News & Updates
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 John Bahakel (for Alabama Supreme Court), and several other state office seekers made quick introductory pitches to a large local audience of mostly-Republican voters at the Cullman Elks Lodge.
Battle capped the event by pledging to do, at the state level, what he said his administration has been able to accomplish for Huntsville at the municipal level.
“My record is what I have done in Huntsville, Alabama for the past ten years,” Battle said. “That record is a record of achievement…What if we do this in the whole state…on a little bit bigger scale? Maybe we can have that same success in every Congressional district.”
The Democratic primary field is even more crowded with gubernatorial aspirants, including local former state representative James Fields, Walt Maddox, Sue Bell Cobb, Christopher A. Countryman, Doug Smith, and Anthony White.