BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The latest developments in Alabama’s 2022 primary elections. All times are local (CT).
Kathy Warner-Stanton was declared the winner in the Democratic nomination for the US House District 5 seat.
Another runoff in the Alabama primary elections. Rep. Mo Brooks did not seek reelection for his US House District 5 seat in order to run for Senate. Republicans Dale Strong and Casey Wardynski are headed to a runoff on June 21 to see who will receive the party’s nomination.
Gov. Kay Ivey has been named the winner of the Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to the Associated Press.
It’s official. The Republican nomination for the US Senate seat will be up for grabs in a primary runoff election between Katie Britt and Mo Brooks. The election will be held on June 21 and the winner will face off against Democratic nominee Will Boyd.
Britt, the former chief of staff for Sen. Richard Shelby, led all candidates in the race with 45% of the votes. brooks, a congressman who had an endorsement from former President Donald Trump rescinded, finished second with over 28% of the votes.
The Associated Press has called the Democratic race for US Senate. Will Boyd will serve as the party’s nominee in November and will likely face the winner of a runoff between Katie Brit and Mo Brooks on June 21.
Tim James, who looked to follow in his father’s footsteps as governor of Alabama, conceded in the race just before 10:30 p.m. to incumbent Kay Ivey. He says he called her 10 minutes before addressing his campaign party and wished her luck.
Gov. Kay Ivey declared victory in the Republican gubernatorial race just after 10 p.m. She holds more than 50% of the total votes and has a massive lead over second-place candidate Lindy Blanchard.
“Tomorrow it’s back to work,” Ivey said. “Tonight marks the end of one campaign and the beginning of yet another and y’all this is the most important yet. The Democrats want to take back the power and we cannot let them reverse the progress we’ve made in Alabama.”
Katie Britt speaks at her campaign party and gave an impassioned speech thanking her supporters. She currently leads the US Senate race to replace Sen. Richard Shelby over Rep. Mo Brooks. Despite having nearly 17% more of the votes over Brooks, Britt currently does not meet the criteria to avoid a runoff.
Candidate Mike Durant conceded the race during his speech to his supporters in Huntsville Tuesday night.
The Associated Press has called the Attorney General’s race in favor of incumbent Steve Marshall.
Rep. Mike Rogers has won the Republican nomination for the US House in Alabama’s 3rd Congressional district.
Senate candidates Katie Britt and Mike Durant released statements on the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday afternoon where 19 children and 1 teacher were killed. The shooting suspect was also killed.
“I’m heartbroken to see these innocent children and multiple teachers murdered in Texas,” Britt said. “My family and I are praying for their loved ones and their community, and we thank the law enforcement officers who responded to this gut-wrenching tragedy.”
“We send our children to school we want them to be safe,” Durant said. “This is a mental health issue. I said that last week about Buffalo. That’s the issue. It’s mental health. We’ve got to get our heads around that and figure out how we are going to treat people who have these issues and bring this to an end because it’s horrible.
Gov. Kay Ivey also called the shooting a “horrific tragedy.”
With most races reporting 8% of the votes Tuesday night, many of the results have held steady.
Kay Ivey is hanging on to 56% of the votes in the Republican gubernatorial race, followed by Lindy Blanchard and Tim James who both have around 17%. Yolanda Rochelle Flowers has extended her lead in the Democratic race over Malika Sanders Fortier but is still well below the 50% needed to avoid a runoff on June 21.
Will Boyd appears to have taken control of the Democratic Senate race with 65% of the votes while Katie Britt leads the GOP race with just 44% of the total votes.
State Auditor Jim Zeigler’s lead in the Secretary of State race has dwindled and now holds less than a 2% advantage over Wes Allen. Incumbent Attorney General Steve Marshall holds 88% of the votes in his race for reelection.
Greg Cook has maintained his 11% lead over Debra Jones in the Alabam Supreme Court race. Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway has control over his reelection id with more than 75% of the total votes.
Less than 1% of the votes have been reported. Gov. Kay Ivey leads the Republican gubernatorial race by nearly 60% of the vote. Tim James is in second, followed by Lindy Blanchard.
On the Democratic side, Yolanda Rochelle Flowers holds a slim lead over Malika Sanders Fortier with 1% of the votes being reported.
Will Boyd and Katie Britt hold leads in their respective Senate races and incumbent Attorney General Steve Marshall leads challenger Harry Still III by nearly 80%.
State Auditor Jim Zeigler holds 50% of the voting for Secretary of State so far with Wes Allen coming in at a close second. In the race for Supreme Court place 5, Greg Cook is hanging on to an 11% advantage over Debra Jones.
Alabamians have cast their votes in the 2022 Alabama primary elections as the polls have officially closed across the state.
Candidates will have to garner 50% or more of the total votes Tuesday in order to avoid a runoff and move on to the general election in November. If a runoff is needed, it will take place June 21.
Secretary of State John Merrill told CBS 42 that he would characterize the voter turnout Tuesday as “moderate.”
Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.