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Byrne raised $241,363 between July 1, 2013, and September 4, 2013, and had $183,629 cash on hand going into the September 24, 2013, primary.<ref name="september">[http://atr.rollcall.com/byrne-leads-special-election-fundraising-race/ ''Roll Call,'' "Byrne Leads Special Election Fundraising Race | #AL01," accessed September 13, 2013]</ref> That is almost $80,000 more than [[Wells Griffith]], who raised the second-highest amount during the same period.<ref name="september"/> [[Wells Griffith|Griffith]] raised $162,250 and had $87,730 in cash on hand going into the primary.<ref name="september"/>
 
Byrne raised $241,363 between July 1, 2013, and September 4, 2013, and had $183,629 cash on hand going into the September 24, 2013, primary.<ref name="september">[http://atr.rollcall.com/byrne-leads-special-election-fundraising-race/ ''Roll Call,'' "Byrne Leads Special Election Fundraising Race | #AL01," accessed September 13, 2013]</ref> That is almost $80,000 more than [[Wells Griffith]], who raised the second-highest amount during the same period.<ref name="september"/> [[Wells Griffith|Griffith]] raised $162,250 and had $87,730 in cash on hand going into the primary.<ref name="september"/>
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===Death of brother===
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On October 23, 2013, Byrne's brother, Dale, who had been ill for some time, suffered a heart attack and was transferred from Providence Hospital to USA Medical Center where he was placed on a ventilator.<ref name="death"/> According to campaign manager Alex Schriver, the Byrne family was at Dale's bedside, and canceled all campaign events scheduled for October 24, 2013.<ref name="death">[http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/bradley_byrne_cancels_thursday.html ''Al.com,'' "Bradley Byrne cancels Thursday's campaign events amid family tragedy," accessed October 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/dale_byrne_brother_of_congress.html ''AL.com,'' "Dale Byrne, brother of Congressional hopeful Bradley Byrne, dies after lengthy illness," accessed October 28, 2013]</ref>
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"A few minutes ago, the doctors called the family to come to his bedside," Schriver said in an email on October 24, 2013. "He is expected to pass this morning."<ref name="death"/>
  
 
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Revision as of 08:29, 28 October 2013

Bradley Byrne
Bradley Byrne.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 1
PartyRepublican
Websites
Campaign website
Bradley Byrne is a 2013 Republican candidate for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[1] The seat is open following the resignation of Representative Jo Bonner. Bonner's resignation, effective August 15, comes as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[2]

No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote in the September 24, 2013, Republican primary, requiring a runoff primary on November 5, 2013. Byrne and Dean Young were the top two winners, and will face off in the runoff primary. The winner will advance to the general election on December 17, 2013.[3]

He was a member of the Democratic Party until 1997, when he joined the Republican Party.[4]

Byrne previously ran for election to the position of Governor of Alabama in 2010. He was defeated in the Republican primary runoff.

Biography

Education:

  • University Military School in Mobile
  • University of Alabama School of Law

Elections

2013

See also: Alabama's 1st congressional district special election, 2013

Byrne is running for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama. The election is being held to replace Jo Bonner, who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[2]

No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote in the September 24, 2013, Republican primary, requiring a runoff primary on November 5, 2013. Byrne and Dean Young were the top two winners, and will face off in the runoff primary. The winner will advance to the general election on December 17, 2013.[3]

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne 34.6% 18,090
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Young 23% 12,011
Chad Fincher 15.6% 8,177
Qyin Hillyer 13.9% 7,260
Wells Griffith 11% 5,758
Daniel Dyas 0.7% 391
Jessica James 0.7% 391
Sharon Powe 0.4% 184
David Thornton 0.1% 72
Total Votes 52,334
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[5]

2010

See also: Alabama gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Byrne ran for election to the position of Governor of Alabama in 2010. He came in first in the June 1, 2010 Republican primary, narrowly edging out Robert J. Bentley by a margin of 27.9% to 25.2%. This necessitated a runoff, where Byrne lost to Bentley 56.1% to 43.9%

Campaign donors

2013

July

Byrne led the field in terms of total outside contributions with $75,882.[6]

September

Byrne raised $241,363 between July 1, 2013, and September 4, 2013, and had $183,629 cash on hand going into the September 24, 2013, primary.[7] That is almost $80,000 more than Wells Griffith, who raised the second-highest amount during the same period.[7] Griffith raised $162,250 and had $87,730 in cash on hand going into the primary.[7]

Personal

Death of brother

On October 23, 2013, Byrne's brother, Dale, who had been ill for some time, suffered a heart attack and was transferred from Providence Hospital to USA Medical Center where he was placed on a ventilator.[8] According to campaign manager Alex Schriver, the Byrne family was at Dale's bedside, and canceled all campaign events scheduled for October 24, 2013.[8][9]

"A few minutes ago, the doctors called the family to come to his bedside," Schriver said in an email on October 24, 2013. "He is expected to pass this morning."[8]

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