Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is making a pair of stops in Alabama to support Republicans.
The one-time presidential candidate will be in Troy on Thursday morning for a rally with GOP Attorney General Luther Strange. Strange is being opposed by Democrat Joe Hubbard in November.
Santorum will be in Birmingham in the afternoon for an appearance with 6th District congressional candidate Gary Palmer before a fundraiser for the Jefferson County GOP. Palmer is opposed by Democrat Mark Lester in the general election.
Conservative policy analyst Gary Palmer came from far behind Tuesday to defeat state Rep. Paul DeMarco in the Republican runoff in Alabama’s 6th congressional district.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting in unofficial returns, Palmer had 47,491 votes or 64 percent to DeMarco’s 27,295 votes or 36 percent. Palmer was comfortably ahead in all six counties in the central Alabama district, which includes Bibb, Shelby, Chilton and Coosa counties as well as portions of Blount and Jefferson counties.
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.
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.
Palmer ran second in the Republican primary June 3 to state Rep. Paul DeMarco of Homewood. They face off in the runoff July 15.
Credit Alabama Policy I?nstituteThe 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.Edit | Remove
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.