The forum, which was not attended by AL House Rep. About two hundred conservative voters showed up to rally for their candidates, of which there is no shortage.
Overall, the debate was not overly contentious. All of the Republicans, the Independent, and even sometimes the Democrat agreed on lots of issues. Typical topics were discussed, such as campaign finances, thoughts on term limits, and general distaste in all things Obama.
Later, the first question from the audience would yield an interesting flurry of answers: The answers the candidates provided sounded like a potpourri of political sectarianism, or maybe components of a drinking game at Bohemian Grove: Subscribe to our daily newsletter But, of course, the forum did not stop there. The next interesting exchange came with the question of what the candidates would do to protect religious freedom.
I want prayer back in our schools. He got it from editorials I wrote for the Washington Times. The topic came to a head earlier in the campaign when Dean Young circulated a pledge asking the candidates to vow their opposition to gay marriage and their support for changing the by-laws of the ALGOP to prevent gay marriage proponents from sitting on the steering committee. While none of them went as far as to sign the pledge, all of the Republicans were willing to offer their assurances that gay is not okay, at least in the marriage department.
And at the forum Monday, Burton Leflore, the Democrat, jumped right on board. We have to accept there are gay people in the world. If they want to live together, so be it.
When asked about global warming, the Republicans all scoffed. In closing statements, all the candidates emphasized the plight of the district and the need for a leader to go to Washington and represent 1st district values: One candidate, however, wanted to make his case clearer than he already had, so Quin Hillyer did so with a challenge, this time for the voters: Consistent advocate for conservative values.
The special primary runoff, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, November 5, If a special primary runoff is not required, the special general election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, If a special primary runoff is required, the special general election will be held on Tuesday, December 17,