Qualifying ends for Alabama elections

The qualifying for statewide, legislative and congressional races in Alabama ended at 5 p.m. Friday.

Posted: Feb 9, 2018 7:47 PM

MOMTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on qualifying for 2018 elections (all times local):

6:06 p.m.

State Sen. Slade Blackwell is running for governor.

The Alabama Republican Party indicated Friday that Blackwell had filed paperwork to run for governor.

The Mountain Brook Republican joins a crowded GOP field challenging Republican incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey in the June primary.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, state Sen. Bill Hightower of Mobile, evangelical preacher Scott Dawson and Michael McAllister are also running in the Republican primary against Ivey.

On the Democratic side, the candidates are former chief justice Sue Bell Cobb, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, former state legislator James Fields, Christopher A. Countryman and Anthony White.

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5:50 p.m.

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bob Vance is running for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Vance filed paperwork Friday with the Alabama Democratic Party to run for the office of chief justice.

He is seeking the post six years after he narrowly lost the 2012 race to Republican Roy Moore.

Vance has been a circuit judge in Jefferson County for 15 years.

On the Republican side, current chief justice Lyn Stuart and Associate Justice Tom Parker are seeking the post.

Stuart became chief justice when Moore was suspended from the bench.

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5:20 p.m.

Joseph Siegelman, the son of former Gov. Don Siegelman, is running for attorney general.

The Alabama Democratic Party said Friday that the younger Siegelman filed paperwork to run for attorney general.

Joseph Siegelman is a lawyer in private practice in Birmingham and a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law.

He has also been involved in the fight to overturn his father's bribery conviction. He filed a lawsuit seeking access to an internal review of how the government handled Siegelman's case.

Siegelman will face lawyer Chris Christie in the June Democratic primary.

On the Republican side, incumbent Attorney General Steve Marshall faces former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin, former Attorney General Troy King and Republican lawyer and former judge Chess Bedsole.

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12:48 p.m.

The fields for the 2018 elections are taking shape.

The Alabama Republican and Democratic parties will close qualifying on Friday evening for the 2018 elections.

Statewide offices, including governor, attorney general, lieutenant governor and chief justice, as well as legislative and congressional seats are among the offices up for grabs this year.

Qualifying ends at 5 p.m.

The party primaries will be held June 5. The general election is Nov. 6.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 115088

Reported Deaths: 3255
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds7973177
DeSoto703979
Harrison522384
Jackson457884
Rankin394086
Madison383194
Lee357380
Forrest304678
Jones292484
Washington258399
Lafayette250443
Lauderdale2478135
Lamar225538
Oktibbeha202454
Bolivar201677
Neshoba1849111
Lowndes179962
Panola170040
Leflore167187
Sunflower162349
Warren154855
Monroe150673
Pontotoc147220
Marshall143129
Lincoln140157
Pike138456
Copiah137536
Scott125429
Coahoma124937
Grenada122638
Yazoo122234
Simpson121549
Union118825
Tate116839
Leake115041
Holmes114760
Itawamba113925
Pearl River113660
Adams108544
Prentiss106120
Wayne101722
Alcorn100112
George99218
Covington97527
Marion95042
Tippah90322
Newton86627
Chickasaw85526
Tallahatchie84526
Winston84121
Hancock84028
Tishomingo81241
Attala79426
Clarke75851
Clay69321
Jasper68717
Walthall63927
Calhoun62612
Noxubee59817
Smith59416
Montgomery54923
Yalobusha54514
Claiborne53716
Tunica53517
Lawrence51814
Perry49423
Carroll49312
Greene47818
Stone47514
Humphreys43816
Amite42513
Quitman4206
Jefferson Davis41011
Webster37613
Benton3416
Wilkinson33820
Kemper32615
Sharkey28514
Jefferson27610
Franklin2423
Choctaw2086
Issaquena1074
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 155915

Reported Deaths: 2674
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson23129377
Mobile16849315
Tuscaloosa10296140
Montgomery10197197
Madison928096
Shelby733863
Baldwin663769
Lee653465
Calhoun456761
Marshall438150
Etowah426551
Houston414834
Morgan412035
DeKalb338829
Elmore320053
St. Clair292542
Limestone284230
Walker277292
Talladega265335
Cullman244024
Lauderdale226242
Jackson214915
Franklin205231
Autauga204831
Colbert200532
Russell19443
Blount192525
Chilton186932
Dallas186527
Coffee176311
Dale175151
Covington174029
Escambia172530
Chambers135044
Clarke134317
Pike133513
Tallapoosa131787
Marion107629
Barbour10319
Marengo100822
Butler100740
Winston92213
Geneva9007
Lawrence85032
Pickens84718
Bibb82814
Randolph82316
Hale76730
Washington74412
Clay74112
Cherokee73314
Lowndes70928
Henry7086
Bullock64817
Monroe64610
Crenshaw60630
Perry5896
Fayette57413
Wilcox56712
Conecuh56113
Cleburne5568
Macon53420
Lamar4905
Sumter47221
Choctaw39012
Greene34216
Coosa2033
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