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Alabama Attorney General’s race: Meet the Candidates

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Meet the candidates running for Alabama's Attorney General.
Meet the candidates running for Alabama's Attorney General.(Source: WBRC)
Published: Oct. 29, 2018 at 6:01 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Steve Marshall is the Republican incumbent in the race for Alabama Attorney General. He was sworn in as AG in February of 2017 after being appointed by Governor Robert Bentley to replace Luther Strange, who filled the seat of Senator Jeff Sessions when he became U.S. Attorney General.

Marshall’s website lists an “impressive conservative record” as AG on issues, which includes supporting the Second Amendment right to carry firearms outside the home, supporting the Trump Administration’s travel ban and winning First Amendment protections for pro-life speech.

Marshall served as District Attorney of Marshall County from 2001-2017. Earlier this year, Marshall’s wife Bridgette died by suicide and he has been open about her history with depression, anxiety and chronic pain.

Joe Siegelman is the Democrat running for Attorney General. He’s a managing partner in the Cochran Firm’s Birmingham office, and the son of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. He promises to restore impartiality to the office of AG and apply the law fairly, with no political agenda.

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