Congressman Jo Bonner resigns http://apr.org en Alabama's New Congressman Gets 2 Committees http://apr.org/post/alabamas-new-congressman-gets-2-committees <p></p><p>Alabama's newest member of Congress has landed seats on committees that he says will be important to his south Alabama district.</p><p>Republican Bradley Byrne was sworn in Wednesday in Washington to represent the 1st Congressional District. The House Republican Steering Committee has placed him on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:33:04 +0000 The Associated Press 44681 at http://apr.org Alabama's New Congressman Gets 2 Committees House Swears In New GOP Congressman From Alabama http://apr.org/post/house-swears-new-gop-congressman-alabama <p></p><p>Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne has been sworn in as the newest member of the the House of Representatives.</p><p>Byrne easily won a December special election to fill Alabama's 1st Congressional District.</p><p>His victory in the general election came after a contentious GOP primary. That race pitted Byrne against businessman Dean Young. Byrne had the backing of many business groups including the Chamber of Commerce. Young was a favorite of local tea party groups and refused to back Byrne after losing to him.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:02:16 +0000 The Associated Press 44602 at http://apr.org House Swears In New GOP Congressman From Alabama Alabama's New Congressman Taking Office http://apr.org/post/alabamas-new-congressman-taking-office <p></p><p>Alabama's newest member of Congress will take the oath of office Wednesday in Washington.</p><p>Republican Bradley Byrne of Fairhope will be sworn in to represent Alabama's 1st Congressional District. A spokesman for Byrne says the ceremony is scheduled for around 2 p.m. on the floor of the House of Representatives. Byrne is planning a reception later Wednesday with seafood from his Gulf coast district.</p><p>Byrne won a special election last month to replace Republican Jo Bonner, who resigned to work for the University of Alabama System.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:46:47 +0000 The Associated Press 44541 at http://apr.org Alabama's New Congressman Taking Office Turnout Light In Ala.'s 1st Congressional District http://apr.org/post/turnout-light-alas-1st-congressional-district <p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:42:06 +0000 The Associated Press 38502 at http://apr.org SW Alabama Voters Picking Nominees in 1st District http://apr.org/post/sw-alabama-voters-picking-nominees-1st-district <p>Voters in southwest Alabama are going to the polls for a special election to pick the Republican and Democratic nominees for the 1st Congressional District.<br> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:17:04 +0000 The Associated Press 38476 at http://apr.org SW Alabama Voters Picking Nominees in 1st District Independent Candidate Sues Ala. Over Ballot Access http://apr.org/post/independent-candidate-sues-ala-over-ballot-access <p></p><p>An independent candidate trying to run for former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner's seat is suing the state.</p><p>James Hall of Stapleton says he filed suit against the state Monday. He's seeking easier access to the general election ballot in the 1st Congressional District.</p><p>Alabama law requires Hall to get the signatures of nearly 5,400 registered voters by Sept. 24 to get on the ballot. He says the short time frame for the special election makes that impossible. His federal court suit seeks to lower the number of signatures needed for ballot access.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:27:32 +0000 The Associated Press 38000 at http://apr.org Independent Candidate Sues Ala. Over Ballot Access Democrats Missed Deadline In 1st District Race http://apr.org/post/democrats-missed-deadline-1st-district-race <P>Secretary of State Jim Bennett said two Democratic candidates in the 1st Congressional District will be included on the special election ballot even though the Alabama Democratic Party missed a deadline to turn in their names by one hour.</P> <P>Bennett said noon Tuesday was the deadline for political parties to turn in the names of candidates who signed up to run in the primary election Sept. 24. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:02:22 +0000 The Associated Press 35689 at http://apr.org Democrats Missed Deadline In 1st District Race Former Ala. Sen. Lipscomb Drops Congressional Run http://apr.org/post/former-ala-sen-lipscomb-drops-congressional-run <P>Former Republican state Sen. Albert Lipscomb of Magnolia Springs has dropped his plans to run in the 1st Congressional District.</P> <P>Lipscomb announced July 30 that he would seek the seat vacated by Republican Jo Bonner, but when qualifying for candidates ended Monday afternoon, Lipscomb hadn't signed up. Spokesman J. Holland said Lipscomb cited the short notice for qualifying and the hardship and pressure it would have placed on his family.</P> <P>Nine Republicans did qualify by the deadline. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:31:10 +0000 The Associated Press 35525 at http://apr.org Former Ala. Sen. Lipscomb Drops Congressional Run Former State Sen. Lipscomb Joins 1st District Race http://apr.org/post/former-state-sen-lipscomb-joins-1st-district-race <p>Former state Sen. Albert Lipscomb of Magnolia Springs is adding his name to the long list of Republicans running in the 1st Congressional District special election.</p><p>Lipscomb announced Tuesday that he will qualify for the seat being vacated by Republican Jo Bonner on Friday. The governor has set the primary election date for Sept. 24.</p><p>Lipscomb served three terms in the Senate. He was also a Baldwin County commissioner. He plans to resign his position as a Baldwin County voter registrar to run for Congress.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:57:14 +0000 The Associated Press 35112 at http://apr.org Former State Sen. Lipscomb Joins 1st District Race Republican Dyas Announces for Rep. Bonner's Seat http://apr.org/post/republican-dyas-announces-rep-bonners-seat <p>Fairhope builder Daniel Dyas says he's joining the growing field of candidates looking to fill the Alabama congressional seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Jo Bonner of Mobile.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/123GBAC ) 31-year-old Dyas, also a Republican, ran for a Baldwin County Commission seat in 2010 and finished third in the GOP primary.<br> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:26:53 +0000 The Associated Press 33561 at http://apr.org Republican Dyas Announces for Rep. Bonner's Seat Alabama Businessman to Run For Congress http://apr.org/post/alabama-businessman-run-congress <p>Dean Young is announcing that he plans to run for the Alabama congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Alabama's 1st Congressional District is in southwestern Alabama and includes Mobile.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Young, an entrepreneur and businessman, said he would work to create jobs, shrink the size of the federal government and return the nation to Christian principles. Young also noted the current scandals facing the Obama administration and said he would help put the nation "back on track."<br> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:36:33 +0000 The Associated Press 31300 at http://apr.org Alabama Businessman to Run For Congress Jo Bonner Announces Resignation from Congress http://apr.org/post/jo-bonner-announces-resignation-congress <p><br>Republican U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, of Mobile, has announced his resignation from Congress to take a top job at the University of Alabama.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Bonner, a congressman since 2003, is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and announced his resignation Thursday afternoon.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; A letter explaining Bonner's resignation was delivered to Alabama lawmakers' offices in Washington.<br> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:43:31 +0000 The Associated Press 31025 at http://apr.org Jo Bonner Announces Resignation from Congress