Former, current GOP elected officials expected to set record straight on PSC candidate Jim Bonner

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For U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner; PSC candidate Jim Bonner

Former and Current Republican elected officials from Mobile and Baldwin Counties will gather Friday to discuss “a very important statewide primary race.”

Many speculate the unnamed race is the Public Service Commission (PSC) Place 1 race between Jim Bonner, a controversial Republican candidate for the position, who is unexpectedly polling ahead of his opponent, six-year incumber Jeremy Oden.

Former Republican U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner, Daphne-Republican State Rep. Randy Davis, Fairhope-Republican State Rep. Joe Faust, Bay Minette-Republican State Rep. Steve McMillan, Mobile-Republican State Rep. Chris Pringle, and Stockton-Republican State Rep. Harry Shiver, along with other Mobile and Baldwin County officials will be in attendance in Bienville Square at 9 a.m.

PSC candidate Jim Bonner has recently made statewide news for polling ahead of Oden. Many believe Jim Bonner is making good on a case of mistaken identity and riding the coattails of former Alabama Congressman Jo Bonner of Mobile. In addition, many of the same critics are hitting Jim Bonner for a series of “questionable” posts on social media calling him anti-Semitic and racist.

On Tuesday, the ALGOP censured Jim Bonner for his statements on both social media and the radio.

“The Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee voted unanimously to publicly censure and strongly condemn Mr. Jim Bonner, candidate for Public Service Commission, Place 1,” said ALGOP Chairman Terry Lathan in the release. “Mr. Bonner’s recent comments on his social media as well as radio shows are not condoned by the Alabama Republican Party. Mr. Bonner is welcome to his opinions and his first amendment right of free speech. The Alabama Republican Party is welcome to our opinion as well, and we reject the egregious comments Mr. Bonner continues to spew.”
Specifics on the news conference have yet to be announced.