Islamabad, 03 March 2020 – Staff Reporter:
With 1,344 pledged Democratic delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday, most of the nation’s attention will be focused on the battle for the party’s presidential nomination.
But a Republican White House isn’t the only thing on the line this November. Republican control of the Senate is also up in the air, with the GOP defending 23 Senate seats, while Democrats are defending only 12.
On Tuesday, the battle for three of those Senate seats will officially begin, in North Carolina, Alabama and Texas, where primary voters will pick challengers to run against those sitting senators in November.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. (EST)
Below are the primary races on the Republican and Democratic ballots:
Alabama Senate Republican Primary candidates:
- Stanley Adair: Northwest Alabama businessman who created Adair Furniture, Inc.
- Bradley Byrne: U.S. House District 1 Representative (2014 – present) from Mobile who was the former chancellor of the Alabama Community College System (2007 -2009) until his run for the 2010 Republican nomination for governor, which he lost to Robert Bentley
- Arnold Mooney: Alabama House Representative for the 43rd District (2014 – present); Montgomery native
- Roy Moore: Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice (2013 -2017) from Gadsden who lost a 2017 Senate bid to Doug Jones
- Ruth Page Nelson: Community activist from Dothan; the sole female running for the Alabama Senate seat
- Jeff Sessions: Former Alabama Attorney General (1995 – 1997), former U.S. Senator (1996 – 2017) until his appointment to U.S. Attorney General under President Trump (2017 – 2019)
- Tommy Tuberville: Former head football coach at Auburn University (1999 -2008)
Democratic Presidential primary candidates:
- Joe Biden: Former Senator (1973 – 2009), vice president to President Obama (2009 – 2017)
- Michael Bloomberg: Former mayor of New York City (2002 – 2013)
- Tulsi Gabbard: U.S. House Representative from Hawaii (2013 – present)
- Bernie Sanders: U.S. Senator from Vermont (2007 – present)
- Elizabeth Warren: U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (2013 – present)