MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Former Rep. Jo Bonner (R) announced Friday he supports Mobile attorney Bradley Byrne for the Republican nomination for Alabama’s First Congressional District.
Bonner said Byrne will represent District 1 with integrity.
“I think he will not only be an outstanding congressman, but I think he will also pick his fights wisely,” Bonner said.
When asked about criticism from Byrne’s opponent, Orange Beach businessman Dean Young, Bonner told FOX10 News anchor Bob Grip, “Quite frankly, there are some who have an imaginary measuring stick to determine how conservative is conservative. I really am offended by people who say he's not conservative enough. Compared to whom?”
Bonner went on to say anyone who believes President Obama would walk away from the Affordable Care Act is "living in a dream world".
Bonner resigned on August 5 to accept a position as vice chancellor for economic development and governmental relations for the University of Alabama system. He said he felt the position would not have been available to him if he had served his entire term of office.
Ten University of South Alabama football players were honored with the release of the 2013 all- Sun Belt Conference teams on Wednesday, December 11, and Jaguar head coach Joey Jones was selected the league's Coach of the Year.
An arrest has been made in the robbery to the Country Breeze convenience store on Old Pascagoula Road in Grand Bay.
The Fairhope Police Department recently arrested three young men in connection with multiple cases of burglaries in town.
Three people are dead after a shooting near the University of South Alabama Tuesday, December 10. Mobile Police said China Barber, Augustus Bennett, and Robert Sprinkle were the victims of what police call a murder-suicide.
Mobile police have released the names of three shooting victims. Police say the shooting was the result of domestic violence.
Bay Area Food Bank, Christian Food Pantry, and American Flooring and Cabinets join together to feed families in need this Christmas season.