Democrat’s vic­to­ry in Alaba­ma is a sign of things to come, says win­ner Mar­i­lyn Lands

Democrat’s victory in Alabama is a sign of things to come, says winner Marilyn Lands

New­ly elect­ed Alaba­ma state Rep. Mar­i­lyn Lands claimed that her recent vic­to­ry in a spe­cial elec­tion on Tues­day is a har­bin­ger of things to come in her state in future elec­tions.
Lands, a Demo­c­rat who ran her cam­paign on in vit­ro fer­til­iza­tion pro­tec­tions and open­ly talked about hav­ing an abor­tion, said she hopes her vic­to­ry is a start­ing point to break the Repub­li­can major­i­ty in the state leg­is­la­ture.
“It gives me a lot of hope for this state in 2026,” Lands told the Dai­ly Beast. “I hope that this will be the start of us win­ning some more seats in 2026 and real­ly begin­ning to break that [Repub­li­can] super major­i­ty.”

Mar­i­lyn Lands, a Demo­c­rat who ran a cam­paign cen­tered on repro­duc­tive rights, is pho­tographed on Tues­day, March 26, 2024. ( Mar­i­lyn Lands via AP)

Lands’s his­toric vic­to­ry flipped a seat in the deep red state after a spe­cial elec­tion was trig­gered when for­mer state Rep. David Cole plead­ed guilty to felony vot­er fraud in August. Lands won by 25 per­cent­age points over Repub­li­can Ted­dy Pow­ell.
The new­ly elect­ed state law­mak­er said she thinks that her vic­to­ry will bring the dis­cus­sion of IVF pro­tec­tions to the nation­al st …