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Brewbaker, Dobson headed to runoff election in GOP bid for newly-drawn district

The race for the Republican nomination for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District is headed to a runoff between former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Pike Road and Montgomery attorney Caroleene Dobson, following a competitive primary that also included current State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore). 

Once ballots were counted on Tuesday night, Brewbaker led with 39% of the vote ahead of Dobson, who secured 26.46% – narrowly surpassing Albritton’s 25.34% – representing a total electorate of roughly 57,000 Republican voters. 

The GOP nominee will be determined in an April 16 runoff. 

The newly-drawn 2nd Congressional District encompasses a Black voting age population of 48.7% intended to enhance competitiveness for the eventual Democratic nominee.

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Brewbaker or Dobson will face either House Minority Leader and State Rep. Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) or former Obama administration appointee with Mobile roots Shomari Figures in the November 2024 general election.

Brewbaker is a former teacher and the longtime CEO of Brewbaker Motors, a family-owned car dealership in Montgomery. He was a State Senator from 2010 until 2018 after serving two terms in the Alabama House.

“I am a lifelong resident of this district. People who know me know that I will always stand up for what is right and never allow myself to get caught up in Washington’s games and political theatre,” Brewbaker said when announcing his campaign last year.

Caroleene Dobson, a Montgomery-based real estate attorney with deep roots to Alabama’s agriculture and farming community, is supported by the Alabama Farmers Federation and a host of groups who identify with her message of “Alabama’s families, farms, and fundamental values.”

“Today, the resounding message from Alabama is clear — our state demands new perspectives and an end to the era of career politicians who lose touch with our communities when they get to DC,” Dobson said in a statement on Tuesday night.

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

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