama Senate race

Jun. 11, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Donald Trump endorsed Katie Britt on Friday in an Alabama U.S. Senate race, doubling down on the former president's decision to spurn his previous choice in the Republican primary. Trump called Britt "an incredible fighter for the people of Alabama." The...

Contests filed in 5 GOP legislative primaries

Jun. 03, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Republican Party said Thursday that election contests have been filed in five legislative primaries, including one where an Alabama Senate incumbent was defeated by a single vote. State Sen. Tom Whatley of Auburn lost to Jay Hovey, a member of...

Election returns show state senator losing by single vote

May. 31, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state legislator appears to have lost to a primary challenger by a single vote after provisional ballots were counted Tuesday, setting up a possible recount in the race. Another state representative, who is trailing a challenger, says he will file an...