SEN. SHELBY CASTS VOTE IN TUSCALOOSA TODAY

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Sen. Richard Shelby

TUSCALOOSA – U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby was in Tuscaloosa today to cast his vote in the Republican primary.

Shelby has been in the Senate for 30 years, and he’s hoping to stay in his seat for another six after today’s primary.

He’s got four opponents on the Republican ticket this year, but his toughest opposition comes from former Marine and business owner Jonathan McConnell. At 81, Shelby’s opponents argue his age could be a detriment to the state, but Shelby said his experience is a huge asset to Alabama.

“When you’re running, you’re always anxious,” he said. “Things look good, I feel good, but like everybody running, we’re all anxious until the votes come in.”

Polls close at 7 tonight.

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