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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:17 PM

Sanders Won't Seek Term in Senate

Alabama's longest-serving state senator says he has decided to step aside in favor of his daughter.

Senator Hank Sanders announced Saturday that he will not be seeking a 10th term in office. He says his daughter, Malika Sanders-Fortier, will run in his place for the Senate District 23 seat, which covers the Selma area.

The 75-year-old Sanders released a statement citing his recent 48th anniversary as a catalyst, saying it was time to re-evaluate his future after realizing the magnitude of taking just 24 hours off. Sanders, who has served in the senate for 35 years, originally planned to seek one final term.

He's the 10th senator and only Democrat to decide to not seek re-election this year.

Read more: http://apr.org/post/sanders-wont-seek-tenth-term-senate#stream/0
(Alabama Political Reporter)

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Reply Sanders Won't Seek Term in Senate (Original post)
TexasTowelie Feb 2018 OP
George II Feb 2018 #1
NoMoreRepugs Feb 2018 #2
George II Feb 2018 #7
eppur_se_muova Feb 2018 #10
Me. Feb 2018 #3
Cary Feb 2018 #4
George II Feb 2018 #5
Jamaal510 Feb 2018 #9
ehrnst Feb 2018 #12
lapucelle Feb 2018 #6
NurseJackie Feb 2018 #8
ehrnst Feb 2018 #13
SharonClark Feb 2018 #11
BoneyardDem Feb 2018 #14

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:23 PM

1. Well, at least he's a Democrat. An old one (I'm only 5 years younger) but still a Democrat.

At least this septuagenarian has sense to step aside and let someone younger take up the torch.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:24 PM

2. suggestion: Edit to say Hank Sanders......

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:54 PM

7. Why?

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:45 PM

10. So people won't think it's Bernie Sanders ... nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:28 PM

3. Hah!

Was thinking Sarah and thought she made a smart decision.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:37 PM

4. A Sanders who knows when to quit!

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Response to Cary (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:49 PM

5. Bazinga! The Colonel knew, too.

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Response to Cary (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:58 PM

9. +1

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Response to Cary (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:56 AM

12. +1000 (nt)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:52 PM

6. Where's the "soft rule" book when you need it? N/T

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:55 PM

8. LOL! That cracked me up the first time I heard it...

... and it STILL makes me laugh!

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:57 AM

13. So soft. So, so, soft that rule. (nt)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:02 AM

11. "In favor of his daughter"? I hope she has a strong Democratic primary opponent.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:53 AM

14. Alabama? I'm disappointed.

 

I thought we were against legacy, hand me down, nepotism type office runs within the family? Maybe only sometimes? It's often hard to keep track of those Dems perpetually outraged at Dems.

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