The Alliance for Retired Americans announced that they have endorsed Democrat James Lee Auman for U.S. Congress in Alabama’s 4th congressional district. The Alliance represents more than 4.4 million retirees, including 68,337 in Alabama.
The Alliance wrote: “[we believe] that [Lee Auman’s] election to the House of Representatives will enhance the quality of life for older Americans.”
The Alliance cited Auman’s commitment to preserve Social Security and Medicare, as well as his dedication to provide more affordable health care for older Americans.
“Older Americans have the right to retire with dignity,” Auman said. “I am committed to supporting Alabama’s retirees by keeping health care affordable and earned benefits protected.”
Auman has also been endorsed by American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, the Alabama Democratic Conference, and the New South Coalition.
Auman is running against popular eleven term GOP incumbent Congressman Robert Aderholt of Haleyville.
Auman’s repeated calls for Aderholt to debate him have been ignored.
On Tuesday, the Advertiser-Gleam, Arab Tribune, and Sand Mountain Reporter will hold a political forum in Guntersville, Alabama. Lee Auman accepted the invitation to participate. Robert Aderholt’s office has yet to respond to the request by the legacy media outlets.
“I’m looking forward to speaking with and hearing from voters,” Auman said. “As his constituent, I wish the Congressman would offer the people of his district the same respect.”
Martha Gravlee, Auman’s campaign manager said. “By refusing to respond, Aderholt has made one thing clear: he cares more about playing a political game than the people he was elected to represent.”
The political forum will be held at the town hall in Guntersville, Alabama at 6:00 p.m. tonight.
Auman faces a daunting task. Not only is Congressman Aderholt an incumbent with much more financial resources to spend, the Fourth Congressional District is the most pro-Donald Trump district in the entire country.
Lee Auman is a former camp manager.
The general election will be November 6.