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‘One of us’: Alabama Farmers Federation endorses Dobson in GOP primary for Congress

Caroleene Dobson picked up another endorsement for her candidacy to represent Alabama’s newly-drawn Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District as a Republican. For Dobson, and for the group, this one hits home.

The Alabama Farmers Federation announced Dobson won the group’s influential backing.

“Caroleene is one of us,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “She grew up on a fifth-generation cattle farm in Monroe County and understands the challenges facing farmers and rural families. Caroleene’s intelligence and personal drive gave her the opportunity to further her education and make connections throughout the country, but she never forgot her roots.”

“Her devotion to faith, family and hard work will make her a strong voice for Alabama’s Second Congressional District as she goes toe to toe with those who are seeking to undermine the foundational values of our great nation,” Parnell said.

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Dobson grew up working on her family’s cattle farm and competed in the National High School Finals Rodeo as a teen. She’s a member of the Alabama Forestry Commission and serves on the board of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition, which has sponsored Montgomery’s annual rodeo competition since 1958.

Dobson articulated why an endorsement from the Alabama Farmers Federation’s political action committees, Alabama FarmPAC and ELECT, is a big one for her personally.

“I was born and raised on our family farm in rural southwest Alabama and took part in the hard work and daily chores that go into feeding families across our state,” said Dobson. “Because we share deep agricultural roots and a common bond, the farmers of the Second Congressional District understand that I will always ensure their voices are heard in the committee rooms, corridors and chambers of the U.S. Capitol.”

“FarmPAC and the Alabama Farmers Federation embrace the traditional values and conservative beliefs of our state and its people, and I am thankful for the endorsement and support.”

Dobson currently practices real estate law with the Maynard Nexsen firm, where she represents clients including homebuilders, small business owners, and private landowners.

The Alabama Republican Primary will take place on March 5, 2024.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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