That is 21 days away. How far will Kay Ivey’s numbers drop? Our plan is working.
We started with visiting all 67 counties in Alabama. Progressed to having a team on the ground in all 67 counties- a true grass roots organization. Meetings took place in every community where we talked to influencers, community leaders and local officials. Finally came the signs- lots and lots of signs! With each of these came some name recognition, a few more people had the chance to get to know about me and the record of achievement that has been made in Huntsville. Couple all this with an aggressive social media campaign and we are in position to win.
Last Wednesday, we started advertising and it has paid off. Our numbers were 11 percent last Tuesday. Today, we sit at 25 percent. There are still a number of people who don’t know me — so we still have work to do. When we started this race we knew with four people in the race we were shooting for a runoff. It still looks that way. In March, our main opponent, Kay Ivey, was sitting with a comfortable lead of 75 percent.
In April, we heard rumors that the lead was falling away with numbers like 67 percent and 61 percent. One of the lead lobby groups ran a poll where Ivey was at 51 percent, and just two weeks ago, after almost a million dollars in advertising, Kay Ivey was at 47 percent. Falling numbers while you’re spending money on advertising and talking about mountain oysters is not good.
We are in position to get in the run off. If we get in the run off against Governor Ivey, then we win. Voters will have to compare our records.
Over the next 21 days I need everyone’s help. Passing out brochures at functions, putting out signs, waving signs in traffic and spreading the word throughout the state. We still have $161,000 to raise — very doable.
Thank you for all your efforts. We started all of this over a year ago and time has flown by. We have the opportunity to change Alabama over the next three weeks. Let’s do it!