Brooks, Holley Prepare For Congressional Race

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With Alabama's primary season officially over, attention is now turning to some high-profile races in the November general election.

North Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks (R) will defend his seat in the Fifth Congressional District against Democratic challenger Charlie Holley. Holley has never run for elected office before, and has received minimal campaign contributions so far. Brooks is considered by many to be a heavy favorite, and is coming off an impressive primary win over former congressman Parker Griffith.

Both candidates spoke with WHNT News 19 about the important race this weekend.

"We have a plan, and we're thinking about some things," said Holley. "We're going to be out there stomping, talking, speaking, shaking hands, kissing babies."

"Issue after issue after issue I think I'm representing the viewpoints of voters in the Tennessee Valley," said Brooks. "If someone is joining the team of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, that says a lot...Do you want a conservative who will be fiscally responsible with the tax dollars we send to Washington, or do you want more of what we've had over the last three years?"

This year's general election is scheduled for November 6th.

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