Rep. Ed Henry will run for U.S. Senate - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Rep. Ed Henry will run for U.S. Senate

(Source: Raycom) (Source: Raycom)

Rep. Ed Henry plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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

Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that the special election for the seat would be moved up to 2017 rather than 2018.

READ MORE: Governor Ivey moves special election for U.S. senate seat to 2017

Henry, who represents District 9, initially told reporters on Tuesday he was considering a run and would announce his intentions on Wednesday. He later confirmed Tuesday afternoon he would seek the U.S. Senate position.

“I’ve done nothing but fight corruption in state government, pointed out when it was not popular," said Henry. "I have fought every entity that stood in the way, and at the end of the day, we won. The people of Alabama won."

The special election primary will take place on Aug. 15.

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