Primary election: Hubbard, Marsh win GOP primaries
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Republican leaders of the Alabama Legislature beat back challengers Tuesday to win their primaries. Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard of Auburn fought off a primary challenge by Auburn businessman Sandy Toomer. With 88 percent of precincts reporting, Hubbard had 60 percent of the vote to Toomer's 40 percent, according to unofficial returns. Hubbard faces Democrat Shirley Scott Harris in November. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston defeated a tea party challenger to win the Republican nomination for Senate District 12. With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Marsh had 60 percent of the vote to Steve Guede's 40 percent, according to unofficial returns. Marsh faces Democrat Taylor Stewart in November.