MOBILE — While State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) and former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) have received a lot of attention as the two frontrunners in the GOP primary for Alabama's second congressional district, a third candidate received an enthusiastic crowd reaction at the Mobile County Republican Executive Committee meeting Monday night.
Monroe County native turned Birmingham attorney and mother of two Caroleene Dobson packed a punch in her five minutes, speaking about God, family and freedom. Her message resonated with the audience.
Dobson told the crowd she grew up on a farm and learned traditional family values and how to work for a living. She grew up and earned a history and literature degree from Harvard, where she was the women's polo team captain. She then attended Baylor University and graduated magna cum laude with a law degree. Dobson now works at Maynard Nexsen law firm in Birmingham, practicing energy and natural resources law and commercial finance law. She is married to her husband Bobby, and the couple has two daughters.
"I was the first Republican to announce my candidacy," she reminded the Mobile County GOP.
Dobson said she wanted to run to do her part in fighting for freedom to worship and putting the family first. She blasted the "liberal agenda" and promised to keep conservative values at the top of her priorities.
The crowd cheered as Dobson criticized Biden's border policy, which she blamed for threatening the safety and quality of lives of Americans.
The National Cattleman's Beef Association, Alabama FarmPAC, the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and The Value in Electing Women Political Action Committee have endorsed Dobson.
The primary election is scheduled for March 5.
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