AP projects Rep. Barry Moore reelected to Alabama’s District 2 House seat
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - U.S. Rep. Barry Moore is the projected winner of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District House race, according to The Associated Press.
With 13% of the unofficial vote count in so far Tuesday evening, the Republican representative was leading both challengers, businesswoman Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall and comedian/actor Libertarian Jonathan Realz in his race for reelection.
Moore, a businessman and military veteran, previously beat Harvey-Hall for the seat in 2020. Constituents will send Moore back to Washington, where he’s promised to work on securing the U.S. border and stop the flow of fentanyl. He also plans to tackle military recruitment issues and gender identity within sports competitions.
“We’re in this fight to win it. I think it’s gonna be a great future two years it’s been a tough 22 months in Washington, D.C. I can tell you this, but there’s a red wave coming across this country tonight,” Moore said.
Harvey Hall was hoping to win a seat in Washington, but she fell short, securing just 30% of the vote. Regardless of the outcome, she says she is proud of her team and is glad she chose to run again.
“Quite naturally, I’m disappointed I hoped to be the winner of this race, but I am still encouraged to continue to move forward to help our state hopes to get to the place where we have open primaries, and we get rid of straight-ticket voting because I think if we change that we will see some results that are different,” Harvey-Hall said.
Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District covers much of the Montgomery metro area and stretches into the state’s agricultural southeastern Wiregrass area. The district covers Maxwell Air Force Base and Fort Rucker.
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