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Jeb Bush Coming to Alabama on November 7

By Brandon Moseley

On Tuesday, October 13 Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) confirmed in a statement that Republican Presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will make a campaign stop in Alabama.

Merrill said that former Governor Jeb Bush will attend the Alabama vs. LSU football game in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 7, 2015. The visit will be part of four Southeastern Conference game day visits, called “SEC Tailgating with Jeb.”

Sec. Merrill said, “We are excited to have Governor Bush back in our state! Seven of the top ten Republican candidates have made campaign stops in Alabama, which is unprecedented for our state.  When this many Presidential candidates are choosing to visit and re-visit Alabama, it is proof the SEC Primary is working. The main goal of this effort is to create an environment that forces candidates to appeal to an even larger and more complete constituency than they currently do, and I am proud to see our state receiving the attention it deserves. It is so important that Alabamians have the opportunity to interact with all candidates in order to learn who best reflects their views. As Secretary of State, I will continue to position Alabama and the South as a place where Presidential candidates are willing to make an effort to visit and meet our remarkable people.”

The Secretary of State’s office said that additional details on Governor Bush’s visit will be provided closer to the date of his visit.

Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday on Facebook, “During tonight’s debate, Hillary Clinton needs to explain her history of weakness and wrong choices when it comes to the disastrjeb-bushous Iran nuclear deal.”

Bush said, “The sheer incompetence in DC has been accepted for far too long. What we have to do is stop saying how angry we are about it, and win the election so we can fix it.”

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On Saturday, October 17 former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for President of the United States will be in Alabama to address the ADC Semi-Annual Convention in Birmingham at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel.

The luncheon will be held mid-day.  According to Merrill’s office, Mrs. Clinton is expected to address Medicaid, tuition for college students, judicial appointments, education, minimum wages, fair taxes, voting rights and immigration in her remarks.  To attend RSVP Joe Reed at[email protected].

Over the last four months, Alabama has been visited by from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Rick Santorum, Donald Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

The Secretary of State’s office is not endorsing any particular candidate or political party, but rather is promoting the political process in an effort to encourage voter participation and registration, as well as participation in the SEC Primary, which will be held on March 1, 2016.


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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.



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