The Alabama Republican Party has been named the first state Republican organization in the nation to reach the prestigious RNC “President’s Circle.”
The President’s Circle is the final level of the Republican National Committee’s 2019-2020 Election Cycle GROW (Growing Republican Organizations to Win) Program.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel made the announcement Thursday.
Republican parties representing all 50 states are participating in GROW to build deep infrastructure for the 2020 general elections. There are five rigorous levels that the ALGOP met to become the first state GOP party in the nation to be in the RNC President’s Circle.
McDaniel singled out the ALGOP for the way it focused the GROW program throughout the state of Alabama.
“Chairwoman Lathan was the first state party chair to also implement the GROW plan at the local level with all county GOP chairs and teams,” McDaniel said.
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said, “I would like to thank Chairwoman McDaniel and her team at the RNC for recognizing our hard work and determination to help build deeper foundations for our Party. Her vision to support the state parties with strategic plans will have national effects, state by state. This is truly an honor to be the first! We recognize that our work of 18 months is not just about the present, but will secure long lasting support in the future – for our voters, candidates, volunteers, Party members and our conservative policies.”
“I am truly blessed to work with one of the most talented Republican staffs in the country on a daily basis: Chief of Staff Harold Sachs, Business Administrator Rudy Scott, Political Director Reed Phillips, Finance Director Shannon Whitt and Communications Director Jeannie Faherty,” Lathanb added. “Our political, finance and communications departments put together an amazing election year plan. We now have the deepest ALGOP infrastructure ever in our state Party’s history. Because our team worked together to implement our GROW plans, I am confident we will bring home a big win for President Trump and defeat Doug Jones on November 3rd.”
“The ALGOP is successful because of donors who believe in us and join our cause,” Lathan added. “Our hard work is just beginning and we NEED your help. We are ALL IN to beat Doug Jones and re-elect President Trump in November!”
McDaniel also mentioned beating incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in her comments. In the 2017 special election, Jones became the only Alabama Democratic candidate to win a statewide election since 2008.
The Alabama Republican Party nominee for U.S. Senate if former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville.
“Tommy Tuberville is a true Washington outsider and has gained the trust of Alabama Republican Party voters to represent them and help President Trump ‘Drain the Swamp,’” Lathan said. “He will fight for the will of the majority who have been ignored since 2017. His conservative positions on the issues and support of our president will be welcomed when he defeats Doug Jones in November. Alabama is the highest approval rated state for President Trump. The combination of Coach Tuberville and President Trump’s popularity in our state puts us in a very strong position to flip this seat back to the GOP.”
The Senate seat is the biggest contested race on the Nov. 3 general election ballot — but the Alabama Republican Party is also hoping to re-elect Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh as Public Service Commission president, have their nominees win two vacant congressional seats and defend two GOP incumbent congressmen against Democratic challengers.