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Scott Dawson campaigns in Hoover

Brandon Moseley

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The water main had broken so the restaurant had run out of water. The toilets did not work and neither did the bathroom sinks. The restaurant was passing out bottled waters to the customers as they had no other water while a Birmingham Waterworks crew was working on the scene. Undaunted, Dawson pressed ahead with the dinner meeting.

Thursday, gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson was in Hoover at Dale’s Southern Grill campaigning ahead of the June 5 Republican Primary.

“We have had an awesome three days and have three more days to go,” Dawson said.

The tour almost came to an abrupt stop after the air compressor on the bus broke.

They got a new bus and then had to drive through Tropical Storm Alberto for the first day.

“We have the greatest state in the union,” Dawson said. “If somebody moves down from up north we can’t get rid of them.”

“We are traveling to 36 counties and making 45 stops in the time is now bus tour.” Dawson said.

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Dawson said that when he saw the corruption that was happening in Montgomery, “I said, not in my state.”

When people were encouraging him to run for governor they would say, “Pray about it. Pray About it is translated you are going to do it you just don’t know it yet.”

“The time is now that we have a governor in the governor’s office that is truly pro-Life and not just talk about it,” Dawson said. “Students should read and write and do correct arithmetic by the end of the third grade.”

Dawson proposed recruiting volunteers to spend time tutoring children, All the volunteers will all have to pass background checks. Dawson wants to be able to guarantee that every child will be reading writing and doing correct arithmetic by the end of the third grade.

Dawson also promised to cut licensing costs, fees, and other bureaucratic problems that businesses have.

“No one starts a business so they can hire lawyers and accountants,” Dawson said.

Dawson also said that he is in favor recall, “In case you get a yahoo in office, I am not afraid of voter recall at all. Scott Walker defeated voter recall in Wisconsin and Arnold Schwarzenegger would never have been governor without recall.”

On the whole grant accusation, Dawson said, “I wish people would stop trying to read my mind and read the stinking grant.”

“I am running because you are not,” Dawson said. “They say that I have no political experience. Donald Trump has never served one day in office before he became President and he has done some incredible things.”

Dawson said, “It is a ministry, but I am the only one running who has built anything from the ground up. The only thing harder than getting Democrats and Republicans to work together try getting Baptists and Methodists to work together.”

“Tell everyone we need your help,” Dawson concluded.

Friday, June 1, 2018

  • Cullman: 7:45 a.m., Cracker Barrel
  • Jasper: 9:45 a.m., Warehouse 319
  • Guin: 11:15 a.m., Jimbo’s
  • Haleyville: 12:30 p.m., Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival
  • Decatur: 2:15 p.m., Krispy Kreme
    *It’s National Doughnut Day and Krispy Kreme will be giving away free doughnuts.
  • Muscle Shoals: 4:00 p.m., Chick-Fil-A,
  • Florence: 4:45 p.m., Florence First Friday
  • Athens: 8:00 p.m., Rally at Limestone County Courthouse

Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • Madison: 7:30 a.m., Another Broken Egg (near Hobby Lobby)
  • Scottsboro: 10:15 a.m., Scottsboro Gun & Pawn
  • Fort Payne: 12:00 noon, Dekalb Theatre
  • Albertville: 2:00 p.m., Alexander Dodge, Chrysler Jeep,
  • Atalla: 3:30 p.m., TBA.
  • Hayden: 5:15 p.m.,

Monday, June 4, 2018

  • Pell City: 8:05 a.m., Pell City Coffee Co.,
  • Lincoln: 9:20 a.m., TBA.
  • Rainbow City: 11:00 a.m., the old Hyundai location
  • Gadsden: 12:00 noon, Noccalula Falls Park
  • Piedmont: 1:45 p.m., Garcy Manufacturing
  • Oxford: 3:40 p.m., Oxford Exchange
  • Saks: 5:15 p.m., Saks Community Center

Dawson is in a very tight Republican primary field.

Gov. Kay Ivey, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and state Senator Bill Hightower from Mobile are also running in the June 5 primary.

Dawson is a Birmingham based evangelist, who grew up in Ensley, but went on to Birmingham to study at Samford University. He is a frequent contributor to the popular Rick and Bubba radio program that can be heard in almost every market in the state.

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