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Congressional Vacancies in Alabama and Florida

by | Dec 19, 2013

 

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

Bradley Byrne (R) won the December 17 special election carrying 71% of the vote in Alabama's First Congressional District.

Bradley Byrne (R) won the December 17 special election carrying 71% of the vote in Alabama’s First Congressional District.

2013 has proven to be busy in the Special Election department.

In Alabama, National Right to Life-endorsed candidate Bradley Byrne (R) won the December 17 special election carrying 71% of the vote. Byrne, a former state Senator, will represent Alabama’s First Congressional District. The seat opened when pro-life Rep. Jo Bonner resigned to take a position at the University of Alabama.

The makeup of the 113th Congress after this election is 233 Republicans and 201 Democrats. There is one vacancy due to the death of Rep. Bill Young (R-Fl.).

Florida Governor Rick Scott has scheduled a January 14 special primary and March 11 special general election to fill the vacant 13th district seat.

President Obama narrowly carried the district in 2008 and 2012, while Rep. Young, who represented his district for more than four decades, won with 58% of the vote in 2012.

Look for election updates in future National Right to Life News Today at www.nationalrighttolifenews.org.

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