Alabama’s election is finally here. Election primaries will be Tuesday, the 14th, and the general election will be in November. Topping the ticket will be the presidential election, although President Trump is not expected to be seriously challenged in our state.
Next is the U.S. Senate contest, in which Tommy Tuberville is trying to make the switch from football coach to public official and Jeff Sessions is trying to win his seat back after an outing being U.S. Attorney General.
The Senate seat is held by Doug Jones (D-Birmingham), a surprise winner in 2017, whom Republicans consider vulnerable. Jones will need heavy support from African-Americans and union members to maintain his seat.
If Republicans pick up Alabama, it will be a substantial help in the GOP’s quest to keep control of the upper chamber.
Alabama does not have a governor’s race this year and state legislators do not have to stand for re-election either.
The winners of the primary will land in the general election, which will be the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November and that will be Nov.3.
Gov. Kay Ivey continues to encourage everyone to abide by the Coronavirus rules. Stay safe.
Retired Auburn Attorney Don Eddins is publisher of The Auburn Villager newspaper and the online publication, auburnvillager.com. Before going into law, he was state Capitol reporter for The Huntsville Times and state editor for The Columbus Ledger. In college, he was sports editor of The Auburn Plainsman. Email him your comments about the newspaper to email@example.com