The political crystal ball for what lies ahead for Alabama in 2024 remains murky as candidates determine what they will do in the next election cycle.
It is especially true for U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise). Moore, who currently represents the second congressional district, was drawn out of his district by a federal court. Now, he finds himself in a district with first congressional district incumbent U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile).
Carl formally qualified with the Alabama Republican Party to run for reelection early this week. However, Moore remains undecided with several options before including a run in the first or second congressional district, or he could opt to sit out 2024 in preparation for a 2026 bid for statewide office.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Moore said he expected a decision in the coming weeks but was currently focused on U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-Ohio) bid for House Speaker.
"Jeff Poor, you know me well enough to know I pray pretty seriously about what I'm going to do," he said. "So, I'm still seeking the Lord. And listen, you know, my priority right now is to get Jim Jordan as speaker. We've got some time to qualify and decide what we're going to do. So, we haven't made our final decision. We're in the process of that. I'll let you guys know as soon as I know."
"But right now, the priority for me is to get this guy, Jim Jordan, across the finish line to get a House Freedom Caucus guy as Speaker of the House," he added.
Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.
Don't miss out! Subscribe to our newsletter and get our top stories every weekday morning.