Jay and Anna Hovey

Jay and Anna Hovey talk to reporters after provisional ballots were counted at the Bennie Adkins Meeting Center on May 31

Late Wednesday night, the Alabama Republican Party announced that it has granted a request for a rehearing in the Republican primary for the Senate District 27 race between Jay Hovey and incumbent Sen. Tom Whatley.

The rehearing will take place Friday morning, according to Hovey.

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