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.

Cases: 319948

Reported Deaths: 7371
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto22285267
Hinds20719421
Harrison18431317
Rankin13901282
Jackson13718248
Madison10263224
Lee10059176
Jones8467167
Forrest7832153
Lauderdale7261242
Lowndes6517150
Lamar635188
Lafayette6313121
Washington5425137
Bolivar4841133
Panola4670110
Oktibbeha466198
Pearl River4605147
Marshall4574105
Warren4440121
Pontotoc425873
Monroe4157135
Union415777
Neshoba4063179
Lincoln4008112
Hancock386987
Leflore3515125
Tate342486
Sunflower339491
Pike3371111
Alcorn327272
Scott320374
Yazoo314171
Adams308086
Itawamba305178
Copiah299966
Coahoma298784
Simpson298589
Tippah291968
Prentiss284161
Leake272074
Marion271280
Covington267283
Wayne264642
Grenada264087
George252251
Newton248663
Tishomingo231868
Winston230181
Jasper222148
Attala215073
Chickasaw210559
Holmes190474
Stone188433
Clay187954
Tallahatchie180041
Clarke178980
Calhoun174132
Yalobusha167840
Smith164134
Walthall135347
Greene131834
Lawrence131124
Montgomery128643
Noxubee128034
Perry127238
Amite126242
Carroll122330
Webster115032
Jefferson Davis108234
Tunica108127
Claiborne103130
Benton102325
Humphreys97533
Kemper96629
Franklin85023
Quitman82216
Choctaw79118
Wilkinson69632
Jefferson66228
Sharkey50917
Issaquena1696
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 548657

Reported Deaths: 11306
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson810031566
Mobile42105831
Madison35690525
Tuscaloosa26173458
Shelby25607254
Montgomery25081614
Baldwin21868314
Lee16278176
Calhoun14719327
Morgan14629285
Etowah14175364
Marshall12453230
Houston10781287
Elmore10293214
Limestone10179157
St. Clair10162251
Cullman9952201
Lauderdale9603250
DeKalb8972190
Talladega8460184
Walker7338280
Autauga7241113
Blount6945139
Jackson6932113
Colbert6413140
Coffee5635127
Dale4928116
Russell454841
Chilton4476116
Franklin431382
Covington4275122
Tallapoosa4138155
Escambia401680
Chambers3728124
Dallas3607158
Clarke353061
Marion3240107
Pike314378
Lawrence3133100
Winston283472
Bibb268564
Geneva257981
Marengo250565
Pickens236962
Barbour234559
Hale227278
Butler224271
Fayette218862
Henry194543
Randolph187544
Cherokee187345
Monroe180041
Washington170539
Macon163051
Clay160059
Crenshaw155957
Cleburne153444
Lamar146837
Lowndes142254
Wilcox126930
Bullock124342
Conecuh113630
Coosa111729
Perry108626
Sumter105732
Greene93634
Choctaw62125
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Tropical Depression Claudette has now moved into Alabama and Georgia, leaving with some cloud cover but dry conditions. Most of us will stay dry through this Father's Day but some spotty showers will likely through the late afternoon.
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