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Anthony Daniels pledges to support Shomari Figures for Congress

On Wednesday, Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) released a statement in response to Daniels loss in Tuesday's election results for the Alabama second congressional district.

"Last night, the results did not go as we had hoped, and I respect the decision of the voters in AL-2," Daniels said. "Though we were looking for a different outcome, I carry forward a sense of gratitude and purpose that is stronger than ever. I am profoundly thankful to my family, who have steadfastly supported me, traveling together across this wonderful district, meeting the hardworking men and women who make it such a special place. Your stories and struggles, your hopes and dreams have been at the very heart of our campaign."

"I want to extend my deepest appreciation to the Anthony Daniels for Alabama team and all of the dedicated volunteers," said Daniels. "Your tireless work and unyielding belief in our cause have been nothing short of inspiring."

Daniels will not be going to Congress; but he remains in the Legislature representing Huntsville.

"Today, my work goes on," Daniels said. "As House Minority Leader, I remain committed to steering Alabama towards a future brimming with promise and opportunity. My pledge to the constituents of AL-2 remains resolute - to foster their growth and prosperity under my vigilant leadership. The remarkable turnout in support of Democratic values during the primary elections demonstrates there are Democratic voices in this state that wish to be heard and will be heard."

"I look forward to seeing the new district that we fought so hard for thrive," said Daniels. "I extend my best wishes to Shomari Figures as our nominee and pledge to support Democratic candidates statewide who continue to advocate for crucial issues such as safeguarding women's healthcare rights, fostering economic growth to bolster Alabamians' financial well-being, implementing childcare tax credits, bolstering public education, and curbing exorbitant drug prices."

"Thank you once again to everyone who supported this campaign," Daniels concluded. "Your energy, passion, and commitment have not only enriched this race but have also strengthened me. God bless you all."

Daniels is a native of Bullock County, where his grandparents were sharecroppers, but he has spent almost all of his adult life in north Alabama. He is the youngest minority leader in the history of Alabama and the first Black Representative to hold that role. Figures is a native of Mobile and a former Assistant Attorney General in the Biden Administration.

Figures will face real estate attorney Caroleene Dodson in the November 5 general election. The incumbent in CD2, Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) was redistricted into CD1 by the courts, where he won the Republican nomination.

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