|Alabama Congressional District 1|
On November 5, 2013, in a Republican primary run-off, voters in Alabama's Congressional District 1 will choose between establishment-oriented Bradley Byrne and Religious Right activist Dean Young.
Usually a bastion of Republican party unity since the mid-1960s, the special election duel between Byrne and Young bucks nearly 50 years of tradition, and exemplifies the burgeoning splits within the GOP, a Tea Party versus Establishment intra-party civil war, so to speak.
The winner of the November 5th run-off will likely cruise to victory in the special election in December. The Democrats have nominated a candidate, but will be facing an overwhelmingly Republican electorate in a few weeks.
The Politico article is linked below.
Politico: Byrne vs. Dean in Alabama District 1