Alabama GOP Senate Incumbents Defeat Challengers

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Montgomery, Ala.

Republican incumbents in the Alabama Senate have claimed victory, repelling a slate of challengers funded by the state teachers' lobby and an anti-Common Core group.

One Senate GOP incumbent, Sen. Jerry Fielding of Talladega lost to Rep. Jim McClendon, but that race was separate from the AEA-involved races.

In the House, AEA backed candidates defeated several incumbents in the hopes of slowing down a GOP legislative train that has often been at odds with the teachers' lobby.

Rep. Bill Roberts of Jasper and Rep. Wayne Johnson of Ryland lost.

Rep. Kurt Wallace of Maplesville, Rep. Richard Baughn of Lynn and Rep. Charles Newton of Greenville also appeared to be losing to challengers according to unofficial returns.