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Alabama, Arkansas Races to watch on Super Tuesday

Battles in two Alabama districts while Arkansas’ Womack faces a challenger. (Click image for article.)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 7: Rep. Jerry Carl, R-Ala., leaves a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Photo: Rep. Jerry Carl, R-Ala., faces a challenge from a House colleague after districts were redrawn to comply with a court order. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

 

Tuesday night will be the beginning of the end of either Rep. Jerry Carl or Rep. Barry Moore’s House career, after redistricting pushed them into a faceoff for Alabama’s 1st District.

Alabama adopted a new congressional map last year after the Supreme Court said the state needed to give African American voters a second district where they could influence the election of a representative. Under the new map, Democrats are likely to pick up a seat in the 2nd District, where there are crowded primaries for both parties’ nominations. 

If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes in Alabama, the top two candidates with the most votes head to a runoff election, scheduled for April 16. 

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