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Lathan: ALGOP ready to come together as “one team” after runoffs

Tuesday, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan congratulated the candidates who won and said that now Alabama Republican will come together as one great team to keep America great.

“Congratulations to our candidates who won their races in Tuesday’s runoff election,” Lathan said. “We are grateful to over one thousand of our Alabama Republican patriot servants who passionately stepped into the arena of public service. It is a daunting task for them to spend time away from their family, businesses, careers and personal lives as volunteers to serve our great state and nation. We salute them.”

“We are ready to come together as one team as we work to defeat the Democrats this November,” Lathan said. “A vote for an Alabama Republican is a vote for: historic tax cuts, a robust economy, national and border security, strong pro-life legislation and slashed government regulations. Our party united two years ago to elect President Donald Trump. Since then, we have confirmed one U.S. Supreme Court Justice and are actively working to confirm another. We would not have this chance with a Democrat in the White House.”

“As a reminder, every Alabama Democrat signed on to support their party’s liberal progressive platform when they qualified for office with this pledge: ‘I hereby certify that I am a Democrat and that I subscribe to the Principles of the Democrat Party of Alabama.’ We will remind the voters of that blue pledge in red Alabama,” Lathan added. “We will not stand idly by and let the Democrat Party try to further divide our state and nation to implement policies that fail our citizens. The 2016 election changed the path of our nation for the better. If Alabama Republicans stand together again to support our team, we will repeat that success this November. We will continue to keep America great while we protect our sweet home, Alabama.”

Terry Lathan is the second woman Republican Party Chairman. The first was Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh who narrowly lost her bid for Lieutenant Governor.

Alabama is one of the most conservative, most supportive of Donald Trump states in the entire country. Republicans hold a super majority in each house of the Alabama legislature, the last three governors have been Republicans and five of the last seven. Over 60 of the elected partisan office holders are Republicans. The party’s invincibility was shaken however last December when U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D) was elected in a special election taking a seat that had been in Republican hands since 1997.

Republicans are motivated to prevent anything like that from happening again this fall.

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

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