The qualifying deadline for both Democrats and Republicans looking to run for US Senate has passed, and the list of candidates has been finalized by the parties.
The special election, to be held this December, will fill the senate seat that Jeff Sessions vacated when he became Attorney General. Senator Luther Strange currently holds the position and will run to keep it.
The list of candidates for the Republican Party includes:
Roy S. Moore
Joseph F. Breault
James Paul Beretta
Karen Haiden Jackson
Notably absent from the list are Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, who had publicly considered running, and Representative Ed Henry, who had already announced his run, but tore up his paperwork in a news conference minutes before the deadline.
The list of candidates for the Democratic Party includes:
Robert Kennedy, Jr.
The primary will be held on August 15th.