New GOP Legislators in Alabama Looking at Leaders

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Alabama is one of eighteen state legislatures in the nation that flipped from Democrat to Republican in Tuesday's elections.

This marks the first time in 136 years that Republicans have had the votes to elect the speaker of the House and the president pro tem of the Senate.

Legislators say Rep. Mike Hubbard of Auburn and Rep. Paul DeMarco of Homewood are eying the speaker's position.

Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston and Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale are considering the president pro tem's job.

Newly elected House and Senate Republicans are planning separate meetings Thursday in Montgomery to discuss their leadership and other organizational issues.

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