Bad News for Democracy
All 35 seats in the Alabama Senate are up for grabs this election year.
But candidates are sparse.
There are no contested races in 20 of the 35 districts in the June 3 primary, now less than three weeks away.
In fact, 14 senators – eight Republicans and six Democrats – will coast to new four-year terms with no opposition in either party.
Lack of competition means no real accountability.