Alabama is in the midst of a tightly contested race to fill the Senate seat left open by Jeff Session’s appointment as Attorney General. Currently, republican, Luther Strange, formerly Alabama's attorney general, holds the seat through a gubernatorial appointment.
Senator Strange’s main competition is former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore and Representative Mo Brooks (R-5-AL.) As the sitting incumbent, Strange has the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the NRSC and the Senate Leadership Fund, as well as other outside groups. Their involvement has made a difference in recent cycles when incumbents faced competitive primaries. However, campaign polling shows the race as very tight.
The Republican primary is scheduled for August 15 and a candidate would need to garner at least 50 percent of the vote. Otherwise, the top two candidates will go on to a September 26 runoff vote. Since Alabama is a deep red state, it is likely that the winner of the Republican nomination will go on to win the general election in December 12. In fact, a Democrat hasn't won a statewide election in Alabama in over a decade.
Senator Strange has close ties to the multifamily industry and has garnered the support of NMHC PAC. He understands the key business needs of the industry and will be a helpful voice during the tax reform debate. With many critical business issues being debated in the Senate, having an ally like Senator Strange will be key to success.
Participating in special elections helps NMHC PAC stand apart. Candidates know NMHC PAC will support those lawmakers who are most aligned with the multifamily industry.
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