- Associated Press - Saturday, June 30, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Democrats go into the fall election season with high optimism, but fighting tough math and historical trends, as they seek to build off last year’s victory of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones. With the exception of Jones’ Senate seat, Republicans hold all statewide offices.

Here is a look at a few of the races to watch in the November general election.

GOVERNOR

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox is challenging Republican Gov. Kay Ivey in the race for governor. Maddox is running on a platform that includes establishing a state lottery to fund education.

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CHIEF JUSTICE

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bob Vance is challenging Republican Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker in the race for Alabama chief justice. Vance ran for chief justice in 2012, but lost to Republican Roy Moore.

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CONGRESSIONAL RACES

Former Miss America Mallory Hagan is running for the state’s 3rd Congressional district challenging Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers. The race has gotten some national attention. Democrats are also fielding candidates in all of the state’s congressional races.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL

Joseph Siegelman, the son of the state’s last Democratic governor, is the Democratic candidate for attorney general, and will face the winner of the GOP primary runoff, either Attorney General Steve Marshall or former Attorney General Troy King.

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