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21 Days Out

June 5, 2018 is Election Day. 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 […]

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Battle: ‘We Can Do Things Better’

Saturday, May 12, 2018 Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said the seeds of a planned Toyota-Mazda plant in Huntsville- projected to eventually employ 4,000 people- were first planted a decade ago. Battle said the city optioned the land and, after losing a competition for a Volkswagen plant, worked to get the site “development ready.” He said […]

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We Should All Have Questions About Ivey’s Mismanagement of Nearly Half a Billion Dollars

The Alabama Legislature created the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition or PACT plan in 1989. It allowed Alabama families to pay into the program with the expectation that their children would have all college tuition or fees covered. The program was extremely successful for 20 years. << DOWNLOAD THE RESEARCH HERE>> Then, under Kay Ivey’s leadership […]

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Tommy Battle Talks Issues, Ideas for Making Alabama a Smart Place to Live, Work

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Former Huntsville mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle visited with Opelika Observer staff last Wednesday to discuss his ideas and offer solutions to statewide issues. Following is a background on Battle and an overview of his core beliefs and values that will guide him as Alabama’s governor if elected. Background […]

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Tommy Battle Releases Medical Information as Pressure Mounts for Gov. Ivey to Do the Same

Monday, May 7, 2018 Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, who is running against Gov. Kay Ivey for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, released a letter from his doctor last week that said he is in a state of good health. The statement from Battle’s physician comes as other gubernatorial candidates have promised to release theirs, placing mounting […]

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Education is Key to Economic Success

Monday, May 7, 2018 Eula Battle, the wife of Tommy Battle for nearly 30 years, is the executive director of Free2Teach, a Huntsville-based non-profit that provides teaching material, classroom equipment and school supplies for some 89 schools, with more than $1 million in assistance this year. She is making frequent campaign appearances on behalf of […]

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Tommy Battle Medical Condition ‘Very Good,’ Doctor Says

Friday, May 4, 2018 Responding to a call from one Republican gubernatorial rival and perhaps an effort to pressure another, Tommy Battle released a statement from his longtime physician Friday pronouncing him in “very good” health. The Huntsville mayor is fit enough to serve as Alabama’s governor, the letter said. The statements of health from […]

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State Candidates Speak in Jasper

Sunday, April 29, 2018 A number of gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates spoke briefly Saturday on the Jasper courthouse square, hosted by Main Street Jasper. The event, held in advance of the June 5 party primaries, attracted a low turnout among the general public, but candidates and supporters made for a small crowd around the […]

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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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