Hatcher defeats Knight in Alabama Senate runoff election

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state representative from Montgomery has won the Democratic runoff for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by a legislator who pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges.

The secretary of state’s office says state Rep. Kirk Hatcher defeated former state Rep. John Knight with 74% of the vote in balloting Tuesday.

The district includes much of Montgomery County. Hatcher will face Republican state Rep. William Greene in a special election on March 2.

The District 26 seat was vacated when former state Sen. David Burkette pleaded guilty to misdemeanor campaign finance violations and resigned in September.

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