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Barry Moore wins against Jerry Carl in Alabama primary for the Republican Party

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GOP Representative Barry Moore is predicted to win against fellow Republican Representative Jerry Carl in the Alabama primary for the state’s newly redrawn 1st Congressional District, as per CNN.

It’s not common to see two current officeholders competing against each other. This matchup happens as House Republicans deal with a very close majority and a challenging battle to keep control of the chamber in the 2024 elections.

“This makes it harder for Speaker Johnson to keep the House in Republican control,” mentioned David Hughes, a political science associate professor at Auburn University at Montgomery. Hughes pointed out that changes to congressional maps in other states could balance the loss for Republicans.

With a new map approved by a federal court, Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, previously represented by Moore, was redrawn to increase its Black population, creating an opportunity for Democrats.

The new 1st District is a strongly conservative area in southern Alabama, and Moore is likely to win the general election in November. This district now includes parts of what used to be the 1st and 2nd Districts.

Both candidates highlighted their conservative values in the campaign. Carl’s team portrayed him as a “tough, strong conservative,” stating he won’t back down and will fight for conservative values, much like President Trump. Moore’s campaign presented him as a “true conservative” and emphasized his support for Trump. Moore is also a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus.

Moore is part of the House Judiciary and Agriculture committees, while Carl serves on the House Appropriations and Natural Resources committees.

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