By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Tuesday, December 1, Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, will make appearances in the state of Alabama.
Senator Rubio will hold a campaign rally in Guntersville from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Guntersville Recreation Center; 1500 Sunset Drive; Guntersville, AL. The rally will be open to the public.
Rubio’s Campaign in Alabama is co-chaired by State Representative Will Ainsworth (R-Guntersville) and former Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead. Chairman Armistead said in a statement, “Senator Marco Rubio will be in Guntersville next Tuesday, Dec. 1, for a public rally. The public is welcome and there is no charge. The rally begins at 4 PM at the Guntersville Recreation Center. Come one, Come all!!”
Rep. Ainsworth said, “Big Day for Guntersville Tomorrow, starts at 4:15p.m.!!! First time a Presidential candidate has been to Marshall County since 1984. Let’s have a great turnout and show everyone why Marshall County is great. You can register online by clicking below or register at the door. Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at Guntersville Rec Center!!!!!”
The Rubio campaign got welcome news on Monday when US Representative Darrell Issa (R-California) endorsed the Florida Senator on ‘Fox & Friends’ on Monday. Issa said of Rubio, “He’s been fighting for a lot of things I believe in.”
According to Eventbrite, the event is already at capacity but you can click here to be added to the waiting list.
The doors open at 3:45 p.m. At 4:15 pm State Senator Clay Scofield (R) will deliver welcoming remarks. At 4:18 pm Warren Jones will deliver the Prayer, at 4:20 Corey Megan Garmon will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and at 4:23 Rep. Will Ainsworth will Introduce Senator Marco Rubio.
Rep. Ainsworth and his family was recently in a car accident, where Ainsworth broke his arm.
Senator Rubio is also planning to hold two private fundraisers, one at Dream Ranch in Guntersville and a second at the home of State Senator Slade Blackwell (R-Mountain Brook).
Former Secretary of State and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton will also be in Alabama on Tuesday, speaking in Montgomery.
Secretary of State John Merrill (R) commented on the two presidential candidates visit to Alabama: “We are very pleased with the way the SEC primary has developed and what it means for our people to have personal interaction with these candidates. With the assistance and full support of the Alabama Legislature, one of the most significant things we have done in the Secretary of State’s Office is change the primary date to March 1. Since the March primary legislation passed, the Democratic frontrunner and eight of the top Republican candidates have made campaign stops in Alabama, which is unheard of for our state. 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.”
Clinton is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at 11 a.m. at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., which takes part during a two-day event marking the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Alabama has been visited this year by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, author and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, New York City billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
For more information on meeting the candidates, contact the Office of the Secretary of State at 334-242-7200.
The Secretary of State’s office is encouraging voter participation in the SEC Primary, which will be held on March 1, 2016.