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Rep. Robert Aderholt will not seek Strange's senate seat

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Congressman Robert Aderholt, who represents Alabama's 4th District (see map), has announced he will not seek the senate seat currently held by Luther Strange. 

Aderholt made the announcement via Facebook: 

Strange was appointed by former Governor Robert Bentley to replace Jeff Sessions, who is now serving as Attorney General. Bentley may be gone, but controversy still surrounds the ascension of Strange. 

Originally set for late 2018, earlier this month Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation that moved the special election to 2017. The primary will be held on August 15, and the general election on Dec. 12. 

Should it be necessary, a primary runoff will be held Sept. 26. 

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore recently resigned from the Supreme Court to challenge Strange. 

Representative Ed Henry and Randy Brinson, president of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, have also announced their candidacies. 

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