Thursday, October 31, 2013

Politico: Bradley Byrne and Dean Young Locked in Tight Race for the GOP Nomination for Alabama Congressional District One

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

"Alabama Republicans Bradley Byrne and Dean Young are running neck and neck ahead of next week’s special runoff primary election in Alabama’s First Congressional District, according to a new survey.

The poll, conducted by the GOP consulting firm Cygnal, shows Young, a tea party-aligned real estate investor, with a 43.2 percent to 40.2 percent lead over Byrne, a former state senator and unsuccessful 2010 gubernatorial candidate."

---Alex Isenstadt, Politico 

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