Tag: 2017 U.S. Senate race

How Much Is a Senate Seat Worth? The Cost is Closing in on $5 Million so Far.

The nine Republican and seven Democratic candidates in Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election have raised almost $5 million to spend on Tuesday’s party primaries. Republicans have compiled just more than $4.5 million, with incumbent Luther Strange raking in $2,914,746 in his bid to retain the seat. Strange’s latest fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission

U.S. Senate Special Election Voter Guide

Voters will go to the polls Aug. 15 to select party nominees for the U.S. Senate seat vacated earlier this year by now U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

BirminghamWatch, along with WBHM 90.3, Starnes Publishing, and the Trussville Tribune, are collaborating to offer this one-stop, interactive, non-partisan Voter Guide.
Candidate profiles, campaign contributor lists and voter information are in the Voter Guide below.

Republican Senate Candidate List and Profiles      Democratic Senate Candidate List and Profiles
League of Women Voters’ Vote411.org                     ID Needed at the Polls
Verify Registration and Polling Place                       Absentee Ballots
Research Campaign Financing                                   Report a Problem at the Polls

Developments in the Senate Race:
Trump Sends Robocall for Strange in Alabama (Politico)
Alabama GOP Senate Primary Gets Even Strange-er After Trump Intervention (New York Magazine)
Trump’s Choice in Alabama Senate Race is Struggling Ahead of Tuesday’s Primary as Republican Loyalties Split (LA Times)
Trump-Era Party Divisions Show in Alabama GOP Senate Race (Wall Street Journal)
Crowded Field of Alabama Candidates Fight for Open Seat in Senate (Open Secrets)
Alabama Senate Race Tests Trump, McConnell Reach (AP)
Democrats Hope for a Comeback in the U.S. Senate Race (WBHM) )5 Questions as Alabama Casts Votes in U.S. Senate Primary)
(Montgomery Advertiser)

Low Voter Turnout Predicted in Today’s Special U.S. Senate Race (Decatur Daily)

What a Strange Trip It’s Been