On Saturday, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, the Democratic Party’s nominee in Alabama’s gubernatorial contest, posted his first TV campaign spot to YouTube.
In it, Maddox introduces himself by revealing his age before going on to highlight his tenure as mayor.
Maddox also emphasizes his stances on abortion and gun rights, which are a stark contrast to the traditional Democratic Party’s campaign norms. He also vows not to put his “party ahead of people” and to not to lie.
Transcript as follows:
I’m Walt Maddox. I’m 45-years old and I’ve led Tuscaloosa through three terms as mayor, through a devastating tornado into a vibrant economic renaissance that earned our city national praise.
I’m pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and I’m a father of two.
As your governor, I will make you two promises: I will never put my party ahead of the people. And I will never lie to you.