Battle Blog

Battle Blog: An event with the Battle cousins, creating statewide success

We’ve traveled all across Alabama, some places several times now, as we bring our message to voters. As I write this, we’re on the road for another trip, this time visiting friends and supporters in the Auburn-Opelika area and holding some frank, candid meetings with community leaders. But as I think about the momentum we’re […]

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Battle Blog: Visiting alma maters and talking job growth for all of Alabama

My two alma maters were a big part of the Battle for Alabama campaign tour recently. The Japan America Society of Alabama held a banquet in Birmingham and I was there as my fellow Berry High alum and good friend Mark Jackson was presented the Samuel Ullman Award. Mark is the Honorary Consul of Japan […]

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Republican Roots & Old Stomping Grounds

I got to turn the clock back more years than I want to think about this week when I went back to my old stomping grounds. My first real political involvement was with the Young Republicans at the University of Alabama, starting with my sophomore year. As I like to say, that was back before […]

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Tommy Battle welcomes Kay Ivey to the campaign

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle welcomes Kay Ivey to the campaign for Governor of the State of Alabama. “I welcome Governor Ivey to the discussions we have been having over the last few months – conversations about jobs, infrastructure, and education,” said Battle. “These are the same core topics the Battle For Alabama […]

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Battle Blog: Inspiring pride and building a stronger Alabama

  Last week I was in Birmingham and joined Scott Beason on his radio show. Scott is a former Alabama state senator and we were having a good conversation. At one point, he got off on a tangent about something and I finally had to say, “Scott, put the shovel down. You’re just digging yourself […]

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Get your sticker and show your support in the #BattleForAlabama

College football season is officially upon us.  This is a special time of year for us in Alabama.  At colleges and universities all across our state, you can see the immense pride and unique traditions that make fall Saturdays in Alabama so special. No matter your school’s colors, we need you to join our team […]

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More than 20,000 new jobs and 8,200 miles on the truck.

It was an early alarm on last Tuesday morning so we could leave Huntsville at 4:30 a.m. to speak to the Breakfast Rotary Club in Birmingham. But it was well worth it. We had a great conversation with 65 people, and one of the topics that kept coming up was, “What would you do to […]

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Republican leadership that listens to the people of Alabama

Remember to vote in Alabama’s primary elections in the special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat are tomorrow. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. When we were back on campus in Tuscaloosa in the 1970s, as members of Young Republicans, I’m not sure any of us really imagined one of […]

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Cullman County Republicans, Alabama Sheriff’s Association, Supporting Our Law Enforcement, and more.

A reporter for Cullman Today called it the “epicenter of the Alabama political universe” and we were right in the middle of it ourselves the last week of July. We joined the 200 people at the Cullman County Republican Party annual dinner and fundraiser. Waid Harbison did a good job chairing the event, and I […]

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What we’re hearing? Our state is tired of politics as usual.

The odometer in the Battle wagon keeps on ticking. We’re already over 4,000 miles traveled across Alabama, listening to what folks have to say about our state and the challenges it’s facing, and speaking with them about our plans for the state and why we’re working to win the battle for its future. Steve Flowers, […]

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