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Lathan named chair for DeSantis campaign in Alabama

In just under six months, Alabama voters will head to the polls on Super Tuesday to make their pick in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.

In even sharper focus, an official GOP debate, still yet unconfirmed, is expected to be held in Alabama next month.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced today a familiar official will be leading his campaign effort in Alabama: former Chair of the Alabama Republican Party Terry Lathan. 

Lathan said DeSantis “is exactly who America needs at this important political crossroad in our nation. He can win in November.”

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In 2020, Lathan served as the RNC Convention permanent deputy co-chair. 

“As the longest serving chairman of the Alabama Republican Party since 1985, with decades of grassroots experience, I am proud to endorse Governor Ron DeSantis for our party’s nomination for President of the United States,” Lathan said. “Through his solid, focused leadership, he has strongly delivered for the people of Florida. Governor DeSantis epitomizes rock solid conservative principles in his actions while fighting insane liberal policies in a statesmanlike manner. 

“His incredible results are not from words — they are from his actions.”

DeSantis made his only stop in Alabama in March, shortly before officially announcing his candidacy for president. 

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Lathan, who has guided many GOP candidates to victory in the state, now turns her focus to DeSantis, and has already started selling the ticket.

“While we have several gifted and talented candidates, Ron DeSantis is a time-tested warrior who has implemented conservative policy and understands the importance of our military needs,” Lathan said. “Ron served our nation honorably earning the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and the Iraq Campaign Medal in the Navy as a JAG officer. 

“Tried. True. Tested. I encourage Republican voters to consider Gov. Ron DeSantis as they decide who to cast their most important votes for in our respective primaries.”

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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