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April 13, 2014 / V A Nichols

Crowded field seeks GOP nod in Alabama’s 6th Congressional District

League of Humane Voters - Alabama


KIM CHANDLER
Published: Today

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – On the campus of Samford University, seven Republican hopefuls took the stage at a candidate forum to explain why voters should send them to the U.S. Congress.

They largely agreed with each other on policy issues. The Affordable Care Act should be repealed. Term limits should be adopted.

But in the crowded field vying to replace retiring Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus in Alabama’s 6th Congressional District, the seven are striving for ways to set themselves apart. Two pointed to their experience in politics, another two their lack of it. One notes his experience at a doctor. Another made a memorable ad using his AR-15 to shoot holes in a copy of the Affordable Care Act.

“The first question everybody is asking is, ‘Who gets the two tickets to the runoff?'” said Alabaster state Sen. Cam Ward, who considered running for the seat…

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