1st District Race

1st District Election
4:42 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Turnout Light In Ala.'s 1st Congressional District

 Election officials in southwest Alabama are reporting a light turnout for the special election to pick the Republican and Democratic nominees for the 1st Congressional District.Edit | Remove

Election officials in southwest Alabama are reporting a light turnout for the special election to pick the Republican and Democratic nominees for the 1st Congressional District.

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1st District Election
5:27 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Independent Candidate Sues Ala. Over Ballot Access

An independent candidate trying to run for former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner's seat is suing the state over ballot access.

An independent candidate trying to run for former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner's seat is suing the state.

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.

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.

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1st District Race
5:02 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Democrats Missed Deadline In 1st District Race

Secretary of State Jim Bennett says he could have kept he two Democratic candidates in the 1st Congressional District off the ballot but he decided it was best for the 1st District to include them.
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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.

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