6th Congressional District http://apr.org en Beason Endorses Palmer In 6th District Runoff http://apr.org/post/beason-endorses-palmer-6th-district-runoff <p></p><p>The third-place finisher in the Republican primary in the 6th Congressional District, state Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale, has thrown his support to Gary Palmer in the runoff.</p><p>Beason says he and Palmer have known each other for many years through Beason's work in the Legislature and Palmer's leadership of the Alabama Policy Institute in Birmingham. Beason says Palmer knows the issues and is ready to serve.</p><p>Palmer ran second in the Republican primary June 3 to state Rep. Paul DeMarco of Homewood. They face off in the runoff July 15.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:13:59 +0000 The Associated Press 54439 at http://apr.org Beason Endorses Palmer In 6th District Runoff 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