Alabama's Sen. McGill drawing lots of opponents


SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A state Senate race in northeast Alabama is attracting a large field.

Scottsboro businessman Steve Livingston is the latest to join the Republican primary for Senate District 8. The Republican incumbent, Shadrack McGill of Woodville, is seeking a second term. He already had Republican primary opposition from state Rep. Todd Greeson of Ider and John Blackwell, a Scottsboro developer and former Auburn University trustee. Blackwell is the father of state Sen. Slade Blackwell of Mountain Brook.

One Democrat, former Jackson County Commissioner Horace Clemmons, is also running.

McGill attracted national attention in June when his wife took to Facebook to tell women to stop sending inappropriate messages and photos to her husband. McGill praised his wife's actions and expressed concern that the messages were designed to hurt his re-election.

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