Representative Spencer Bachus retires http://apr.org en Business Executive Seeking 6th District Nomination http://apr.org/post/business-executive-seeking-6th-district-nomination <p></p><p>A Birmingham business executive says he's running for Congress in central Alabama.</p><p>Will Brooke announced his Republican candidacy for the 6th District congressional seat on Tuesday.</p><p>The 57-year-old Brooke is at least the fourth person to seek the seat now held by Rep. Spencer Bachus, who isn't seeking re-election next year.</p><p>Brooke says "job one" in Washington is cutting federal spending. He says a good first step would be replacing President Obama's health care law with a market-based solution.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:12:32 +0000 The Associated Press 41888 at http://apr.org Business Executive Seeking 6th District Nomination Ala. Policy Institute Co-Founder Runs For Congress http://apr.org/post/ala-policy-institute-co-founder-runs-congress <div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper card_280 look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="Credit Alabama Policy I?nstitute" caption="The co-founder and former president of the Alabama Policy Institute, Gary Palmer of Birmingham, has decided to go from advising politicians to being a politician. " class="wysiwyg-asset-image" contenteditable="false" fid="3938" image_style="card_280" uri="public://201310/Gary-Palmer-165x230.jpg"><img alt="" class="pi_assets-image" src="/sites/wual/files/styles/card_280/public/201310/Gary-Palmer-165x230.jpg" /><div class="image-meta-wrapper"><div class="c Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:29:04 +0000 The Associated Press 40375 at http://apr.org Birmingham-Area Surgeon To Run For House Seat http://apr.org/post/birmingham-area-surgeon-run-house-seat <p></p><p>A Birmingham-area orthopedic surgeon says he will run for the 6th District congressional seat now held by Rep. Spencer Bachus.</p><p>Dr. Chad Mathis of Indian Springs said Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination for the position.</p><p>Bachus recently announced he won&#39;t seek re-election next year. He has represented the district since 1993 and is the senior member of Alabama&#39;s House delegation.</p><p>Mathis says he wants to repeal the nation&#39;s new health care law and hold the line on spending while reducing spending.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:37:29 +0000 The Associated Press 39398 at http://apr.org Birmingham-Area Surgeon To Run For House Seat Ward, Williams Won't Seek Alabama's 6th District http://apr.org/post/ward-williams-wont-seek-alabamas-6th-district <p></p><p>Republican state Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster and Republican Rep. Jack Williams of Vestavia Hills say they will seek re-election to the Legislature rather than running for the 6th Congressional District.</p><p>Ward and Williams were among several Alabama politicians who said they were considering the 6th District race after Republican incumbent Spencer Bachus of Birmingham announced Monday that he would not seek re-election next year.</p><p>Ward and Williams said Wednesday they were honored by the encouragement they received, but now is not the time to go to Washington.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:04:57 +0000 The Associated Press 39013 at http://apr.org Ward, Williams Won't Seek Alabama's 6th District Blackwell A Possible Contender For Bachus Seat http://apr.org/post/blackwell-possible-contender-bachus-seat <p></p><p>Possible U.S. House candidates are coming forward following Rep. Spencer Bachus&#39; decision against seeking re-election for Alabama&#39;s 6th District congressional seat.</p><p>Republican state Sen. Slade Blackwell of Mountain Brooks says he is considering the opportunity to run for the position, and his final decision will be based on his family.</p><p>Walker County minister Stan Cooke says people are encouraging him to switch from the GOP lieutenant governor&#39;s race to a House campaign. But he is leaning toward staying with the lieutenant governor&#39;s campaign.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:39:43 +0000 The Associated Press 38871 at http://apr.org Blackwell A Possible Contender For Bachus Seat