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Barry Moore victorious in Alabama’s 1st Congressional District after GOP showdown with Jerry Carl

U.S. Representative Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) has claimed victory in the Republican Party primary for Alabama’s newly-drawn 1st Congressional District. After federally-imposed redistricting was handed down in 2023, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) remained the incumbent Congressman for District 1, Rep. Moore’s residence was drawn into it, and he challenged Rep. Carl for the party’s nomination.

On Tuesday night, in the unlikely situation of two incumbents squaring off to retain their seat among an untested electorate, Moore emerged victorious.

“I am grateful to God, my family, the voters, my staff and the many dedicated volunteers and supporters who made tonight possible,” Rep. Moore said after claiming victory in the race.

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“I am excited about getting to work for the people of Alabama’s First District. My wife Heather and I spent thousands of hours traveling the new district and getting to know the wonderful people who are fighting for the same things we are — small government, our constitutional freedoms, fiscal responsibility and a secure border. The First District can count on me to hold the line and be their true conservative voice in Washington.”

According to the latest results from the Alabama Secretary of State at time of post, Moore secured 51.75% of the votes on Super Tuesday, accounting for more than 53,805 voters.  Reps. Carl and Moore were both elected to Congress in 2020. Moore faces a Democratic challenger in the November 5, 2024 general election.

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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