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Editorial: Scandal ruins Merrill's chances; GOP needs alternatives to Brooks

John Merrill

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill was first elected in 2014. He was a member of the Alabama House, representing Tuscaloosa, from 2011-2015.



Alabama’s best chance of defeating Mo Brooks in the 2020 U.S. Senate Republican primary went down in flames Wednesday.

Secretary of State John Merrill, who was born in Wedowee and grew up in Heflin, admitted to having an affair with a 44-year-old woman and pulled out of the race.

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Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill 

US. Rep Mo Brooks brings Senate campaign to Pell City

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks campaigns for the U.S. Senate in Pell City in 2017, where he met with members of the St. Clair County Republican Party.

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