Here’s how the candidates Alabama influencers supported fared in the primaries

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Alabama’s political influencers have a lot of sway when it comes to affecting the decisions of those who follow them. Many influencers represent the voices of particular causes or sections of the population that wouldn’t otherwise be heard.

Ahead of the June 5 primary elections, these influencers took time to research the candidates running and made it known to their audience who they were voting for.

Here’s who the influencers supported in the June 5 primaries and how the candidates fared:

John Rice

  • Governor: Scott Dawson  [LOST]
  • Lt Governor: Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh  [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Secretary of State: John Merrill [WON]
  • Attorney General: Troy King [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • State Treasurer: John McMillan  [WON]
  • State Auditor: Jim Zeigler [WON]
  • Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries: Rick Pate  [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice: Tom Parker [WON]
  • Supreme Court Place 1: Debra Jones [WON]
  • Supreme Court Place 4: John Bahakel [LOST]
  • Court of Civil Appeals Place 1: Michelle Manley Thomason [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Court of Civil Appeals Place 2: Terry Willingham Thomas [LOST]
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Place 1: Riggs Walker [LOST]
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2: Rich Anderson  [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3: Bill Cole [WON]
  • PSC Pl 1: Jeremy Oden [WON]
  • PSC Pl 2 Robin Litaker  [LOST]

Baron Coleman

  • U.S. Congress District 2: Bobby Bright  [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Governor: Kay Ivey [WON]
  • Lt. Governor: Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh  [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Attorney General: Troy King  [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Secretary of State: John Merrill [WON]
  • Treasurer: John McMillan  [WON]
  • State Auditor: Stan Cooke [LOST]
  • Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries: Rick Pate [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice: Tom Parker [WON]
  • Supreme Court Place 1: Brad Mendheim  [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Supreme Court Place 4: John Bahakel [LOST]
  • Civil Appeals Place 1: Christy Olinger Edwards [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Criminal Appeals Place 2: Rich Anderson  [MOVED TO RUNOFF]

Rick and Bubba

  • Governor: Scott Dawson  [LOST]

Common Sense Campaign (TEA Party)

  • Governor: Scott Dawson or Bill Hightower [LOST]
  • Lt. Governor: Rusty Glover [LOST]
  • Attorney General: Alice Martin  [LOST]
  • Secretary of State: John Merrill [WON]
  • State Treasurer: David Black
  • State Auditor: Jim Zeigler [WON]
  • Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries: Rick Pate [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Alabama Supreme Court, Chief Justice: Tom Parker [WON]
  • Alabama Supreme Court, Associate Justice Place 1: Debra Jones [LOST]
  • Alabama Supreme Court, Associate Justice Place 4: John Bahakel [LOST]
  • Court of Civil Appeals, Place 1: Michelle Thomason  [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Court of Civil Appeals, Place 2: Terri Willingham Thomas  [LOST]
  • Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1: Richard Minor [WON]
  • Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2: Chris McCool [MOVED TO RUNOFF]
  • Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3: Bill Cole [WON]
  • PSC, Place 1: Jim Bonner  [LOST]
  • PSC, Place 2: Robin Litaker  [LOST]
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