Former Miss America Mallory Hagan of Opelika, Ala. can add another crowning moment of victory to her personal history — she won the Democratic nomination in Alabama’s 3rd U.S. District on Tuesday.
Hagan defeated self-proclaimed clinical psychologist Adia McCellan Winfrey 66-34 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Hagan will go on to face 16-year incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers in the fall.
“One thing is clear as I evaluate the results tonight: the Democratic party is united in the 3rd District of Alabama. And together we sent a message to Mike Rogers that the status quo of the past 15 years is coming to an end in November. You must deliver to represent us,” Hagan said following her victory.
She continued, “Tonight — united — we begin a fight for our seat in Congress so that Alabama can become the state that we deserve. An Alabama with a powerful educational system, a top tier healthcare system and an economy that provides rich opportunity for all of us – regardless of gender or race.”
Rogers did not face a primary challenger. He and Hagan will face-off on Nov. 6.