Richard Shelby wins re-election, 6th term in US Senate

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Alabama U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby won re-election to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, besting Democratic challenger Ron Crumpton in what turned out to be a decisive victory for the incumbent Republican.

Crumpton, a Democrat from Shelby County with a history of political activism, is best known in the Yellowhammer State as an advocate for legalizing medicinal marijuana.

“I want to thank the people of Alabama for once again placing their trust in me to serve as their U.S. senator,” said Shelby following the results. “This responsibility is one that I do not take lightly and I am honored by the support I received tonight.

“As we work together to advance conservative principles, my focus will be on policies that prioritize Alabamians and all Americans — not Washington. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to stand up on behalf of our great state and work towards a prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.”

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