Muscle Shoals mayor endorses Byrne for Senate
Muscle Shoals Mayor David Bradford on Thursday endorsed Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01) in Alabama’s 2020 Republican U.S. Senate primary.
The endorsement came in a video released by Byrne’s campaign on social media.
“Bradley Byrne’s heart is in economic development and job creation,” Bradford said.
“He’s worked with the state of Alabama, he’s worked with municipalities all of the state of Alabama, and he’s served in the Unites States Congress for several years now,” he added. “Bradley Byrne would make an excellent United States Senator and have Alabama values, Alabama quality of life and work for job and economic development.”
Bradford’s endorsement came after Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller endorsed Byrne last week.
Tracie West, Alabama State Board of Education member for District 2, also endorsed Byrne this week. She is the former president of Auburn City Schools.
“I’m supporting Bradley Byrne for U.S. Senate because Bradley supports education and he knows that’s what moves Alabama forward.” – Tracie West, State School Board member from Auburn
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) June 13, 2019
An early primary poll first reported on Wednesday by Yellowhammer News showed former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville leading the field (including potential candidates Roy Moore and John Merrill) in all media markets except Mobile, as Byrne represents southwest Alabama in Congress and enjoys high name identification and favorability there.
Byrne’s campaign team could very well be trying to show that his support is growing outside of his congressional district by rolling out endorsements like Fuller’s, West’s and now Bradford’s.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn