It is shaping up to be a relatively calm election year in Alabama. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) is on track to easily win re-election, none of Alabama’s state-level office-holders are on the ballot, and six of the state’s seven U.S. House members have drawn little or no opposition. If it wasn’t for the SEC Primary making Alabama a bigger player in the presidential race, there wouldn’t be much electoral action at all. The lone exception is in Alabama’s Second Congressional District, where Martha Roby has attracted her first serious challenger since taking office in 2011.
Becky Gerritson is the President of the Wetumpka Tea Party, one ofAlabama’s most active and effective conservative political advocacy groups. She garnered national attention in 2013 for her impassioned testimony before Congress detailing the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.