Alabama Gears Up for 2024 Primaries: With only four months until the 2024 primary elections in Alabama, the curtain has fallen on candidate qualifying. The Alabama Republican Party’s qualifying session wrapped up on November 10, revealing the contenders for the state’s primaries.
In Madison County, some candidates face little opposition or run unopposed, reflecting Alabama’s current status as a predominantly red state. According to political analyst David Person, finding Democratic candidates capable of shifting the state’s political landscape is challenging, considering Alabama’s recent shift to Republican dominance.
While Madison County shows signs of trending purple, it hasn’t fully transitioned yet. Congressmen Dale Strong and Robert Aderholt in North Alabama face minimal Republican opposition to secure their seats. In the 23rd judicial circuit covering Madison County, judges are running unopposed.
Alabama’s primary elections are traditionally contested, with Republican winners often dominating the general election. However, Person suggests a potential shift in the general election competitiveness for specific counties.
Person emphasizes the need for strategic planning and the development of a robust Democratic political infrastructure to bring about change. Madison County, he hopes, could lead this transformation. Despite the current red hue, Person stresses that political landscapes evolve, and Alabama’s future might not be eternally red, just as its past blue era eventually changed.
The primary election is scheduled for March 5th, 2024, followed by the general election on November 5th.