U.S. Rep. Brooks wins GOP nomination

Brooks will face Huntsville's former city attorney, Peter Joffrion, in November.

Posted: Jun. 5, 2018 10:24 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Huntsville has won the GOP's nomination in the District 5 primary.

Brooks defeated Army veteran Clayton Hinchman.

Brooks is seeking his fifth term in Congress where he's become known as a Tea Party favorite whose public comments sometimes cause a stir. Brooks recently gained attention for wondering aloud if falling rocks and erosion, not melting ice, are causing sea levels to rise.

Hinchman left the Army after a wartime injury and founded USi, a Huntsville technology company where he still works.

Former Huntsville city attorney Peter Joffrion is unopposed for the Democratic nomination and will face the GOP nominee in November.

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