Congressional candidate from Alabama helps truck driver after accident

A crash on Saturday led to a Republican candidate for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District stepping in to assist a truck driver.

Hampton Harris’ campaign released a statement recounting an incident where he and his wife were traveling from their family’s farm in Hayneville to Montgomery. Along the way, they noticed a tractor-trailer overturned in a ditch on U.S. Highway 80. Without hesitation, they pulled over and Harris immediately sprang into action to lend a helping hand to the driver.

“I couldn’t have rescued him without the assistance of the other kind-hearted individuals who helped pry open the door, enabling us to safely pull him out,” Harris expressed in a campaign statement. “I didn’t view this incident as something extraordinary, nor did I anticipate any media attention. It’s simply an act that I believe we should all undertake as responsible members of society.”

Harris, along with 20 other candidates, is vying for the opportunity to represent Alabama’s redrawn 2nd Congressional District in 2024. A quick visit to his campaign’s website reveals that Harris ventured into the world of real estate brokerage in 2022, successfully selling over $12 million worth of properties. In 2018, he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University at Montgomery, and just recently, in 2023, he completed his studies at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

The primary election for the 2nd Congressional District race, held by the GOP, is scheduled for March 5th. In the event of a primary runoff, it will take place in April.

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