Congressman Jo Bonner resigns

Congress-Committees
3:33 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Alabama's New Congressman Gets 2 Committees

Alabama's newest member of Congress has landed seats on committees that he says will be important to his south Alabama district.
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Alabama's newest member of Congress has landed seats on committees that he says will be important to his south Alabama district.

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.

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New Congressman
4:02 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

House Swears In New GOP Congressman From Alabama

Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne has been sworn in as the newest member of the the House of Representatives.
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Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne has been sworn in as the newest member of the the House of Representatives.

Byrne easily won a December special election to fill Alabama's 1st Congressional District.

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.

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1st District-Byrne
3:46 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Alabama's New Congressman Taking Office

Alabama's newest member of Congress will take the oath of office Wednesday in Washington.
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Alabama's newest member of Congress will take the oath of office Wednesday in Washington.

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.

Byrne won a special election last month to replace Republican Jo Bonner, who resigned to work for the University of Alabama System.

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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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First Congressional District
8:17 am
Tue September 24, 2013

SW Alabama Voters Picking Nominees in 1st District

Former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner vacated the 1st Congressional District seat for to take a job as chancellor at the UA system in Tuscaloosa.
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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.

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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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1st Congressional District
4:31 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Former Ala. Sen. Lipscomb Drops Congressional Run

Former Republican state Sen. Albert Lipscomb has dropped his plans to run in the 1st Congressional District special election.
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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.

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1st Congressional District
4:57 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Former State Sen. Lipscomb Joins 1st District Race

Former state Sen. Albert Lipscomb is adding his name to the long list of Republicans running in the 1st Congressional District special election.
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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.

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Politics & Government
7:26 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Republican Dyas Announces for Rep. Bonner's Seat

Fairhope builder Daniel Dyas is joing the growing list of candidates looking to fill congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Jo Bonner of Mobile.
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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.

   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.

   Bonner is resigning from Congress effective Aug. 15 to become a chancellor of the University of Alabama System. Gov. Robert Bentley will call a special election once Bonner's 1st District seat is officially open.

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Politics & Government
7:36 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Alabama Businessman to Run For Congress

Dean Young says he plans to run for the Alabama's 1st Congressional District seat. It's being vacated by six-term Republican Jo Bonner.
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Dean Young is announcing that he plans to run for the Alabama congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner.

   Alabama's 1st Congressional District is in southwestern Alabama and includes Mobile.

   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."

Politics & Government
6:43 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Jo Bonner Announces Resignation from Congress

U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner of Mobile says his resignation is effective in August to take a job at the University of Alabama.
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Republican U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, of Mobile, has announced his resignation from Congress to take a top job at the University of Alabama.

   Bonner, a congressman since 2003, is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and announced his resignation Thursday afternoon.

   A letter explaining Bonner's resignation was delivered to Alabama lawmakers' offices in Washington.