Republican primary senate contest a close one down to the wire

Published 11:09 am Sunday, May 29, 2022

By PAUL DEMARCO | Guest Columnist

After months of crisscrossing the state, the candidates are down to their last days of campaigning before the May 24th Alabama party primaries.

This has been another interesting election season with topsy turvy races up and down the ballot, but probably none more than the race for the United States Senate Republican Party Primary.

Recent polling has now shown three lead changes in these candidates’ efforts to replace Senator Richard Shelby.

First, Congressman Mo Brooks lead the race with the backing of former President Donald Trump. Then upstart Mike Durant took the lead with this strong Military background and thousands of dollars in television advertisements.

Now recent polls have shown Katie Britt has taken the lead in the Senate race.

There is no question there will be a run-off in this race. It appears Britt will get the votes to move forward, but whether it will be Brooks or Durant is up for grabs.

We will know next week who those two final candidates will be as we approach the finish line for the nomination.

Paul DeMarco is a former member of the Alabama House of Representatives.