Third-Party Stranglehold in Alabama: Why third party candidates can’t win in Alabama

George Talbot

Here’s how to win a south Alabama bar bet: Name the last person to represent the 1st Congressional District who wasn’t a Republican or a Democrat.

Answer: Percy Walker, who held the seat from 1855-1857 as a member of the Know-Nothing Party.

I know what you’re thinking: That is an awesome name for a political party. More on them later. The point is it’s been a very long time since anyone held the office who wasn’t an R or a D – and that trend isn’t likely to end anytime soon.

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