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Britt, GOP rally in Madison; Democrats set block party

MADISON — The face of the Republican party turned out Monday to support U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt.

“… and the hands and feet,” she said in her speech.

Britt will face Democratic candidate Will Boyd in next week’s general election. They are vying for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa).

“You’re here because you know what’s at stake,” Britt said at the Madison rally, which included U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt and several North Alabama legislators and candidates. “And, y’all, we could not be more grateful. I’m looking across this room and I’m seeing strong grassroots conservatives. I’m seeing the face of the party, and the hands and feet.

“You have been knocking doors and bringing people into the conservative cause explaining to them if we are going to put this nation back on the right track, we must do so by putting Republicans in office from the top to the bottom of the ballot.”

Meanwhile three North Alabama Democrats are teaming up for a rally this weekend.

State Senate District 2 candidate Kim Lewis, Alabama House Representative District 10 candidate Marilyn Lands, and Madison County Judge District Court Place 2 candidate Kimberly Rucker will be hosting a “Get Out The Vote” block party Saturday.

The event, open to the public, is 4-7 p.m. at 101 Manitoba Boulevard in Madison’s Highland Lakes.

At Monday’s GOP rally in Madison, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) urged the crowd to turn out the vote.

“We cannot win if we do not get people out to vote,” said Blackburn. “We cannot send the message that North Alabama is red, not purple, unless we get out to vote. And having higher vote totals on Nov. 8 is going to be an imperative.”

“(Y)ou all are going to send an absolute fireball to the U.S. Senate. She’s going to do a great job working with (Sen.) Tommy Tuberville. And I cannot wait for Katie Britt to be a member of the U.S. Senate.”

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said voters had the opportunity to declare that North Alabama would continue to be a Republican stronghold.

“Two House seats here, Democrats are excited about,” said Ainsworth. “Let’s steal it from them, OK? Let’s send a message that in Alabama, we’re going to have a massive red wave and that Huntsville, Alabama is not purple. No way. It’s going to stay red.

“That is my message to y’all. Work hard, work like you’re behind. Let’s have a huge red wave. Alabama’s on fire and let’s keep the momentum going.”

Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

 

 

Meanwhile three North Alabama Democrats are teaming up for a rally this weekend.

State Senate District 2 candidate Kim Lewis, Alabama House Representative District 10 candidate Marilyn Lands, and Madison County Judge District Court Place 2 candidate Kimberly Rucker will be hosting a “Get Out The Vote”‘ block party on Saturday.

The event, open to the public, is 4-7 p.m. at 101 Manitoba Boulevard in Madison’s Highland Lakes.

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