Jessica Taylor appears on ‘Fox & Friends’ after viral AL-02 rollout
Jessica Taylor, a Republican businesswoman and lawyer from Prattville, is off to a hot start in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02).
Taylor announced her candidacy for Alabama’s Second Congressional District on Monday by releasing an almost two-minute introductory campaign video.
That seems to be all it took for her campaign to make an early splash.
The video quickly racked up hundreds of thousands of views on social media and received praise from popular conservative Twitter accounts and pundits. The Daily Caller even published an article initially entitled, “Did This Alabama Businesswoman Just Release The Best Campaign Ad Of The Season?”
Whether or not the ad was the “best,” it certainly has drawn serious attention to the campaign within Republican primary circles just within 24 hours.
This was evidenced by Taylor on Tuesday morning landing a prime “Fox & Friends” interview on Fox News Channel.
During the appearance, Taylor discussed why she is running to take on “The Squad” and other socialist Democrats. She also highlighted her conservative campaign platform.
“[W]e need a new generation of conservatives,” Taylor said. “Folks who can go toe to toe with people like AOC and her ‘squad’ who believe that socialism is a legitimate ideology that our nation should embrace. I’m pro-life, pro-2nd amendment, pro-wall and pro-Trump — and I won’t apologize for it!”
When asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade whether it concerns her that the socialist ideology is growing in popularity in America, Taylor responded, “Absolutely! It concerns me greatly and that’s why I’m running. That’s what this campaign is about. We have got to get back to our fundamental values. Our freedom is at stake here.”
Other announced GOP candidates in AL-02 include former Alabama Attorney General Troy King, former Business Council of Alabama chairman Jeff Coleman, former State Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and State Rep. Will Dismukes (R-Prattville).
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn