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Ainsworth expected to receive endorsement of Mobile, Baldwin county officials

Chip Brownlee

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GOP lieutenant governor candidate Will Ainsworth, who is facing off against Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh in a runoff for the nomination, is expected to receive the endorsement of several Mobile and Baldwin county officials during a press conference Thursday.

Ainsworth and Cavanaugh secured places in the runoff after no candidate won the primary outright last week. Mobile and Baldwin County are thought to be battleground areas as the two candidates head into the runoff scheduled for July 17.

The press conference, according to the Ainsworth campaign, is scheduled to take place in Mobile at the USS Alabama Memorial Park at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ainsworth’s campaign said he will also discuss his plans and vision for improving the economy and bringing new jobs Alabama. He is also expected to touch on his pro-life and anti-corruption positions.

State Sen. Rusty Glover, who also sought the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor, placed third in race, winning only one county in the state, Mobile. However, even where the state senator did not win, he rarely dropped below 10 percent in any county.

Glover took about 100,000 votes in the primary, a total that would have put Ainsworth well into first place and could have given Cavanaugh a big win with more than 60 percent of the vote.

In Mobile County, Glover took 58 percent of the vote, a large voting bloc that both remaining candidates will need to win over to take the GOP nomination.

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