Alabama Democrat Flips State Seat Running on Reproductive Rights

Marilyn Lands, who promoted abortion and IVF access, bigly flipped Alabama’s State House District 10 blue on Tuesday in a special election. The district was a long-held Republican seat, vacated when former state Rep. David Cole stepped down last year after pleading guilty to… voting fraud.

Lands beat Republican Teddy Powell by a wide margin — about 25 percentage points — in a politically moderate section of northern Alabama that narrowly voted for Trump in 2020.

Republicans will still hold a supermajority in the deep red state legislature, where Alabama’s Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children.

The outcome from Tuesday’s Alabama race could serve as a blueprint for Democrats nationwide as they battle for the White House and key congressional seats in 2024.

Axios, WaPo

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