Primary election: Mo Brooks defeats Jerry Hill for 5th District GOP nomination

Rep. Mo Brooks (Mo Brooks/Twitter)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks has won the Republican nomination for re-election in north Alabama's 5th District. The Huntsville Republican defeated Vietnam veteran Jerry Hill of Athens in primary voting Tuesday. Brooks doesn't have any Democratic opposition in the general election in November, so winning the primary is tantamount to re-election. Brooks was first elected to the House in 2010 and is seeking his third term.