Sessions, Strange in town

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Lieutenant Gov. candidate Luther Strange and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions will be in Demopolis today to raise support for the upcoming election.

The visit is part of Strange&8217;s two-day bus tour across Alabama to visit with voters prior to the election.

Strange&8217;s appearance will be in front of Demopolis City Hall from 9:45 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

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Strange is running for the lieutenant governor, the office currently occupied by gubernatorial candidate Lucy Baxley. Strange will face off against Jim Folsom Jr., a former governor and lieutaent governor.

While it is his first attempt at elected office, Strange has experience in the political arena through his ties to the Republican Party, positions held on appointed committees and most recently as a lobbyist.

Strange was an all-state basketball player in high school at Shades Valley in Birmingham. He turned down offers to play at Alabama and Auburn after high school to play at Tulane, where he got his under graduate degree. He returned to Tulane to go to law school.

He opened his own law firm in 1995 and has helped other Republican candidates run for office through his involvement with the GOP.