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Caroleene Dobson wins GOP runoff in Alabama’s newly-drawn 2nd Congressional District

First-time political candidate Caroleene Dobson emerged victorious over former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker on Tuesday in a primary runoff election to become the Republican nominee for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. Dobson will now compete with Mobile native Shomari Figures in the November general election to decide the fate of a newly-drawn district. 

At time of post, according to unofficial results from the Alabama Secretary of State, over 105,000 ballots were cast, accounting for a total voter turnout of more than 7.5% with all 28 counties in the district reported. 

Dobson, who says she ran for U.S. Congress to serve “Alabama’s families, farms, and fundamental values,” grew up on her family’s own multi-generational cattle farm in Monroe County, now part of the 2nd Congressional District. 

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“Thank you to each and every Republican voter in the Second District of Alabama,” Dobson said Tuesday night. “I am humbled by your outpouring of support and eagerness to join us in the fight for Alabama families. Because you believed in me and in my vision for our district, we are one step closer to saving our country.”

“I love this state,” Dobson added. “I was born here, and it is my Alabama roots and values that I will take to Washington to represent you.” 

According to unofficial estimates, Dobson secured nearly 60% of total votes cast over Dick Brewbaker, a native and former elected official of Montgomery. Brewbaker secured around 67% of the vote in Montgomery County, while Dobson was able to similarly overperformed in Mobile County, at just under 69%. 

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Dobson currently practices real estate law in Montgomery. Her clients include homebuilders, retailers, small business owners, and family farms similar to the one she grew up on in Monroe County. She received the strong backing of the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA), the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, the Alabama Forestry Commission, as well as local and state elected officials that include the totality of elected Republican sheriffs across the district. 

“Alabama’s Second Congressional District needs someone who will fight for us, and I will,” Dobson said on Tuesday. “We can win in November, but I can’t do it alone.”

At time of post, around 37,000 Democratic voters cast their ballot on Tuesday compared to just over 25,000 Republican voters, according to unofficial data from the Alabama Secretary of State. In the November, Dobson and Figures will appear on the same general election ballot as President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

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

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