Tie in Alabama GOP Race Means Winner to Be Selected by Lot

The battle for a state Senate seat is between Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey and incumbent Tom Whatley.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican Party has declared a tie in the primary race for a state Senate seat and says the winner will be chosen by lot. A state party news release says the party’s Candidate Committee held a hearing Saturday and said the District 27 primary race between Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey and incumbent Tom Whatley was officially a tie. It said the winner would be determined in accordance with the…

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