Alabama’s Republican primaries for governor and U.S. Senate on May 24 feature close races.
Democratic candidates rarely prevail, with Alabama’s most recent Democratic governor elected in 1999. Meanwhile, the last time Alabama chose to send a Democrat to the Senate was in a 2017 special election when Republican Roy Moore lost only by 1.7 percent after being accused of sexual misconduct.
Currently, the two most contested Alabama races are for governor, and for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Richard Shelby, who is retiring after six terms.
Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has publicly supported former President Donald Trump, although polls suggest that her chances of winning the primary are lower than might be expected….


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