WHNT News 19 and The Huntsville Times are teaming up to host a debate featuring the Republican candidates for the District Five Congressional seat. Mo Brooks and Parker Griffith will face off on March 3 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Brooks and Griffith have both accepted our invitation to debate. The event will be televised LIVE on WHNT News 19, WHNT.com and AL.com.
We will ask both candidates about issues facing north Alabama voters and what they will do, if elected, to serve the District.
Congressman Brooks currently holds the office, and Griffith is trying to win it back. Griffith, a former Democrat, switched to the GOP in 2010 when he held the Congressional seat. That move likely cost him the seat. Brooks beat Griffith by nearly 20 percentage points a few months later in the GOP primary.
Griffith has said District 5 needs a leader who is focused on the issues that matter most to north Alabama. Brooks says he wants to continue with his mission to stimulate job creation and reduce excess government spending and regulation.
The race will be decided in Alabama’s primary on Tuesday, March 13. The winner faces Democrat Charlie Holley on the November ballot.