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Editorial: Here's who should run for Shelby's seat (of course, Nick Saban ranks No. 1)

Richard Shelby meeting

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (Harrison Han / The Anniston Star)

Alabama voters have plenty of time to decide U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby’s replacement.

Shelby announced this week that he would not run for re-election in 2022 after six terms in Washington.

Tuberville speaks at American Values Breakfast

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala.


Alabama football Coach Nick Saban (Trent Penny / The Anniston Star)

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State Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston. (Bill Wilson / The Anniston Star)

John Merrill

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill 

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