The sixth District is the middle of the state. It starts a little north of Montgomery and runs to above Birmingham, encompassing much of Jefferson County (where Birmingham is, but not Birmingham itself), as well as Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, and Shelby counties. It's conservative. No Democrat has received more than 30% of the vote since 1993, when current Congressman Spencer Bachus (a Republican who's retiring) unseated Democrat Ben Erdreich.
Republicans running include:
- Scott Beason, Alabama State Senator
- Paul DeMarco, Representative in the Alabama State House
- Chad Mathis, a surgeon
- Gary Palmer, Chief Development Officer of the Alabama Policy Institute
- Robert Shattuck, blogger
- Tom Vigneulle, a business owner and cattle farmer
- Will Brooke, executive at Harbert Management Corporation
I can't find any Democrats running, so whoever wins the Republican primary will likely be the next Representative for that district.
Oh, yeah. Will Brooke's video. Have you seen it?
Now, is Will Brooke the man needed in Washington? Maybe. It's not my district -- heck, it's not even my state -- so I don't have a vote in that race (unless I voted Democrat, then I could vote early, often, and everywhere).
I hope my friends in Alabama make a good decision. And, I hope that whoever is elected to Congress this fall will indeed take down Obamacare.