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Horn's withdrawal means that Robin Litaker is lone Republican in CD7 race

Former teacher of the year, Robin Litaker appears to be the Alabama Republican Party nominee in Congressional District 7 after North Alabama talk radio host Chris Horn announced last weel that he has dropped out of the March 5th Republican primary.

"I will move on to the General Election in November...." Litaker wrote in a statement on social media following the news of Horn's withdrawal. "I would still appreciate your votes Tuesday... (my votes will be certified for the General Election in November)... thank you friends... We are going to make a real difference in Congressional District 7... people are tired of being ignored!!!"

The 1997 teacher of the year, Litaker is a former teacher and school principal. She worked for the Mobile and Hoover school systems for 32 years. She founded the Alabama Conference of Educators, serving as President from 2002 to 2005 and Executive Director from 2005 to 2008). She has been COO of Wise Technologies in Fairhope, and currently works as a catastrophic claims adjuster for Pilot Insurance.

Among her education priorities is the elimination of the Department of Education, putting those resources into classrooms; while cutting education bureaucracy, and empowering parents and local schools to improve American education without interference from Washington.

Litaker has also made improving border security a focus of her campaign. She supports securing the borders, deporting dangerous illegals, and reforming our immigration system.

Litaker also favors restoring the American military, lowering inflation, lowering gas prices, lowering food price, and stamping out waste, fraud and abuse in the U.S. government while working to develop more American energy production, more American industry, and more good paying American jobs.

Litaker is formerly the President of the Shelby County Republican Women. She is a life-long Republican and has served on numerous state, regional and national boards.

Litaker has both a bachelor's and master's degree from Winthrop College. She earned her ed specialist degree from the University of Montevallo, and she also has a doctoral degree in education from Samford University.

Litaker says that she believes that God's calling for her life has been to serve the people of Alabama. She has been a resident of Homewood for over 30 years.

Despite Horn's announcement that he is suspending his campaign, he is still on the ballot so this is still a race that will appear on Seventh District Republican primary ballots.

Litaker is running against six term incumbent Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Selma) assuming that Sewell wins her Democratic primary contest.

Litaker claims that Sewell has ignored the Seventh District and is using that in her bid against the longtime incumbent.

The polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Voters need to remember to bring a valid photo ID with them to the polls.

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