Jeff Coleman releases ad lauding Alabama’s farmers — ‘I work for a living, just like you’
Wiregrass businessman Jeff Coleman on Friday released the fourth television ad in his Republican bid to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02).
Coleman, a former chairman of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), was endorsed on Monday by the Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC, which is especially influential in the Second Congressional District.
Entitled “Farmers,” the new ad will play in the Dothan and Montgomery media markets, touting the coveted endorsement and the importance of agriculture — the Yellowhammer State’s largest industry.
In the ad, Coleman also extols his roots in the district and compares his ethic of hard work to that of the state’s farmers.
“I’ve worked every day since I was 10,” he says to open the ad. “That’s how we do things in my family. Well, that’s how Alabama’s farmers work.”
Coleman subsequently touts his experience in private business.
A first-time candidate, Coleman runs Coleman World Group and its flagship Coleman Worldwide Moving, one of Alabama’s largest private companies.
“I work for a living, just like you,” he emphasizes.
In a statement, Coleman outlined, “Agribusiness is our state’s number one industry. Farmers are some of the hardest working people and it is humbling and a true honor that they have chosen to support me.”
“This ad highlights their handwork; they are the reason we have food on our tables and clothes on our back,” he concluded.
Coleman is running in a competitive March 3 GOP primary field that includes former Alabama Attorney General Troy King, Prattville businesswoman Jessica Taylor and former State Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise).
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn