Alabama: “House committee approves bill revising special U.S. Senate election law”

Montgomery Advertiser:

A House committee Wednesday morning approved a bill that would require special elections for U.S. Senate to take place at the next statewide general election.

“What this bill simply does is set any U.S. Senate vacancies for regularly scheduled elections every two years,” sponsor Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, told the House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee before the vote.

 The measure comes after last year’s lengthy and twist-filled campaign for Alabama’s junior U.S. Senate seat, vacated after longtime senator Jeff Sessions became U.S. attorney general. Had the bill’s provisions been in place last year, former U.S. Sen. Luther Strange would likely still be in his seat

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