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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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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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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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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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