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
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