HD10: Lands 62%, Powell 38% — After Democrat special election blowout, Republicans asking 'what happened'?

May 13, 2024

State Rep.-elect Marilyn Lands (D-Madison) won the special election for House District 10 on Tuesday, making her the first net-gain Democratic pick-up in the Alabama Legislature since 2002. 1819 News surveyed local and state Republicans, political consultants and elected officials to find out what they believe occurred and what they see for the future. They see this also being used in the upcoming battle between Republicans and Democrats in the second congressional district. However, they pointed out that this is only a State House race. Lands lost this seat by seven points in the last election, and it does not represent Alabama as a whole.