Former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) released his first media advertisement promoting his bid for Alabama's second congressional district. Brewbaker is one of the few candidates on either side of the aisle to live in the newly re-drawn second district and, according to political insiders, is the front-runner for the Republican nomination.
The ad is an introduction video narrated by Brewbaker and features him speaking directly to the people of the second district, which, after the Federal Courts drastically re-drew the lines, has many new voters.
"I'm worried about the future of the American Republic," Brewbaker said. "That's why I am running for Congress. That's why I get up every day and talk to people from The Chattahoochee Valley all the way down to Mobile Bay, and everywhere in between."
Brewbaker highlighted the need to get a handle on President Joe Biden's runaway inflation, finish the wall and secure the southern border while fighting to turn the country in a new direction.
"It is easy to to define what I stand for: Liberty, Security, and Limited Government," Brewbaker said. "If you don't define your principles, you can find yourself reacting to every issue du jour and not focusing on what's right for the district, the state, and the nation."
In a statement, Brewbaker highlighted his pledge from when he ran for State Senate to serve two terms. He also made a new pledge to only serve 10 years if elected to Congress.
"Without your word, you're good for nothing — in politics and in life," Brewbaker added, "I told the folks in my state senate district that I would only serve two terms if elected, and I did it. I am telling the people of the district that I will serve five terms (10 years) maximum if I am elected to Congress."
Alabama state senators serve four-year terms, and U.S. Representatives serve two-year terms.
Unlike in most of Alabama's congressional districts, this race will not be decided by the Republican or Democrat primary. The general election will be a hard-fought race between the nominees and will play a role in shaping which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Republican primary election will be held on March 5.
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