Tough GOP race for Shelby seat in Alabama closes with flurry

              U.S. Senate candidate Mike Durant receives a folded U.S. flag from a supporter during a campaign stop in Homewood, Ala., on Monday, May 23, 2022.  (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)
              U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, left, waves during a campaign appearance with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Huntsville, Ala., on Monday, May 23, 2022. Brooks is among the candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the seat held by Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)