U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) will face his congressional opponent, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), in a January debate as both continue to vie for Alabama's first congressional district.

After a lengthy legal battle fighting for the state legislature's approved map, a federal court redrew Alabama's congressional map earlier this year. The result of the redrawn map caused two incumbent congressmen to run against one another in the upcoming election.

Moore currently represents the state's second congressional district, which was heavily affected by redistricting. Moore announced in October that he would challenge the incumbent Carl for the heavily redrawn first congressional district.

The two will face one another in a debate hosted at the Daphne Civic Center in Carl's current district. The debate is scheduled for January 24, 2024.

"Alabama's First Congressional District needs a conservative workhorse fighting for them in Congress, and that's exactly what I've done since being elected," Carl said. I look forward to debating my challenger as I highlight my record as a conservative fighter who has stood up for Trump's America First agenda and gone toe-to-toe with Joe Biden to hold him accountable for being a total failure."

"Whether it's working to stop Biden's radical attempts to defund law enforcement, working to pass the strongest border security bill the House has ever voted on, or pushing back against liberals who want to fundamentally change our way of life, I'll never back down from the fight," he added.

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