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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Kindred Motes grew up in Somerville, not knowing where he wanted to end up or how he was going to get there. One parent delivered letters for the United States Postal Service and the other worked on an assembly line. They had not graduated from college — and neither h…

Four Republicans are vying for the nomination for Alabama secretary of state, the official responsible for overseeing state elections.  Ed Packard, who worked in the secretary of state’s elections division for nearly 25 years, faces State Auditor Jim Zeigler; state Rep. Wes Allen of Troy, who served nearly a decade as probate judge in Pike County; and Christian Horn, a GOP activist and business owner from Madison County. The race will go to a June 21 runoff unless one candidate captures over 50% of the vote on Tuesday. The GOP nominee will face Democrat Pamela J. Laffitte of Mobile in November.

AUBURN — Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest contenders jockeying for the nomination.

TROY — President Joe Biden on Tuesday credited the assembly line workers at a Javelin missile plant for doing lifesaving work in building the antitank weapons that are being sent to Ukraine to stifle Russia’s invasion as he made a pitch for Congress to approve $33 billion so the U.S. can con…

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