Battle Blog

The Longest Day

We finally made it. We’ve now visited all 67 counties in Alabama on our campaign trail. Last Thursday, we visited No. 66—Dallas County— and No.  67—Wilcox County. But this isn’t just checking boxes as we battle for Alabama’s future. These are visits where we meet with leaders in the community and ordinary citizens, in board rooms and […]

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A Team Player, Rather Than a Coach

After several events over the past weekend and shaking hundreds of hands, I had the realization that here in the middle of flu season, I hope everybody is washing their hands really, really well. Last Saturday, four Republican gubernatorial candidates met at the Vestavia Hills Library for the Mid Alabama Republican Club. It was our […]

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Why I’m Asking for Your Vote

We’ve covered more than 26,000 miles on our Alabama roads since I first announced I was running for governor. A few days ago, that mileage included a trip to Famous Fred’s in Birmingham for some biscuits and scrambled eggs. It was a quick campaign stop with a great crowd. After some industry visits, we attended […]

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A Promise We’re Determined to Keep

We’ve now traveled to 63 of Alabama’s 67 counties during our campaign. We’re pushing hard to finish up that list and make sure we’ve met and listened to the people in every county across the state. That’s a promise we made that we’re determined to keep. No matter where we go, whether it’s Hamilton or […]

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Battle Blog: Standing On Our Own Record

We’ve had some busy weeks on the campaign trail and I’m glad people are following our progress. When we go around and stop at places, people are coming up and saying, “Golly, man, you are really moving around.” When we’ve been in Eva or Dothan or Montgomery, they tell me they’ve been reading about where […]

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Battle Blog: Veterans Week, Church, and South Alabama

It’s Monday night and I’m finally settling into my hotel room in Dothan after a fundraising event. What a whirlwind the last few days have been. We celebrated Veterans Week in Huntsville, and that included a ceremony to induct new members into the Hall of Heroes – including Col. Mike Rose, who was presented a […]

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Battle Blog: Standing for Our Veterans

This isn’t about a debate over NFL players and their protest or how they go about it. This isn’t a political football or football wrapped in politics. This is about honor and respect, pure and simple, for the men and women who have served in our nation’s military. Our flag stands for freedom, equality, a […]

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Battle Blog: On the road to Jacksonville, Alabama

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to visit Jacksonville State, and I forgot what a beautiful campus it was. Of course, it’d been even more beautiful if there wasn’t a raining-cats-and-dogs deluge and 48-degree temperature when we arrived for Saturday’s homecoming game It literally rained on their parade, and it was canceled. […]

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Battle Blog: Standing up for Alabama

Some of you may have noticed that I made some waves last week in disagreement with a very passionate response to a columnist’s work. The editorial writer basically wrote that Alabama should not be competing for Amazon HQ. I’m not going to be defensive about every media criticism we receive in this campaign. I recognize […]

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The Gadsden Times: Battle stresses administrative strengths in GOP race

RAINBOW CITY — Tommy Battle’s message is clear to voters who are pleased with the status quo in Montgomery. “If people want someone who will do the same thing that’s been done for the last 30 years at the state Capitol, I’m probably not their candidate,” said Battle, mayor of Huntsville, who is seeking the […]

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