Albert Lipscomb

Baldwin County

Former Republican state Sen. Albert Lipscomb of Magnolia Springs has dropped his plans to run in the 1st Congressional District.

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.

Baldwin County

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.

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.

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.