Representative Mo Brooks is set to host a series of press conferences on Monday across the state. The Republican lawmaker is expected to announce whether or not he will run for Senate in the upcoming special election.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was appointed to his current position by President Donald Trump. Former Governor Robert Bentley then appointed Luther Strange to take Sessions’ senate seat. Strange was going to serve out the rest of the term through 2018.
Governor Kay Ivey called for a special election in 2017 during her first few days in office. Under a proclamation Ivey signed in mid-April, the primary will be August 15, the runoff, if necessary, will be Sept. 26 and the general election will be Dec. 12.
The deadline to register for the election is Wednesday. So far, only five candidates have declared they will be running. Gastroenterologist and activist Randy Brinson, businessman Dom Gentile, State Representative Ed Henry, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore, and incumbent Senator Luther Strange.
Brooks would be the sixth candidate to declare. He is scheduled to make four stops on Monday beginning in Huntsville at 11:00 AM and wrapping up his statewide tour in Mobile at 10:00 PM.
Below is a schedule of his announcements.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – PRESS CONFERENCE IN HUNTSVILLE
2:30 – 3:30 PM – PRESS CONFERENCE IN BIRMINGHAM
5:00 – 6:00 PM – PRESS CONFERENCE IN MONTGOMERY
10:00 – 10:30 PM – PRESS CONFERENCE IN MOBILE
Congressman Brooks will make remarks and take questions at each stop.