Downballot candidates, amendments increase midterm significance

Scott Shelton Staff Writer During the midterm elections, the state of Alabama won’t elect a senator or a new president, so it might be tempting to stay at home on Nov. 6 and say it doesn’t matter. However, I believe we should care about every election because local and state elections affect us just as much as national elections.  The race with the most significance for Alabamians this cycle will be the governor’s race between incumbent Kay Ivey and Democratic challenger Walt Maddox.  But there are also other important races…

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