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Alabama Democratic Party May Boot Two Republican-Funded Candidates from the Race in Newly-Created Black Congressional District

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on March 2, 2024

IMAGE: Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Randy Kelley.



Things are heating up in the race to fill the Congressional seat in the newly created, court-ordered, 2nd Congressional District in Alabama.  The District was designed in 2023 to favor the candidate of choice of Black voters as a judicial remedy for Alabama's engrained and sustained voter discrimination against its Black citizens.

The Alabama Democratic Party may boot two of the candidates in the race because they have received “unimaginable amounts of dark money” from conservative Republican donors, based upon their most recent campaign disclosure reports. 


The two candidates at-risk of being booted from the race are Shomari Figures (Mobile) and Anthony Daniels (Huntsville).  

The potential disqualification of these candidates is the subject of a March 1, 2024, memo from Alabama Democratic Conference Chairman Joe L. Reed to Randy Kelly, Chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party. The memo speaks for itself and appears below.

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Donald V. Watkins
Donald V. Watkins
Mar 15

Here is the latest update from Dr. Joe L. Reed and the Alabama Democrat Conference on the Congressional District 2 runoff election scheduled for April 16, 2024.

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