Tripp Powell announces end of state senate bid

Alabama Politics

After losing his spot on the 2022 Republican Primary ballot for State Senate District 21 earlier this month, candidate Tripp Powell is handing in the towel.

After Powell’s ouster from the GOP primary, Powell said he wasn’t sure if he’d continue his campaign as an independent. Today, he confirmed he’s dropping out of the race.

“Today, I am announcing that I have instructed my campaign team to cease all campaign operations and I am terminating my bid for this office,” Powell said in a statement. “This decision is against my nature as a competitor, as a fighter.  But it is true to my nature and to my convictions as a conservative. I am the same Republican today that I was two weeks ago. I cannot – and I will not – become someone else just to seek election to this office.”

The move means longtime incumbent State Sen. Gerald Allen will face off against Democratic challenger Lisa Ward in the Nov. 8 General Election.

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