Alaba­ma may­or Steven Reed pre­pares to run in dis­trict Supreme Court told state to redraw

Mont­gomery May­or Steven Reed is weigh­ing a bid for Con­gress in the sec­ond major­i­ty-black con­gres­sion­al dis­trict that the Supreme Court said must be added in Alaba­ma.
Reed, who became the cap­i­tal city’s first black may­or in a land­slide vote in 2019, told Alaba­ma Live on Fri­day that lead­ers both in and out of the state have urged him to make a run for the 2nd Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict.
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“It’s some­thing that I’m delib­er­at­ing on very inten­tion­al­ly,” Reed said. “I don’t have a dead­line oth­er than I know when the qual­i­fy­ing peri­od ends. But I want to make a deci­sion that’s not only right for myself and my fam­i­ly but also for the res­i­dents of Mont­gomery and cer­tain­ly the 2nd Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict.”
The dis­trict has wide­ly been in Repub­li­can hands for decades, but the Supreme Court’s deci­sion in Sep­tem­ber could cre­ate a path for a new Demo­c­ra­t­ic mem­ber of Con­gress. Jus­tices reject­ed a sec­ond bid from Repub­li­cans to try to use a con­gres­sion­al map that includes only one major­i­ty-black dis­trict, order­ing the map to have a sec­ond black-major­i­ty dis­trict, rep­rese …