The margin of Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives is thin. Perilously thin.

A federal court order re-drew a Republican congressional district in Alabama to favor the Democrats—slightly favor.

No incumbent is running in Alabama’s AL-2.

All these factors make the November 5 race for Congress in AL-2 vital, perhaps the deciding race as to which party controls the U.S. House going forward.

If Democratic Party nominee Shomari Figures wins, it could return the Democrats to power. If Republican nominee Caroleene Dobson wins, the House could be kept under Republican control.

Conservative activists in Mobile County have organized a project, "Save Our U.S. House." Their two-fold purpose is to register conservative voters and turn out conservatives in the November 5 general election: voter registration and voter turnout.

The project is not affiliated with any campaign.

“Save" is headed by Mobile County retiree Kay Day, former chair of the Common Sense Campaign of Mobile. Day and husband Don have been actively supporting conservative causes for 15 years.

The growing project holds an action meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at Magnolia Springs Fellowship Hall, 6058 Theodore-Dawes Road, Theodore. The public is invited. No ticket or RSVP is needed. There is no charge. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

In the party runoffs on April 16, Figures won the Democratic nomination, and Dobson won the Republican nomination.

Figures is from Mobile and is the son of State Sen. Vivian Figures (D-Mobile). Dobson is from Monroe County and is the daughter of a cattle-raising family.

Figures has been away from Alabama for a number of years, working in Washington, D.C. He worked in the Obama administration and as Deputy Attorney General under Biden's AG, Merrick Garland. He returned to Alabama to run for this congressional seat.

Dobson lives and works in Montgomery as a real estate attorney.

National groups have taken notice of the AL2 race and the strategic role that its outcome could have on control of the House. Democrat and liberal groups are expected to pour resources and millions into Alabama to affect the election.

The "Save" project sent out the following e-mail:

Vital action meeting: This Tuesday, June 25. 6 p.m.

Magnolia Springs Baptist Church, 6058 Theodore-Dawes Road, Theodore. Fellowship Hall.

YOU can make a difference in keeping the U.S. House from returning to the Nancy Pelosi bunch. We have a great plan to win the new congressional district 2. Please attend our meeting this Tuesday, June 25 and bring with you two or more concerned citizens who might help.

Our action meeting is at the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Theodore at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Refreshments will be served.

Alabama’s CD 2 is vital. With the thin margin of control of the House, CD2 could make the difference if the Democrats can win it. We are putting our top priority on stopping that.

Already, our 33 conservative citizens like you are registering people to vote. Some are setting up voter registration drives in their own church.

Hear our plan to “Save Our U.S. House” and get on board.

The project is being headed by former Mobile Common Sense Chair Kay Day.

Please send this invite to all conservative citizens. And bring some with you Tuesday. Thank you.

Counties in the new second congressional district are Washington, southern Clarke, Monroe, Conecuh, Butler, Crenshaw, Pike, Montgomery, Bullock, Macon, Russell, Barbour and parts of Mobile: most of the city of Mobile and most of northern Mobile County. AL-2 extends from the Mississippi line at Mobile to the Georgia line at Russell County.

Citizens anywhere in Alabama can register to vote via the Alabama Secretary of State's site at

Jim ‘Zig’ Zeigler’s beat is the colorful and positive about Alabama. He writes about Alabama people, places, events, groups and prominent deaths. He is a former Alabama Public Service Commissioner and State Auditor. You can reach him for comments at

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