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Rep. Ed Henry pulls out of U.S. Senate race

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Rep. Ed Henry (Source: WAFF) Rep. Ed Henry (Source: WAFF)
HOOVER, AL (WAFF) -

Rep. Ed Henry will no longer pursue the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The announcement made Wednesday afternoon ends a month-long campaign that started on April 18.

Wednesday was the final day for candidates to register for the August 15 primary.

Rep. Henry used the majority of the announcement to challenge the appointment of Senator Luther Strange.

"These are my qualifying papers for the U.S. Senate. I will not run for the U.S. Senate, however, I will continue to hold politicians who behave in a corrupt and improper manner accountable, like Luther Strange."

Former state attorney general Luther Strange was appointed to the position in February by former Gov. Robert Bentley.

A spokesperson for Strange gave the following response:

Hubbard supporters like Ed Henry have been attacking Senator Strange and his team at the Attorney General's office ever since the public corruption unit indicted the disgraced Speaker. When they were fighting corruption in Montgomery and needed folks in the foxhole, these guys were lobbing grenades their way. These baseless accusations from people who stood behind Hubbard at his pep rally are nothing new, have already been responded to, and don't warrant any further recognition. Ed Henry should be ashamed for attacking hard-working law enforcement professionals, and he owes the best public corruption team in the country an apology.

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