It's a crowded field vying for one seat in congress, vacated by the retiring Jo Bonner.
Campaign season became official Monday night as six Republican candidates plus one independent candidate took questions in a forum put on by the Baldwin County Young Republicans.
Any campaign boils down to one question candidates must answer for voters; "Why should we vote for you?"
"Because I am by far the candidate with the longest proven record of conservative victories against the left both regionally and nationally," said Quinn Hilyer.
"I am different I am not like the rest of the candidates, I am just a regular guy. I am not a politician I am not a Washington insider. I am just like you are, that's why you should vote for me," said James Hall.
"I will fight for our freedoms and our values that are being tossed out the window by the current administration that we have right now and I believe I have the most tenacity and I am tougher than all those guys that are my opposition," said Jessica James.
"I have the experience that nobody else has in taking over a major part of government and rooting corruption out of it and putting it in the right direction and cutting spending without cutting essential services," said Bradley Byrne.
"Well I can't summarize my candidacy in a sound bite, but I would invite your viewers to go to my web site danieldyas.com and follow me on facebook and find out what my campaign is about," said Denial Dyas.
"Our nation is going in the wrong direction and we need to get someone that will go back to the basic biblical principles that made this country great and stick to them. Stick to the constitution and govern by those principals," said Dean Young.
"Like many people out there I am truly concerned about the direction this country is going and like a father I am truly concerned about the country my children might inherit. I have a proven conservative track record that I can rein in spending, reign in government and get this focus back on our true south Alabama conservative values," said Chad Fincher.
One qualifying candidate who was not invited but still showed up.
"People should vote for me because I am a people person. I am here to represent all of the people all I want is transparency and the truth," said Sharon Poe.
There were two other Republican candidates who qualified but were not present, Wells Griffith and David Thornton. Election Day is September 24.