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Kay Ivey to debate gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WPMI) — Tommy Battle, Republican gubernatorial challenger, has accepted Governor Ivey’s invitation to debates across Alabama. Battle wants a debate in each of Alabama’s seven congressional districts before the June 5, 2018 Republican Primary. Last week, a spokesperson for Ivey’s campaign told the AP that she is “happy to discuss her record” in debates. […]

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What Alabamians Deserve

This has been a week where we have debated on debates – who’s going to attend and who’s not. Why they’re going to attend and why they aren’t. It’s been fascinating. It’s like a chess game. We make one move forward and somebody else jumps and moves laterally. We’re working to have a debate where […]

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Gubernatorial Candidate Visits Guntersville

April 7, 2018 Tommy Battle, Alabama gubernatorial candidate and current Huntsville mayor, spoke to the Marshall County Republicans last Tuesday night. The Marshall County Republicans meet the first Tuesday of every month at Wintzell’s in Guntersville. For the club’s April meeting, five different state candidates spoke. Battle was the lead speaker followed by candidate for […]

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Battle Makes Pitch to Local GOP Voters

April 7, 2018 Three-term Huntsville Mayor and Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle highlighted a campaign-season parade of political aspirants Saturday in Cullman that seemed to include half the GOP Primary race’s statewide field. A lengthy list of candidates including Alice Martin and Troy King (for attorney general), Rusty Glover (for lieutenant governor), Debra Jones and […]

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Tommy Battle’s Impact: How Alabama is becoming the auto capital of the South

April 3, 2018 Back in January, President Donald Trump put the national spotlight on Alabama’s manufacturing economy with a boast in his State of the Union address. “Toyota and Mazda are opening up a plant in Alabama — a big one — and we haven’t seen this in a long time. It’s all coming back,” the […]

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Kay Ivey won’t commit to gubernatorial debates

April 3, 2018 Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has been called upon by several gubernatorial candidates to join them in debates across the state; but she just can’t seem to commit. In an interview with WHNT News 19 on Monday, Ivey was asked about her plans for debating the other candidates. “I am focused on letting people know my record, I go […]

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Ivey, Battle trade exchanges over lack of gubernatorial debate

April 3rd 2018 MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle are exchanging statements over the lack of a debate between the two Republican gubernatorial candidates. Battle’s camp sent a statement about Ivey declining to debate him. It reads: “I’ve extended an invitation to her to join us in sharing our vision with […]

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Tommy Battle Commits to April Debate in Birmingham, Ivey Won’t Attend

April 2, 2018 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — As part of WVTM 13’s “Commitment 2018” coverage, primary candidates for Alabama Governor will participate in a one-hour debate. Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Sue Bell Cobb, Former Alabama State Representative James Fields and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, will meet in a Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Debate […]

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The Future of Alabama

No single day on the campaign trail is identical to another, but this past Thursday was something of a typical—and diverse—day on the trail. Buckle up and go for a ride with us. We left Huntsville at 5:45 a.m. and went to Birmingham to a breakfast meeting at Famous Fred’s with my dad and his […]

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The Real Story Behind Toyota-Mazda

Have you seen our campaign’s latest video? Here’s the real story about how my team landed Toyota-Mazda. Montgomery is trying to take credit for another opportunity, while ignoring the priorities we really need them to be focused on. It’s time to take control. It’s time for new leadership. Are you ready to join the battle for […]

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