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Lathan congratulates Trump Victory Team

President Donald Trump speaking in 2017 just outside Harrisburg. Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/U.S. Air National Guard

On Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan congratulated the elected officials that are members of the Alabama Trump Victory Team.

“This is an incredible group of Alabamians who have strongly supported President Trump,” Lathan said. “Our party looks forward to working with them all to ensure a massive margin of victory in Alabama for the President. His success will lead our Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot to great victories, including the U.S. Senate seat. President Trump’s net approval rating* in Alabama is consistently higher than anywhere else in the country with 61% of Alabamians approving of the job he is doing.”

The members of the Alabama Trump Victory effort are: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt, U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks, U.S. Congressman Gary Palmer, U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama State Treasurer John McMillan, Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate, Alabama State Representative Jim Carns, Alabama State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Alabama Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, Alabama Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden, and Alabama Public Service Commissioner Chip Beeker.

The President remains wildly popular in the state of Alabama, which has not voted for a Democratic nominee for President since 1976 when affable Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter was the Democratic nominee. John F. Kennedy in 1960 is the next most recent Democratic nominee to carry Alabama in a presidential election.

In 2016 Donald Trump received 1,318,255 votes in Alabama (62.72 percent), Hillary Clinton (D) received just 729,547 votes (34.71 percent), Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson received 44,467 votes (2.12 percent), and Green Party candidate Jill Stein received 9,391 votes (0.45 percent). The Constitution Party failed to get their candidate, Darrell Castle, on the ballot. Trump carried 54 of Alabama’s 67 counties.

Alabama is not anticipated to be a battleground state in 2020.

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

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