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The Political Round-Up
Byrne, Davis top Escambia County GOP agenda
By Chip Drago
Mobile Bay Times
Bradley Byrne and state Rep. Randy Davis, two of a number of candidates hoping to succeed U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner as Alabama's First District congressman, will be guest speakers at 6 p.m. Monday, June 17 when the Escambia County Republican Executive Committee meets at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 300 E. Church St. in Atmore.
For more information contact Heath Jackson at (205) 901-1391.
The National Federation of Young Republicans will hold itsannual convention in Mobile July 10-14.
A vice chairman of the Young Republicans in Alabama, Daniel Dyas, said speakers will include Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.
The group ranges in ages from 18 to 40. Dyas said about 500 members are expected for the convention in downtown Mobile.
Free fish fry focuses on coastal insurance issues
Mobile and Baldwin countians packed the barn at Oak Hollow in Fairhope Thursday evening for a Homeowners Hurricane Insurance Initative effort to expose the unfairness of insurance industry practices along the Gulf Coast.
A free fish fry, Cajun music show and HHII's proposal to provide relief to coastal resident who have seen their premiums sky-rocket in recent years.
HHII calls for more transparency and equity in insurance rates throughout Alabama. The organization also calls for the creation of a 70-mile deep "coastal re-insurance band" running from Maine to the Texas border with Mexico. According to HHII research, $8-20 billion in homeowners hurricane insurance premiums is collected annually in the "band." Since the last hurricane, HHII estimates premiums would have totaled $48-120 billion against $15 billion in paid claims.
The event attracted a number candidates who have announced their bids to win election to Alabama's First District congressional seat which will be vacated Aug. 15 U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner. Among those sighted were Bradley Byrne, Quin Hillyer, Dean Young and Randy Davis.