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Caroleene Dobson: ‘There’s a lot of opportunity for a Republican to win’ Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

The Republican nominee for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District believes that her party can win over many former Democrats in the hotly contested race.

First-time political candidate Caroleene Dobson defeated former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker in a primary runoff election to become the Republican nominee for newly redrawn district earlier this year.

She now will face off with Democratic candidate Shomari Figures in the November general election that’s getting national attention. In a recent report, Reuters highlighted the contest as one of eleven House races to watch.

Dobson discussed her campaign during a recent appearance on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program.”

“[F]olks are you know, tired of of the same old, same old,” Dobson said. “They want action and they want someone to represent them who is one of them. Someone who’s a working parent, who’s going to fight for Alabama families, and I’m gonna fight for Alabama families throughout the district in small towns and in Mobile and Montgomery and everywhere in between.”

The congressional candidate said her message should resonate with voters from any party in her district.

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“We’re all suffering right now under Bidenomics, under the open border policy, and again, I think that’s really a compelling motivator,” she argued. “And when I’m out in the communities, speaking to folks, even who may have previously considered themselves Democrats, I’m hearing from them that they’re very concerned about the safety of their families. They’re concerned about how much gas costs, how much their groceries cost, and also about… the woke indoctrination that the left is pushing. Whether it’s what you see that in the scouting change from Boy Scouts to scouting, or boys and girls sports. There’s definitely an attempt by the left to kind of undermine some of the bedrock values on which this country was founded and that disturbing to folks across political lines.”

According to a poll conducted earlier this year, Figures had a slight edge with 45% of the vote to Dobson’s 44%, with 10% undecided.

She also thinks even Democrats will appreciate her promotion of family values in the Yellowhammer State.

“[A] lot of the Democrats here in district two are still church going and God fearing and are concerned about what’s going on college campuses throughout the country,” she said. “Seeing students and young people of Jewish faith being persecuted, truly and so, again, I think there’s a lot of opportunity for a Republican to win this district if they’re willing to work and get out into the communities and offer even former Democrats another option.”

Dobson currently practices real estate law in Montgomery representing homebuilders, retailers, small business owners, and family farms.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on X @Yaffee

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