Birmingham, AL – ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead extended congratulations to Bradley Byrne Tuesday evening as election results from the First Congressional District general election indicated that he will be Alabama’s newest Congressman. Provisional ballots withstanding, Bradley Byrne received 36,042 votes (71%) and Democrat Burton LeFlore received 14,968 votes (29%). The First Congressional District includes Washington, Baldwin, Mobile, Escambia, Monroe counties and part of Clarke County. Armistead’s statement was as follows:
“I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to Bradley Byrne for his victory tonight! Following a packed primary and high intensity runoff, I am glad to announce that Byrne will be joining Alabama’s current conservatives in Washington. I thank the people of south Alabama for showing up at the polls today to elect a strong conservative that will be their voice in Congress.
“Residents of south Alabama have visited their polling locations many, many times this year but I am thankful and grateful to those who did so again. Getting out the vote is a deciding factor in Republicans retaining key seats across the state.
“We have a strong Republican delegation representing Alabama in Washington, D.C. and Congressman-elect Bradley Byrne will make it even stronger. I am confident that Bradley will stand in the gap for the people of the First District and join our Republican delegation in resisting the overreach of the Obama Administration. Knowing Bradley, he will hit the ground running.”