U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile (Lloyd Gallman/ Advertiser)
The political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed a slate of candidates for the 2014 primary elections, although the candidates are incumbents.
Gov. Robert Bentley (Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)
The trustees for FarmPAC did not endorse in the races for secretary of state and auditor, contested races where there is no incumbent.
The advisory trustees for FarmPAC, which includes farmers representing every county in the state, met with candidates during the group’s Tuesday meeting at the federation’s Montgomery headquarters and made endorsement recommendations. According to a release from the federation, federation officials expect to consider additional endorsements in statewide races in early 2014.
“Alabama is blessed with incumbents in a number of state and congressional races who understand the importance of agriculture to our state and share the values of our membership,” federation president Jimmy Parnell said in a release. “This FarmPAC meeting gave our leaders an opportunity to make early endorsements of these incumbents and show our appreciation for the good job they’ve done serving Alabama.”
The party primaries are June 3, 2014. No Democratic candidates or Republican challengers have announced for most of the offices.
The candidates endorsed by FarmPAC are:
- Gov. Robert Bentley
- Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey
- Attorney General Luther Strange
- State Treasurer Young Boozer
- Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan
- Justice Greg Shaw, Alabama Supreme Court
- Judge Scott Donaldson, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
- Judge William Thompson, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
- Judge Beth Kellum, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
- Judge Mary Windom, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
- U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile
- U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, District 2
- U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, District 3
- U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, District 4
- U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, District 5
- U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, District 6
- U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, District 7
– posted by Sebastian Kitchen