“Bill Hightower is well positioned to win the Republican primary in Alabama’s First Congressional District”
– Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh
A new poll in the open Republican primary in Alabama’s 1st congressional district to succeed Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) shows conservative and former State Senator Bill Hightower (R-AL) with a commanding lead over his primary opponents. The poll of 400 likely Republican primary voters, commissioned by the Club for Growth, showed Hightower with 34%, while his nearest competitor in the four-way field with just 16%.
Conservative Group Poll Shows Hightower With Strong Lead In AL-1 Race, by: John Sharp, AL.com.
Former Alabama State Senator Bill Hightower “is well positioned to win the Republican primary” in the race for Alabama’s 1st congressional seat, according to a poll that will be released Tuesday by the conservative Club for Growth.
According to a poll of 400 likely GOP voters within the district, Hightower was at 34% with state Rep. Chris Pringle of Mobile at 16%, Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl at 12%, businessman Wes Lambert at 2%, and 35% of respondents were undecided.
The poll was conducted ahead of Club for Growth’s expected endorsement of a candidate for the open congressional seat which is being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, who is running for Senate next year. The congressional district covers much of the southern portion of the state including Mobile and Baldwin counties, Washington, Escambia, Monroe and parts of Clarke counties…
… The polling result of 400 likely GOP primary election voters within the congressional district was conducted by live telephone interviews on July 23 and 24. The survey has a margin of error of +4.9%. It is the first public polling released on the 1st congressional district ahead of the March 3, 2020, GOP primary.
The GOP primary winner will face the Democratic nominee during the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. Two Democrats have announced their candidacy: James Averhart and Kiana Gardner.
For Hightower, the polling advantage comes in the aftermath of a strong showing in the latest Federal Election Commission reports. Hightower raised $386,238, of which $377,509 came from individual contributions during the second quarter which stretched from April 1 to June 30…
… “Alabamians know I’m considered one of the most conservative legislators in the entire state,” said Hightower, referring to the Club for Growth poll results. “These poll results reinforce what I hear from conservatives every day: They’re rallying to my campaign because they know I’m ready to help President Trump drain the swamp, build the wall and secure the borders and put Alabama first.”
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Bill Hightower, a longtime resident of South Alabama, is a small businessman and former Alabama state senator (2013-2018) who was consistently rated one of the state’s most conservative legislators.