Gov. Ivey and Tommy Battle to Debate Across Alabama
Tommy Battle, conservative leader and top 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.
“It is vital that voters have as many opportunities to hear candidates debate the issues and share their vision and plans for the state,” said Battle. “Simply doing one debate is not enough. We must have a debate in all seven congressional districts. Alabamians deserve that.”
Tommy Battle is the first gubernatorial candidate to visit all 67 of Alabama’s counties. He’s also the first candidate to receive more than 1,000 contributions in the 2018 race for governor. Battle took office as Huntsville’s mayor a decade ago. In that time, he’s successfully recruited 24,000 jobs to Alabama including the recently announced Toyota-Mazda manufacturing facility. What’s more impressive is that Battle is responsible for six out of every ten jobs that have come to Alabama since 2010. He’s ready to put his record against the record of his opponents.
“My track record over the last ten years speaks for itself. Governor Ivey has been in state government for 30 years. Where has her leadership gotten us? She keeps saying she had three hours to prepare for governor. No, she had three decades,” said Battle. “I look forward to debating her across the state.”