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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 7:45 PM
Updated: 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: 16769

Reported Deaths: 803
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds107426
Madison76728
Lauderdale75968
Neshoba72844
Jones70133
Scott66312
Forrest59539
DeSoto57510
Rankin4569
Leake45212
Holmes44330
Copiah3294
Jackson31415
Attala31118
Yazoo2964
Newton2884
Lincoln28031
Leflore27736
Oktibbeha27314
Harrison2697
Monroe26925
Wayne2623
Lamar2505
Lowndes2479
Pearl River21231
Pike20411
Adams20316
Washington1987
Warren19610
Lee1948
Noxubee1936
Covington1792
Bolivar16911
Jasper1674
Clarke15619
Smith15511
Kemper15511
Lafayette1544
Chickasaw14014
Coahoma1314
Clay1254
Winston1241
Carroll11911
Marion1169
Claiborne1155
Lawrence1071
Grenada1074
Simpson1040
Yalobusha1046
Sunflower923
Tate911
Hancock9012
Union897
Itawamba897
Marshall873
Wilkinson859
Panola843
Montgomery841
Webster844
Jefferson Davis823
Tippah7611
Calhoun674
Amite661
Walthall640
Humphreys637
Tunica583
Prentiss533
Perry513
Choctaw502
Pontotoc473
Jefferson421
Tishomingo360
Greene331
Stone320
Quitman320
Tallahatchie301
George292
Franklin292
Alcorn191
Benton140
Sharkey70
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 19073

Reported Deaths: 672
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile2321118
Jefferson1901104
Montgomery185843
Tuscaloosa83616
Marshall7089
Franklin5858
Lee56234
Shelby52819
Tallapoosa43466
Butler42118
Walker3862
Elmore3749
Chambers36026
Madison3534
Unassigned3062
Morgan3021
Baldwin2939
Dallas2923
Lowndes26512
Etowah26312
DeKalb2573
Autauga2415
Coffee2391
Sumter2287
Houston2265
Bullock2176
Pike2120
Colbert1902
Hale1859
Russell1810
Barbour1771
Marengo1756
Lauderdale1722
Calhoun1673
Wilcox1577
Choctaw15310
Cullman1521
Clarke1492
St. Clair1351
Randolph1287
Dale1240
Marion12411
Pickens1205
Talladega1195
Limestone1080
Chilton1071
Greene954
Macon934
Winston910
Jackson833
Covington821
Henry822
Crenshaw783
Bibb761
Escambia753
Washington736
Blount631
Lawrence510
Monroe462
Geneva440
Perry430
Conecuh411
Coosa401
Cherokee383
Clay282
Lamar280
Fayette160
Cleburne151
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