Campaign 2022

GOP Firebrand US Rep. Mo Brooks Enters Alabama Senate Race

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A conservative firebrand and staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump who came under fire for remarks preceding the attack on the U.S. Capitol has joined the Alabama GOP primary field to replace Sen. Richard Shelby. Rep. Mo Brooks announced his entry into the race Monday night. Brooks joins former Trump ambassador Lynda Blanchard in the…

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth Says He Won’t Run for U.S. Senate in 2022

  Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth/Source: State of Alabama Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth says he won’t run for the U.S. Senate seat being given up by longtime incumbent Richard Shelby next year. The first-term Republican announced on social media today that he’d decided against running because his three children need a father who’s present and involved in their lives. Ainsworth…

Campaign 2022: Lynda Blanchard Enters Race to Replace U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby

Lynda Blanchard, an Alabama businesswoman and former ambassador to Slovenia under President Donald Trump, is the first candidate to jump into the state’s 2022 Senate race. Blanchard on Thursday became the first Republican to announce a run for the seat now held by Sen. Richard Shelby who is not seeking a seventh term. The race is expected to bring a…