Category: President

Alabama on Display at State of the Union

Alabama will be on display during tonight’s State of the Union address by President Joe Biden.

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama will be giving the rebuttal on behalf of the Republican Party after the speech ends.
She is the first woman elected senator from Alabama and, at 42, the youngest Republican woman elected to the Senate.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, a Democrat, is taking three of the foot soldiers from the Selma to Montgomery marches as her guests to the State of the Union. She said in a press release that her choice was especially fitting because the address is falling on the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Where Democratic Presidential Candidates Stand on Major Issues

Alabama voters who choose a Democratic ballot for the March 3 party primaries will see a crowded slate of 14 presidential candidates, but nine of those have withdrawn from the race.

The remaining five active candidates are Joseph R. Biden, Michael R. Bloomberg, Tulsi Gabbard, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

The nine candidates who dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination are Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, John K. Delaney, Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang, along with Tom Steyer, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, who withdrew from the race after disappointing results in Saturday’s primary in South Carolina.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, Democratic candidates selected the following topics as the top five issues in the party’s presidential primary: health care, climate change, gun policy, education and the distribution of wealth and income. Read about their stances.

Where Republican Presidential Candidates Stand on Major Issues

President Donald Trump faces one challenger in the March 3 Republican Party primary in Alabama.

Trump, whose popularity in Alabama is second only to that in Wyoming, shares the top of the GOP ballot with Bill Weld.

A recent Gallup Poll listed the five most important issues for Republican voters as terrorism and national security, immigration, abortion, the economy and education. Read the candidates’ stances on those issues. Read more.