On February 10, Alabama State House member Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) said he will be an independent candidate this year for State Senate, 10th district. See this story. He was minority leader in the House 2010-2017 and has described himself as a conservative Democrat.
The 10th District is one of the most competitive State Senate districts in Alabama. In 2014, the last time the seat was up, the vote was Republican 17,967; Democratic 16,530.