I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about safe Republican Senate seats, but sometimes you have to take a peak just to see what kind of craziness in the hinterland makes a phenomenon like Trump possible.
On December 12, 2017, there will be a special election for the U.S. Senate seat from Alabama. This is to replace Jeff Sessions who is of course Trump’s fumbling, bumbling Attorney General. On February 9, 2017, then-Gov. Robert Bentley appointed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to temporarily fill the vacancy. Strange is running in the special.
After some back and forthing, the special election was set for later this year instead of initially at the same time as the regularly scheduled elections in 2018. Long story.
10 Republicans and eight Democrats qualified. The primary elections will take place on August 15, 2017, with primary runoffs on September 26, 2017, if necessary.
Don’t really care who wins this very safe Republican seat, but Big Luther wants you to knoe he’s a Trump man.