The 2022 Alabama primaries will see three conservative candidates fight each other for an open Senate seat.
Another potentially interesting race is in Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District, where several Republican candidates face off for a House seat.
With only one Democratic district, Alabama is one of America’s most conservative states. Primary results will likely only be a matter of determining which Republican goes to Congress.
Alabama Governor’s RaceThe Alabama governor’s race will most likely go to the current incumbent, Republican Gov. Kay Ivey.
Ivey’s last term was marked by lower taxes, lower unemployment, and increased school funding.
Despite Ivey’s popularity, eight other Republican candidates are challenging her for the primary.
Allegedly, Trump blamed Ivey when a state commission blocked him from holding a political rally at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.
Although Trump hasn’t endorsed Ivey, her commercials say the 2020 election was “stolen” from him.
Ivey, a social conservative, is running on a platform including protection for the unborn from abortion, support for the Second Amendment, job creation, support for the police, and fighting government corruption.
Alabama Senate RaceWhen Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby announced that he would not run in 2022, he opened an intense competition for the seat he has held since 1986.
Three Republican candidates lead the primary race for his seat. Its winner will likely also win the general election.
The leading candidates are Republicans Katie Britt, Mo Brooks, and Michael Durant.
Britt, president of the Business Council of Alabama, has a platform that’s pro-life, pro-school choice, pro-fiscal responsibility, pro-border security, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-police. She also favors repealing and replacing Obamacare, fighting big tech companies, and using American energy sources.
Her commercials focus on her Christian faith, her support for the Second Amendment, her support for pro-life issues, and her support for border security.
“Being pro-life and pro-Second Amendment doesn’t make me radical. It makes me American,” Britt said.
Brooks, a Congressional representative, is campaigning to fight corruption in Washington, improve military technology, lower government spending, avoid armed foreign intervention, end Obamacare, protect the border, support the Second Amendment, and support pro-life issues.
But about two weeks ago, Trump withdrew Brooks’s endorsement.
“Mo Brooks of Alabama made a horrible mistake recently when he went ‘woke’ and stated, referring to the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, ‘Put that behind you, put that behind you,’ despite the fact that the Election was rife with fraud and irregularities,” Trump said.
Even so, Brooks still has endorsements from many pro-Trump conservative politicians, including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Army veteran Durant’s platform includes support for Trump, opposition to mask mandates, support for pro-life policies, support for the Second Amendment, support for border security, and opposition to the influence of big tech.
Right now, Britt has raised $4.98 million, Durant has raised $4.3 million, and Brooks has raised $2.1 million.
The same poll suggests that Trump’s endorsement would likely impact the voting choice of most undecided voters.
Durant has endorsements from Trump ally Michael Flynn, former opponent Jessica Taylor, and gun rights activist Ted Nugent. Britt has endorsements from the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association, the Alabama Retail Association, the Farm PAC, and several other business groups.
Alabama House RacesAlabama will likely send six Republican candidates and one Democrat to Congress. All the state’s congressional districts have incumbents except the Fifth Congressional District.
Its current representative, Brooks, is running for Senate.
In his place, he leaves a race between four main Republican candidates. Judging by funding, Dale Strong is leading the race with about $628,000 raised, followed by Casey Wardynski with about $415,000 raised, John Roberts with $142,000 raised, and Paul Sanford with $37,000 raised.
Strong, a former paramedic and county commission chairman, is running as a pro-Trump conservative. He supports pro-life policy, the Second Amendment, cutting taxes and cutting spending, upholding police, and stopping illegal immigration.
He has received endorsements from the Fraternal Order of Police, the Alabama Farmers Federation, and the League of Southeastern Credit Unions.
Sanford, a restaurant owner who entered politics in 2008, supports pro-life policy, the Second Amendment, local control of schools, pro-business laws, modernization of American energy, cutting taxes and cutting spending, upholding police, and stopping illegal immigration.
Sanford has endorsements from the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association and pro-family group the Eagle Forum PAC.
Sanford has not yet released any ads.
Wardynski, former assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, will also likely prove an important candidate in the Fifth Congressional District race. He has an endorsement from Trump ally Michael Flynn.
Wardynski supports Trump’s America First Agenda, the Second Amendment, pro-life policies, less federal control over education, fighting cancel culture, increasing election safeguards, stopping illegal immigration, opposing Iranian nuclear weapons, and countering China’s growing power.
Roberts, an economic developer, may have the race’s third-best fundraising, but his website features no major endorsements.
His campaign platform includes workforce development, educational opportunity, a balanced budget, pro-life policies, Second Amendment Support, border security, support for the police, bringing economic business back from China, increased mental health resources, increased election security, and opposition to big tech companies.